There are many reasons why lots of freelancers choose to work with the web based applications. Such applications have numerous advantages comparing with the traditional software which is downloaded and installed on PC. First of all, many web-based applications are completely free to use. Second, there is no need to install and update these applications on a computer. The third major benefit is that web based applications can be accessed from any PC or mobile device connected to the internet. And fourth, you don’t need to save your data on PC, create backups etc. – everything is stored on the server.
Nowadays there are tons of different web based applications in the internet. We selected twenty best free web applications for Freelancer Web Designers which may significantly increase your productivity. Hope you will enjoy all of them:
What if your website isn’t working like you think it is? Does it seem like nobody’s lingering on the home page, or finding their way to the blog? Get a Clue! Test out your pages and find out exactly what’s sticking in people’s minds.
ResizeMyBrowser, created by a developer named Chen Luo, is a super-simple web app that snaps your browser’s width and height to a selected resolution. There are some common resolutions to choose from, including both portrait and landscape views for the iPad, iPhone (older models and and iPhone 4), and Nexus One. You can also set your own custom presets that the app will remember the next time you visit.
Launchlist is intended to help and encourage web designers and developers to check their work before exposing it to the world at large. The product was born out of frustration. For too long we had been using archaic methods to conduct pre-launch testing and the web was an obvious choice to do it better. The process is simple – Enter your name and email and the same for a recipient (not required – but it’s best not to test your own work), your project details and website URL, and then proceed through our list of provided fields. If a question is irrelevant, you can tick N/A and it will be disregarded. You can even add your own custom fields at the bottom of the checklist if required. Once submitted, you and your recipient/s will receive a report of your checklist with a summary for your records.
4. Web font
The Fonts.com™ store from Monotype Imaging offers more than 150,000 font products for you to preview, purchase and download. You can also learn about new typeface releases and discover typographic tips and techniques.
Teambox is based in the sunny city of Barcelona. We’re mostly young designers and coders having fun with what we do. We are Business Angel funded, and started our activities in 2009. For years, we’ve felt the pain you felt. With scattered information and emails piling up, it was hard to keep track of things inside a team.
We believe software should be simple, working should be fun and friendly service matters. This what you’ll find with us.
As a designer you understand that presentation is important. Recurse is a simple solution to show clients your spiffy new design. By emulating a website with multiple flat images clients will have a better idea of what the composition will look like ‘in the wild’.
CloudCanvas enables creative people to make digital art, design and other rich media right in the web browser.
Pixlr is a online image editor, that means that you can upload your images and edit them in your browser. It is built in Flash and you need to have a Flash plug in (get flash) to get it to work.
ColorPix is a useful little color picker that grabs the pixel under your mouse and transforms it into a number of different color formats. You can use the built-in magnifier to zoom in on your screen, click on a color value to copy it directly to the clipboard, and even keep ColorPix on top of all other apps and out of the way.
Discover Adobe® Kuler™ — the web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you’re creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.
11. Color Wizard
The color wizard lets you submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected. It returns a set of hue, saturation and tint/shade variations of your color, as well as suggests color schemets to you, based on your color’s complementary color, split complementary colors, analogous colors and other variations. The color wizard also has a randomize function that lets you generate color schemes you might not have thought of on your own.
BgPatterns is a tiny web app for making background patterns in a few clicks.
Thinking guides are tools or frameworks for thinking through an issue and considering different aspects or perspectives. They can be useful for helping to develop thinking skills. There is an initial library of useful thinking guides ready-made in Exploratree and we hope that you will use these, customise them and change them, and also make your own.
Shopify is a wonderful application that simplifies the way businesses set up their online shops. No developer? No problem! Shopify allows sellers to organize their products, customize their storefront, accept payments, track orders, along with many other tools necessary and essential to running a successful web store. Shopify stands for simplicity, elegance, and common sense; 3 crucial details to making a successful web store. Visit their website to learn more, or check out example stores!
Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.
Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet. Our HTML form builder helps you create contact forms, online surveys, and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without writing a single line of code.
More than just a to-do list manager, Remember the Milk acts like a full-blown calendar, but without the row-and-column display. Separating your life into Personal, Study, and Work tasks (categories you can change), you enter task reminders as you would in any other calendar; you can even create shared calendars for your group projects. Remember the Milk stands apart from other free online calendar/scheduling services in its support for the iCalendar format for importing and exporting calendars, as well as in its ability to publish your various tasks as a news feed.
In some ways, Intuit Billing Manager reminds me of early versions of QuickBooks. As it did with that desktop software, Intuit has successfully identified the core features needed by such an application and built them into a simple, usable interface. It works well for the most part, it’s affordable (free, actually), and it simplifies and consolidates a process that used to be disparate and paper-driven. It’s a time-saver, and it gives you a better sense of where you are financially than your old method did. But among simple billing and invoicing software and service, Intuit does not reign supreme as its QuickBooks Premier Edition 2011 (starting at $79 per month, 4.5 stars) does. FreshBooks is still the gold standard for online invoicing.
At Mint, we believe money is for living. So we make everything simple and streamlined. Sign up takes less than five minutes. Then Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture.
Create your own free website that looks and functions the way you want. Wix is an online editor with a drag & drop interface that lets you learn how to make a website without the need to bother with any code or web programming. To build your site, use the free design elements found inside the Wix website builder. Add pictures, text, contact forms, Google maps, social network icons and links, music, video files and more, in just a few simple clicks.