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💰 My Frugal Indie Dev Startup Stack

Vercel Stripe Atlas StopLight SendGrid Retool Mercury Linear GitHub Waitlist API
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    Vercel is the platform for frontend developers, providing the speed and reliability innovators need to create at the moment of inspiration.

    #Developer Tools #Web Development Tools #App Deployment 529 social mentions

  2. The best way to start an internet business

    #Cutting Optimisers #Legal Services #Business 40 social mentions

  3. Stoplight is an API Design, Development, and Documentation platform that enables consistency, reusability, and quality in your API lifecycle, all with an easy, enjoyable developer experience.
    • Open Source
    • Freemium
    • Free Trial

    #API Tools #APIs #API 24 social mentions

  4. Learn why more developers choose SendGrid for their email deliverability service to send transactional emails triggered by web apps. Get started for free

    #Email Delivery #Transactional Email #Email Marketing 106 social mentions

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    Build custom internal tools in minutes.
    • Freemium
    • Free Trial
    • $10.0 / Monthly (Startup)

    #No Code #Rapid Application Development #Productivity 89 social mentions

  6. Plausible Analytics is a simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. Made and hosted in the EU, powered by European-owned cloud infrastructure 🇪🇺
    • Open Source
    • Paid
    • Free Trial
    • $9.0 / Monthly (10,000 pageviews)
    No surprises here. I used to use Plausible, but that costs money and you can't beat free. Monthly cost: $0.

    #Web Analytics #Analytics #Privacy 189 social mentions

  7. Mercury is banking* for startups
    • Free

    #Money Transfer #Online Payments #Finance 34 social mentions

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    Streamlined issue tracking for software teams

    #Project Management #Task Management #Productivity 124 social mentions

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    Originally founded as a project to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into an application used by over a million people to store over two million code repositories, making GitHub the largest code host in the world.
    • Open Source

    #Code Collaboration #Git #Version Control 2056 social mentions

  10. Quick and easy waitlist with built in referral.
    Indie developers today stand on the shoulders of giants. There are tons of great SAAS products that have made otherwise expensive, enterprise-grade features cheap and accessible. This enables entrepreneurship. I've been able to build on a shoestring budget to serve thousands of users and millions of signups on Waitlists. I thought it might be nice to share the tools I've used to get here, and the favors I've pulled to spend as little as possible.

    #Marketing #Personal Website #Web App 8 social mentions

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    Register your perfect domain name, hosting your website, and build your website all on! Each domain comes with a free 3-page site builder, so you can get started today! is registered with Google Domains for a grand $12/year. If I were using or another domain registrar, I could get the cost under $10/year. Monthly cost: $1.

    #Domain Names #Domain Name Registrar #Network & Admin 4 social mentions

  12. We make it easy to send emails triggered by user behavior. Build, measure and improve your emails to activate and retain users
    The final note I'll make is that I've hand-rolled a few additional features that people are normally paying for. For example, I don't use Mailchimp or any tool like that — I send my marketing mail straight via Sendgrid. I dont use for my email sequences — even though it's very good — because I was able to just build my own email sequencing system. Time will tell whether I end up needing to replace my homespun solutions with more sophisticated third-party SAAS, but so far, my infrastructure for Waitlist is holding up strong!

    #Email Marketing #Email Marketing Platforms #CRM 27 social mentions

  13. Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Free to join, pay only for what you use.

    #Cloud Computing #Cloud Infrastructure #IaaS 365 social mentions

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    Ahrefs is a toolset for SEO and marketing. We have tools for backlink research, organic traffic research, keyword research, content marketing & more. Give Ahrefs a try!

    #SEO Tools #Keyword Research #Content Marketing 111 social mentions

  15. 1Password can create strong, unique passwords for you, remember them, and restore them, all directly in your web browser.
    • Paid
    • Free Trial
    • $36.0 / Annually

    #Password Management #Password Managers #Security & Privacy 119 social mentions

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