15 Essential Web Apps for Designers

In this post I’ve hand picked the most essential Web Apps for web designers and developers. Web Apps can be used from any device without the need of installing it. Web based apps have made the life of a designer much easier. Feel free to comment and subscribe to the blog to get the most latest posts. Enjoy!

1. Carbonmade

Carbonmade was originally meant as a tool to make life easier for Dave and fellow designer pals, its popularity grew by leaps and bounds. Rather than keep it to themselves, they opened it up for everyone and their mothers to love.

2. Typetester

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated.

3. Gridulator

Tell Gridulator your layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. Just the thing for pixel-based designfolk. There are inline previews, courtesy of the canvas element, and when you’re all set Gridulator can crank out full-size PNGs for you, ready for use in your CSS, Photoshop docs, or what have you. And there’s full keyboard control for you snazzy power users.

 4. Screenr

Screenr is a web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. You just click the record button and your screen activity is recorded along with narration from your microphone. Useful tool to discuss or review designs.

5. Curdbee

CurdBee is a simple web application that allows freelancers and SMEs to send invoices and estimates, setup recurring billing and track their time and expenses.


The term favicon dates back to 46BC and comes from the Latin favitius iconius. Favicons were originally used by the Romans to identify their bookmarked websites from their favorites list on their primitive browser; historians believe it to have been IE5.5 or possibly IE6.

7. Launchlist

Launchlist is a perfect tool for web designers and developers to check their work before launching any project.

8. Loads.in

loads.in gives you the possibility to see how fast your (or any) website loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide.

9. Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator

Colorzilla has designed this very easy to use CSS3 gradient generator. It uses sliders and color pickers just like Photoshop and is highly recommended.

10. Pixlr

Pixlr is a free online image editor, jump in and start edit, adjust, filter.

11. Wordoff


Wordoff strips and cleans the rubbish that is pasted into WYSIWYG editors from Microsoft Word

12. Color Scheme Designer

Very useful tool for any sort of designer. With this tool you can easily create attractive color schemes for your projects.

13. Fillrati

Fillerati is a filler text generator that uses text from books in the public domain (from Project Gutenberg). You can grab heading, paragraphs, list items, and plain text.

 14. Bounce

A fun and easy way to share ideas on a website.

15. pForm

The fastest way to create web forms and collect results without writing a single line of code.

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