Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [4th January-17th January]

Those who are regularly following our blog certainly know what we missed last week but if you don’t know the reason it was bit intentional for the fact that we thought with the yearly round up of The Best Tools of 2013 for Designers and Developers you all had a good number of tools to check out. So, we intentionally planned to miss out the weekly list of latest tools and apps for designers and developers.

Here is the combined list of the preceding week and this week. The list isn’t long but the tools, apps and websites that provide a helping hand to designers and developers are truly worth checking out. Take a look at these apps and tools and decide for yourself as to which one will be your pick.


Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [28th December-3rd January]

Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [21st December-27th December]

Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [14th December-20th December]

Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [7th December-13th December]

Latest Apps and Tools of the Week [30th November-6th December]

Useful Apps and Tools for Designers and Developers

1. MindMup

MindMup is one of the most powerful free mindmapping tools available on the web. Specifically designed to run using the latest HTML5 web technology,  it’s an open source tool with simple and effective interface. The best part is that its available for free. Besides being smart, simple, and easy-to-learn, it integrates well with Dropbox, Google Drive, and GitHub easily.


2. YouSnap

YouSnap is an easy-to-use app that squares up your images in just matter of seconds. With it you can easily capture notes from meetings and presentations. The corrected images can be saved as a PDF or JPG or share it via email or directly to Facebook. This is a cool camera app for your Android phone and tablets.


3. Vagrant

Vagrant changes the way you work. Simply download and install this cool tool on Mac OS X, Windows, or a popular distribution of Linux without undergoing any kind of complicated setup process. It is a quick, and simple way of creating virtual machines for local web development. All in all, this tool makes it easy for you all to configure lightweight, reproducible and portable development environments.



QRname is a cool tool that enables users to easily and securely create and share beautiful business cards in the cloud. Once you have created an account and logged in, you will be prompted to enter your details. This way you can easily direct people to your online business card page. How cool does that sound!


5. Ligatures

Ligatures in typography lets you enjoy the difference which otherwise might appear monotonous. Users can easily use it by customising their way. I Love Ligatures showcases beautiful examples of ligatures from various designers. To wrap up, its a great source of typographic inspiration for designers.


6. Color Thief 

Color Thief by Lokesh Dhakar is a script that enables users to grab the colour palette from an image with the help of Javascript and the canvas tag. Color search, color adapting UI, or any other example where pulling colors from an image automatically play the vital role in making Color Thief work. 


7. Formisimo

Formisimo is an analytics tool that is designed to track interaction with the online form, give you advanced data and insight on how to improve them and increase your bottom line. It lets you analyse how visitors use your online forms, optimise and react to them in real-time. With the help of Formisimo, you can easily save more customers by reacting to those that are about to leave the form. Besides, you can monitor how the changes you make to your form impact the conversion rate.


8. Code Lobster

Code Lobster is a cool handy PHP Editing tool that helps you in developing. It lets you come out of confusion as to which IDE to choose for Windows OS. It comes loaded with features like PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript highlighting, advanced PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript autocomplete, Powerful PHP debugger, Context and Dynamic Help, Code Validator, SQL manager and much more. The ease which it offers to help you by eliminating the need of keeping the in mind names of functions, arguments, tags and their attributes, methods and likewise makes it the right pick.

9. Fullby

Fullby is a free responsive grid WordPress theme for all you designers and developers. Its a simple grid theme built with boostrap and font awesome. It is super-light, fully customizable directly via CSS.


 10. Getting Started with HTML5

HTML4 required dense JavaScript and Regular Expressions just to validate an email address. HTML5 emerged when Adobe Flash was the dominant technology for playing video on the web. HTML5 replicated its features and simplified the development process replacing Flash.

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This is the end of the list of useful tools and websites for designers and developers we have compiled for your quick reference. Which of these tools and apps would be your choice as per the need for your current or nearby future projects? Have any such tool worth sharing? Do let us know.


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