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What’s new for designers, July 2016

By Cameron Chapman Posted Jul. 18, 2016 Reading time: 4 minutes

In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers and developers, we’ve included productivity apps, email marketing apps, notetaking tools, CSS frameworks, UI kits, remote work resources, startup resources, color tools, and much more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts!

Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few high-value paid apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts.

If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know of a new app or resource that should be featured next month, tweet it to [@cameron_chapman](http://twitter.com/cameron_chapman) to be considered!

 

Beetle

Beetle gives you access to marketing emails from top brands, all in one place.

beetle

 

Mybridge

Mybridge is a reading app for professionals that lets you read more and also achieve more with your work.

mybridge

 

Better Notes

Better Notes is a simple note-taking app for your phone. You can use hashtags to organize your notes, attach photos, and more.

better notes

 

Slaask

Slaask is a customer service app for Slack that lets you bring all of your client and team communication together in one place.

slaask

 

CSS-Mint

CSS-Mint is a lightweight, easy to use UI kit that’s built to cut down on front end development time.

css-mint

 

Blendo

Blendo is a simple platform for making your data available everywhere, and for getting and remixing data from any source.

blendo

 

iOSStash

iOSStash is a visual directory of the best app development resources. It breaks down resources by category (concept, development, and marketing)and sub-category (for things like inspiration, design, and more).

iosstash

 

Scout

Scout is a personal recruiting assistant that makes it easy to find the best candidates for your job openings.

scout

 

Emotify

Emotify makes it simple to add emotional intelligence features to your website, for smarter reactions and re-engagements.

emotify

 

Unicorn

Unicorn is an organic fundraising discovery app that helps connect angels and founders.

unicorn

 

Codebeat

Codebeat lets you instantly get feedback on your Swift and Obj-C code. Just connect your GitHub repository, get feedback, and more.

codebeat

 

ColorDrop.io

ColorDrop.io is a great source for finding the best color palettes. Click on any palette to see the HEX and RGB values for each color.

colordrop

 

London Startup Guide

The London Startup Guide covers everything you need to know for launching your tech startup in London, from the most successful startups to the rules to follow when doing business in the UK.

london startup guide

 

TeamInk

TeamInk lets you create, search, and assign documents right from inside Slack. It’s a great tool for team collaboration on documents.

teamink

 

ZBS CRM

ZBS CRM is a customer relationship manager that uses WordPress. It’s completely free, with no recurring subscription costs.

zbs crm

 

Eddie

Eddie is an intelligent text editor for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

eddie

 

Buno

Buno is a clean, minimalist note-taking app that’s easy and intuitive to use.

buno

 

Startup BNB

Looking for a co-living or co-working space? Startup BNB lets you search for either around the world.

startupbnb

 

Dr. Mogul

Dr. Mogul helps you keep yourself accountable while starting up your business. Each week they send personalized emails checking on your progress.

dr mogul

 

Cashew

Cashew is a simple GitHub issues client for Mac OS.

cashew

 

The Lean Validation Playbook

The Lean Validation Playbook tells you how to validate your winning product ideas to make sure they’re really winning ideas.

lean validation playbook

 

Octohunt

Octohunt makes it easy to find developers on GitHub. Just enter a keyword and city to search.

octohunt

 

Open Source @ IFTTT

Open Source @ IFTTT includes a bunch of open source resources from IFTTT, including app development tools, UI Kit resources, and more.

open source ifttt

 

Demonstrate

Demonstrate lets you prototype your app ideas without writing any code. Just import or screenshot your wireframes and go from there.

demonstrate

 

Landing 1.0 Free UI Kit

Landing 1.0 Free UI Kit includes tons of handcrafted UI components for Sketch and Photoshop. It was created to make your design process faster.

landing 1.0

 

Zilly

Zilly is an interactive WordPress resource that you can talk to right inside Facebook Messenger.

zilly

 

Macgyver

Macgyver is an API marketplace built by developers for developers. It helps you reduce dev costs, deploy state-of-the-art features in your apps, and more.

Macgyver

 

Trevor

Trevor is an AI for scheduling your day. It syncs with your calendars for your schedule, and your tasks from your todo lists to put it all in one place.

trevor

 

Stacksight

Stacksight is a dashboard that gives you operational insights for your open source apps. It includes real-time logging of information and warnings, real-time tracking of events, and more.

stacksight

 

sMedium

sMedium is a desktop editor for writing Medium stories. It has all the features of the Medium website editor, with some small tweaks.

sMedium

 

Forestry.io

Forestry.io is a simple CMS for Jekyll and Hugo websites. Just import your project and it automatically builds your CMS based on your project.

forestry

 

Save My Palette!

Save My Palette! lets you save, share, and export your color palettes with an easy to use editing interface and more.

save my palette

 

Markdown to Web

Markdown to Web makes it simple to convert your markdown to an online web page quickly and for free.

markdown to web

 

Instamake

Instamake is a huge resource for building an online business with no coding required. There are tools for online shops, landing pages, bots, newsletters, online courses, and more.

instamake

 

Rambox

Rambox is an open source emailing and messaging app that combines common web apps. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

rambox

 

Akrobat

Akrobat is a condensed geometric sans serif typeface. It comes in eight weights.

akrobat

 

Wildera

Wildera is a handwritten typeface created from a calligraphy project. It includes stylized uppercase, lowercase, and ligatures.

wildera

 

Metro Inline

Metro Inline is a creative, industrial typeface that’s perfect for futuristic and retro designs alike.

metro inline

 

Fredoka

Fredoka is a rounded bold typeface that’s perfect for things like website headers to logos.

fredoka

 

Southbank

Southbank is a free vintage sans serif typeface that comes in all caps.

southbank

 

Umbra

Umbra is a free slab-serif font with striking forms at display sizes and consistent readability at small sizes.

umbra

 

Iced Tea

Iced Tea is a free brush font with a feminine flair.

iced tea

 

Proza Libre

Proza Libre is the libre version of the Proza type family that comes in twelve styles (6 weights plus italics).

proza libre

 

Beyno

Beyno is a fun uppercase display typeface that’s great for posters, headlines, and more.

beyno

 

Buffalo

Buffalo is a loopy and quirky monoline script font that’s free for personal and commercial use.

buffalo
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