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In-depth reviews of different online services, website builders, themes, and tools that can help you in your work as a designer.

Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

Reviews / 24 Nov 2020

Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

It’s inevitable: At some point you will lose a project due to a crash, virus, or by accident.

But you can be ready to recover information and data quickly with the right data recovery software. There are a plethora of tools on the market – some paid, some free – that can help you bet lost files back.

Here, we’re going to look at 7 of the best options so you have one of these tools at the ready when you need it. Perfect for designers, developers, or anyone who wants to have a magic tool up their sleeve when the worst happens!

Prototype Faster & Easier With Justinmind 9

Reviews / 6 Nov 2020

Prototype Faster & Easier With Justinmind 9

Justinmind 9 is revamped and ready to help you create website and app prototypes faster. The new release is packed with features that will make work life easier. (And that’s something we could all use right now.)

Here’s a look at Justinmind 9 and all the features you’ll find with this tool.

Whether you’re looking to take your UX design to the next level, save time with the array of tools you use, or start building fully interactive prototypes, Justinmind is a tool very much worth considering.

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Reviews / 27 Oct 2020

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Improving a website for accessibility is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. It’s not only required by law but also, as a web designer, it’s your job to make sure websites are accessible to everyone, including for people with disabilities.

For many years most designers and agencies avoided the topic of website accessibility for believing that it costs way too much to make a website accessible. The truth is it’s an effortless process that you can now entirely automate using AI-based software at a very affordable cost.

accessiBe is a tool to do just that. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize websites for accessibility. In this review, we take a closer look at how useful this software really is.

We’ve even installed accessiBe on our own site to see how it works. Keep reading to see it in action!

Mediastack: Add News and Headlines to Your Website or App

Reviews / 12 Oct 2020

Mediastack: Add News and Headlines to Your Website or App

Today we’re looking at how you can generate a news feed for your website with sources from around the globe with mediastack. The free and simple REST API can help you deliver news in real-time, adding relevance and credibility to your website or app.

Here, we’re going to take a look at mediastack and how you can make this tool work for you, pulling in news from sources such as CNN, The New York Times, Euro News, and ESPN, into a simple and reliable API.

Design Bundles: The Ultimate SVGs Site

Reviews / 9 Oct 2020

Design Bundles: The Ultimate SVGs Site

If you are looking for images and templates – who isn’t these days – Design Bundles is a one-stop-shop for deals on all kinds of design resources.

From free design resources to premium elements, you will find an extensive collection of tools that will make your design life that much easier. (And who doesn’t love a deal on highly usable design tools?)

Here, we’re going to take a look at Design Bundles and the extensive collection of SVGs available from the site. It’s a great place to grab a fantastic deal on your next pack of design resources.

Spline: Easily Create 3D Experiences for the Web

Reviews / 1 Oct 2020

Spline: Easily Create 3D Experiences for the Web

In the past couple of years, we’ve been seeing a rising trend in the web design industry which involved adding interactive 3D elements in websites.

While this trend allowed brands and businesses to create unique web experiences that helped them to stand out from the crowd, most of the time it was only utilized by big corporations. Mainly because creating 3D web experiences used to be limited, expensive, and, worst of all, they were very time-consuming.

Spline is a tool that aims to change that. Spline allows you to design and export functional 3D experiences for the web using a very simple and easy to use design tool.

In this post, we highlight what Spline can really do and how it will change the way you design websites in the near future.

Find Just the Right Free Photo With Freerange Stock

Reviews / 8 Sep 2020

Find Just the Right Free Photo With Freerange Stock

Using stock photography can be a tricky business. You have to find the right photo in collections with thousands or even millions of choices, and then you need to know that the photo is actually safe (and legal) to use for your projects.

That’s where Freerange Stock comes in. The stock photo service recently passed 750,000 members and specializes in delivering modern, high-quality stock images. The best part for you is that images are free to use.

Here, we’re going to take a look at Freerange Stock and the perks of membership.

Art Text 4: Design 3D Text Effects Without Photoshop

Reviews / 7 Aug 2020

Art Text 4: Design 3D Text Effects Without Photoshop

Art Text 4 allows you to create realistic 3D typography graphics without using Photoshop or Illustrator. In this post, we take a closer look at this cool new app.

One of the biggest and rising trends in the design world is typography graphics. Instead of using regular fonts, this trend uses unique graphics as a replacement for text titles.

Usually, we only see typography graphics in Hollywood movie posters, but the trend is slowly making its way over to brand and marketing designs as well. Now they can be seen on everything from flyer designs to greeting cards and more.

Creating such typography graphics is a time-consuming process and requires great design knowledge. However, we came across a software that allows you to create amazing-looking typography graphics with just a few clicks called Art Text 4.

Get More Done With a Remote Team and Taskade

Reviews / 6 Aug 2020

Get More Done With a Remote Team and Taskade

Almost every team is adjusting to remote work and better workflows. Taskade can provide that boost for your team, whether you work across the hall or halfway around the world.

The tool looks like a simple to-do app, so it’s easy to use. But the reality is that Taskade is powered by a tree-structured database that will help you manage workflows into action items. It’s made for collaboration and comes with all the robust features you need to manage day to day activity.

Here’s a look at Taskade and how you can make it work for your design team.

Userback: Get Immediate and Visual Feedback

Reviews / 22 Jul 2020

Userback: Get Immediate and Visual Feedback

We all know that collecting user feedback can make design projects better. But how many of us are actually using tools to gather and analyze that information to make better decisions?

If your stumbling block is finding the right tool, we have found it. Userback is a tool that helps you gather visual feedback for projects. You can see what users see when they look at a website with fast feedback and a robust set of tools to help you make smarter design choices.

The tool is designed to work with small projects all the way to multiple teams and clients, so it can grow with your business needs. And it works. Nothing beats real-time feedback for improving your website designs and user experiences. Let’s take a look at Userback and how it can work for you.

15 Most Useful Affinity Publisher Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2020

Affinity Publisher Templates / 20 Jul 2020

15 Most Useful Affinity Publisher Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2020

Affinity Publisher is a powerful design app available for Mac and Windows. It’s a standalone tool that is made for creating printed projects, such as magazines, brochures, posters, and other collateral pieces.

Use it to combine images and other graphic elements to create outstanding layouts for publishing. Whether you are new to Affinity Publisher or not, great tutorials can help you master specific or general skills to help you make the most of the tool. Here, we’ve collected some of the best to help you jumpstart projects.

Get Real-Time Market Data With Marketstack

Reviews / 13 Jul 2020

Get Real-Time Market Data With Marketstack

Do you need to get the same stock market data on your website as some of the major players, such as Uber, Amazon, and Credit Suisse. That must be super complicated, right? Turns out that it’s easy with the right tool, such as marketstack.

marketstack is a real-time, intraday, and historical stock market data API. It delivers market data to your website and users to create better online experiences.

Here’s a look at the tool, key features, and how it works.