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To help you when working on a project, we have complied a definitive list of tools for makers and designers.

This list will cover everything that you may need and the list covers both free and paid tools & resources.

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Design Tools

All of these tools will help you when creating graphics for your brand, including stock photos, icons, mockups & more.

Canva

A freemium web-based design application.

Palettte

Free palette editing and remapping tool.

Unsplash

Ultimate stock image library, with free license.

Dafont

Library of community made fonts.

Flat Icon

The largest database of free vector icons.

Google Fonts

Catalog of open source web fonts.

Flat UI Colors

Over 280 handpicked color palettes.

Dribble

Discover designers and creative people online.

Witeboard

Simple online whiteboard for drawing & planning.

DesignBase

Database of free resources for designers.

Freepik

Graphic vectors, photos, PSDs & icons.

Magic Mockups

Free mock up generator for Apple devices.

Projector

Bring you ideas to life in videos, slides & designs.

Coolors.co

Fast & free colour palette generator.

Marketing Tools

All of the tools below will help you during the process of marketing your brand, this includes analytics, SEO, content, research & more.

Grammerly

Automatic grammar checker.

Rank Math SEO

Comprehensive SEO WordPress plugin.

Ahrefs

Best in the business SEO tools & rescources.

Google Analytics

Most recognised analytics platform on the web.

Google Trends

View insights that show what’s currently trending.

Copyscape

See if you content has been plagiarised.

Ubersuggest

SEO tools for backlink & keyword discovery.

Quuu

Automatically curate content for social media.

Buffer

Plan and schedule social media content.

Hello Bar

Increase conversions with a static bar.

AlsoAsked

Find what questions people seach into Google.

Linkbuildr

Emai people you mention in your blog.

Learning Resources

Everyone loves to learn more, especially if you are running a startup on your own. These resources cover many topics including design, marketing, SEO, website development & more.

Udemy

The largest online course platform.

Skillshare

Learning platform for creators and designers.

freeCodeCamp

Become a developer without paying a penny.

Backlinko 

SEO advice & strategies for marketers.

SERP University

The hub for learning all things SEO.

Startups.com

Tutorials and tools to help grow startups.

Website Tools & Services

The following tools and services will be useful when you are building and setting up your website & domain.

WordPress

Most used CMS for building websites.

Templated

A collection of responsive website templates.

Divi

WordPress theme with built in page builder.

Envato

Unlimited digital assets under one subscription.

Namecheap

Buy your perfect domain name at a great price.

Buildbox

Build and design mobile games without coding.

Cloudways

Fast & secure managed hosting platform.

G Suite

Business email hosted on gmail & suite of tools.

Business Tools

These tools are all business and branding related.

Namechk

Domain & username avalibility checker.

Stripe

The most reliable online payment processor.

Invoice Gen

Generate PDF invoices fast & free.

QuickBooks

Accounting software for small businesses.

Bambee

Hire an HR manager for $99/m.

Recuritee

Use recuritee to acquire new talented employees.

Freshbooks

All in one cloud accounting platform.

Zoom

Video conferencing & webinars.

Productivity Tools

All of the following tools will help you to improve your productivity.

Trello

Organize your team & priortize work.

Slack

Collaborate with your team.

Dropbox

Easy file sharing for everyone.

Notion

Take notes and organise your tasks.

Pocket

Save content from the internet to your device.

Nomadlist

Communities of remote workers around the world.

Noisli

Improve your focus with relaxing sounds.

Soon

Plan what you are doing next.

Conclusion

Whether you are starting a new brand or you have been running one for years, having tools and resources that will help you grow all in one place is always helpful.

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I hope that you found a tool or resource on this list that is helpful to you and your startup.

Thanks for reading and have fun growing your brand!