Free for dev - list of software-4 (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.)

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Free for dev - list of software-4 (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.)

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Developers and Open Source authors now have a massive amount of services offering free tiers, but it can be hard to find them all to make informed decisions.

This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.

The scope of this particular list is limited to things that infrastructure developers (System Administrator, DevOps Practitioners, etc.) are likely to find useful. We love all the free services out there, but it would be good to keep it on topic. It's a bit of a grey line at times so this is a bit opinionated; do not be offended if I do not accept your contribution.

This list is the result of Pull Requests, reviews, ideas and work done by 900+ people. You too can help by sending Pull Requests to add more services or by remove ones whose offerings have changed or been retired.

NOTE: This list is only for as-a-Service offerings, not for self-hosted software. For a service to be eligible it has to offer a free tier and not just a free trial. If the free tier is time-bucketed it has to be for at least a year. We also consider the free tier from a security perspective, so SSO is fine but I will not accept services that restrict TLS to paid-only tiers.

 

Dev Blogging Sites

  • dev.to - Where programmers share ideas and help each other grow.
  • hashnode.com — Hassle-free Blogging Software for Developers!.
  • medium.com — Get smarter about what matters to you.

 

Commenting Platforms

  • Staticman - Staticman is a Node.js application that receives user-generated content and uploads it as data files to a GitHub and/or GitLab repository, using Pull Requests.
  • GraphComment - GraphComment is a comments platform that helps you build an active community from website’s audience.
  • Utterances - A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!
  • Disqus - Disqus is a networked community platform used by hundreds of thousands of sites all over the web.

 

Screenshot APIs

  • 24browser.com – Capture beautifully rendered website screenshots at scale with powerful API.
  • ApiFlash — A screenshot API based on Aws Lambda and Chrome. Handles full page, capture timing, viewport dimensions, ...
  • microlink.io – It turns any website into data such as metatags normalization, beauty link previews, scraping capabilities or screenshots as a service. 250 reqs/day every day free.
  • ScreenshotAPI.net - Screenshot API use one simple API call to generate screenshots of any website. Build to scale and hosted on Google Cloud. Offers 100 free screenshots per month.
  • screenshotlayer.com — Capture highly customizable snapshots of any website. Free 100 snapshots/month
  • screenshotmachine.com — Capture 100 snapshots/month, png, gif and jpg, including full-length captures, not only home page
  • PhantomJsCloud — Browser automation and page rendering. Free Tier offers up to 500 pages/day. Free Tier since 2017.
  • Webshrinker.com — Web Shrinker provides web site screenshot and domain intelligence API services. Free 100 requests/month.

Browser based hardware emulation written in Javascript

  • JsLinux — a really fast x86 virtual machine capable of running Linux and Windows 2k.
  • Jor1k — a OpenRISC virtual machine capable of running Linux with network support.
  • v86 — a x86 virtual machine capable of running Linux and other OS directly into the browser.

 

Privacy Management

  • Bearer - Helps implement privacy by design via audits and continuous workflows so that organizations comply with GDPR and other regulations. Free tier is limited to smaller teams and SaaS version only.
  • Osano - Consent management and compliance platform with everything from GDPR representation to cookie banners. Free tier offers basic features.
  • Iubenda - Privacy and cookie policies along with consent management. Free tier offers limited privacy and cookie policy as well as cookie banners.
  • Cookiefirst - Cookie banners, auditing, and multi-language consent management solution. Free tier offers a one-time scan and a single banner.
  • Ketch - Consent management and privacy framework tool. Free tier offers most features with a limited visitor count.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Smartcar API - An API for cars to locate, get fuel tank, battery levels, odometer, unlock/lock doors, etc.
  • Blynk — A SaaS with API to control, build & evaluate IoT devices. Free Developer Plan with 5 devices,Free Cloud & data storage. Mobile Apps also available.
  • Bricks Note Calculator - a note-taking app (PWA) with a powerful built-in multiline calculator.
  • Code Time - an extension for time-tracking and coding metrics in VS Code, Atom, IntelliJ, Sublime Text, and more.
  • ConfigCat - Cross-platform feature flag service. SDKs for all major languages. Free plan up to 10 flags, 2 environments, 1 product and 5 Million requests per month. Unlimited user seats. Students get 100 flags and 100 Million requests per month for free.
  • datelist.io - Online booking / appointment scheduling system. Free up to 5 bookings per month, includes 1 calendar
  • docsapp.io — Easiest way to publish documentation, free for Open Source
  • Elementor — WordPress website builder. Free plan available with 40+ Basic Widgets.
  • Form2Channel — Place a static html form on your website and receive submissions directly to Google Sheets, Email, Slack, Telegram or Http. No coding necessary.
  • FOSSA - Scalable, end-to-end management for third-party code, license compliance and vulnerabilities.
  • fullcontact.com — Help your users know more about their contacts by adding social profile into your app. 500 free Person API matches/month
  • http2.pro — HTTP/2 protocol readiness test and client HTTP/2 support detection API.
  • JWT Decoder — Online free tool for decoding JWT(JSON web token) and verifying it's signature.
  • Base64 decoder/encoder — Online free tool for decoding & encoding data.
  • newreleases.io - Receive notifications on email, Slack, Telegram, Discord and custom webhooks for new releases from GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Python PyPI, Java Maven, Node.js NPM, Node.js Yarn, Ruby Gems, PHP Packagist, .NET NuGet, Rust Cargo and Docker Hub.
  • PDFMonkey — Manage PDF templates in a dashboard, call the API with dynamic data, download your PDF. Offers 1000 free documents per month.
  • readme.com — Beautiful documentation made easy, free for Open Source.
  • redirection.io — SaaS tool for managing HTTP redirections for businesses, marketing and SEO.
  • redirect.pizza - Easily manage redirects with HTTPS support. Free plan includes 10 sources and 100.000 hits per month.
  • ReqBin — Post HTTP Requests Online. Popular Request Methods include GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and HEAD. Supports Headers and Token Authentication. Includes a basic login system for saving your requests.
  • superfeedr.com — Real-time PubSubHubbub compliant feeds, export, analytics. Free with less customization
  • SurveyMonkey.com — Create online surveys. Analyze the results online. Free plan allows only 10 questions and 100 responses per survey.
  • videoinu — Create and edit screen recordings and other videos online.
  • RandomKeygen - A free mobile-friendly tool offers a variety of randomly generated keys and passwords you can use to secure any application, service or device.
  • Cronhooks - Schedule one time or recurring webhooks using api and web app. Free plan allows 1 webhook schedule.
  • Hook Relay - Add webhook support to your app without the hassles: done-for-you queueing, retries with backoff, and logging. The free plan has 100 deliveries per day, 14-day retention, and 3 hook endpoints.
  • Format Express - Instant online formatter for JSON / XML / SQL.

 

Other Free Resources

  • education.github.com — Collection of free services for students. Registration required
  • eu.org — Free eu.org domain. Request is usually approved in 14 days.
  • pp.ua — Free pp.ua domain.
  • Framacloud — A list of Free/Libre Open Source Software and SaaS by the French non-profit Framasoft.
  • getawesomeness — Retrieve all amazing awesomeness from GitHub... a must see
  • github.com — FOSS for Dev — A hub of free and Open Source software for developers.
  • Microsoft 365 Developer Program — Get a free sandbox, tools, and other resources you need to build solutions for the Microsoft 365 platform. The subscription is a 90-day Microsoft 365 E5 Subscription (Windows excluded) which is renewable. It is renewed if you're active in development(measured using telemetry data & algorithms).
  • RedHat for Developers — Free access to Red Hat products including RHEL,OpenShift,CodeReady etc exclusively for developers. Individual plan only. Free e-Books also offered for reference.
  • smsreceivefree.com — Provides free temporary and disposable phone numbers.
  • simplebackups.io — Backup automation service for servers and databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) stored directly into cloud storage providers (AWS, DigitalOcean, Backblaze...). Provides free plan for 1 backup.
  • SnapShooter — Backup solution for DigitalOcean, AWS, LightSail, Hetzner and Exoscale, with support for direct database, file system and application backups to s3 based storage. Provides a free plan with daily backups for one resource.
  • thedev.id — A free thedev.id subdomain for developers.
  • Web.Dev — This is a free tool that allows you to see the performance of your website and improve the SEO to get higher rank list in search engines.

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