No matter whichever field we are in infact even at home, we all at one point or the other seek help from others directly or indirectly. Designers to talk about are not the exception. You all can any time see them sticking to their laptops/desktops for long hours and working hard, putting their creative skills at test trying to come up with the best creative designs.
Without the help, the efficiency or productivity can be hampered for the fact that there are certain tasks that if done manually can take the toll on their valuable time. The time thus saved with the help of resources made available can be invested in some other task thereby increasing the productivity.
Today, we decided to collect some of the really helpful and must have best productivity tools for our web designer friends. Here they are!
Dropbox is renowned cloud based storage app. Put your stuff in your Dropbox folder and get rid of the worry of files and entire data getting deleted.
Drop the long email threads, out-of-date spreadsheets, no-longer-so-sticky notes, and much more easily with Trello. The tool enables users to see everything about their project in a single glance. Best of all, its free, flexible and lets you organize your stuff in a fuss-free manner.
Slack is a platform for team communication. Organize everything in one place, instantly search, and use it anywhere, even while on the go. Simple yet cool, huh!
Toggl is a time tracker that offers speed and ease of use. Keep your time track with Toggl easily as it drives a stake in the heart of timesheets.
Atom is a modern hackable text editor that you can customize as per your need. When you are new to Atom that is on the first day, you have to use it productively and not touch a config file.
Make notes, collect information, write down your ideas, feelings and memories in the simplest way possible. All thanks to this wonderful tool named Alternote.
Skitch is an app by Evernote. It enables users to take the screenshots easily and upload the same online. It is an ideal pick for those working on projects where communicating visually with clients is important.
With Mailbox users can easily and speedily swipe messages to their archive or trash and scan entire conversations in a chat-like view the simplest way.
9. Adobe Kuler
Adobe Kuler is a free app that promises to inspire your creativeness. It enables the designers to upload, create, and edit color schemes on their own. Its convenient, free and easy to use.
If you are planning to start a website from the scratch, you can easily do so with the tool namely webflow. With this tool creating responsive websites goes easy as it offers visual editor to let you drag-and-drop different sections, headings, columns, customize layouts, and define CSS styles.
InvisionApp is one creative sharing tool where users can share mockups and demos through various design phases with other web designers in a fuss-free manner.
Basecamp is one project and task management tool that combines everything and anything you need. It is flexible and a nice tool for communicating with clients and fellow designers.
Pomodairo is a tool that helps in completeing your design projects on time. Its a time and task management tool that can help you apply the Pomodoro technique to improve your productivity. Set 25-minute blocks of work, track your tasks and see how much time you’ve spent on them with this tool.
Designer Toolbox is a tool that lets users create generative artworks and images using a visual object based programming. Besides, it helps save a lot of time in finalizing envelope sizes, visiting cards, business cards and much more.
Pixelapse is an app that lets users manage their projects. It automatically creates its own folder on the drive and every time you save your work, it uploads the file to the service. You can view all the revisions made in the stored files, download the past version and restore the deleted file of the design.
I guess some of you out there might be using some of the productivity tools listed here. If not, start using them now as these assure to enhance your productivity. Go ahead, give them a try and I assure you will find them worthy and will be suggesting to other designers.