What’s new for designers, July 2016

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July 18, 2016
What’s new for designers, July 2016.
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 gives you access to marketing emails from top brands, all in one place. beetle


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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