21 Handy Tools & Resources for Designers

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Dull and repetitive tasks kill time and productivity. There are plenty of tools out there to use but some of us are often confused which one to use.

 Here in Deisgnlazy we have shortlisted some of the very best tools for designers and web developers to simplify their workflow and save time.

Prototyping

Prototyping Tools

  • SketchSketch is a vector design tool that gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package.
  • Inspr: Simple mock-up tool to design right from your smart phone.
  • Ux PinAnother great UX design tool to create wire-frames  fast and easy.

colorColor Tools

  • Coolors: Incredibly Easy tool to Find the Perfect Color Scheme for any design project.
  • Frontify: Creating & maintaining style guides have never been easier. With the help of frontify you can create beautiful style guides in seconds.
  • TinEye: Powerful tool that makes the images searchable by color.

 

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Typography

  • fontreach: Font scanner that scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.
  • Fontsquirrel: Quality freeware that provides free fonts which are free and licensed for commercial work.
  • Fontflame: Font pairing tool for typography lovers.

 

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Free icons

  • icomoon: Handy tool for compiling web font icon sets.
  • Iconfinder: Massive database of both Free and premium icons.
  • Flaticon: Search engine of free icons available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD and BASE 64 formats.

 

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Collaboration Tools

  • Invision: Leading collaboration & workflow platform that helps with getting stake holders and product managers on board with a concept.
  • Ze
    plin
    Another collaboration tool that lets you generate styleguides and resources automatically.
  • Frame.io: Powerful collaboration tool for Privately uploading, reviewing, and shareing  media with your entire team.

 

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Learning Tools

  • Ux Companion: Perfect tool for staying fresh on UX trends & principles.
  • Tutplus: Great platform for learning and expanding your code, photography and web design skills.
  • Interaction De
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     Independent non-profit platform to learn User Experience (UX) and Design from experts.

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Image Editing Tools 

  • Canva: Canva is a powerful, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use.
  • Pablo:  With Pablo, you can create beautiful images easily to make your posts pop.

 

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