The Top Solana NFT Tools (for FREE)

Solana has become the second most popular cryptocurrency for buying NFTs.

In May 2022 it overtook Ethereum for the first ever for the crypto most used to buy NFTs in a trading day.

This would have been unheard of just six months ago, and Solana is expected to only increase in market share over the coming months.

Many of the current NFT tools focus specifically on Ethereum transactions through OpenSea. This is because of one simple reason – APIs.

An API is a feed of data websites provide that can be used by developers to create software, reports, and tools. So far only OpenSea has made their data public within an API feed.

Although now clever developers are creating their own API feeds from Solana NFT marketplaces such as SolanArt and Magic Eden – meaning developers are now pivoting into Solana NFT tools too!

In this article we are going to look at the Top Solana NFT tools that you can use for FREE!

Solana NFT Tools

All such Solana NFT tools make money from subscriptions in either dollars or cryptocurrency, or by membership through the purchase of an NFT.

Fortunately, many of these tools can be used for free for analysis and doing your own research.

Many of the tools restrict access to the most current updates to subscribers only, but almost all provide free access to data just 30mins old or older.

This can be invaluable when analysing a Solana NFT collection to look for sales, floor price, NFT holders, whales and blue chips holding those NFTs (which is a good sign).

Let’s take a look at the most popular Solana NFT tools and their features:

Solana Floor

SolanaFloor Solana NFT Tool

Solana Floor provide a great amount of analytical and research data for free, although many of the more detailed analysis data sits behind their Pro subscription.

The home page could draw a user in better than it does. It focusses heavily on the Solana NFT ecosystem as a whole whereas many users will want to use this as a navigation system on trending Solana NFTs and potential growth collections.

The tabs along the top of the home page allow you to drill further in to Top [Solana] Collections, Popular Collections and Recently Added.

The Recently Added section can be really useful for those projects in mid mint or before reveal, especially if NFTs in reveal is your chosen strategy.

The data although comprehensive is difficult to navigate at times, and I was disappointed to see none of the timeframe options were available to free holders and all behind the Pro subscription.

This isn’t generally the trend amongst NFT tools, who only usually restrict access to data updates within 30mins old.

Solana Floor covers all Solana NFTs on OpenSea and Magic Eden.

How Rare Is

How Rare Is Solana NFT Tool

How Rare Is, is not your average Solana NFT tool.

It’s main goal, or USP, is to help Solana NFT holders find the rarity of their NFT. It does this by cataloguing all the unique characteristics of each unique NFT in a collection and provide the rarity status of each.

This alone doesn’t stand out as anything particularly new or impressive BUT there is a new ‘Upcoming Drops’ section which although is a little hidden, is a bit of a rare gem.

This section highlights all forthcoming Solana NFT collections that have either just minted, in the process of minting or are minting in the future.

This is a great tool to start at the beginning of the process and buy in to a collection before it takes off, or crashes of course!

The layout although basic is comprehensive, providing links to each collection’s website and social pages, along with the date and time of the mint, number of NFTs in the collection and even a small synopsis.

It’s certainly a useful page to bookmark for those buying in to Solana NFTs early in the life cycle than after mint and reveal.

Hyperspace

Hyperspace Solana NFT Tool

Hyperspace is one of the most recognised Solana NFT tools in the space right now.

Navigation is easy to follow, plus the NFT niche menu options to categorize the NFT types you may be interested is a nice and unique touch.

Hyperspace also include an Upcoming section. The layout is not as easy to follow as the How Rare Is section, but it’s simple enough to follow.

The tool doesn’t perhaps hand hold a user through the features as well as it could, especially for beginners on the site.

It’s the type of tool you need to know what you’re looking for first before you can get the best out of it.

The Hyperspace tool tends to focus on the rarity and sales prices of the collections rather than the analytical history.

If you are looking to do you own research on a Solana NFT collection, then I would suggest looking elsewhere.

If though you have done your research and want to investigate and filter on NFT collection listings by rarity and characteristics, then Hyperspace do a good job.

Solscan

Solscan Solana NFT Tool

The main purpose of any NFT tool is to simplify complexity.

If the data is broad, the details are useful and the navigation a breeze, it’s a dream to work with.

Not many tools hit this point on, but Solscan does a good job from the start.

It’s not overwhelming, color palette is pleasing to the eye and some good information on the home page to start diving in to.

Unfortunately, though some of the best pages are a little hidden, and the navigation past the home page takes a little getting used to. The main Solana NFT Collections can be found under the NFT menu heading, and then the Collections tab.

It’s nice to know collections from not just Solanart and Magic Eden are shown, but also Metaplex and Solsea too.

The Solana NFT collection page itself could do with more information though, such as analytics, sales history and ultimately floor price analysis.

Moonrank

Moonrank Solana NFT Tool

Moonrank is one of those tools that’s good to have bookmarked, not for analytics or research but for find real time reveals and the rarity of any Solana NFT you’re holding.

Not only useful on reveal day to find manage the suspense of knowing how rare the NFT is, and how much it could be worth, but there are a lot of rarity trait researchers looking for people who have their NFTs up for sale at a low price before reveal.

This is because a reveal may happen when the holder least expects it, and if the reveal ends up being a top 50 rare item and the price is set to near the floor, it can yield to a very quick return on money spent!

The scoring system and % values take a little getting used to.

Sorting can happen by the rarest item to the first minted, but it lacks the ability to see which NFTs are up for sale, and how much the price is set at.

This would be great for seeing undervalued rare items, but without its just a personal Solana NFT tool useful for real time rare info.

It could be used to manually search through the top collections for rare item numbers for sale at undervalued prices – but why would you want to put in manual effort when the tool should be doing this for you at-a-glance.

How to Use Solana NFT Tools

Although each Solana NFT tool may look different, and have different menu options, features, and datasets, they are all generally used for the same purpose.

Research.

The unregulated world of NFTs mean there are many scams and cases of fraud out there.

‘Rug Pulls’ as they became known meant an NFT collection launched with big promises, made $millions and then ran off with the cash leaving NFT holders with worthless JPEGS.

There is no one guide to working out the legitimacy of a collection, or whether the NFT project is worth getting in to, but there are ways to investigate a collection prior, during and post an NFT mint.

These NFT tools can help simplify the process and give you data that ordinarily may take hours to research on your own.

Here are some of the main ways the NFT tools can help, and how to use them:

Upcoming Solana NFT Collections

Some of the tools featured here, like Hyperspace, provide free access to an upcoming Solana NFT collection page.

Trying to research all the NFT projects individually through Twitter hashtags, YouTube videos and Reddit posts is very tedious. I know, I’ve been there!

No tool can post every NFT project, but they do a good job of highlighting those projects who have gone out of there way to be publicised that little bit more.

This is really just a starting place. None of the Solana NFT tools endorse the upcoming projects shown, they are there to help provide information on the collections getting ready to mint.

Once you have made a note of some of the NFT projects you like the look of, and the artwork appeals, it’s time to start investigating further.

NFT Project Information

In order to find good legitimate projects, you need to dive deep and DYOR (Do Your Own Research)!

The tools help here, but all the Solana NFT tools here are missing some core vital details that could really increase their USP and make them stand out amongst the competition.

Twitter followers and Discord numbers for each project are all but absent across all the tools. This, although can be faked by the project, is at least a potential sign of the NFT projects perceived popularity in the NFT space.

The tools, such as How Rare Is It do provide all the necessary links to find out, straight to the projects Twitter and Discord channels.

A spreadsheet or Google Sheet will work wonders here to help you to make notes of everything you find to help you compare later.

As well as a healthy number of Twitter followers and Discord members, the engagement in those channels is something that needs to be investigated too. Unfortunately, no tool can really estimate good engagement – although I won’t be surprised if AI features start introducing meaningful stats such as these soon.

A low engagement on Discord channels, and very small like and retweets on posts in comparison to the number of followers isn’t a good sign.

The NFT tools also usually provide a link to the website of the NFT Project. It’s time to take a look.

Is the roadmap realistic, is the website clean, are the founders doxed (have they revealed themselves and in the public eye with links to their own personal social media accounts or are they hiding under Avatars and false names).

Sales Analytics

For anyone looking in to buying an NFT from an already sold out collection, this is where the tools really shine.

No one wants to buy in to a falling project.

The NFT tools, such as Solscan, can help you see the volume of sales on top projects in the past 24 hours, including how recently the last sale happened, as well as the average floor price throughout the day, or past week or past month (you have to click into the project to display this information).

Solana tools are still in their infancy due to lack of API feeds from the marketplaces themselves, so right now they can’t compete with the wealth of information available on Ethereum based NFT tools powered by OpenSea.

This though will surely change over the coming months.

For now, users will need to combine the tools – which is why it’s recommended to keep a bookmark of them all so you can return whenever you need to.

Collectively the tools can show you so much information out there in the Solana NFT space, but its key to do as much of your own research as you can.

Tools are just that. They provide data not guidance.

Just like us, the tools can’t and don’t provide financial advice, it’s important to do your own due diligence, your own investigations and watch the follow the markets thoroughly before you start diving in!

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