Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2023
There’s always something new to get excited about in web design. Every month we put together this roundup of the most exciting new tools for designers and developers, and we never cease to be amazed at the fabulous new ideas being launched.
In this month’s edition, you’ll find new ways of using AI, some excellent new services for streamlining your work, plus some great new UI kits. Enjoy!
LimeWire AI Studio
LimeWire AI Studio is an insanely good text to image generator that lets you create any visual you can think of, in seconds, using nothing but text prompts. Not only that, but LimeWire will pay you to use the app, even on the free plan. It’s an incredible opportunity to get into AI-generated art.
Cosmos is a brand-new, beautifully realized Pinterest alternative for creatives. You can use it to create visual notes, record design inspiration, and curate your visual world via plugins on the web or iOS. You can join the waitlist now.
ZeroGPT is a handy tool for quickly detecting if text was written using an AI tool like ChatGPT by a human or a combination of the two. It claims an accuracy rate of over 98%, making it the most potent ChatGPT detector available.
SF Symbols 5
SF Symbols is an icon library that works seamlessly with San Francisco, Apple’s system font. There are over 5,000 symbols included, and each is carefully drawn for animation and emotion. You can download the whole set in beta.
Creasquare is an all-in-one platform for creating and scheduling content on social media. Powered by AI, it sets you up for social media success by repurposing your content for all the major social media platforms.
80+ Portrait Prompts
80+ Portrait Prompts allow you to make the most of AI tools like MidJourney to create avatars by supplying over 80 image prompts that are tried and tested to deliver unique and captivating portraits.
UI Skeleton Gallery
UI Skeleton Gallery is a free set of SVG-based UI skeleton elements. Use them as attractive placeholders for wireframes and mockups or as the foundation of your own UI designs.
Loaf is a free set of animated SVG icons that you can edit for duration, size, and color. There are over 900 icons included. There’s an intelligent search to help you find the right animation and built-in accessibility implemented on each icon.
Rocketlane is an onboarding platform that provides a delightful customer experience while accelerating time-to-value. Monitor multiple projects, provide visual milestones, and reuse templates across projects for a simplified workflow.
Generated Photos uses AI to create headshots that you can use in your design projects without worrying about copyrights or royalties. You control factors like age, emotion, ethnicity, and gender and let AI do the rest. There’s a free 3-day trial.
Watershed is a platform that helps your business measure, report, and reduce emissions. You can track emissions by product, compare historical emissions with forecasts, set targets, and become a sustainable brand.
Magicflow is an incredibly helpful time-tracker that tracks your work time and uses AI to tell you what you need to do to become more productive. It can help you get into the flow of deep work and high productivity.
MadNotes is a useful little browser extension for Chrome that helps you keep track of your thoughts, record essential items, and work more productively in the browser. It’s fast, always open, and supports markdown. There’s a free plan.
Pines UI is a slick library of UI elements, animations, models, and more that are designed and built to work with Alpine and Tailwind. It’s a well-documented resource with a comprehensive set of elements.
ChatNode is an AI chatbot builder that you can train on your own data, meaning customers who enter queries will get back answers from your knowledge base instead of the web as a whole.
Sproof is a document platform that makes it easier, faster, and safer to give legal consent over the web. It’s DSGVO compliant and legally valid EU-wide. There’s zero setup involved, and the platform is free for individuals.