Best Designing & Development tools every developer should use in 2018

As a developer or designer, I am sure, you have some hurdle to cross while doing the development or designing work, but as a developer or designer, I am going to share some of the best designing & development tools every developer should use in 2018 for improving their productivity.

Adobe XD (FREE):

Adobe XD is made for designers like you, by designers like us. It’s the fastest way to design, prototype, and share any user experience, from websites and mobile apps to voice interactions and more. And it’s free.

Adobe XD reimagines the way designers create experiences with fast, intuitive tools that get you into your designs and get out of your way. Power up prototypes with voice. Automatically resize elements for different screens. Create amazing animations between artboards without timelines. It’s everything you need for what’s next in UX — and it’s only in XD.

 

Visual Studio IDE:

Fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for Android, iOS, Windows, web, and cloud.

Visual Studio enables you to write code accurately and efficiently without losing the current file context. You can easily zoom into details such as call structure, related functions, check-ins, and test status. You can also leverage our functionality to refactor, identify, and fix code issues.

 

Adobe Character Animator:

Create a character and animate it with your own performance. Character Animator uses your expressions and movements to animate your characters in real-time. So when you smile or nod your head, your character does, too. It's so fast, you can even stream your animations live.

Turn any piece of art into an animated character using your webcam and new Characterizer, powered by Adobe Sensei AI. Or create characters by modifying the built-in character templates available in Character Animator, or importing art from Illustrator CC or Photoshop CC.

 

Adobe (Creative Cloud):

Creative Cloud gives you the world's best apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. It's easy to get started with built-in tutorials and templates. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you have everything you need to go from dreaming to doing, wherever you're inspired.

Creative Cloud has the design tools to bring your ideas to life, with apps for everything from image compositing and photo editing to website design, digital painting, 3D, and augmented reality. Create logos, posters, ads, packaging, and more. Paint, draw and sketch with digital brushes that work just like the real thing. With our connected mobile apps, amazing work can happen anywhere.

 

TinyPNG.com:

TinyPNG uses smart lossy compression techniques to reduce the file size of your PNG files. By selectively decreasing the number of colors in the image, fewer bytes are required to store the data. The effect is nearly invisible but it makes a very large difference in file size!

 

LICEcap:

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to ".GIF" (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or ".LCF" (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be lightweight and function with high performance.

Features and options:

  • Record directly to ".GIF" or ".LCF".
  • Move the screen capture frame while recording.
  • Pause and restart recording, with optionally inserted text messages.
  • Global hotkey (shift+space) to toggle pausing while recording
  • Adjustable maximum recording framerate, to allow throttling CPU usage.
  • Basic title frame, with or without text.
  • Record mouse button presses.
  • Display elapsed time in the recording.

 

Amazon Polly:

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create applications that talk and build entirely new categories of speech-enabled products. Amazon Polly is a Text-to-Speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice.

With dozens of lifelike voices across a variety of languages, you can select the ideal voice and build speech-enabled applications that work in many different countries.

 

WebFlow:

Design, Build, Launch. The power to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually, while writing clean, semantic code for you.

Stop drawing pictures of websites and start coding them - visually. Build custom blogs, portfolios, e-commerce stores, and more with a flexible CMS.

 

Construct 2/3:

Construct 2 is a powerful groundbreaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required!

It's great for beginners, and powerful enough to let experts work even quicker than by coding!

 

React ChatBot (FREE):

A simple react chatbot component.

 

Guake (Linux) & iTerm 2 (Mac):

Without mention of a command line tool, the list is incomplete. 

Guake in Linux is one of the must-have terminal components and so is "iTerm 2" for Mac.

 

Da Vinci Resolve 15:

DaVinci Resolve 15 is the world’s first solution that combines professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post-production and now visual effects all in one software tool! You get unlimited creative flexibility because DaVinci Resolve 15 makes it easy for individual artists to explore different toolsets. It also lets you collaborate and bring people with different creative talents together.

With a single click, you can instantly move between editing, color, effects, and audio. Plus, you never have to export or translate files between separate software tools because, with DaVinci Resolve 15, everything is in the same software application! DaVinci Resolve 15 is the only post-production software designed for true collaboration.

Multiple editors, assistants, colorists, VFX artists, and sound designers can all work on the same project at the same time! Whether you’re an individual artist or part of a larger collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve 15 is the standard for high-end post production and is used for finishing more Hollywood feature films, episodic television programing and TV commercials than any other software.

 

Page load time (chrome extension):

Displays page load time in the toolbar.

This extension measures page load time and displays it in the toolbar. Web Timing API is used for precise measurement.

 

Wappalyzer:

Wappalyzer is a cross-platform utility that uncovers the technologies used on websites. It detects content management systems, e-commerce platforms, web frameworks, server software, analytics tools and many more.

 

Grammarly for Chrome:

Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web.

Once you register your new account, you will start to receive weekly emails with personalized insights and performance stats (one of our most popular new features). Working on a large project, an essay, or a blog post? No sweat. You can create and store all of your documents in your new online editor.

 

Adobe Color:

Capture color combinations whenever inspiration strikes with Adobe Color CC and your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Your color themes are automatically.

Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.


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