300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should know

300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should know

Ali Mese is a freelancer, wanderer, and contributor to few startup projects. Say hi on Facebook or Twitter. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog.


I’ve prepared a list of 300 web resources that are not only awesome, but free to use. Please let me know if I am missing any other useful resource!

Business + Marketing

A. FREE WEBSITE + LOGO + HOSTING + INVOICING

hipster logo generator

B. FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

FREE BUSINESS and PROJECT NAME GENERATOR

C. WRITING / BLOGGING

Free writing and blogging resource

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
  • Medium: Everyone’s stories and ideas.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
  • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
  • Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
  • Story Wars: Writing stories together.
  • Headline Analyzer: Emotional marketing value headline analyzer.
  • WP Hide Post: Control the visibility of items on your blog.
  • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
  • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.

D. FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)

E. FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

Similar Web free website analyzer

F. FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

G. FREE IMAGE EDITORS

Free image editor

  • Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design for bloggers.
  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor.
  • Skitch: Get your point across with fewer words.
  • Easel.ly: Empowers anyone to create & share powerful visuals.
  • Social Image Resizer Tool: Create optimized images for social media.
  • Placeit: Free product mockups & templates.
  • Recite: Turn a quote into a visual masterpiece.
  • Meme Generator: The first online meme generator.

H. COLLECT & SEND EMAILS FOR FREE

I. FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT + SURVEYS

SocialRank free social media manager

J. A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING

  • Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
  • Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
  • Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.
  • GrowthHackers: Unlocking growth. Together.

Design + Code

A. FREE DESIGN RESOURCES

dribbble free design resource

B. COLOR PICKERS

collor: color palette generator

C. INSPIRATION

awwwards free inspiration

D. FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

free photography resource

Some hand-picked some free photo packs:

E. FREE TYPOGRAPHY

typegenius FREE TYPOGRAPHY

F. FREE ICONS

free icon

G. USEFUL STUFF

Work & Productivity

A. BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS

defonic

  • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
  • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
  • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  • Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.
  • Coffitivity: Stream the sounds of a coffee shop at work.

B. AVOID DISTRACTION

  • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

C. ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

free organizer resources

  • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
  • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
  • Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
  • Yanado: Tasks management inside Gmail.
  • Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 2GB.
  • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
  • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
  • Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
  • List.ly: Discover and create great lists.
  • Markticle: Mark your reading progress in articles for later.

D. DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

Discover & Learn

A. DISCOVER TOOLS & STARTUPS

Product Hunt

B. BUILD TOGETHER

C. LEARN

free elearning resources

D. NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T SUCK

Free newsletter tools

E. USEFUL

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