10 Amazing Websites for App Designers and Developers

by Inspiredology

on January 21, 2013

in UI Design

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With the focus on making apps that make everyone’s lives easier, what about the apps for app designers and developers? Here is a list of 10 cool apps designed to make app designer’s lives a bit easier.

Makeappicon

Both the Android and Apple platforms have the common issue of screen resolution and fragmentation, creating a unique challenge for  designers to keep track of the various icons sizes and pixel densities. Makeappicon helps in re-sizing app icons in order to meet the requirements of these platforms.

Color Scheme Designer

App designers often find it challenging to get the right shade of color for their design. This is where Color Scheme Designer helps to define a base starting colour and define a full range colour palette. Color Scheme Designer has an intuitive and a beautiful interface that helps create color schemes in seconds. Accessibility features like colour-blind simulation help the user to scale their colour scheme for a wide range of viewers. Using this application, designers can vary the saturation and lightness as well as adopt various approaches like complementary, monochromatic, and more.

FileSquare

FileSquare is an innovative and productive application that helps designers and developers to collaborate with their clients and communicate effectively. During the initial phase of an application, a lot of brainstorming sessions are carried out between the clients and respective designers so that both of them are on the same page regarding the final product, in this situation, applications like FileSquare proves its worth to app designers.

IcoMoon

Offered with thousands of free icons, you can browse and select them to download or even make a font. You may import SVG images or fonts too. A great resource that allows you to have pages of content to quickly add to your project or save time with searches.

FontStruct

FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks. It produces high-quality TrueType fonts that are ready to use in any Mac or Windows application.

BestCreativity

Many times app designers come across great design ideas but find themselves in dark of people who can implement their great idea. BestCreativity helps in finding the right talent so that your design project can be done by professionals at the right price. Customers have the option to start a contest for their right design and receive proposals from hundreds of talented creators. The process starts when a customer puts in the details telling the creators what exactly is needed and then estimates a budget for the same. Interested designers accept the proposal and start their work on the project.

Loads.in

A great, stylish, and simple web app for you to test how fast your web loads in a real browser (IE 8 / Firefox 3.6 / Chrome 8 / Safari 4) from over 50 locations worldwide.

CodeNgo 

CodeNgo helps the mobile app developers to monetize their applications through the distribution and marketing services available from their site. It helps developers by submitting their apps to multiple app stores and reducing the hassle of the administrative tasks of reaching their apps to more and more devices at the same time. CodeNgo helps in monitoring the progress of each app to various popular app stores like Google Play, Samsung, Amazon, and many more. It helps developers to submit their mobile applications to various app stores and manage those apps from a single location. Users are given the facility to view reports so that they can review and analyze from a single dashboard.

Pixlr

Pixlr provides its users with an excellent online photo-editing tool that serves well as a Photoshop clone. RAM usage and many other tools make it an indispensable tool for app designers who need a quick edit or fix. Designers familiar with Photoshop find themselves at home with this tool immediately and find its a great inclusion in their arsenal.

RealtimeBoard

Another thing to help you find out where you are at is a website review tool. I found this one from Shopify to be extremely useful. It evaluates how you are doing in all sorts of categories and optimizations.

A simple, yet effective tool for collaboration in real-time  You can discuss web-site or product interfaces with your team, add visual materials and screenshots, mark-up and leave comments in mini-chats.
What are some of your favorite apps you use to make your app designs a more efficient process? Do you find you best tools are native?

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