Archive for Cool Tools

Figma: the collaborative interface design tool.

The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. Figma keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.

Source: Figma: the collaborative interface design tool.

It’s basically an online /cross-platform copy of Sketch, also can import Sketch files directly. It brings along some of the InVision concepts as well.

A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon.

Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it said Wednesday.

The sale will resolve an apparent conflict of interest for Evidon, which on the one hand provided the Ghostery extension to enhance privacy, and on the other sold aggregate information to businesses regarding which trackers users blocked. It will still obtain that aggregate information from Cliqz, but one step removed.

Source: A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery | Macworld

Discord

Discord is always completely free to use with no gotchas. This means you can make as many servers as you want with no slot limitations. Wondering how we’ll make money? In the future there will be optional cosmetics like themes, sticker packs, and sound packs available for purchase. We’ll never charge for Discord’s core functionality.

Source: Discord – Features

Synfig Studio

Synfig Studio is a free and opensource animation software available for Windows, Linux and OSX.

Source: Synfig Studio

Nightmare.js

Every method is a simple English command: goto, refresh, click, type… you can check out Nightmare’s full API here.

Nightmare lets you simplify deeply nested callbacks into a few sequential statements. Here’s an example search on Yahoo:

yield Nightmare()
  .goto('http://yahoo.com')
  .type('input[title="Search"]', 'github nightmare')
  .click('.searchsubmit');

Source: Nightmare

Touché – Touch bar for everyone

Touché Touch Bar for everyone. Simulate, show and hide, take screen captures. Free Download for Mac.

Simulate, show and hide, take screen captures.

Source: Touché – Touch bar for everyone

PDF Viewer – Read, Review and Annotate on the App Store

Whether you’re working on your own or collaborating with a team, PDF Viewer maximizes productivity, allowing you to view, search, and annotate PDF documents with ease on your iPhone and iPad.

Source: PDF Viewer – Read, Review and Annotate on the App Store

Opentest – Easiest Screen Recording

The ultra-flexible communication tool with endless use cases

Source: Opentest – Elevating the product experience

Galen Framework | Automated testing of responsive design

Galen Framework is designed with responsivness in mind. It is easy to set up a test for different browser sizes. Galen just opens a browser, resizes it to a defined size and then tests the page according to specifications

Source: Galen Framework | Automated testing of responsive design

Vectr – Free Online Vector Graphics Editor

Vectr is a free graphics editor used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality.

Source: Vectr – Free Online Vector Graphics Editor