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8 Tools to Make your MVP Look Like a Pro Product

Pratham MittalPratham Mittal

They say first impression is the last impression. And when it comes to an MVP, how it looks is just as important as the functionalities it has. While we don’t believe you should spend a lot of time in developing the MVP, we do recommend that you use the following 8 tools to spruce up its appearance so that it looks professional and impresses anyone who sees it.

1. Intro.js

This javascript library lets you create slick product tours. It gives a feeling that the product is mature enough to actually require a product tour.

2. Algolia

This is an autocomplete search tool that can correct wrong spellings and even understand synonyms. A simple configuration of Algolia puts your search on steroids.

3. Intercom

This is a very modern minimalist looking in app customer service chat module that makes the user believe that you have an army of savvy customer service people deployed for them. Intercom provides many other tools that come in handy for user management as well.


4. Themeforest Themes

A marketplace for design and front end modules, Themeforest has thousands of HTML themes that can super-charge your front end development. Instead of paying hefty fees to professional designers, use a $30 theme from here. It can save you months of design bills.



5. Hellobar

Hellobar places a horizontal bar at the top of your page that can be used to catch the attention of your customers to some very important call to action (CTA).

6. Sharethis

Social sharing is on the rise and your product is pretty much incomplete without it. Sharethis adds professional looking social sharing buttons, that bring the look and feel of some massively shared website to your product.


7. Typeform

Typeform lets you easily create forms that are different from the run of the mill forms you see on websites. With these forms of the future, users will be happier to fill them out, boosting your interaction with them.

8. BounceExchange

This plugin pushes pop ups to the user just when he is about to leave the website. This ensures that no user leaves the website without giving you his username.

Startups and entrepreneurs often suffer from financial limitations. MVPs are a great way for them to showcase products without pumping in too much time or money. Devoid of all frivolous details, it has just the most basic features that would be needed to deploy it.

But that doesn’t mean your MVP should look bare or unappealing. By using these 8 tools, you will be able to give your product a clean, professional look that will definitely draw eyeballs its way. And when you have attention, appreciation (and funding) for a well-functioning product won’t be very far off at all!

Pratham Mittal is a Co-Founder at VenturePact and an angel Investor to B2B tech start-ups. He is passionate about globalization, outsourcing, and technology.