What’s new for designers, September 2016
In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers, we’ve included productivity apps, email apps, free icon sets, UI galleries, color tools, CSS frameworks, stock image tools, and 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, 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!
is a task manager for Gmail. It interfaces with tasks, email, documents, calendar, projects, and contacts.
Diverse UIDiverse UI
is a collection of free stock photos of people from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds to bring some diversity to your designs.
Designer EmojisDesigner Emojis
is a collection of 45 vector emojis you can download for free. They highlight the tricky yet rewarding job of being a designer.
Founder CatalogFounder Catalog
is a collection of what founders of some leading startups are writing about right now.
is a source of free stock photos, videos, graphics, and music that you can use for both personal and commercial projects.
Startup Pitch DecksStartup Pitch Decks
is a collection of real world fundraising decks from startups like Airbnb, Buffer, YouTube, Mattermark, Buzzfeed, Crew, and more.
is an easy to use infographic generator that lets you create things like timelines, organizational charts, and more.
is a search engine that lets you find live examples of any UI. You can browse all the examples or check out the most popular tags.
is a tool to help you create pixel perfect grids in your designs. Just enter your requirements and it will show you all the whole pixel combinations you can use.
is a calendar built just for teams. It helps you run focused meetings, prioritize tasks, and more.
is a better calendar experience. It connects with Google, Office365, Trello, Facebook, GitHub, Meetup, Eventbrite, and Wunderlist.
is an automatic time tracking app for freelancers and teams. It works in the background, letting you focus on your work.
is a self-hosted alternative to Trello. It’s completely brandable, so you can make it match your business, and it has a one-time fee rather than a recurring monthly charge.
Checkout PagesCheckout Pages
is a curated directory of the best checkout pages, with additional links to directories of pricing pages, product pages, and store pages.
is a tool for managing and cataloging your UI patterns so you can share them with your team.
Four Hour Book Club
If you’re an avid listener of the Tim Ferriss Show, then you’ll want to check out the Four Hour Book Club, which catalogs all of the books mentioned on the show.
is a startup idea app for iOS. It lets you capture all of your business ideas in a simple, clean design.
Apply PixelsApply Pixels
is a set of industry standard design tools and UI templates for supercharging your design workflow.
UI TempleUI Temple
is a curated collection of website designs to inspire you. Sort by industry, page type, color, and more.
is a free color picker app for Mac. It’s also got tools for creating palettes and gradients.
is a minimal CSS framework. It’s perfect for smaller projects that don’t need all the features of a framework like Bootstrap or Foundation.
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is a tiny app that lives in your menu bar that lets you find the best images on 25 of the biggest free stock photo services.
is a communications app that lets you easily switch between mail and chat. It also includes a group calendar and other tools for teams.
is a powerful email productivity app that’s now available for iOS. It includes tons of advanced tools for contact management, too.
Open IconsOpen Icons
are a set of 119 open source line drawing icons that include everything from sharing and downloading to bananas and ghosts.
is a free ornate display font inspired by whimsical hand-lettering.
is a free brush font with 104 characters, including all the basic glyphs you could want.
is a free geometric sans serif typeface that’s versatile and highly legible. The “light” version is free.
is a fancy handwritten font with upper and lowercase glyphs.
is a decorative display font perfect for horror projects. It comes with a complete set of Latin and Greek characters.
Free BrushFree Brush
is a brush style font created for the fps.hu website and downloadable for free.
is an inline shadow grunge font. It has a vintage style that’s perfect for branding and headers.
Rocket ShadowRocket Shadow
is a free vintage-style font that’s great for retro headers and branding.
is a simple, geometric sans-serif typeface that’s great for things like logos and posters.
is a modern calligraphy typeface that includes swashes for automatically connected initials and terminals.