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May 12, 2020
Business Continuity

15 Free Software Plans, Trials, and Services to Help Businesses Survive COVID-19

Several software vendors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free plans, new features, visual dashboards, and more. GetApp shares 15 vendors that are helping to ease the COVID-19 burden.

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Lauren MaffeoPrincipal Analyst

As states across the U.S. start to reopen, many small businesses are anxiously trying to plan their futures. To ensure they stay open through uncertainty, they’ve cut back spending in areas like travel and office expenses. 

But research from GetApp shows they’re not spending less on software. By contrast, when we polled more than 5,500 of our website’s users this spring, 54% said they either planned to keep their software spending flat or increase it. They know that if they want to keep operating, they’ll need the right tech tools to make it happen. And vendors know it, too.

Several software vendors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering even more services. These range from free access to enterprise plans and interactive dashboards to free website domains and access to tools that can host large, live events.

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15 Free Software Trials, Plans, and Services

To aid your business' software search, we’ve collected 15 software vendors offering free plans, trials, services, and more. Tools are listed alphabetically.

1. 1Password

2. 8x8

  • Free, global access to the Video Meetings plan.

  • New features include cloud storage to record meetings, no restrictions on meetings or meeting duration, and real-time closed captioning/transcription.

  • Check out 8x8 here.

3. Atlassian

4. Box

5. IBM Cognos

6. GoDaddy

7. Igloo

8. Intermedia

9. Mailchimp

10. Okta

  • Launched Okta for Emergency Remote Work, which is free to all new customers for six months.

  • Bundles Okta’s core services, including single sign-on, multifactor authentication (MFA), and remote work guides, and customer support.

  • Check out Okta here.

11. Ping Identity

12. PagerDuty

13. SEMrush

14. Tableau

15. Trello

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