Links, Tools and Resources


Zoom - Easy Video Conferencing and screen share

Similar Web - Web analytics and referral sources

Data Wrapper – Data visualisations


File Management & Storage



Google Drive

Social Media Tools

Buffer App - Useful app for scheduling sharing content across multiple platforms (twitter, Linkedin, Facebook)




FollowWonk – twitter follower analysis

Social Sprout (Haven’t used)

Radian6 (Haven’t used)

Trackur (Haven’t used)

Sumall - Social Media Analytics for Marketers


Startup Resources

Product Hunt

Eventhunt – Startup events in London

Startup Playbook – Sam Altman


Mockups & Wire framing Tools

Before you start to wire-frame / mock up your application read this by @folleto

Mockup.io - awesome tool to present app mockups within an iphone / ipad shell

Invision - Online design-centric collaboration tool & Rapid Proto-typing /mockup tool





Other Website Tools

Unbounce – Quickly create landing pages for pretotyping

Sidengo - Simple website builder

Bootstrap - one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects

Designly - Create a website without any code

Strikingly - Easy to use, mobile-optimised sites



Buzzsomo - helps identify the most relevant content & influencers on a topic

Feedly - great rss reader application for keeping up to date with news (needs internet)

Circa - good for general news, served in tiny bite sized chunks so you can choose how deep into a story you go (can also follow stories)



Project Management Tools




Business Development & Growth Hacking

Rapportive - One of the best free CRM tools available (via a Gmail plugins). Looks up the twitter, facebook & linkedin of anyone you email.

Autopilot – interesting approach to inbound marketing

Cystalknows – data driven persona’s for email communication

Linkedinhack – Lowcost lead forensics

Quickmail.io – sequenced email



Newsle - Emails you when people in your network are published / in the news

Sidekick - Emailing Scheduling

Mailmerge in google docs


Productivity Tools & Utilities

Boomerang - Email scheduling and follow-up reminders

Pocket - Easy way to save articles – work’s great alongside IFTTT (i.e I use it to save all my Linkedin links shared – see ‘receipe’ here)

IFTTT - If This, Then That. A super easy way to automate simple tasks  between different applications (like linkedin, fb, twitter, evernote, gmail etc)

Cloudconvert - By far the best conversion tool from PDF to anything I’ve found.

Slideproof – Powerpoint consistency checker and slide library



Online Collaboration Tools

Mural.ly - The best collaboration tool I’ve used yet. Syncs with Evernote & GDrive.

Invision - Online design-centric collaboration tool & Rapid Proto-typing /mockup tool


Coding (The Basics)

Dash by General Assembly - Unbelievably easy way to learn HTML, CSS, and Javascript through fun projects you can do in your browser


Code Academy

Favicon Generator 


Developer Tools

Tin Foil Security - simple, developer-friendly service that lets you scan your website for vulnerabilities and fix them quickly and easily (One free scan)

Portable Python -A Python® programming language pre-configured to run directly from any USB storage device so you to have a portable programming environment any time.

http://www.kimonolabs.com/ - Turn websites into structured API’s, and build mini web apps

import.io - Structured web scraping

https://scraperwiki.com/ - Structured web scraping, useful for twitter & social media dataset download



Awesome things

MIT Email Analysis - People Centric view of email


SEO, Analytics & Tracking

GoSquared  - Real time data analytics

Google Analytics - Site analytics

bitly - URL shortner and tracking


Sumall - Social Media Analytics for Marketers


Images, Fonts & Graphics

Principles of Design – Visual.ly design principles

Font Squirrel  - Free designer-friendly, commercial-use fonts

Compfight - Visual search tool for Flickr

ColourLovers - Colour palettes, trends and inspiration

Themeleon - Twitter colour pallettes & themes



Presentations & Pitching

Prezi - a much better presentation tool than powerpoint…

VC Pitch Advice - Need some inspiration for your pitch deck?  Here are 4 presentations to help you out

 Reflector - (Paid) Mirrors Ipad / Iphone screen on PC or Mac useful for presenting or demoing apps

Slideloot - Template Powerpoint Slides

http://recordit.co/ – Screen record into GIFS for demoing applications


Legal Docs

Template NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement)


Learning Chinese (and other languages)

Pleco - Chinese Dictionary

Serge Melnyks - Mandarin Podcasts

Memrise – Gamified Language Learning

Chinese Hacks - useful Chinese language learning tools


2 Comments » for Links, Tools and Resources
  1. Natalie says:

    Hi Mahdi!
    These are really helpful links! I’m going to take a look at a few of the ones i’m not familiar with. Dropbox is a lifesaver!


    • Mahdi says:

      Glad you like them! I thought I would share the love and keep all the useful links I find! I’ll be updating it as I stumble upon new ones so you’ll have to keep that keen eye of yours out for when there’s new ones on the list :)