My Favourite Tools, Articles and Design Inspiration Websites of 2016
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Here are some free and paid tools for freelancers
TextExpander will let you create your short snippets – type them in, and a whole CSS code, an image or a phrase will come up instead.
Toggl is perfect for tracking your time – either you want to track your creative process, either you seek to define your priorities or if you simply charge your clients per hour.
Remember The Milk will help you manage your life and work. It is a great to-do list replacement, compatible with many devices, virtual calendars etc.
MyLifeOrganized is a crucial tool for those who struggle with managing their agendas and applying new task to their schedule. Set your priorities and enjoy auto-generated to-do lists.
Focus@will helps to make your work more efficient and work faster, give Focus@will ago. It’s a music app that will leave you more focused and will eliminate distractions that surround you.
ZenWriter is a full-screen writer that will help you keep concentrated on your article, book or whatever you are writing. No notifications, no distractions, just aesthetically soothing background.
MindMeister is a visual reflection of your thoughts, ideas, and creations.
Mixmax is mainly focused on email marketing, but it can be used by freelancers in so many different spheres.
Canva is helping you create simple, fun and professional-looking designs for your website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
Falcon app will come in handy in whichever niche you are working in. It will help you get to know your customers better and define what your target audience is.
Some articles I’ve enjoyed to read
Design websites for inspiration
Awwwards is an organization that recognizes and promotes the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.
BoredPanda is a leading art, design and photography community for creative people.
Packaging of the World is one of the most prominent packaging design website showcasing the most interesting and creative packaging work worldwide.
Who Design Today – magazine curating high-quality design and tech content from around the web.
Design Bombs is covering several categories ranging from roundups of fresh website designs, freebies, exclusive deals, and WordPress.
UltraLinx is a web magazine covering high-quality tech, gadgets, design, art, and photography.
Inspiration Hut is an art and design blog providing daily inspiration and downloads for students, professionals and hobbyists.
WPKube is an online WordPress resource which focuses on WordPress tutorials, how-to’s, plugins, hosting, coupons, news, and much more.
Creative Boom is an art & design blog for the creative industries, featuring art, graphic design, illustration and photography.
Vandelay Design has been publishing content for web and graphic designers since 2007.