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6 of the Best Free Resources for Web Designers

Web designers, like you, are possibly one of the most creative types of people out there.  With that creativity, though, it doesn’t mean that you can’t always think on your toes. Thankfully for technology and smartphones, there are so many fantastic apps out there that can make your job a lot easier. To help make your job a lot easier as a web developer, here are six awesome apps you should probably check out today:

MAMP

MAMPThe MAMP app also known as the Macintosh, Apache, MySQL and PHP is a single app that you can get and that automatically installs all four programs to your system. This app is a necessity among web designers because there’s always a need to test your websites at all times and this app can help you do just that.

GIMP

GIMPIf, on the other hand, you are looking for a versatile, reliable and absolutely free app to use for your graphics manipulation requirements, this is the appt o consider. Since all web designers are in need of unlimited graphics content, then this is one app that can give you tons of options without charging you a fee.   Why spend more than $500 for Adobe Photoshop when you can get something for nothing?  Yes, I know it’s not comparable but it can still get the job done on a lot of projects.

Top Features:

  • Customizable Interface
  • Photo Enhancement
  • File Formats – JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF
  • Digital Retouching
  • Supported Platforms – GNU/Linux (i386, PPC), Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista), Mac OS X, Sun OpenSolaris and FreeBSD

Inkscape

InkscapeAnother app that you should download as a web designer is none other than Inkscape. This app is ideal for designer who are in need of an open source vector graphics and other features that you can store in Scalable Vector Graphic or SVG format. This way, you can access your designs and layouts anytime, anywhere.

Virtual Box

Virtual BoxIf you are using a MAC OS and would like to link it with other Windows files, then this Virtual Box app is the one for you. What this app can do is it helps you cross platforms and browsers in between the two operating systems in order to access any file or content as you wish.

Mind Note

Mind NoteIf you are in search for a place where you can just jot all your thoughts down without any restrictions then the Mind Note app is the one for you. This app makes it possible for you to brainstorm all your ideas through the use of a mind map function that is truly efficient and reliable.  Available for both the computer and your smartphone.

Skitch

SkitchSkitch is another app that you might be interested in especially if you want to take screenshots of some of your designs and share it with other users on Skitch.com. This app is wonderful in the sense that it fosters collaboration between other users, your team members or even your clients.

Now that you have been gifted with six different apps that you can use as a web designer, what else are you waiting for?  Remember, even if you don’t like what you’re getting, you never had to pay a penny for it!

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