My favorite Product Hunt finds of 2021

Incredible tools curated for creators.

My favorite Product Hunt finds of 2021

One of the unexpected treats of writing about the newsletter space is that I've stumbled upon dozens of cool tools, apps, integrations, and digital resources.

Most of these come from Product Hunt, a site where creators (technical and non-technical), can submit their creations to be voted upon by the PH's audience. A few I found because of Twitter, Reddit, or similar niche communities.

I created this list to solve my own problem.

Instead of bookmarking all of these, or organizing them across various folders, I just wanted a single place where I could scan or search to find what I was looking for. Most of the time all I can recall is (A) I found said tool on Product Hunt and (B) it does X.

Hopefully, you can find value in this list as well. Instead of scrolling through Product Hunt's thousands of listings, now you have a place to find a curated collection of creator-related resources.  

Note, I do plan to add to this list. Every time I discover a new, useful tool I'll come over and drop a link along with a short description. The best way to get updates is to follow me on Twitter & bookmark this page for future use.

👉 The ones that include an emoji are my top recommendations.

List of new creator tools

  • The Freelance Rate Calculator — Super clear tool to help you understand exactly how much to charge (because taxes, health insurance, etc. are all real).
  • Shoutout — Beautiful social proof, turn tweets into a wall of love.
  • Descript — Edit videos and audio the way you do Word docs. Honestly insane.  
  • Wavve — Turn audio content into social-friendly videos. Reasonably priced.
  • Related subreddits — Visual graph of how communities connect to one another. Such a useful tool if you know what to look for.
  • Redditlist 📈 — See the biggest and fastest-growing subreddits on the platform. How is this still free?!
  • Lottiefiles — Like Unsplash but for animated illustrations. Free and paid options are available.
  • Doodle Ipsum — A truly different illustration and profile pic generator. Love the art styles, but wish I could also control the categories a bit more.
  • Listnr — Uses AI to turn text into (actually relatively good) audio. Very interested to see how their tech and offers continue to evolve.
  • Catapult — AI translation service, growing library of available languages. Right now, still geared towards larger businesses and creators, but has lots of potential (see: book translations).
  • HashtagStack — Auto-generate dozens of related hashtags instantly, sort by popularity, build collections. Plan to use much more in the future.
  • YouTube tags generator 🏷 — Same idea as above but for YouTube tags. Eliminates one of the main reasons I used to pay for tools like TubeBuddy.
  • — Trying to get video testimonials can be a big ask (especially for less technical audiences). This simplifies the whole process.
  • Poet 😍 — Turn tweets into works of art. I love this tool so much.
  • Supershots – Same idea as above, but for any screenshot you have on hand.
  • 3D Transformer — Alter images and screenshots on 3 different axes to create really cool effects.
  • ☠️ Parade — AI-generated brand guides. Really curious to try this one out and see if it lives up to the hype.
  • — You know how scraping data is either sketchy, difficult, or expensive? This fixes that.
  • Audio Bites — Upload a 30-second audio clip to turn it into a simple video with captions.
  • Founder Resources — A very wide range of free templates, tools, and guides aimed at startup founders, but also applicable for solo creators.
  • Milk Video — Clever video repurposing tool to create highlight pieces and short text content.  
  • ☠️ No Code NFT Generator — By far the coolest NFT tool I've found. Free for small collections, reasonably priced for larger ones.
  • Emojimix — Automatically combines emojis to create new ones (similar to what you can do on Android).
  • Mediaopoly — Visual breakdown of the news sources that own your Twitter feed.
  • Nifty 👾 — An NFT generator that's free, easy-to-use, and wonderfully designed.
  • Bookstash — Short-form book summaries presented as cards that you can save and organize.

Last updated December 14, 2021.

Stay tuned for more! I'll also link to the 2022 list in this post once I start curating resources in the new year.