We are entering a new year…
This made me stop and think about what I can send you as gift for being a loyal Growthtext reader.
It had to be something worthwhile, something useful.
So, this was what I did:
1. Closed myself in my room for 3 days straight (still ate and slept).
2. Collected as many free tools and resources as I could find.
3. Checked and tested. If they sucked, I hit the delete button.
And here are the survivors, the genuinely useful 220 free resources for digital marketers.
Use them to learn, grow or run your business.
SumoMe A suite of website-growing solutions in one place
GrowthHackers A community for growth hackers.
Inbound The smartest inbound marketing community.
Clicktotweet Tool to Promote, share & track content on Twitter.
Share Link Generator Create Facebook, Twitter and Google+ share links.
Hello Bar Convert website visitors into email subscribers.
IntroBar Welcome and entice visitors from specific sources.
Wisestamp The professional email signature to grow your business.
Sniply Add a call-to-action to every link you share.
Pin It Allow blog readers to pin your images easily.
MashShare The best WordPress plugin to get you more social shares and followers.
MailChimp Send emails to 2,000 subscribers for free.
AmazonSES Cost-effective email service by Amazon.com
MailTrack.io See who opens your emails.
Mailgun The email service for developers.
SendGrid Deliver transactional and marketing email.
Minutemailer Create and send amazing email newsletters.
Contact Form 7 Most popular WordPress contact form plugin.
List Builder Create professional-looking email capture pop-ups.
Scroll Box A polite way to ask your visitors for their email address.
Scroll Trigger Convert websites visitors into email subscribers.
BeeFree Rich email messages made easy.
Canned Emails Prewritten emails you can copy.
Drag Transform Gmail into organized lists (like Trello, in Gmail)
Telescope Script to build your own community.
FeverBee Useful guides to build online communities.
Bricks Learn how to building awesome communities.
Product News and Start-up
Product Hunt Discover the latest apps, websites, and technology products that everyone’s talking about.
Hacker News social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.
BetaPage Get new start-ups in your inbox.
BetaList Discover and get early access to tomorrow’s start-ups.
Funderbeam Discover, invest in, and trade growth companies.
TechCrunch The latest technology news and information on start-ups.
Startup Launch List Articles you need to read before launching a start-up.
Reddit the front page of the internet
Social Media Management
Hootsuite The leading social media dashboard.
Buffer Share to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn – all from one place.
HeadTalker Crowdspeaking platform to take messages viral on social media.
Thunderclap Get your message amplified on the social media.
TweetDeck Staying in touch with what’s happening on Twitter right now.
WriteRack The best way to tweetstorm.
ClicktoTweet Create beautiful click to tweet boxes in your blog posts.
Later Schedule & manage your Instagram posts.
Bitly The world’s leading link management tool.
Social Rank Identify, organize, and manage your followers on Twitter and Instagram.
Intercom messaging app & customer service in one platform.
Streak Run your entire business from your Inbox.
Zopim Talk to your customers in real-time. Live chat.
Groove Delight your online customers with awesome support.
Funnel Now Simple CRM for small businesses and freelancers.
Zoho Online customer relationship management software.
Insightly Free CRM for small business.
Freshdesk Online help desk and customer support software.
LiveChat for Startups Grow your business with LiveChat’s help.
Clintra CRM to increase operational efficiency.
Helprace Free help desk software.
Upwork Hire Freelancers for your projects.
Toptal Hire the top 3% of freelance talent.
Freelancer Hire experts for your online job.
Crew Hire quality freelance developers and designers.
Gigster Access to great software talent.
TalentBoard Find specialists for remote work in your company.
AwesomeWeb Find and hire freelancers for your projects.
Fiverr Freelance services for the lean entrepreneur.
Hipchat Group chat, video chat, and screen sharing.
Producteev Get things done wherever you go.
Slack a messaging app for teams.
Asana Easiest way for teams to track their work.
Trello Keeps track of everything.
Stormboard Online brainstorming and collaboration app.
Evernote capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.
Campfire It’s like instant messaging, but designed exclusively for groups.
Join.me Free online meetings for your team.
Timeneye Time tracking software for teams.
Google Trends Find out what’s trending right now.
Buzzsumo Find the most shared content.
Twitter Trending Top Twitter trends now.
Quora The best answer to any question.
WordPress.com The most popular blogging and website content management system.
Medium A place to read, write, and interact with the stories that matter most to you.
Tumblr a microblogging platform and social networking website.
Grammarly Free grammar checker.
Writefull Write better sentences with this app.
Penflip Write better with others.
Draft A tool to help you writer better.
ZenPen A minimal text editor, so cool.
Hemingway The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors to shorten and clarify.
Headline Analyzer The #1 headline analyzer.
Hubspot Blog topic generator.
Portent Content idea generator.
Codecademy Learn to code interactively, for free.
FreeCodeCamp Awesome open source community that helps you learn to code.
Swifty Learn how to code in Swift.
Code4Startup Learn to code by creating real life start-up projects.
Code School Learn to code by doing.
Atom A text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core.
Sublime Text A sophisticated text editor for code, mark-up and prose.
Canva Easy to use design program, and it’s free.
Pablo Create & publish images for social media.
Pixlr Online photo editor.
Over If you are always on the move, use Over.
Font Combination Find a font combination for your design needs.
Spec Get design and development resources delivered straight to your inbox.
Httpster a showcase of rocking websites.
Sidebar.io Get five design links in your inbox every day.
Coolors Super fast color scheme generator.
Coverr Beautiful, free videos for your homepage.
UI Movement Get UI animations in your inboxes weekly, for free.
Muz.li All the design inspiration you need.
Designer Mill Get free PSDs, Sketch files, Fonts and other resources, update daily.
Recite Create beautiful visual quotes.
ImgFlip The fastest meme generator.
TinyJPG compresses your JPEG images by 40-60%.
Kraken Optimize your images & accelerate your websites.
SmushIt WordPress image compression and optimization plugin.
Favicon.cc Favicon.ico Generator.
Piktochart Make your infographics here.
Free HTML Templates
HTML5Up Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 templates.
Start Bootstrap A collection of free to download Bootstrap themes and templates.
Templated Hundreds of free CSS, HTML5, and responsive website templates.
Bootstrap Zero The largest open-source, free Bootstrap templates.
Font Awesome the iconic font and CSS framework.
GlyphIcons Monochromatic icons and symbols.
Smarticons 800+ free customizable SVG icons.
Endless Icons Free Icon Library.
PaymentFont 95 icons of all main payment operators.
IconStore Free icon packs by great designers.
Flaticon The largest database of free vector icons.
Free Stock Images
Death to Stock They send beautiful photos straight to your inbox.
Libre Stock Search the best 47 free stock photo websites in one place.
Unsplash Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
SplitShire Free stock photos and images for commercial use.
StockSnap Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly.
Pixels Best free stock photos in one place.
Gratisography Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your commercial projects.
MMT Free photos for commercial use.
Stokpic You can do anything with the photos apart from redistribute.
PC Jumbo The best of the best free images.
Jay Mantri Free pics, do anything, make magic.
UHD Wallpapers Creative Commons and Public Domain CC0 Images.
Pixabay Free images and videos you can use anywhere.
Slimvoice Insanely simple invoicing.
Invoice Ninja Platform to invoice and accept payments.
Invoice.to a simple invoice generator with Stripe.
Anchor Free invoicing software you host on your own server.
Paid Modern billing for growing companies.
Wave Create and send professional invoices, estimates and receipts in seconds.
Docracy Open collection of legal contracts.
Shakelaw Create, sign and send legally binding agreements.
Kiss Free legal docs for start-up founders and investor.
Naminum Leading free business name generator on the web.
Panabee Search domain names, and get suggestions.
Impossibility The best domain name search engine ever.
LeanDomainSearch Find a great available domain name.
NameMesh Start-up company name generator.
Domainr Find the perfect name, fast.
DomainNameBrain Search for a domain name as you type.
Privnote Send notes that will self-destruct after being read.
OneShares Send private info that self-destructs.
Drp.io No file size limit. Files are destroyed every Sunday.
Postimage Free image hosting service for phpBB and vBulletin forum.
Awesome Screenshot the highest rated screen capture & image annotation tool.
Typeform Build beautiful and conversational online surveys.
Super Simple Survey Create beautiful surveys in a few seconds.
SurveyMonkey create surveys, get answers.
Polldaddy Create surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes.
Free Survey Creator Create a survey, get feedback straight to your mailbox.
Surveypal Beautiful surveys, integrate with CRM.
Search Engine Optimization
Ahref Track your backlinks, keywords, brand mentions and know what your competitors are doing.
Yoast SEO Improve your WordPress SEO.
Quick Sprout Analyzes your website traffic to suggest ways to increase it.
Website Grader Grades your site against key metrics like performance, mobile readiness, SEO, and security.
Alexa Keyword research, competitor analysis, & website ranking.
SEO Site Checkup Analyze and monitor your website’s SEO.
Validator Mark-up validation service.
XML Sitemaps Build your Site Map online.
GTMetrix Analyzes your site’s speed and provides recommendations on how to optimize it.
Pingdom Enter a URL to test the load time of that page.
Moz Local Check your local listings on Google.
Copyscape Search for copies of your page on the web.
Broken Links Find broken links, redirects & site crawl.
Nibbler Check website accessibility, SEO, social media & more.
Keywordtool.io Alternative to Google Keyword Planner.
Open Link Profiler Get analysis of the freshest live backlinks.
Rank Checker Free keyword rank checker
Google Analytics The famous Google Analytics Solutions.
Piwik Free self-hosted analytics software.
Mixpanel The world’s most advanced mobile & web analytics.
Segment Collect user data with one API, send it to 100s of tools.
HeapAnalytics Easy to use web analytics software.
GoSquared Real-time analytics software.
CleverTap Acquire, engage and retain the right users.
Hotjar All-in-one analytics with one script and one account
SkillShare Bite-sized classes from creative professionals.
Coursera Free online courses from top universities.
CreativeLive Free live online classes by top experts.
edX Online course from the best learning institutions in the world.
Curious Learn from 20,000 lessons on virtually any topic.
TedEd High quality curated educational videos.
Rocketship Learn weekly lessons from successful entrepreneurs.
Udemy Learn real world skills online.
Coach.me Coaching that’s always with you (iPhone & Android).
Lifehacker Shortcuts that help you work smarter and save time.
Lingvist Learn a language at light speed.
Bookicious A complete website for sharing great book collections.
Now I Know you’ll learn something new every day.
Curiosity Get informed with 5 new topics, delivered daily.
Duolingo Learn a language for free. Forever.
TripAdvisor Read reviews, compare prices, and book.
JetRadar Searches airline sites to help you find cheap flights.
Travelistly Authentic travel stories with useful information.
Getaround Rent cars from people nearby.
Localeur Locals share on where to eat, drink & play.
TripIt Organizes your travel plans in one place.
Nomadlist The best cities to live and work remotely.
Phew, this list is long…
If it gives you scroll blindness (like it does to me), you might need to bookmark this page for future reference.
As always, if you find good stuff that’s worth including on the list, please comment below with your suggestion.
I’ll add it to the list along with recognition for your contribution (submitted by …)