There is a vast ocean of NFT tools that exist today for managing your project. Some are web3 native, built and developed for a very specific use case, while others are industry agnostic. While having options is not necessarily a bad thing, it can be easy to be paralyzed by the sheer amount of NFT tools that exist. The time spent trying to find the right products or solutions might be better spent nurturing and building your project and community. Luckily, we’ve done a lot of the legwork for you, so here it is — the ultimate list of tools for managing your NFT project!
Types of tools to manage your NFT project
In this field guide, I’m going to break down the tools available to you based on the category or market the products serve. We’ll try to update this list regularly, but for the most part, the tools you will find here have been battle-hardened, so to speak. They have been used regularly and often, comparative to the age of NFTs and web3 as a whole. Let’s dive in!
These are the tools to prove who owns your NFTs.
While Guild provides wallet verification utility at its core, it aims to go beyond simply verifying wallet ownership. They want to help build communities, or guilds as they call it, through both NFT ownership and non-NFT ownership.
Collab.and is your back to the basics tool for wallet verification. It’s a simple utility anyone can install on their Discord to verify NFT ownership and assign a designated role.
Vulcan by Premint
Vulcan supports Discord role management on the Ethereum blockchain via OpenSea, LooksRare, NiftyGateway, and the Tezos blockchain via Teia. Users are asked to update their bio on these sites instead of connecting their wallets — the safest method to avoid phishing scams.
Platforms and tools to interact with your web3 communities.
Discord is the place to create, grow, and nurture your community in an invite-only place. They cover the ground for many industries, from gaming, education, music, and yes, web3 as well. Most NFT projects will leverage Discord for community hangouts and communication.
Hopefully no big explanation needed for this one. Twitter is a social media and community platform that will allow your NFT project to share thoughts, announcements, and engage with the broader community of users. The communication is done through short messages called tweets, but there are features that allow you to chain together tweets called threads to share longer messages.
Telegram is a secure messaging platform that allows users and communities to communicate in text messaging style. The advantage of telegram over regular text messaging is the cross platform capabilities, while still maintaining a rigorous security standard.
NFT/DAO engagement platforms
Platforms that provide governance tools to track and steer the direction of your community.
While less focused on proposal management, Atlas provides a way to manage community funds. If your NFT project allocated a certain amount of proceeds or NFTs for use in the community, this can be a great tool to help manage the funds.
Boardroom is a governance aggregator helping members make faster, smarter, and more informed decisions. This can be useful if your NFT project is community driven, or even company driven, and has a need for managing community or company proposals.
Web 3 holder management platform
Platforms that will allow you and your team to manage and understand the holders of your NFT or web3 project.
While Etherscan is the premier platform for blockchain exploration, they’ve introduced many features that can help aid in community management. They give you the ability to download transaction history into a CSV, which you could then manually clean and dump into your own dashboards.
Ah yes — Hodler, I mean Holder. This is a powerful community relationship and holder management platform, built specifically to service NFT and web3 projects. Using Holder, you can quickly and easily manage your holders through our wallet data platform. Alongside this, there are tools to help you communicate and manage your communities in one central place. In short, Holder is a web3 CRM.
We’ve broken down four major categories and areas with some of our favorite, and well-known tools to manage your NFT project. Not every project will need to use a tool in each category, so we recommend selecting the tools that make sense for your project on an à la carte basis.
The web3 space is fast-paced. There are many additional products that are already built, or being built, and that will continue to challenge the status quo. For that reason, we recommend you regularly evaluate the effectiveness of your NFT tools — and come back here if you need to make another decision.
Want to learn more? Check out Holder to see if a web3 CRM is the right fit for your NFT project.