Innovation Tools for Innovators

Innovation ToolsThe Innovation Tools Database contains over 400 tools that we follow, and in many cases use, to help us move forward faster and navigate the new world of work.  This list includes more than 110 new innovation tools powered by AI.

Innovation Tool Categories

We’ve put these tools in 100+ searchable categories, to help you find what you need.  For example, tool categories include:

  • Analytics, App Development, Audio, Automation, Business Ideas, Captioning Collaboration, Design Tools, Email, Financial Tools, Forms, Hosting, Idea Solicitation, Innovation Management, Internal Tools, Marketing Tool, Mind Mapping, Newsletter, Payments, Personal, Podcast Hosting, Productivity, Tools, Retail, Scheduling, Side Hustle Platforms, Social Media, Storage, Transcription, Video, Video Conference, Video Editing, Website, and Writing.

Our largest tool categories are ai, design tools, automation, video, productivity tools, app development, websites, and innovation management.

Some tools have costs, while others are free. Some tools have links to other lists for specific categories. In some cases, there are articles describing these powerful tools, to help you create your own.

You can search and sort these tools easily in Airtable on a desktop. We provide use of this database to you for free. If you use an innovation tool, that you love and we’ve missed, let us know.  If you have created or represent an innovation tool that can help corporate and startup innovators move forward faster, tell us about it!

Innovation Tools Database


For more innovations resources, check out our Innovation Article DatabaseInnovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database. You can also find and search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast we produce by Topic and Company.

Also consider subscribing to The IO NewsletterEach week, The Inside Outside (IO) Newsletter provides new innovators insights on talent, technology, and the future of innovation. Corporate and startup innovators look to The IO Newsletter to help them understand the latest research, connect with other leaders, and accelerate their learning.