Exciting New Tools for Designers, May 2024

Paddi Macdonnell.
May 06, 2024

This year, we’ve seen a wave of groundbreaking apps and tools. AI is reshaping the industry, enhancing productivity, and helping us work smarter, not harder.

Exciting New Tools for Designers, May 2024.

Whether you’re looking for a way to streamline your workflow or simply curious about the latest design tools, this roundup is for you. From color palette generators to complete design builders, this month’s roundup of the most exciting new tools for designers has something for everyone. Enjoy!

Deblank Colors

Deblank Colors speeds up your design projects by using AI to generate a color scheme for you. It has color theory baked in, and you can preview schemes on mockups, so all you need to do is pick the one you like.


If you’re tired of paying too much for booking platform software, you’ll love Cal.com. It's a simple way of implementing scheduling with a free tier for freelancers.


deco.cx is a frontend platform that combines real-time collaboration like Figma and the extensibility of WordPress. It’s one of the easiest ways to build a custom website.

Pullpo Channels

Pullpo Channels accelerate your code reviews with AI-powered Slack channels. AI checks the code changes, summarises it for you, and even schedules reminders to update the codebase. There’s even direct GitHub integration.


AI is taking over search experiences, making SEO a whole new ballgame. How visible is your brand on AI searches, and how visible are your competitors? Otterly lets you know.


Are you tired of Instagram filters? mood.camera is a quick point-and-shoot camera app for iPhone that captures natural photos that feel like they’ve been shot on 35mm film for an analog experience.


Boom helps you stand out in your video calls by adding a personal brand to Zoom, Meet, Teams, and other video call apps. Be more memorable, productive, and fun.


Assista is a productivity app powered by AI that helps you control your daily tasks with voice commands. It’s like having a PA sit on your shoulder.


Imagine being able to generate a color scheme and apply it to any website in seconds. Chromafy does just that, so you can try out fresh color schemes, even on live sites, with virtually no effort.


InstawebAI is an AI-powered website generator that claims to generate a unique website tailored to your business in a few minutes. It’s an excellent way to brainstorm ideas and see them in action.


Supabase is an open-source alternative to Firebase. It handles the infrastructure of a Postgres database app, eliminating all the tricky parts. If you ever want to get into serious app development, Superbase is worth checking out.


Musho is an AI design tool that translates prompts into stunning website designs in Figma. It allows you to create fresh, dev-ready designs in seconds and remix them as much as you like.


Gigapixel is a free image upscaler. If your images are too small or the quality is insufficient for professional use, run them through Gigapixel, and the power of AI will enlarge them for you.



Onboard new customers to your SaaS and guide them to the right tools, features, and information that they need, all using the power of AI. Retain users, and transform them into experts with zero support time.



Atomize is a modern design system for Figma. It includes 200+ styles, 200+ variables, 700+ components, and sample screens. Use it as design scaffolding to build out your UIs fast.


Paddi MacDonnell

Paddi MacDonnell is a designer and entrepreneur from Northern Ireland, follow her on Twitter.

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