Bootstrapping a business can be tough, and there are many different ways to approach it.
Here’s a list of tools I’ve used while building Log My Hours and other websites.
Log My Hours – time tracking, invoices, expenses, great for teams and freelancers
RescueTime – track how much time you are spending on websites, or with tools.
ClubHouse – product management tool. Similar to Trello but so much better.
Freedcamp – simple product management, todo list.
Brain.fm – AI created music to help keep you productive. Works great with headphones and when you really want to focus.
Zoho – e-mail tool
Mach Metrics – continually monitors the speed of your website
Saber Feedback – collecting feedback from users
Keen – event tracking
Tidio – chat widget for your website
Placeit – create mockup images on multiple devices.
Screely – Turn screenshots into mockups with a browser window outline.
ProfitWell – monitor monthly recurring revenue (MRR) and Churn
Stripe – payment processor, great API, easy to use.
PhpStorm – hands down the best IDE if you are working with PHP. Works great with Symfony and Laravel
Ionic – build cross-platform apps (and PWAs) with 1 code base. Primally with Angular but now also supporting React and VueJS
Visual Studio Code – great for working with Ionic (any many others, but I’ve only used it for Ionic)
Amazon Web Services – web hosting
Blog Planner – a simple writing tool I created on the side to help plan out my blog articles.
Grammarly – tool to improve your writing. Inline grammar checking.
Readable – improve the readability of your content
Startups for the Rest of Us – one of my favorites.
The Art of Product – didn’t enjoy this one at first, but they have improved a lot recently.
I believe that’s all my favorites. Hopefully, there’s a few on here that you haven’t heard of. Did I miss any of your favorite bootstrapping tools? Let me know in the comments below.