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In 2010, Joshua Schachter, the founder of Delicious, posted the following on Hacker News:

When I first started delicious, we had to host most of the services ourselves. CVS, mail, mailing lists, etc etc etc.

These days, lots of that stuff is available as SaaS. What are the tools and services people use instead of hosting their own?

(I'm not talking about actual production services like EC2 and Heroku and whatnot. We can go over this in another thread.)

In 2013, Sharjeel Qureshi, posted the following:

Few years ago, Joshua Schachter started this thread on HN for discussing hosted useful services: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1769910

The contribution in thread introduced many interesting SaaS services which can immensely help in deploying services as well as development.

It's been three years since then. What do we have today?

Many thanks to the big contributors to the previous threads, including garrettdimon, espeed, netshade, and cmadan, and many more that I haven't named.


I've collected more data from Hacker News, AngelList and Quora, to make the 2015 and beyond version. This list also includes self-hosted as well as hosted services.

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Identity Verification

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Cognito @getcognito - Frictionless, modern identity verification that starts with just a phone number.
BlockScore @getblockscore $1/verification - $5/verification Individual ID verifications and company verifications.
Onfido @Onfido $2/verification Individual ID verifications, Document Checks and Facial recognition.

Browser/Email Testing

Service Twitter Pricing Description
BrowserStack @browserstack $35/mo - $359/mo Live, web-based browser testing.
Litmus @litmusapp $79/mo - $399/mo Lets you preview your campaigns across 30+ real email clients and devices in minutes.
Sauce Labs @saucelabs $12/mo - $149/mo Run your web and mobile app tests across hundreds of real browsers and platforms instantly.
EmailOnAcid @emailonacid $45/mo - $295/mo Quickly ensure that your emails don't look like crap in any email client.
Rainforest QA @rainforestqa $500/mo - $2000/mo Insanely simple integration testing.
DebugMail - Free Easy to use fake mail (SMTP) server for developers.
Mailosaur @mailosaur $19/mo - $199/mo Email, SMS and Spam testing with virtual SMTP servers for business-grade usage.
Mailtrap @Mailtrap Free - $24.99/mo A fake SMTP server for development and staging environments along with a REST API for testing.

Bug/Issue Tracking

Service Twitter Pricing Description
BitBucket Issues @bitbucket $10/mo - $200/mo, Unlimited private code repositories Host, manage, and share Git and Mercurial repositories in the cloud. Free, unlimited private repositories for up to 5 developers give teams the flexibility to grow and code without restrictions.
BugHerd @bugherd $29/mo - $180/mo Turn client feedback into actionable tasks. BugHerd lets you quickly see, at a glance, how your project is going and what everyone is working on. The task board lets you keep team members in sync by assigning and scheduling tasks with a simple drag and drop.
Bugify @bugify $59.00 Self hosted issue management system. One-time payment. Written in PHP.
GitHub Issues @GitHub $7/mo - $50/mo Build software better, together. GitHub is the largest code host on the planet with over 13.2 million repositories. Large or small, every repository comes with the same powerful tools. These tools are open to the community for public projects and secure for private projects.
GitLab Issues @gitlabhq Free GitLab is open source software to collaborate on code that is used by more than 100,000 organisations worldwide. Unlimited private repositories on GitLab.com or host your own instance. Enterprise Edition includes deep LDAP support.
Huboard @huboard $7/mo - $24/mo GitHub issues made awesome Instant project management for GitHub repositories
JIRA @JIRA $10/mo hosted - $10/yr self-hosted JIRA is the tracker for teams planning and building great products. Thousands of teams choose JIRA to capture and organize issues, assign work, and follow team activity. At your desk or on the go with the new mobile interface, JIRA helps your team get the job done.
Lighthouse @lighthouseapp $25/mo - $100/mo Whether you're a large company or a small bootstrapped team, Lighthouse is the perfect ticket tracking solution. Collaborate effortlessly on projects. Whether youre a team of 5 or studio of 50, Lighthouse will help you keep track of your project development with ease.
Pinitto.me - - Post It Notes on a virtual corkboard (OSS)
Sifter @sifterapp $29/mo - $149/mo Less configuring. More doing. We've put in the time researching bug tracking to help create the simplest possible workflow for you to get work done. From time-to-time we even blog about some of our ideas around this optimal bug tracking process
Usersnap @usersnap $19/mo-$99/mo Usersnap is visual bug reporting for anyone working on web projects. Get visual feedback and precious browser information with every bug report to reproduce and fix them even faster.
Instabug @instabug $49/mo-$349/mo Instabug is comprehensive bug reporting and in-app feedback tool for mobile apps. Receive detailed feedback attached with every bug report sent by your testers or users to debug and build better apps, faster.

Planning & Project Management

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Aha! @aha_io $69/mo, Ask about startup plan The new way to create brilliant product strategy and visual roadmaps.
Sprintly @sprintly $49/mo- $399/mo Don't ask how projects are going. Watch how they're going in real-time. Use our elegant interface to prioritize, tag, manage, estimate, and measure your software developers' progress in real-time.
Podio @Podio Free Teamwork made easy. News and views from the team behind Podio - changing the way the world works since 2009.
Flow @flowapp $19/mo - $249/mo Stop managing projects from your inbox. Flow is a collaborative task management app for the web and iPhone.
Basecamp @37signals $20/mo - $150/mo The official account for Basecamp. Helping Basecamp customers every Mon-Fri 9am-6pm CT! Basecamp to help organize the store design, develop fixtures, and manage craftspeople. Primarily through word-of-mouth alone, Basecamp has become the worlds #1 project management tool.
Apollo @applicomhq $23/mo - $148/mo Integrated Project and Contact Management Done Right Apollo is project and contact management done right. Using Apollo, you will realise that it's built to help you get things done, quickly and efficiently. With Apollo, you will always know where your projects, your contacts and your life are at and you will feel on top of everything regardless of how hectic your schedule is.
Pivotal Tracker @pivotaltracker $7/mo - $175/mo BUILD BETTER SOFTWARE FASTER. Break your project down into bite-sized stories, which get your product closer to the business goal. Use points to estimate each storys relative complexity and prioritize it in the backlog.
Asana @asana $50/mo - $800/mo Teamwork without email. Asana is our go-to for prioritizing projects, keeping up w/orders & staying on top of a growing to-do list
WeekPlan @weekplan $7/mo - $19/mo Time management inspired by the 7 habits of highly effective people Features: goals of the week, week view and quadrant matrix, pomodoro timer, shared workspaces, etc...
Trello @trello $5/mo Organize anything, together Trello is the fastest, easiest way to organize anything, from your day-to-day work, to a favorite side project, to your greatest life plans.
Blossom @blossom_io $19/mo - $149/mo Agile Project Management. Blossom gives each member of the team clear overview about whos doing what & why and at the same time it helps you to focus on what matters most. With Blossom you can efficiently manage your whole development process in one place, built with simplicity in mind. Blossom is based on the principles ofKanban, a way of working that emphasizes iterative delivery cycles and continuously improves the workflow of your team or organization.
Redmine - - Flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
JIRA Agile @jira $10/mo - $30/mo Dream big, work smart, deliver fast. Makers of @JIRA, @Confluence, @Bitbucket and more. Software to plan, collaborate, code, and support. Built for teams
Tom's Planner @tomsplanner $9/mo - $19/mo Tom's Planner is online Gantt chart software that allows anyone to create, collaborate and share Gantt Charts online with drag and drop simplicity. It's web based, extremely intuitive and easy-to-use.
LeanKit @leankit $15/mo - $19/mo Instant Project visibility. In LeanKit, you map your organizations processes onto virtual whiteboards. On each board the process steps are represented as vertical and horizontal lanes. Cards represent work items, which team members update and move from across the board as they complete their share of the work. Rather than having to ask for status reports, managers and customers can just look at the board. Board updates are visible in seconds around the globe and e-mail alerts and RSS feeds are available, so you and your team can take immediate action to resolve issues before they turn into serious problems.
Breeze @BreezeTeam $29/mo - $129/mo Organize and track everything. Breeze shows you what's being worked on, who's working on what, where things are in the workflow and how much time it took.
Cushion @cushionapp $8/mo - $48/mo Piece of mind for freelancers. We built Cushion as a team of freelancers who always had trouble planning and managing our yearconstantly taking on too much work and never thinking to take a break.
Clickup @clickup_app $0 - $5/mo ClickUp's #1 rated productivity software is making more productive projects with a beautifully designed and intuitive platform.

Time Tracking

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Toggl @toggl Free - $59/mo Toggls time tracker is built for speed and ease of use. Time logging with Toggl is so simple that youll actually use it.
Clockify @clockify Free Clockify is the only 100% Free time tracking software that lets you and your team track time with one click. It works like Toggl but offers unlimited features and unlimited users.
Hubstaff @hubstaff Free - $9/mo Hubstaff is time tracking software designed to make remote team management more effective and efficient. You just have to sign up, download our intuitive desktop app and push the start button to begin tracking time.
Tickspot @tickspot Free - $149/mo Straightforward time tracking software to help your team run more profitable projects. Whether you prefer iOS, Android, the Apple Watch, or your desktop computer, Tick is the easiest way to track your time.
Kimai @kimai_org self-hosted Kimai is a Free open source timetracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project, by action, etc.
Timetrap - Free simple open source command line time tracking

App Developer Tools

Service Twitter Pricing Description
App Annie @appannie/ Free Make better decisions with our app store data. We are the leader for app store analytics, app rankings, and market intelligence.
App Figures @appfigures $9/mo A beautiful app tracking platform for app developers and publishers.

Localization & Internationalization

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Localize.js - $25/mo - $150/mo Website translation with just a few lines of code.
Gengo - $0.06 - $0.17/word Human translation API
Google Website Translator - - Make your website instantly available in 90+ languages

Business & Traffic Analytics

Service Twitter Pricing Description
KISSmetrics @kissmetrics/ $150/mo - $500/mo KISSmetrics tells you whos doing it. Every last piece gets connected to a real person. All of it. It doesnt matter if people bounce around between different browsers and devices. Or even if it takes them 6 months to come back. Youll see what real people do.
Localytics @localytics/ Free up to 10k MAUs, $200/mo - $2700/mo above that Find out what works in your mobile or web app. Do more of it. All in one place. Advanced analytics provide data and insight to help you build more successful apps. Integrated Marketing helps you easily engage and acquire more customers.
Mixpanel @mixpanel/ $150/mo - $2000/mo Actions speak louder than page views. For years, companies have pushed page views as a primary measure of success. Page view counts are popular because they are easy to report, but ultimately cannot tell you how engaged your visitors are. Mixpanel lets you measure what customers do in your app by reporting actions, not page views.
Amplitude $299/mo Mobile Analytics for decision makers -
Snowplow @SnowPlowData - Snowplow is the most powerful, flexible, scalable web analytics platform in the world. Snowplow enables analysts to perform a wide variety of both simple and sophisticated analytics on your web analytics data.
Segment - $29/mo - $349/mo The right way to manage your tools. The idea is simple: one pipeline for all your data. Send data to any third-party tool with a single integration.
Clicky @clicky $9.99/mo - $19.99/mo Real Time Web Analytics. Clicky lets you see every visitor and every action they take on your web site, with the option to attach custom data to visitors, such as usernames or email addresses. Analyze each visitor individually and see their full history.
Google Analytics - - Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
Matomo @matomo_org - Whether you are an individual blogger, a small business, or a large corporation, Matomo helps you gain valuable insights to help your business or readership grow.
Chartio @chartio - Visualize and explore your data with Chartio. Create interactive charts and perfect dashboards through an intuitive drag and drop interface. Switch from basic tables to sophisticated data visualizations in a single click. Powerful filters let you slice and dice your data, and you can drill down into most charts without configuring a thing.
Chartbeat @chartbeat $9.95/mo - $49.95/mo Build a loyal and valuable audience for your site. Chartbeat's real-time traffic and audience-behavior data shows you who's on your site and how they're engaging with your content right now so you can take action on what matters when it matters.
Calq @CalqAnalytics $0 - $2500/mo Advanced custom analytics for mobile and web applications. Calq is an analytics platform that measures user actions rather than page views. An action can be anything a user does: reviewing a product, playing a level on a mobile game, making a purchase on your site, anything. Calq's ability to work with custom events AND custom data is what raises it above more traditional analytics platforms.
GoSquared @gosquared 21.60 - 396/mo Easy to use real-time web analytics.
Improvely @improvelycom $29 - $899/mo Conversion tracking and click fraud monitoring platform. The easiest way to track the performance of marketing campaigns and monitor them for click fraud.
Keen IO @keen_io $0 - $2000+/mo Custom analytics shouldn't be a pain in the backend. Keen IO's powerful APIs do the heavy lifting for you, so you can gather all the data you want and start getting the answers you need.
Heap Analytics @heap 0 - $599+ Instant, retroactive analytics for web and iOS. No code required.
Gauges @GaugesApp $6-$48/mo Gauges provides real time web analytics such as how many people visit your site, where they come from, and where they go.
Wisdom - Free - $2000+/mo Session Replay. Wisdom is the most accurate live visitor session recorder service available. Focusing only on session replay, Wisdom reconstructs a virtual desktop screen for every visitor, across all tabs, to capture the true feel of every visitor's experience.

Conversion Optimization & A/B Testing

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Optimizely @optimizely $17/mo - $359/mo A/B testing you'll actually use. Track engagement, clicks, conversions, sign ups, or anything else that matters to you and your business. Optimizely's custom goal tracking provides an endless range of measurable actions that you can define. Just tell Optimizely what to measure, and we will do the rest.
Visual Website Optimizer @wingify $49/mo - $129/mo Increase your website sales and conversions. Using Visual Website Optimizer, they A/B test different versions of their website and landing pages to find out which one works best. Made for marketers, our tool is incredibly easy to use, and doesn't need IT resources.
EyeQuant @eyequant $199/mo - $999/mo Instantly understand what your visitors will see and miss in their first seconds on your site, and improve your conversions. Analyse live sites or mockups within seconds, no code required.
Optimize by Google - Free Optimize allows you to test variants of web pages and see how they perform against an objective that you specify.

User Management

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Okta @OktaDev Free Okta adds authentication, authorization, and user management to your web or mobile app within minutes.
Auth0 - - -
Connect2id @Connect2id 299/mo - 999/mo Hosted Connect2id server a flexible, secure and certified OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 identity provider.

User Testing

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Silverback 2.0 @silverbackapp 69.95 Guerrilla usability testing software for designers and developers. Silverback makes it easy, quick and cheap for everyone to perform guerrilla usability tests with no setup and no expense, using hardware already in your Mac.
HotJar @hotjar Free - $29/mo (personal) Records videos and collects heatmaps of your site visitor actions.
Wisdom Free - $2000+/mo Session Replay Wisdom is the most accurate live visitor session recorder service available. Focusing only on session replay, Wisdom reconstructs a virtual desktop screen for every visitor, across all tabs, to capture the true feel of every visitor's experience.


Service Twitter Pricing Description
Workday @workday - Workday works the way people workcollaboratively, on the go, and in real-time. Explore the product previews below to learn how Workday can change the way you work. With powerful business applications and a user experience that's unmatched in enterprise software, Workday gives you everything you need to transform your business.
Lever @lever - A modern web app for hiring. Leverage your entire company interviewers, managers, and recruiters to source, vet, and close.
Zenefits @zenefits $0/mo The #1 All-In-One HR Platform. Payroll. Benefits. Time. Compliance. All online, all in one place.
TestDome @TestDome $8/candidate - $20/candidate Automated testing of programming skills, ask candidates to write real code before calling them for an interview.
HackerRank @hackerrank paid End-to-end technical recruiting platform for hiring engineers.
PeopleDoc @PeopleDoc_Inc HR Service delivery platform designed to simplify complex HR operations, compliance and can easily serve employees anytime, anywhere.
BambooHR @bamboohr paid HR software with heart.
PeopleDoc @PeopleDoc_Inc - HR Service delivery platform designed to simplify complex HR operations, compliance and can easily serve employees anytime, anywhere.
BambooHR @bamboohr paid HR software with heart.
HiringPlan @ltse Free HiringPlan is a headcount planning tool for startups with built-in market data. It helps founders adopt a structured compensation plan, pay people fairly and preserve cash and equity runway.
TLDROptions @ltse Free A tool for helping employees understand the potential value of their stock options.


Service Twitter Pricing Description
Gusto @gustohq $29/mo + $6/user Payroll and benefits that put people first, easy setup, automated tax filings and thoughtful support.
WagePoint @wagepoint $20 + $2/employy The Simple, Fast & Friendly way to pay your employees.

Continuous Integration/Code Quality

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Travis @travisci Free - $489/mo Hi Im Travis CI, a hosted continuous integration service for open source and private projects: travis-ci.com System status updates: @traviscistatus
AppVeyor @appveyor - AppVeyor automates building, testing and deployment of .NET applications, helping your team to focus on delivering great apps.
Codeship @codeship Start with 100 builds/mo Free, Unlimited plans start at 49$ Continuous Delivery as a service, start testing and deploying your code immediately
Circle @circleci $19/mo - $269/mo Ship better code, faster. Easy, fast, continuous integration and deployment for web apps.
Nevercode @nevercodehq - -
Hound @houndci Free Automated Code Review. Take care of pesky code reviews with a trusty Hound
CodeClimate @codeclimate $0/mo - $399/mo Automated Code Review. Code Climate hosted software metrics help you ship quality Ruby and JavaScript code faster. Get control of your technical debt with real time static analysis of your code.
Codacy - $0 - $150/mo Automated Code Review. Continuous Static Analysis designed to complement your unit tests. Similar to CodeClimate.
Codecov - $0 - $5/mo Hosted Code Coverage. Code coverage reporting done right.
Semaphore @semaphoreci $14/mo - $899/mo Create an Amazing Workflow. Semaphore assumes that your private or open source project is on GitHub. There are no new dependencies, hooks or SSH keys to manage. It works without any change in source code.
Solano CI @SolanoLabs $15/mo - $100/mo Faster Continuous Integration and Deployment with patented auto-parallelization. Solano CI sets up Continuous Integration in minutes, Frees you from managing a build server, and lets you deploy software 10x - 80x faster by running tests in parallel safely and automatically. It also lets you use our massively scalable environment even before you push to CI. Seamlessly integrates into existing workflows. Free 14-day trial, no credit card required. Formerly loved as tddium.
Jenkins @jenkinsci Free Jenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system that supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands. Released under the MIT License, Jenkins is Free software.
Bamboo @atlassian $10/mo - $1000/mo Bamboo does more than just run builds and tests. It connects issues, commits, test results, and deploys so the whole picture is available to your entire product team from project managers, to devs and testers, to sys admins.
Buildkite (Buildbox) @buildkite $15/dev/mo Semi-hosted continuous integration and deployment. Buildkite uses your own infrastructure to run builds so you can test any language or run any deployment scripts. You can run as many parallel agents (and builds) as you want.
Crucible @atlassian $10/mo - $8000/mo Code review system. Review code, discuss changes, share knowledge, and identify defects with Crucible's flexible review workflow. It's code review made easy for Git, Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and more.
Coveralls @coverallsapp $0/mo - $50/mo Coveralls works with your continuous integration server to give you test coverage history and statistics. It integrates with any langauge and is Free for open source.
Testributor @testributor Free Testributor is an open source Continuous Integration platform. A hosted version is available for Free, both for open source and private projects.
Wercker @wercker $0/mo - $350/mo Wercker is a Docker-Native CI/CD Automation platform for Kubernetes & Microservice Deployments.
Monkey Test It @monkeytestit $0/mo - $199/mo Automated website checking tool to catch bugs on your website (broken links, missing images, JS errors, etc) before your users do. Integrates with Slack, most CI systems, webooks, and supports built-in scheduling.
Concourse @concourseci Free Concourse is an open-source continuous thing-doer. Built on the simple mechanics of resources, tasks, and jobs, Concourse presents a general approach to automation that makes it great for CI/CD.


Service Twitter Pricing Description
Geckoboard @geckoboard $17/mo - $899/mo Meet Geckoboard. It's Your Key Data, In One Place. Geckoboard monitors your businesss vital signs dont wait, see it live on a business dashboard as it happens. Focus on what matters and react faster to important events.
Telemetry @telemetrytv $9/mo - $749/mo Build realtime dashboard with powerful visualizations that look beautiful on big screen TVs, desktop computers, mobile devices, and embedded systemsall using a simple REST API that works with all modern languages.
Dashing - - Dashing is a Sinatra based framework that lets you build beautiful dashboards.
Klipfolio @klipfolio $5/user/mo - $20/user/mo Meet Your Business Dashboard. Connect to any data service to bring your key numbers together on one dashboard. Assign your data to visualizations to show the story behind the numbers. Cultivate a data-driven culture by sharing dashboards with everyone on your team.
Grafana @grafana $0 - $90/mo (+9/user/mo) The analytics platform for all your metrics. Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share dashboards with your team and foster a data driven culture.
Redash - Self-hosted or $49/mo - 450/mo Redash has support for querying multiple databases, including: Redshift, Google BigQuery, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Graphite, Presto, Google Spreadsheets, Cloudera Impala, Hive and custom scripts.
Cyfe @cyfe $0 - $29/mo Cyfe offers all-in-one web dashboards for your clients to help them monitor and analyze data scattered across all their online services like Google Analytics, Salesforce, AdSense, MailChimp, Amazon, Facebook, WordPress, Twitter and more from one single location in real-time.

Error/Exception Handling

Service Twitter Pricing Description
CatchJS - $49 - $499 JavaScript error reporting for web apps. Can take screenshots and collect click trails, so reproducing bugs becomes easy.
Crashlytics @crashlytics Free Crash reports and grouping for easier analysis. Basic analytics and reports. iOS & Android
Sentry @getsentry Open Source & $24/mo - $199/mo Sentry notifies you when your users experience errors. Know immediately when things happen in your application. Engage users before they have a chance to report a problem.
HoneyBadger @honeybadgerapp $39/mo - $249/mo Exception, uptime, and performance monitoring for Ruby. It tells you about errors, downtime and performance issues as they happen. And it gives you the tools you need to fix them ...without burying you in data. Without silly rate limits or per-server fees.
BugSnag @bugsnag $29/mo - $249/mo Automatic, full-stack error monitoring. Web app monitoring for Rails, PHP, Node.js, Java, and every other leading platform.
Raygun @raygunio $14/mo - $199/mo Exceptional Error Tracking. Your software faults get automatically sent to the Raygun service and analysis begins immediately. Raygun intelligently groups your errors so you're dealing with root causes, not every single error instance!
Airbrake @airbrake $49 - $249/mo No More Searching Log Files Capture and Track Your Application's Exceptions in 3 Minutes. Airbrake is the leading exception reporting service, currently providing error tracking for 50,000 applications with support for 18 programming languages.
Rollbar @rollbar $12/mo - $1249/mo Take control of your errors. Rollbar is platform-agnostic and can accept data from anything that can speak HTTP and JSON. You can use our official libraries for Ruby, Python, PHP, Node.js, JavaScript, Android, iOS, or Flash, or roll your own with our API.
Errorception @errorception $5/mo - $59/mo Painless JavaScript Error Tracking. Errorception is a simple and painless way to find out about JavaScript errors, as they occur in your users' browsers. All you need to do is insert a script tag on your page, and you will start recording errors as they happen in real-time.
Errbit - OSS The open source error catcher that's Airbrake API compliant.
OverOps @overopshq - God Mode in Production Code for java and scala applications.

Application Distribution

Service Twitter Pricing Description
HockeyApp @hockeyapp Free - $129/mo depending on number of apps and number of owners Distribution of iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Mac OS apps. Includes analytics, user feedback and crash reports.
Setapp @setapp $9.99/mo Setapp is a single subscription with a huge collection of quality apps for macOS

Log Monitoring

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Fluentd @fluentd - Set Up Once, Collect More. Fluentd is an open source data collector designed for processing data streams. 150+ plugins instantly enable you to store the data for Log Management, Big Data Analytics, etc
Flume - - -
Graylog - @graylog2 Field-tested open source data analytics system used and trusted all around the world. Search your logs, create charts, send reports and be alerted when something happens. All running on the existing JVM in your datacenter.
LogEntries @logentries $16/mo - $245/mo Log Management & Analytics Made Easy. Logentries provides an easy-to-use cloud service for log management and analytics.
Loggly @loggly $49/mo - $349/mo Solve operational problems faster. Loggly helps cloud-centric organizationsorganizations that build and manage cloud-facing applicationsto solve operational problems faster.
Logstash @logstash - Ship logs from any source, parse them, get the right timestamp, index them, and search them. Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, Logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
Papertrail @papertrailapp $7/mo - $230/mo Frustration-Free log management. Get started in seconds. Use Papertrail's time-saving log tools, flexible system groups, team-wide access, long-term archives, charts and analytics exports, monitoring webhooks, and 45-second setup.
Stackify @Stackify $15/mo Connecting the dots for you. Stackify focuses on application health, magnifying critical insights for developers, operations, and support teams.
statsd - - -
Sumo Logic @SumoLogic - Log Data is Big Data. Once enabled by the administrator, the new data will be searchable in the customer account. Sumo Logic provides an Application for Data Volume for out-ofthe-box dashboards and searches that deliver a comprehensive view of data usage volume by category, collector, source name, and hosts.

Application Performance

Service Twitter Pricing Description
AppNeta @AppNeta Free to $119 / mo Full-stack application monitoring for web apps. Get visibility into code, network, and end user, especially for polyglot and service-oriented applications, by looking at transactions, errors, browser metrics, host metrics, and more.
DripStat @DripStat $20/mo Application monitoring for Java. Next gen Java APM. Full visibility across your stack. Specificially designed for Java. Supports SQL databases, MongoDB and Cassandra.
New Relic @NewRelic $149/mo Application monitoring for all your web apps. Its about gaining actionable, real-time business insights from the billions of metrics your software is producing, including user click streams, mobile activity, end user experiences and transactions.
AppSignal @AppSignal $49/mo - $259/mo Better monitoring for your Rails applications. Get detailled statistics on your site's performance with mean and 90th percentile measurements.
Instrumental @instrumental $150/mo - $750/mo Monitor Your App in Realtime. Instrumentals made to monitor metrics at a ridiculously high scale. At rates of 500,000 metrics per second and higher, it doesnt even break a sweat
Atatus @atatusapp $12/mo - $159/mo Simple JavaScript Error Tracking. Atatus is a simple error tracking and uptime monitoring system. Add two lines of code and get alerted on any errors that occurs in your application in realtime.

Load Testing

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Bees with Machine Guns! - - -
Flood.io @flood_io Free to $399/mo Auto setup and results summaries/graphs of JMeter and Gatling load tests. Can easily scale to 100K+ reqs/min.
Neustar Website Load Testing @Neustar $80/mo Tackle performance problems such as bandwidth limitations, error rates exceeding thresholds, server PU limitations and much more.
Loader.io - Free to 100.00$ / mo Loader.io is a Free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections.
Locust.io @locustio Open Source Self-hosted load testing tool written in Python, with the tests themselves written in Python code
k6.io @k6_io Free, Open Source k6 is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. Its built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow, so you can stay on top of performance without fuzz.
loadimpact.com @loadimpact $99.00+ A SaaS performance testing solution for modern DevOps teams, built on top of the open source k6.io project.

Server Monitoring

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Server Density @serverdensity - Premium hosted website and server monitoring tool. All your activity syncs in real time - from starting new instances to upgrading or deleting old ones. Work wherever you want - through web, mobile, API or directly with your provider. Everything stays in sync.
Datadog @datadoghq $0/mo - $15/host/mo Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
Circonus @circonus $15/host/mo - $25/host/mo Circonus combines multiple monitoring, alerting, event reporting, and analytical tools into one unified solution. Use any data, in any application, from any system, and visualize it in real-time.
TrueSight Pulse @truesightpulse - Real-time visibility into cloud and server infrastructure
Librato @Librato $0.05/metric/mo to $0.30/metric/mo Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack.
Scout - - -
Prometheus - -
Site24x7 @site24x7 $9/mo starter - $225/enterprise
Uptime Robot @uptimerobot - Free basic HTTP/HTTPS website monitoring
BinaryCanary - - -

Customer Support/Help Desks

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Desk @desk $3/mo - $50/mo Deliver Customer Service That Wows. Desk.com creates the leading customer service application, which helps fast-growing companies deliver outstanding customer support. Desk.com's intuitive user interface and powerful features make solving customers' problems more efficient for the entire company. Plus, Desk.com is the only Customer Service Application backed by Salesforce, providing easy integration with other Salesforce services and robust security. There are thousands of companies using Desk.com as their help desk software application, from household names like Square and Instagram to the burrito shop down the street. Give it a try for Free.
HelpScout @helpscout $15/mo Scalable customer support, no help desk headaches. Based on conditions you specify, Help Scout automatically performs one or more actions.
ZenDesk @zendesk $1/mo - $195/mo Relationships between businesses and their customers can be hard. Better customer service starts with better communication Zendesk brings all your customer conversations into one place.
Groove @groove $15/ mo Everything you need to deliver awesome, personal support to every customer. Your customers will never know that youre using a helpdesk. To them, your messages look like regular emails. It feels like personal support, and it helps you build deeper relationships with your customers.
Intercom @intercom $49/mo - $449/mo The easiest way to see and talk to your users. Intercom is a single platform where you can see in real-time who is using your product and send personalized messages to the right users at the right time based on their behavior.
Tender @tenderapp $9/mo - $99/mo Better, Simpler, Customer Support Software. Support your customers in the open! With public forums, you can offer a public space to your users to discuss common issues and get feedback, while still keeping certain categories private (billing, orders, ...). Power users can subscribe to categories and new discussions, and help out other customers.
Enchant @enchanthq $9/ mo It's like gmail on steroids! Enchant is a powerful helpdesk that helps your team deliver awesome support to each and every customer. To your customers, it's just email. They will never see a ticket number and will never have to log into anything!
Freshdesk @freshdesk $16/mo - $70/mo Everything you need to deliver Exceptional Customer Support. Freshdesk keeps you from running behind issues blindly and gets your customer support issues under control.
UserDeck @user_deck $0 - $25/mo Customer support software that embeds into your existing website.
Sirportly @sirportly 0 - 15/mo Grow your business and provide world class customer support. Simply setup your helpdesk in less than a few minutes. Integrate with your other software tools and take advantage of the automated rules and macros to scale your customer support to a new level, become more professional and customer focused and turn your customers into raving fans with Sirportly.
Olark - - -
SnapEngage - Custom pricing per integration, or from $81/month Highly customised live chat integrations
Get Satisfaction! - - Customer communities for social support, social marketing & customer feedback - online community software. Get Satisfaction is the leading customer engagement platform that helps companies build better relationships with their customers and prospects, through the best online customer community.
Reamaze @reamaze $15/mo Lightweight, Lightspeed Help Desk. Email, Social, Branded, Integrated. Reamaze provides your team with helpdesk functionality that integrates with your application, as well as integrations with popular 3rd party tools in your workflow.
Jitbit Helpdesk @jitbithelpdesk $29/mo - $199/mo A help desk app that actually makes your work easier, not harder. Comes in both hosted and on-premise versions. Very well designed and easy to use. Has all the must-have features and doesn't get in your way.
Drift @drift Free for < 100 contacts, paid from $49/mo Stop wasting your website traffic. Sales-oriented live chat and in-app messaging, with chatbot automation.
Zammad @zammadhq $0/mo - $24/mo Zammad is a award winning open source helpdesk/customer support system with a beautiful UI and many features to manage customer communication via several channels like telephone, facebook, twitter, chat and e-mails. It is distributed under the GNU AFFERO General Public License (AGPL).
Support Hero @supportheroapp $49/mo - $199/mo Knowledge base and tutorial management platform with smart analytics. Support Hero is a self-service knowledge base that helps companies educate their clients. Helping them to create and deliver a game-changing user education experience that increases retention and engagement, while reducing customer relationship costs.

Transactional Email

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Postmark @postmarkapp $1.50 Email delivery for web apps done right. Postmark removes the headaches of delivering and parsing transactional email for webapps with minimal setup time and zero maintenance. We have years of experience getting email to the inbox, so you can work and rest easier.
MailGun @Mail_Gun $20.00 The Email Service For Developers. Easy SMTP integration and a simple, RESTful API abstracts away the messy details of email. Scale quickly, whether you need to send 10 or 10 million emails.
Amazon Simple Email Service @AWSSupport $0 for the first 62,000 emails you send each month Flexible, affordable, and highly-scalable email sending and receiving platform for businesses and developers
SendGrid @SendGrid $9.95/mo - $399.95 Email Delivery. Simplified. SendGrid delivers billions of emails for companies of all sizes every month. Select the package that best fits with your sending volume, set-up your account, and let SendGrid take care of the rest!
CritSend @critsend $50/mo - $3000/mo The Best SMTP Relay for Developers. Use the most reliable infrastructure for your transactional and bulk emails. It only takes 5 minutes to setup Critsend and start enjoying fast delivery time and automatic scalability.
Postage @postagebird $9/mo - $399/mo The easier way to send email from web apps. Postage app helps design, send, and analyze emails within minutes.
Sendwithus @sendwithus Free 'Hacker' plan of 1000 messages/mo Transactional email A/B testing and drip campaigns
SparkPost @SparkPost Free - $474/mo The most performant email delivery service whether your app or website sends hundreds, or billions, of messages.

Other APIs

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Filestack @FileStack $0/mo - $49/mo Easy, Powerful File Uploads. Connect, Store, and Process any file from anywhere on the Internet
Open Exchange Rates - $12/mo - $97/mo Real-time exchange rates & currency conversion JSON API. A simple and easy-to-integrate exchange rates API in JSON format, with HTTPS and JSONP support, with examples, guides and full documentation.
FormAPI @form_api $49/mo - $249/mo PDF Service for Developers. Makes it easy for programmers to fill out and sign PDF documents. Saves a lot of development time if you need to generate a lot of contracts, invoices, etc.

Site Search

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Elasticsearch @elasticsearch - an end-to-end search and analytics platform. infinitely versatile. By combining the massively popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana we have created an end-to-end stack that delivers actionable insights in real-time from almost any type of structured and unstructured data source. Built and supported by the engineers behind each of these open source products, the Elasticsearch ELK stack makes searching and analyzing data easier than ever before.
Swiftype @Swiftype Free - $250/mo, Enterprise Plans available Swiftype is a hosted website search service, available as a web crawler or as an API integration. API clients are available for major frameworks and languages, plugins are available for major third party platforms.
Algolia @Algolia $49/mo - $449/mo Build Realtime Search. Algolia is a fully hosted search service, available as a REST API. API clients are also available for all major frameworks, platforms and languages.
Apache Solr - - An open source search platform, based and co-released with Apache Lucene.
Amazon Cloudsearch - - Search SaaS

Email Marketing

Service Twitter Pricing Description
MailCharts @mailcharts $30/mo Track & understand how your competitors use email marketing. MailCharts tracks over a thousand companies, bringing you actionable insights to help you improve your email marketing strategy, make data-driven decisions and gain design and content inspiration.
Customer.io - $50/mo - $1250/Mo Send email based on what people do or don't do in your app. Customer.io lets you send newsletters to segments of customers using data from your site.
Vero @veroapp $99/mo Send emails based on what your customers do. Vero makes it easy to create segments of customers based on the attributes you capture (e.g. age, location, gender) and the actions your customers take (e.g. logged in, used feature x, checked out, etc.).
Mailchimp @Mailchimp - -
Campaign Monitor @CampaignMonitor $9/mo - $699/mo CAMPUnbounce Feature Tour
Sendy @getsendy $59 one time fee, host yourselfor use a hosted sendy instance from a variety of providers. -
Image-Charts @imagecharts Free - $49/mo, self-hosted plan available Include animated charts as image into emails, no server-side rendering, 1 URL = 1 chart, compatible with Google Image Charts.
Drip @getdrip Free for < 100 subscribers, paid plans from $49/mo Advanced marketing automation with workflows, drip campaigns, conversion tracking etc..
MailerLite @mailerlite Free - $140/mo Free plan offers a lot of features
MarketHero - $99+/mo Autoresponder / email marketing tool.
EmailOctopus @emailoctopus Free up to 2,500 subscribers, paid plans from $19/mo Low cost email marketing using Amazon SES.

Email Collection/Landing Page Apps

Service Twitter Pricing Description
Launchrock @launchrock $49/mo - $199/mo Even if you know how to code a web page with HTML, you'll love how much faster it is with our landing page builder. Load up your logo and graphic assets, set up a few base colors from your brand palette and publish away.
Unbounce @unbounce $49/mo - $199/mo Unbounce empowers marketers to act independently from technical teams, improving their efficiency and their ability to generate sales
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