Useful Web Apps
There are lots of web apps these days and they are very popular because of time-saving and productivity benefits. Web apps work on almost all platforms and you can access them from any device. You don’t need to install anything and you can save lots of time in this way.
Below is a fairly random collection useful and time-saving web app for designers. All are completely free, extremely useful and super easy to use. Enjoy!
Invoice Bubble is free invoice software that lets you create an invoice and send to your client in seconds. It’s totally free online invoicing that is supported by ads which you can switch off for just $5 per month.
Tell Gridulator your layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. There are inline previews, courtesy of the canvas element, and when you’re all set Gridulator can crank out full-size PNGs for you, ready for use in your CSS, Photoshop docs, or what have you.
Useful tool for resizing current browser window size to set or custom resolutions. Works in Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera.
Screenr is a web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. You just click the record button and your screen activity is recorded along with narration from your microphone. Useful tool to discuss or review designs.
Launchlist is intended to help and encourage web designers and developers to check their work before exposing it to the world at large.
Explore, create and share color themes.Adobe Kuler – the web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you’re creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
Easily generate favicon for your website. Just upload your picture, choose favicon size and you’re done. Also you will find out how to implement it into your website.
Fillerati is a filler text generator that uses text from books in the public domain (from Project Gutenberg). You can grab heading, paragraphs, list items, and plain text.
Loads.in gives you the possibility to see how fast your (or any) website loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide.
An email campaign, you know that if your CSS is not coded inline, it is likely to get stripped out by email clients, which can make your email design pretty funky looking. Writing CSS inline can be time consuming, and repetitive. MailChimp has a CSS inline conversion tool built right in that will automatically transform all of your local styles into inline styles. Designers have found it so useful, we thought we’d share it with everyone else – even if you don’t have a MailChimp account.
A CSS style generator with text
Create professional looking CSS menus for your Website as easy as never before.Build your cool menu online, without writing a single line of code.It’s easy to use, Online Menu Builder, which allows you to build your CSS & DHTML menu in minutes.Choose from dozens ready styles or create your own menu style. IzzyMenu, online menu generator is the best solution for amateurs and professionals
TYPECHART lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS.
This handy tool helps you create dummy text for all your layout needs.
Web based tiled backgrounds designer, create any pattern your site needs just for few minutes. Adjustable size, pictures, colors, texture and transparency.
Tartan Maker – the new trendsetting application for cool designers. a free tool for the webdesign community.
Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With a new type of drawing interface that’s actually easy and fun to use, Dabbleboard gets out of your way and just lets you draw.
Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs. You are able to choose the size of the stripes and the spacing between those. You can even add color gradient effect for all of your stripes.
Free animated loading gif preloaders generator for AJAX loading.
With this app you can generate HTML/CSS code and images for rounded corners.
Dashboard displays the last week of health status for selected remote computing services. This view is dynamic. For services with recent outages, a health bar is shown. Given no recent outages in a provider’s services, key indicator charts are shown. Click a Service in the left panel for detailed service health status, metrics, and more history.
Preview fonts stored on your computer.
Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule tweets. Work out all your tweets at one point in time during the day. Then fill up your Buffer with your tweets and Buffer schedules them for you.
HTML5-based app that works in all modern browsers, and you can dive in and start drawing on a blank canvas, all without Flash or any other plug-in.
Handy CSS3 generator with a lot of different functions and code preview.
Colorzilla has designed this very easy to use CSS3 gradient generator. It uses sliders and color pickers just like Photoshop and is highly recommended.
RescueTime is time management software that helps individuals and businesses understand how they spend their time, and provides tools to help them spend it more productively.
Filemail is a great free solution to send large size files to anyone. You can send upto 2gb size files with filemail. You will just need upload one or multiple files you want to send to the filemail. Files are encrypted on the servers using a 128bit AES algorithm to ensure security and privacy.