Startup tools

Sources of info: http://www.readwriteweb.com/start/2012/04/rww-recommends-the-startup-too.php

1. Productivity Suites. Winners: Google Apps AND Microsoft Office
2. Project Management/Tracking. Winner: BaseCamp, possibly MS Project for more complex stuff. Comments: Trello (www.trello.com), Minigroups, DeskAway (www.deskaway.com)
3. Accounting. Winner: QuickBooks. Comments: Freshbooks
4. File Sharing. Winner: Dropbox. Comments: GoogleDrive
5. Payments. Winner: PayPal, possibly Recurly for recurring subscriptions
6. Web Content Management. Winner: WordPress
7. Support. Winner: Zendesk
(from comments):
8. Hiring, Submittable’s Resume Manager
9. CRM. Zoho CRM – it’s very important for a start up to have a centralized place for managing clients, prospects, etc.
10. Email. Rapportive. The info that it gives you in your inbox is so valuable. It brings emails to life 🙂