Pre-Launch Email List Building With Directories

I’ve recently been looking for directories that allow you to connect with prospective customers, build some links, and add exposure to an app pre-launch. I have found some similar lists elsewhere, but typically a lot of the sites in the list are spammy or gone forever.

This is a current list of sites I’ve found for building an email list before you launch. Leave me a comment to add or remove a site and I will keep this list current.

Some of these sites require your app to be launched or in beta, but most could accept it in either state. Quite of few of these sites will accept small to medium sized payments in exchange for an expedited review or posting. A few of these sites are explicitly about advertising.

Beta

  1. BetaLi.st
  2. StartupLi.st
  3. http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/about
  4. http://www.startuptabs.com/

Launched

  1. http://web.appstorm.net/about/submit-an-app-for-review/
  2. http://www.go2web20.net/
  3. http://www.operation6fig.com/submit-a-start-up
  4. http://webapprater.com/submit-your-web-application-for-review.html

Beta or Launched

  1. http://helpareporterout.com
  2. http://startuptunes.com/
  3. http://techcrunch.com/
  4. http://www.crunchbase.com/
  5. http://www.psfk.com/
  6. http://thetechmap.com/
  7. http://allweb2.com/proposer-un-site/ (French)
  8. http://www.thehightechdirectory.com/
  9. http://boxyblogs.com/
  10. http://nibletz.com/category/start-ups/
  11. http://topecommercestartups.com/
  12. http://productivewebapps.com/submit/
  13. http://www.new-startups.com/submit
  14. http://doers.bz/
  15. http://aboutyourstartup.com/
  16. http://startupdirectory.com.au/submit-startup/
  17. http://www.venturebin.com/submit-venture/
  18. http://thestartuppitch.com/post-a-pitch/
  19. http://appuseful.com/app/add
  20. http://www.startupbooster.com/submit-site/
  21. http://readwrite.com/page/contact
  22. http://techli.com/contact/
  23. http://mashable.com/submit/
  24. http://www.cloudsurfing.com/newsite
  25. http://www.techpluto.com/submit-a-startup/
  26. http://startuplift.com/ (leans toward launched)
  27. http://www.appvita.com/
  28. http://alltop.com/submission/
  29. http://www.killerstartups.com/submit-startup/
  30. http://ratemystartup.com/submit-your-startup/
  31. http://www.inviteshare.com/
  32. http://hackerstreet.in/
  33. http://startupmeme.com/how-to-submit-your-startup-at-startup-meme/
  34. https://angel.co/public
  35. http://thestartupfoundry.com/tip-us/
  36. http://www.betakit.com/tips/ (Canada)
  37. http://startups.fm/contact-us
  38. http://web.startupstats.com/
  39. http://www.techhunger.com/submit-startup/
  40. http://netted.net/contact-us/
  41. http://webdevtwopointzero.com/submit-a-site/
  42. http://www.ontheapp.com/about/
  43. http://www.rev2.org/contact/#submitastartup
  44. http://www.launchingnext.com/
  45. http://apps400.com/submit-your-application-for-review
  46. http://www.appappeal.com/contact/advertise

SaaS/Software

  1. http://www.austinstartuplist.com/ (or your local one)
  2. http://www.capterra.com/vendors
  3. http://getapp.com
  4. http://feedmyapp.com
  5. http://saasdir.com
  6. http://saas-showplace.com
  7. http://www.cloudshowplace.com/add-your-company/
  8. http://www.cloudbook.net/directories/product-services/cloud-computing-directory
  9. http://www.moblized.com/

ADVERTISE

  1. http://www.makeuseof.com/advertise/
  2. http://muckrack.com/

Automate Submissions

  1. https://applaunch.us/pricing

22 thoughts on “Pre-Launch Email List Building With Directories”

  1. Thanks for the very comprehensive list, Robert.

    It looks like most the resources are aimed at web apps or phone apps.
    Are you aware of any good resources for Windows applications as well?

    Thanks.
    Andrea

    1. Hi Andrea,

      I know several of those in the list will handle a Windows application, but I don’t have a specific listing. If you have suggestions to add or a group of the sites to call out for supporting Windows submissions I’d be happy to highlight it.

      Thanks!

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