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Best Free Pre-MVP Tools every Entrepreneur must know

By July 25, 2017 No Comments

There is a lot that needs to be done before kick starting a business. An idea needs a basic shape to be presentable to its target audience. We have made this list of tools to help entrepreneurs create that shape. These tools are simple to use to get the work done faster, and sufficient enough to bootstrap a startup.

Most of the tools mentioned here are free or offer a free trial. We are in no way affiliated with them. Have a look and choose the ones you are comfortable using.

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Idea Generation Tools:

  • Germ.io Capture and share your ideas in the form of text, links and  images
  • Curator Collect your ideas onto a board on the go and create a visual story
  • Stache A better bookmarking tool that lets you search your bookmark repository
  • MindMeister A collaborative mind mapping tool to capture and share your ideas
  • Point Easily share a web page and discuss about it with your team

Name Generation Tools:

  • Naminum Discover a list of business names with a base word
  • Namemesh Get a list of name variation along with their available domain extensions
  • Namechk Check domain and social username availability for your business name
  • BrandBucket A marketplace to buy business names and their domains
  • Trademarkia A trademark search and registration site to protect your brand identity

Tools for Market Research:

  • SurveyMonkey Create a questionnaire and survey your target market
  • SimilarWeb Identify growth opportunities by analyzing your competitors’ traffic
  • Gutcheck Get real-time insights from your target audience
  • Statista One place to search for your industry related statistics and forecasts
  • CrunchBase Discover more information about Startups and their activities

Graphic Design Tools:

  • Gimp Best free robust editor similar to Photoshop
  • Recite Instantly turn a quote into a beautiful visual
  • Canva Customize existing templates to create high quality graphics
  • Piktochart Professionally-designed infographic and presentation templates
  • PicMonkey Quickly edit or resize any image on web or mobile

Mockup and Wireframe Creation Tools:

  • Moqups Create and share your wireframes, diagrams and mockups
  • Balsamiq Sketch out your wireframes to make them look simple and clean
  • Concept.ly Convert your web and mobile wireframes into interactive apps
  • Flinto Convert your screen designs into iOS and Android prototypes
  • Gliffy Collaborate with your team in creating flowcharts, UML and network diagrams

Landing Page Creation Tools:

  • QuickMVP List out consumer needs and create a landing page accordingly
  • Instapage Create a landing page and deploy it to a custom domain
  • Strikingly A simple editor that lets you create a responsive landing page in minutes
  • Blocs App with advanced editor to create landing pages

Product Demo Creation Tools:

  • VideoScribe A simple interface to create whiteboard style animation videos
  • Explainify Create short animated videos to explain your product or service
  • Recordit Easily record your screens to demonstrate your product or service
  • Placeit Create your mockups from thousands of mockup templates
  • VideoBlocks Download high quality stock videos, backgrounds and effects

Project Management Tools:

  • Asana Organize and manage your projects with your team in one place
  • Slack Create channels to organize your team communication
  • Trello Manage your to-dos and keep track of everything
  • IFTTT Automate your business activities on several popular apps
  • WeTransfer Transfer larger files up to 2GB for free

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