10 under-the-radar software products users love

eSignature, software development, helpdesk and other tools score high marks at organizations with up to 1,000 employees.

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Top mid-market software products

G2 Crowd, an online platform hosting more than 100,000 user reviews, has shared its list of top mid-market software products as rated by users of such tools based on how much they like the software and would recommend it to others. While you might be familiar with some of the products on this list, you won’t find much in the way from the highest profile software companies, such as Microsoft and Salesforce.com. “Like the majority of smaller organizations, mid-market companies [51 to 1,000 employees] require software products that are sophisticated but not too pricey, and also easy to use,” says Michael Fauscette, chief research officer at G2 Crowd.

HelloSign

HelloSign

Software: Fast, secure and legally binding eSignatures for business. Starts with a free plan, rises to $40 per month for small teams. Read more

Satisfaction rating: 9.78 out of 10

Code42

Code42

Software: CrashPlan provides online data backup and restore, running silently in the background. Free 30-day trial, with $6 and $9 per user per month plans, as well as enterprise plans that you need to work out with the vendor. Read more.

Rating: 9.63

GitHub

GitHub

Software: Online software hosting and collaborative development hub. Pricing starts at free and rises to $22 per month depending on how many private repositories you need. Read more.

Rating: 9.55

WordStream

WordStream

Software: Online advertising software platform for generating leads and revenue from paid search and social advertising. Free trials available; pricing then starts at $229 per month. Read more.

Rating: 9.49

eSignLive by Vasco

eSignLive by Vasco

Software: Helps organizations get documents securely signed online, via any device. Starts at $20 per month. Read more.

Rating: 9.45

LiveChat

LiveChat

Software: Live chat and help desk software for business websites. Free 30-day trial; starts at $16 per seat per month. Read more.

Rating: 9.42

TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Software: Web conferencing, plus remote control any PC or Mac. Starts at $749 per individual license. Read more.

Rating: 9.41

Snagit, from TechSmith

Snagit, from TechSmith

Software: One-click screen and video capture. Free trial available; starts at $50. Read more.

Rating: 9.4

Freshservice

Freshservice

Software: ITIL service desk, including knowledge base, ticketing and asset management. 30-day free trial, then starts at $29 per month per agent. Read more.

Rating: 9.38

Notepad++

Notepad++

Software: Source code editor and notepad replacement that works in Windows environments. It’s free. Read more.

Rating: 9.38