6 Effective Productivity Tools for Designers and Developers

We, designers, extremely value our time and we are particularly happy when a sudden encounter with a great and useful design tool occurs. Admit it, designers love having tools for this and tools for that. And all these tools are treasured carefully used almost daily just like the painters keep their palette handy.

Rather often, I do a research around the web to check if there are any new design tools available so I can recommend one or two here. Well, today I have a list a six useful design tools which, I am sure, you will find kind of time-saving ones.


Everypixel is a new tool to help creatives find great visuals (paid and free). By using it, you can browse 50 popular stock agencies and find the illustration, image or icon you need. You can filter bad images from the search results. You can also can compare the prices for an image and see where you can buy it the cheapest. And as mentioned earlier, you can search for free vectors and images.


Well, this is kind of a surprising new tool which will help designers build brands. It works as an app; you type in the name of your brand and you can choose the look and feel from a very extensive list. You get all the vector assets, cloud storage, pre-cut social media assets and business cards. Everything is print-ready and you can do unlimited revisions and what’s more, you have the full copyright ownership.
The pricing is very fair: $9 a month paid yearly and $15 when you pay month-to-month.

Web Gradients

It seems that gradients will be extensively used in web and graphic design so this tool will give you a pinch of colour inspiration. When you land on the page, you see a neat card grid with many gradients. You have the option to copy the CSS so to try your choice right away. There is also a great feature to see the gradients in action.

The cherry on the top is that you can download the gradients for Photoshop and Sketch.

Material Mixer

As the name suggests, this tools is created to help you enhance your material designs. It will help you mix and choose material design colours. The real-time preview will give you the idea of how your design is going to look like.


Yet another design tool for colour generating colour palettes. Most of such tools are completely free but this one is priced at $1.99. You can generate unlimited colours with unlimited colour palettes and share them on Dribbble.

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This app is for everyone who loves notes. The tool will help you do research, organize thoughts and plan your designs. It doesn’t matter if you are working solo or with a team, Milanote is a great online place to help you think and develop your ideas. It can be used on all your devices.
The tool is still in development stage but you can register your interest and be the first to know when it launches.

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