Ever wondered which tool can be used to accomplish the task while starting up something new. New startups or entrepreneurs may often wonder what tools to use for their business which would help them. Its difficult to find out which tools fit your business the best. What if you could look at some popular businesses and get to know what tools they are using at work. Yes, it would be great to know that, as it will give you a starting ground for your business.
This is exactly what Siftery does. Siftery is a free website which lets you find the tools that other companies use at work. Some popular companies have been listed under different categories and a list of tools that the companies use in their offices is also shown.
A screenshot of the home page is given above.
Interesting groups that different companies are put under are:
- Y Combinator Portfolio: Companies in the Y Combinator investment portfolio are listed here along with the tools being used across these companies. Some popular companies in this group are 9GAG, Airbnb, Codecademy, Dropbox, Instacart, Product Hunt, Weebly, Zesty, etc. Some tools being used by these companies are Google Analytics, WordPress, CloudFlare, Google Tag Manager, MailChimp, Slack, Gusto, Trello, Tumblr, etc.
- 500 Startups Portfolio: top companies in the 500 startups investment portfolio are listed in here along with the tools being used across them. Some popular companies in here are Vidcaster, Udemy, Smule, LucidChart, Life360, 15Five, etc. Tools being used by these companies are Google Analytics, WordPress, DocuSign, Google Drive, Expensify, Google Maps, MailChimp, Disqus, etc.
- Unicorns: Is a collection of companies which were recently IPO’d and value over a Billion dollars. There are two tabs one shows all the companies in this group and the second tab lists all the tools being used across these companies. Some popular companies in this group are BuzzFeed, Box, CloudFlare, Eventbrite, Evernote, Flipkart, HootSuite, Kik, Pinterest, Quora, Snapchat, Spotify, Uber, etc. Some tools being used by these companies are Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, WordPress, Amazon Route 53, CloudFlare, SurveyMonkey, PayPal, Lever, Heroku, etc.
- Sharing Economy: top companies in the sharing and collaborative economy. Similar to the above one, the tools and companies have been divided into two tabs. Some companies in this group are Etsy, Fiverr, GrubHub, Lyft, Upwork, SpoonRocket, TaskRabbit, Shelf, etc. Some popular tools being used by these companies are Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, WordPress, Lever, Dropbox, Ruby on Rails, CloudFlare, PayPal, Crazy Egg, etc.
The listed tools for all the companies have been divided into categories like marketing, sales & support, Developer & IT, Analytics, HR, Finance, Productivity, and other. So you can search for tools based on category you are looking for.
There is also a tab for popular companies, where companies are listed by their name. To see which tools are being used by a company, you will need to create a account with the website. In fact, when you click on the company names while inside a group portfolio, the website will ask you to sign in for seeing the tools being used by that particular company.
Once you have signed in, you can easily see the tools being used by a company in each category.
There is also a tab for trending products, which shows which companies are starting to use the upcoming and new products. The products are listed by name and clicking on them shows which companies have started using these new products.
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Overall, this is a good website to go through while looking for tools for your own business or startup. It will help immensely to know what is being used industry wide. Using these tools can bring you at par with the industry leaders and give you insights which would prove to be of immense help.
Check out Siftery here.