101 Apps for Your Web App Startup Toolbox

With the multitude of web applications available today, it can be difficult choosing, let alone finding, an application that fits your needs and wants. There are so many fantastic apps available, many of which are bound to be beneficial for you and/or your business.

From mind mapping, design and development to collaboration, project tracking and accounting; this roundup of 101 fantastic web apps for startups and businesses are sure to reduce operating costs and increase both productivity and efficiency.

Mind Mapping

mindmeister

mindmeister

mindmeister

mindmeister helps you move your web app ideas from the napkin to a more tangible and sensible form. You can start by creating a flow as to how the web app will operate right from sign up to logging out.

Mindjet

Mindjet

Mindjet

Mindjet is a great mind mapping app and can be integrated with Microsoft Sharepoint server. Mindjet Deal Navigator lets you visually identify sales opportunities with organizational charts in salesforce.com

XMind

XMind

XMind

“Mind mapping and brainstorming software, awards winner, open source, free download, compatible with Freemind/MindManager.”

Design

inPreso

inPreso

inPreso

inPreso is a wireframing web app that comes in handy when you get an idea for a web app. The app allows you to share the mockups instantly over the web.

Pencil

Pencil

Pencil

Pencil is an open source Firefox plugin for GUI prototyping as well as wireframing.

PROTOSHARE

PROTOSHARE

PROTOSHARE

“Wireframe websites. Prototype web applications. Create interactive website prototypes and mockups with ProtoShare wireframe software.”

iPlotz

iPlotz

iPlotz

“iPlotz allows you to rapidly create clickable, navigable mockups and wireframes for prototyping websites and software applications. Create a project, add wireframe pages with design components and discuss your creations with others.”

Pidoco

Pidoco

pidoco

pidoco is a wireframing and UI prototyping web app with extensive real time collaboration support.

Gliffy

Gliffy

gliffy

In addition to wireframes, gliffy can help you create business process diagrams, Organizational charts and network diagrams.

HotGloo

HotGloo

HotGloo

HotGloo is an app specifically designed keeping in mind web developers and coders. It enhances the level of interactivity of a wireframe.

Development

Kodingen

Kodingen

Kodingen

Kodingen is a web based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which supports coding and version control of apps in a variety of top programming languages like Python, PERL, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Fast CGI etc.

Bespin

Bespin

Bespin

Bespin is a cloud based IDE developed and hosted by the Mozilla foundation, the developers of the Firefox web browser. The entire IDE is developed using HTML5 and is extendable suing javascript.

CodeRun

CodeRun

CodeRun

CodeRun lets you develop apps based on ASP.Net, PHP and AJAX.

For a more cloud based IDE’s like these, please check out our earlier round up “5 Great IDEs to Start Coding in the Cloud“.

Collaboration

Scribblar

Scribblar

Scribblar

Scribblar is an online white board and collaboration tool that allows your team to brainstorm on new features or to enhance existing ones.

iEtherPad

iEtherPad

iEtherPad

iEtherPad is a collaborative text editor with color codes identifying each and every member of the team taking part in the discussion session.

Sync.in

Sync.in

Sync.in

Sync.in is a web based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time.

Version Control

Beanstalk

Beanstalk

Beanstalk

GitHub

GitHub

GitHub

GitHub is all about social coding. It is an extremely fast and distributed version control system ideal for collaborative development of your web app.
Beanstalk is a great web based version control app that supports two of the most famous version control systems SVN and Git.

Springloops

Springloops

Springloops

“Springloops is a unique source code management tool focused on web development teams. It allows you to code in parallel and share your code safely concentrated on results, not on lost changes or overwritten files.”

Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a comprehensive web traffic analysis app by Google. It’s free and almost every webmaster in the online universe uses it.

Clicky

Clicky

Clicky

Clicky is much similar to Google Analytis but beats it completely with its support for real time traffic analysis.

goingup!

goingup!

GoingUp

With an AJAX rich user interface providing world class web traffic analysis, GoingUp is also a top notch SEO app.

Webtrends

Webtrends

Webtrends

Webtrends is a sophisticated analytics tool that handles tracking and conversions from social media – especially Facebook – very precisely.

Yahoo Web Analytics

Yahoo Web Analytics

Yahoo Web Analytics

“Yahoo! Web Analytics is a highly customizable, enterprise-level website analytics system designed to help website businesses increase sales and visitor satisfaction, reduce marketing costs and gain new insight on online customers.”

Omniture

Omniture

Omniture

Owned by Adobe, Omniture is used by many of the fortune 500 companies.

compete

compete

Compete

“Compete helps you benefit from click-sharing by providing free services that create a more trusted, transparent, and valuable Internet.”

comScore

comScore

comScore

“comScore is a marketing research company that provides marketing data and services to many of the Internet’s largest businesses.”

Bug / Issue Tracking

Elementool

Elementool

Elementool

Elementool is an online bu/issue tracker that allows you to prioritize, delegate and fix bugs during product development.

WebAsyst

WebAsyst

WebAsyst

WebAsyst lets you to track responsibilities by issue and person.

JIRA

JIRA is a bug tracking and project management web with an OpenSocial dashboard for sharing your JIRA view with the world via Confluence, iGoogle etc

FogBugz

FogBugz is an all in one web app that handles bug tracking to customer support. It has a got nice set of plugins that extend the functionality of the app.

BUGtrack

BUGtrack is allows you to integrate source control systems, like CVS, Subversion and Microsoft Visual Source Safe with the web app.

Colabolo

Colabolo is an issue tracker designed primarily for small development teams and for personal use.

AdminiTrack

“Highly effective Web-based issue tracking, defect tracking and task tracking software solution designed for professional software development teams.”

BugHost

“Free Hosted Bug Tracking, Defect Tracking and Issue Management System.”

Contact Management

Soocial

Soocial

Soocial

Soocial is an elegantly designed contact management app that works on more than 500 devices and services.

Bizzvo

Bizzvo

Bizzvo

“Online Contact Management Email Marketing Invoices and Sticky Notes.”

Oprius

Oprius

Oprius

“Sales and Contact Management Software for Independent Sales Consultants.”

Stazzle

Stazzle let you track contacts and referrals from your Outlook, Yahoo and Gmail address book databases.

Customer Relationship Management

WORKetc

WORKetc

WORKetc

WORKetc is an online CRM designed for small businesses with upto 50 employees in mind. The app can also handle projects and billing.

Zoho CRM

Zoho CRM

Zoho CRM

Zoho’s CRM is the cloud based implementation of the famous open source vTiger CRM platform.

Salesforce

Salesforce

salesforce

salesforce is the leader in the cloud based CRM business but could end up being very pricey for a startup.

RightNow

RightNow

RightNow

RightNow is the customer experience(CX) suite, taking care of customer interactions across web, social, and contact center touchpoints.

Tactile CRM

Tactile CRM

Tactile CRM

“With Tactile CRM you can keep track of the people and companies you do business with, opportunities in the pipeline, communications with them, and what needs to be done next.”

Web CRM

Web CRM

Web CRM

“Web CRM system that provides a user friendly and affordable Online CRM system covering all your essential CRM needs.”

BatchBook

BatchBook is a social CRM that helps you track photos, tweets, blog posts along the contact’s history.

Highrise

Highrise is an online CRM app from the popular 37 signals development house and integrates nicely with their web app ecosystem.

solomon

solomon helps you track customers and conversations with ease from the web or with the native iPhone app.

Bizroof

Bizroof boasts to be the world’s easiest hosted CRM and has a refreshing User Interface.

Relenta

Relenta is a CRM app that helps you solve data fragmentation by handling emails and task management as well.

FreeCRM

As the name suggests, FreeCRM is free for teams with upto 5 users and offers 10 MB storage. For more users, storage space and SSL encryption, you will have to upgrade to the Pro version.

Project Management

Basecamp

Basecamp

Basecamp

Basecamp is synonymous with web based project management and is used by a lot of reputed companies.

SUBERNOVA

SUBERNOVA

SUBERNOVA

We have covered this project management app extensively at Superb Business Management with SUBERNOVA

Staction

Staction

Staction

Staction is a simple communication based project management and time tracking tool that explicitly claims to be better than Basecamp right in its homepage.

No Kahuna

No Kahuna

No Kahuna

“There’s no fuss, no unnecessary features – just an easy, intuitive and reliable way to make sure everyone does their bit.”

Planix

Planix

Planix

“Planix is a hosted application that enables project teams to consistently and accurately estimate the resources, scheduling and cost of their software development projects.”

Teamness

Teamness

Teamness

“Online project collaboration for teams. Teamness is a web-based tool designed to help you organize projects data and share it with colleagues and customers.”

Task2Gather

Task2Gather

Task2Gather

“Task2Gather is a free online service for task and project management that organizes your personal, family, social and business lives by keeping all your commitments in one place.”

COMINDWORK

COMINDWORK is a project management app that lets you import / export and work with Gantt Charts from Microsoft Project.

5pm

5pm is an intuitive project management and collaboration tool with great capability to pull custom reports.

teamwork

teamwork‘s unique project management Dashboard shows you the latest activity across all your projects on one screen.

Teambox

Teambox claims to be a Twitter like Project collaboration tool. It is the cloud based implementation of an open source tool of the same name.

Wrike

Wrike is an award winning project management app that can help you handle 50 or more projects from a single workspace.

Torch

Torch is a great web app that integrates nicely with your existing Google Apps account including Google Docs.

projectplace

projectplace is a could based project management tool used widely in a lot of business verticals and has some big names in their client list.

Billing & Invoicing

Billing Boss

Billing Boss

Billing Boss

Billing Boss is a free online invoicing app and is a simple payment processing system on smartphones.

Harvest

Harvest

Harvest

Harvest is a gorgeous looking invoice app which handles invoicing and time tracking as well.

FreshBooks

FreshBooks

FreshBooks

For an extensive review of this famous invoicing app please visit “Easy Time Tracking and Invoicing with FreshBooks

WorkingPoint

WorkingPoint

WorkingPoint

WorkingPoint is a pit stop for your all your business management needs and we have reviewed it here.

FreeAgent

FreeAgent

FreeAgent

FreeAgent is a simplified yet powerful accounting app and you can read our coverage of the app here.

Wiki

PBworks

PBworks

PBworks

Originally developed as an online Wiki app, PBworks has now extended itself into a collaboration and social extranet app.

Socialtext

Socialtext helps to circulate information, thoughts and ideas between teams with its built in Wiki, microblogs and blogs.

Confluence

Confluence is a famous enterprise Wiki solution that is well known for its ability to integrate smoothly with Microsoft Sharepoint server.

Wikidot

Wikidot is an affordable hosted Wiki solution with customized features for small business, personal, educational and enterprise use.

ClearWiki

“A private hosted wiki for your business. ClearWiki is an ideal wiki solution for corporates, an intranet for small and medium sized businesses, or a knowledge bank for project teams.”

Time Management

Paymo

Paymo

Paymo

Paymo is an online time tracker app which enables you to pull comprehensive reports on the time spent by you and your team.

Qcron

Qcron

Qcron

“Qcron is a web based application for project management. A great tool for managers to make the right decisions based on hard facts.”

Office Timesheets

Office Timesheets

Office Timesheets

“A complete time and project tracking system. Offered as a hosted or installed software solution – the hosted version is accessed via the internet.”

Motismo

Motismo

Motismo

“Motismo is a simple time tracking and invoicing solution for for small businesses and individuals.”

Time59

Time59

Time59

“Time59 is time and billing software that runs in your web browser. It keeps track of your hours, generates client invoices, records payments, and maintains client balances.”

Tempo

Tempo lets you track time from wherever you are via Bookmarklet, Widget, Twitter, iPhone, SMS, Email & Mobile browser.

TSheets

In addition to tracking time, TSheets lets you add geo location data with the invoice.

Syncd

Syncd is a time tracking app used by thousands of businesses from across the globe.

Tick

Tick app lets you track time helping you to be within your budget all the time.

TrackMyPeople

TrackMyPeople facilitates real time performance reports of your team and has powerful reporting capabilities.

Tax Management

TurboTax

TurboTax

TurboTax

TurboTax from Intuit is a very famous tax filing system and arguably the best of the bunch. They offer an audit protection feature if in case you were audited.

H&R Block

H&R Block

H&R Block

Apart from offering online tax filing solutions, H&R Block offers offline tax advice & filing at their offices located in major cities.

Efile

Efile offers hassle free tax filing solutions with a variety of plans. It also promises guaranteed refunds from your filings.

For additional tax filing apps, you can refer to our Top 5 Web Apps to File Taxes Online roundup.

HelpDesk

Zendesk

Zendesk

Zendesk

Zendesk is the leader in cloud based customer support solutions. They are recently under fire hiking the subscription charges for existing customers exorbitantly.

Mojo Helpdesk

Mojo Helpdesk

Mojo Helpdesk

Mojo Helpdesk offers centralised helpdesk solution complete with a customer portal, Full email integration, ticket prioritizing etc.

helpdesk pilot

helpdesk pilot is one of the few helpdesk web apps that comes with a free 15 day trial.

Kayako

Kayako

Kayako

“Kayako helpdesk software is turn-key and very easy to set up, requiring nothing more than an average web server. Be up and running in a matter of minutes using the automatic installer.”

UserScape

UserScape

UserScape

“UserScape is the company behind HelpSpot. Our focus is on building feature rich, easy to use, world class help desk software that doesn’t break the budget.”

Marketing Campaigns

ConstantContact

ConstantContact

ConstantContact

ConstantContact is one of the heavyweights in the field of Email marketing. They also offer online survey and event marketing tools. To top them all, ConstantContact offers a 60 day no risk trail period without the need to submit credit card information.

Breeze

Breeze

Breeze

Developed by the team that gave us Light CMS, Breeze is an email marketing app with an intuitive and feature rich Web 2.0 interface.

IFModules Campaign Manager

IFModules Campaign Manager

IFModules Campaign Manager

“Create & send HTML email campaigns, manage multiple lists & automatically collect emails from site.”

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