5 Free Apps for Newly Established Startups

We know that startup life forces us to be frugal. Luckily, there are many free apps around to make some particular things easier for you. A growing number of costless applications are out there to help newly established startups. They have various advantages as well: ranging from scheduling meetings to handling transactions.

Indeed, it is always a tough road to startup success, but these free of charge apps can help you  get there! Here are 5 essential apps with no charge at all for early-stage startups:

  1. Slack

Startup people can be running around all the time, but Slack is able to make communication easier. This is a messaging app for your whole team! Forget the never ending email threads, those days are gone. Slack enables you to enjoy their features: group conversations, file sharing, deep/contextual search, always in sync, over 80 integrations, and security.

Team members from different countries can be on the same page by its chat rooms, private group spaces, and direct messaging. In other words, your startup business raises its effectivity.

  1. Periscope

Some of us already knew this app to “explore the world through someone else’s eyes”, but how can it work for startups? It is quite simple: virtual meetings. Many startups are having employees from the other parts of the world. Periscope’s live video is close to teleportation! It simply transforms your smartphone into a body cam, in order to join a conference (while you are still on your bed).

  1. Sunrise Calendar

Appointments are flooding for startup people. Fortunately, Sunrise Calendar can keep your schedule straight. We could sync the calendar to our email or social media account. Plus, include other people (i.e your startup colleagues) on the appointment as well. This app is very concise and organised, as it also alerts you when an appointment is just around the corner.

  1. Product Hunt

Do you want to keep up with the latest startups, apps and other tech tools? This app, which is close to Reddit-style website, is the answer. Now, you are able to be one of its users to submit and vote on the latest technology. While you are busy working for your startup, it is important to stay ahead of the tech world, since it keeps expanding.

  1. Shoeboxed

Most startup people are bad in handling papers. In this digital era, going through piles of receipts and business is an awful task. Shoeboxed let users digitise and store receipts/business cards in an easily searchable archive. It enables us to go paperless with accurate and verified data. Moreover, the app also has a GPS-based mileage tracker to simplify accounting and tax preparation. Many tools integrates with this app as well.


All of those apps are available for iPad, iPhone and Android. What are you waiting for? Download it as soon as possible (not to mention it is free to use).

Next read: Tools to Ease Collaboration for Startups

Article contributed by Startup Jobs Asia‘s Team.

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