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What are the most generous free plans you know?

madza profile image Madza ・1 min read

Could you share some services with the most generous free plans across various categories like cloud storage, hosting platforms, database services, CI/CD tools, productivity and collaboration apps, etc?

Some of my favs include Degoo with 100GB free cloud storage, Netlify with unlimited projects and 100GB bandwidth, and DynamoDB with 25 GB of data storage.

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Savvas Stephanides

Github Pages and Netlify for hosting static pages.

AWS Lambda or Azure Functions are quite generous for serverless APIs. They allow for at least a million requests a month for free under their "always free" tier.

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Madza Author

Yup, thought of adding Lambda and Azure functions too πŸ˜„

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Savvas Stephanides

Yeah, Azure Functions has helped me immensely when building static and JAMstack sites. There's no way I was going to hit a million requests in a month since they're only needed a few times a month for generating the static websites.

Thanks for the thread, btw. It's really a goldmine!

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Alex Booker

Pusher Channels for building anything real-time (like a chat, real-time graph, notification system) allows up to 100 concurrent users and 200,000 (!) messages a day

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Magnus Skog

Cloudflare. Free DNS and unlimited(within reason) asset caching.

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vaclavhodek

Localazy, with 1000 source phrases and all localization features for free, is pretty decent and enough for localizing typical apps for free.

Also, by sharing translations with other apps, it can actually save a lot of money on professional translations.

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Pankaj Patel

This is a nice recommendation, I would definitely try it. Currently, localise.biz/plans is on top of my free i18n tools' list with 2000 phrases in free tier.

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vaclavhodek

With a deeper look at their pricing, Localazy is much much better.

Just compare free tiers:

Localazy: 1000 source phrases
Localise: 1000 translatable assets
(just a different name for the same thing)

Localazy: unlimited translations
Localise: 2000 translations

Localazy: unlimited languages
Localise: 10 langauges

Localazy: unlimited private/public projects
Localise: 2 private projects (please note that all projects are private; so this limit is effectively "2 projects only")

Localazy: unlimited revisions
Localise: previous version only

Localazy: unlimited translators, reviewers and additional owners
Localise: unlimited translators only

Increasing number of source phrases / translatable assets:

  • Localazy: one-time payment for permanent increase
  • Localise: lock you in monthly payments

If your app has 1000 phrases in the source language (which is enough for 95% of all existing apps):

  • You can translate it fully into 50, 100, 150 languages for free with Localazy

  • You can translate it fully to only 1 additional language with free Localise and you would need to pay their Agency plan to be able to translate it fully to 50, 100 languages and there is even no plan that would cover you for 150 languages...


Also, there is not mentioned anything about machine translations in Localise plans. Localazy has them available for free including shared translations (more accurate translations by sharing between apps).


From this simple comparation, Localazy is strictly more generous ;-)

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Pankaj Patel

Yeah, you are right. Localazy IS more generous.

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  • MongoDB Atlas is still good enough, flexible and powerful API, with 500 MB storage. However, if you need regular backups, or pro support, it is at least almost 20 USD / mo.
  • Firebase Storage (not only Firebase Auth). I never have to pay for it. I think AWS S3 in the same category.
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Savvas Stephanides

Similar to MongoDB Atlas, mLab provides a decent MongoDB cloud hosting free plan if you're looking for an alternative.

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Madza Author

yup, and that πŸ˜‰

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Madza Author

I like Atlas, 512MB is more than enough to get started πŸ˜‰

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Eric

3 free static sites at Digitalocean:
digitalocean.com/blog/easily-deplo...

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K

AWS has some nice free tier offerings. Also, I used Gravit Designer (Sketch alternative) free tier for a long time.

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James Sansbury

Tugboat has a free tier that provides hosting agnostic deploy previews and built-in visual regression testing…

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drubb

Scaleway has 75 GB of free S3-compatible object storage.

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Pankaj Patel

Integromat is good free resource to automate workflows among online apps. I have used it for a while for my Blogging. It's not perfect but already saves a lot.