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These free tools for developers are 🔥🔥🔥

fayaz profile image Fayaz Ahmed Updated on ・4 min read

I make multiple projects during my free time, like Tvflix, GSON, Appy Dev and many other micro projects. So finding these free tools as alternatives for my project has become a hobby.

This is a very opinionated list and there could be several other better tools, here are some of my favorites.

Hosts, Servers for deoplying you frontend/backend

1. Netlify

Deploy modern static websites with Netlify. Get CDN, Continuous deployment, 1-click HTTPS, and all the services you need. Get started for free.

2. Vercel(formerly Zeit)

Vercel is the easiest way to deploy websites. Host your web projects with zero configuration, automatic SSL, and global CDN.

3. Surge

Shipping web projects should be fast, easy, and low risk. Surge is static web publishing for Front-End Developers, right from the CLI.

4. Firebase

A Netlify/Zeit alternative from Google. Firebase is Google’s mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

5. Azure Static Web Apps

Launched just today, Static Web Apps single page hosting in Azure is now available.

6. Github Pages

Websites for you and your projects, hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

7. Gitlab Pages

Similar to Github, GitLab Pages is a feature that allows you to publish static websites directly from a repository in GitLab.

8. Aerobatic

Turbocharged static hosting. Works great with SSG like Hugo, jekyll, Gatsby, Gridsome.

9. Glitch

This is probably one of my most used tools these days, Simple, powerful, free tool to create and host node apps.

10. Heroku

A more advanced version of Glitch, Heroku is a platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud.


Automation Tools

1. Cronjob.org

Cron job is free, open source and lets you run unlimited cron jobs, all you have to do is just your api/webhook url and it will calling it on intervals which we decide.

2. n8n

A open source zapier alternative which is constantly adding new tools and apps you can connect with for endless possibilities. You can also self host this on your own server.

3. Integromat

Integromat is an easy to use, powerful tool with unique features for automating manual processes. Connect your favorite apps, services and devices with each other without having any programming skills.

4. IFTTT

Get started with IFTTT, the easiest way to do more with your favorite apps and devices for free. Make your home more relaxing. Make your work more productive. Keep your data private and secure. We believe every thing works better together

5. Pipedream

Pipedream is where developers create and share data related projects. Discover and fork projects across thousands of sources and destinations.


Nocode Tools

1. NoCodeApi

The easiest way to connect your third party application without code and backend for front-end developers like google sheet, airtable, google analytics, twitter, instagram, xml, rss to JSON, Slack, currency, 50+ more.

2. GlideApps

Glide turns spreadsheets into beautiful, easy-to-use apps, without code. Pick a spreadsheet or start with a template, customize your app, then share it instantly with anyone. Start today for free!

3. Airtable

Airtable works like a spreadsheet but gives you the power of a database to organize anything.

4. Bubble

Bubble introduces a new way to build a web application. It’s a no-code, point-and-click programming tool, entirely without code. Bubble hosts all applications on its cloud platform.

5. Material Icon Generator

Generate Material design SVG icons for your apps, open source


SEO/Digital Maeketing/Promotion/Legal Tools

1. Metatags

Generate and preview all Meta tags, and Social media tags from a webpage.

2. Webcode Tools

Generate Scehmas, Tags, and a lot of repeated code snippets.

3. Carbon

Carbon is the easiest way to create and share beautiful images of your source code.

4. CodeImg

Create and share beautiful images of your source code.

5. Getterms

Generate a simple Terms of Service and Privacy Policy statement for your website

6. Beefree

BEE is an email editor to build beautiful, responsive emails quickly and easily. Our objective is to build the Best Email Editor. Use it online or embed it into your application.

For more such tools checkout - https://appy-dev.netlify.app/

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Discussion

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I'll add notion.so with their new free plan

 

Add Codacy for automated code reviews and code analytics. Nice list.

 

Seems like a paid tool.

 

Hey, Fayaz please check out their pricing, all the features is free for Open-Source and Small Teams.

Pricing page looks free for open source only, not small closed source projects.

Hey Tiago, strange, they must have changed recently, I use Codacy since they started and I have private projects and teams on my account. I apologize for my misinformation but it remains an excellent product.

No worries Vitor. It does look potentially curious, if it were easily free for small private projects (like codefactor for example), I'd love to hook it up too. Just can't justify paying for smaller personal projects sadly.

 

In addition to this list I can share free-for.dev resource that I use from time to time.

 

Throwing supabase.io in the mix too - it's in early alpha but is a great alternative to Firebase

 

What about Charles for inspecting, intercepting, and rewriting network requests? It has free/paid modes but the free mode (I believe) has full functionality except is time-limited.

 

Thanks! I didn't know n8n and it's exactly what I wanted!

 

Great article. I think you can add GrapesJS and VvvebJs to the nocode category.

 

Will write a v2 of the list, let me know if find any more tools. Will add them in it.

 

If you don’t mind a bit of self promotion, I created reporemover.xyz. It’s a free and open source tool to help devs delete/archive multiple repos. Great for cleaning up your GitHub if you’ve got lots of forks or old deprecated projects.

Adding this in appydev

 

Really helpful post, I think we are gonna use few of the tools mentioned here.

 

Glad I coupd be of help!

 
 
 

Thank you Fayaz! Really helpful list.

 

Awesome list! And your website is even more awesome! Nice work.

 

You are a good man.

 

Well. Thanks!

 

So happy to see Vercel acknowledged somewhere. Best thing to happen to infrastructure since AWS.

 

Vercel is the best thing ever.

 

You can add Release-it for managing version development:
github.com/release-it/release-it

 
 

How about uptimetoolbox.com as an uptime montoring tool?

 

Thank you for taking the time to collate this list. Super useful

 
 

Bookmarks.dev for Bookmarks and Code Snippets Management

 

Great list. 🤩 We have also prepared the list of Best Open Source Web Development Tools.

 

Thank you so much for this post !

 

Awesome list! Thanks for this!

 

Let me know if something needs to be added to this

 

It's looks like a sponsor tools list.

 

This is not sponsored in anyway.

 

Some are really free and others have the "pricing" link.
For me the title is misleading. Like the beefree.io

You can use it for free as a guest by clicking on STARR DESIGNING on their home page.

 

In addition to this list, I can share the url-decode.com/ resource that I use from time to time. With 100+ web utilities.

 

Typo on the header "Hosts, Servers for deoplying you frontend/backend"...

 

Can you add ralley.io? It's a message queue as a service.

 

This is an amazing list! To add I have been using tabnine lately. And I love it. You can write programs faster.

 
 

Add restdb.io. It's cool.

 

Hey, check out Hasura is an open-source production-ready GraphQL API.