10 lesser-known productivity apps for startups

Choosing from more than 25,000 SaaS products is not an easy task. Productivity apps could be anything that lets you get more things done in less time. While larger organizations are looking at SaaS to cut down costs and boost productivity by reducing the time spent on non-core activities; smaller startups are looking at SaaS for a variety of reasons like attracting better talent, improving employee satisfaction and bolstering communication.

Organizations mostly rely on a multitude of apps to get their things done and research shows that organizations with over 250 employees use over 100 SaaS apps; whereas, small firms of up to 50 employees use up between 25–50 SaaS solutions on average. Having said that, choosing from more than 25,000 SaaS products is not an easy task. So we have made your job easier. We have carefully selected the apps that, as a startup, you will need to boost your productivity without worrying about the cost.

While most of the apps that are listed here are free, some may charge for their premium services.

1. Recruitee

Recruitee is a collaborative hiring platform for teams of all sizes. From employer branding, job promoting, talent sourcing, to applicant tracking, it can help you to streamline your team’s hiring efforts and stay efficient while selecting the right candidates.

2. Rydoo

Rydoo is a leading business expense and travel solution that automates and streamlines processes for high-growth companies and enterprises. It’s mobile and web application transforms the outdated expense reporting process by empowering employees to snap and manage expenses anywhere in real-time. It seamlessly integrates with major accounting and ERP packages.

3. Clariti

Clariti is a work app that integrates email, chat, to-do, calendar, social media and cloud storage and connects them via context in threads. Your context depends on how you choose to organize your work. Clariti provides complete flexibility and automatically creates context-based threads as you work. Once you have context, you have clarity. This makes you quicker and faster at work. Clariti believes a better ‘You’ will result in a better team. Clariti also has some innovative features like multi-CAD format viewer, ‘email sharing’, adding or removing chat participants on the fly etc.

4. Doodle

Doodle simplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they’re board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else. This tool can save you time by bringing your team together.

5. SendinBlue

Sendinblue enables businesses of all sizes to manage the sending and tracking of marketing & transactional emails & SMS. It is aimed at both beginners and experts alike, thanks to its simple and intuitive user interface and its innovative features. Email, SMS, Facebook, Chat, CRM are finally available to everyone.

6. Funnel

Funnel integrates with all marketing and advertising platforms and allows you to feed your data anywhere you want it. Out-of-the-box integrations with 400+ data sources. With Funnel, you will have the freedom to feed your data into any tool you like. It automatically feeds data into your Business Intelligence tool, your Data Warehouse, Google Sheets, Google Data Studio, Google Analytics or any other visualization tool.

7. FreeConferenceCall

FreeConferenceCall.com is a conferencing and collaboration service provider with worldwide customers. Their service offerings around the globe with unlimited use include high-quality free HD audio conferencing, web conferencing and screen sharing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications.

8. Winmo

Winmo is a predictive sales intelligence platform for finding the right contacts and uncovering media. This personalized, new business resource streamlines the sales process and drives more profitable connections through dynamic, predictive search, and relationship mapping, giving sales professionals the competitive advantage to win more in an ever-changing market. It is the shortcut to more deals in a pipeline, more territories to break into, more wins, and most importantly, more fist bumps. From reliable decision-maker information to accurate sales predictions, Winmo raises the bar for prospecting.

9. WorkJam

WorkJam is the leading employee engagement suite empowering the digital workplace for shift-based, hourly and non-desk workers. WorkJam manages and optimizes the entire employee-employer relationship life cycle with dynamic mobile communication and workforce management to drive operational efficiency and productivity. They help you to improve labor cost management and sales through better communication with the workforce, enhanced employee self-service and better customer experience through a more motivated and engaged staff.

10. ReferralYogi

ReferralYogi is a SaaS-based customer advocacy platform that promises sustainable revenue growth for businesses. They help you identify your promoters, encourage referrals, manage references & create social buzz for your brands.

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