8 essential tools your startup will need in 2020
When it comes to choosing the right tools, it’s important to choose the ones that make sense for your needs and work best for you.
While defining what’s right for you, you must consider cost efficiency, productivity, ROI, and the number of third-party app integrations.
Don’t sweat we’ve saved the labour for you, here is a list of the fastest growing tools to be useful in 2020 for a startup.
1. Take workstream collab to a whole new level
When working with a remote team, calling and emailing each other is not the way to get things done. Infact, relying on platform that keeps all the communication styles together is crucial.
Slack is the most used team conversation tool among smaller and independent users. Around 60% of startups pay for Slack’s workplace communications software. It is popular among group that’s more platform-agnostic, integrating almost 800 apps.
Trusted by: Upwork, Gitlab, Pinterest, Salesforce, and more.
2. They say only the most organized will survive!
Every startup needs a desk manager where you can store all your ideas. Where you can manage broad-range of projects and daily To-dos.
Asana streamlines projects and prevents details from slipping through the cracks. It’s a great tool for start-ups which have several clients and multiple ongoing projects. The tool is popular among small to medium-sized teams because of its easy task workflows.
Trusted by: Airbnb, Dropbox, Khanacademy, Lyft, and more.
3. Ensure your brand reach with social engagement
Your business’ online presence is vital for your marketing and brand image. Using the right social media monitoring and management tools you can enhance customer engagement.
Buffer lets you manage and schedule posts on many social media channels. You can even schedule all your content at once or schedule before days, saving you a lot of time. It’s quite an essential tool for businesses starting with online marketing.
Trusted by: WebFX, AJ&Smart, Huckberry, The Seattle Times, and more.
4. Communication works for those who work at it
If you are just starting, you are not going to have customer service and sales team right from the very start. You need a way to communicate in the most efficient way with the users.
Drift lets you integrate chatbots and real-time conversations on your website. It provides a full suite of tools for live chat, scheduling sales meetings, and more. This marketing and sales platform helps to generate more qualified leads.
Trusted by: MongoDB, HubSpot, TreeRing, Clio, and more.
5. Add real-time feedback in your business decisions
Survey tools help in reaching your goal of offering best product to your customer. As customer feedback helps from validating your MVP to choosing ideal marketing strategy.
SurveyGizmo is an online survey platform for small businesses or intermediate users. It conducts and creates questionnaires, quizzes, polls, and surveys. This tool can also get integrated into other digital, and social media platforms.
Trusted by: Adobe, Verizon, Sonos, The Home Depot, and more.
6. Solve user problems with intuitive designs
Screen has become the most important place in the world. People look at screens so much so that they’ve developed a critical eye for designs. It’s now more important than ever to adopt tools for design management, prototyping, design, and ideation.
Figma is a design tool for complex prototyping, wireframing and UX design. It is ahead of Sketch and InVision in areas of learning curve, design layout, app speed, and interface. It has also outranked Adobe XD in connecting processes of prototyping, and design.
Trusted by: Zoom, Uber, Berkley, Dribbble, and more.
7. Change the way your development team creates software
Changing your development workflow again and again is not a good idea for your business. Especially if your company relies on its software for mission-critical applications. That’s where you need a distributed version control system.
Git is a favorite among millions of developers and open source contributors. You can build software, manage projects, host and review code. Git is a frontrunner among Bitbucket, Microsoft TFS, Glitlab and more.
Trusted by: Netflix, Reddit, Lyft, Shopify, and more.
8. Enhance performance with loaded security and testing
Manual testing is slow and error-prone. This is where test automation tools shine. These are best poised to take advantage of the latest automation trends like ML as well.
Ranorex Studio has a comprehensive set of features for web, mobile, desktop, and API testing. It also provides all in one test automation across devices, platforms, and technologies. It integrates with tools like Travis CI, Git, TestRail, Jenkins, Jira, and more.
Trusted by: Varigence, Sage, Cisco, Fujitsu, and more.
Software industry is very dynamic, hundreds of tools are released on a daily and they disappear just as fast. For the very reason choosing a reliable and promising solution can go a long way in ensuring your business’ stability.
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