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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.

Create a Seamless and Secure Business Experience With Teamstack

Reviews / 20 Mar 2020

Create a Seamless and Secure Business Experience With Teamstack

As your team grows there has to be a better way of managing passwords and user accounts. It’s called Teamstack, a simple and convenient identity management solution for businesses of any size.

Teamstack is a cloud identity and access management platform that provides your workforce with secure, convenient access. It works with 500+ applications, greatly simplifying the entire process.

Teamstack provides cloud identity management that’s easy use and works with tools you already have installed on your computer.

Here’s a look at the tool and how it can work for you.

UXPin: A Complete Design & Prototyping Solution

Reviews / 6 Mar 2020

UXPin: A Complete Design & Prototyping Solution

Every web and user experience designer has their own favorite prototyping tool. One that helps give life to their ideas as easily as possible. Today we introduce you to a new prototyping tool that unites all types of designers as one.

Unlike most other apps and software that are limited to one platform or one license, this prototyping tool lets you use it on any computer and access your projects anywhere you want. And it’s called UXPin.

In this review, we take a closer look at UXPin to see how it can be beneficial to web designers, user experience designers, user interaction designers, and many others.

Design Your Own Logo With LogoMyWay’s Logo Maker

Reviews / 21 Feb 2020

Design Your Own Logo With LogoMyWay’s Logo Maker

Creating a professional-looking logo design that effectively markets your company and its services is an essential part of creating a new startup – and thanks to the wide array of tools and platforms available online you now have a range of options to choose from when it comes to how you will go about procuring a great logo for your company.

One such option that offers several considerable benefits is designing your logo using the new online logo maker by LogoMyWay. To help you take full advantage of this promising new logo design tool, we’ll take a look at the top benefits of using the LogoMyWay Online Logo Maker as well as the four-step process you can follow to ensure the best possible results.

Jumpstart Your Logo Design With Tailor Brands

Reviews / 19 Feb 2020

Jumpstart Your Logo Design With Tailor Brands

Branding can be one of the most intimidating parts of getting your small business off the ground. How do you create a brand that’s memorable and that you can use for logos, social media, and websites?

Enter Tailor Brands Logo Maker. The tool offers an automated logo maker and brand identity platform, that’s easy to use, customizable, and made with small business owners in mind.

Here, we’re going to take a look at Tailor Brands and tools that you can use to jumpstart your logo and brand design.

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Reviews / 28 Jan 2020

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Adobe has the industry leading suite of software for designing and photo editing. However, not many designers can afford its hefty monthly subscription.

Thankfully there are many affordable alternatives out there. PhotoWorks is one of them. It’s a simple and beginner-friendly photo editing app for PC that comes with a one-off price tag.

Whether you’re a photographer looking for an app to improve photos or someone looking to optimize their everyday photos without an expert level of photo editing skills, PhotoWorks can be a great option for you.

Geocode and Embed Maps in Minutes With Positionstack

Reviews / 12 Jan 2020

Geocode and Embed Maps in Minutes With Positionstack

Mapping and geocoding can be a challenge when it comes to website and app development. But if you have the right tool, it’s a lot easier. That’s just what you get with positionstack, an accurate forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API that manages these tasks for you.

Forward geocoding is searching for a plain-text address or place name, and reverse geocoding uses latitude and longitude values.

Here’s a look at positionstack and how it can be useful for your projects.

Aviationstack Provides Real-Time Flight Data

Reviews / 5 Jan 2020

Aviationstack Provides Real-Time Flight Data

Never miss a flight again! Or at least help your website visitors ensure that they don’t. Aviationstck is a real-time flight status and global aviation data API that makes integrating airport information into your website or app a breeze.

This helpful API scrapes all the right data so that your website outsmarts the competition, and saves you a huge amount of work with queuing different datasets and locations.

Here’s a look at aviationstack and how you can make use of it in projects.

Geocoding and Geoparsing With Geocodeapi

Reviews / 26 Dec 2019

Geocoding and Geoparsing With Geocodeapi

Do you need geocoding or geoparsing data for your website or digital application? An API is the solution.

Geocodeapi allows users to perform these tasks in a scalable manner using worldwide data. Here’s a look at the tool and how you can make the most of it for your projects.

Sell Merch: How to Design, Print and Sell Custom Merchandise

Reviews / 12 Dec 2019

Sell Merch: How to Design, Print and Sell Custom Merchandise

Do you have a stellar idea for a shirt or water bottle design? Not sure how to get that idea into the hands of people who want to buy it?

You might need Sell Merch, a collection of tools and resources that are designed to help you get from idea to sales with advice on everything from how to get started to understanding printing and shipping.

Here’s a look at Sell Merch with some ideas for getting started with merchandise sales.

Vectornator Pro Review: Create Illustrations, Logos, and More

Reviews / 5 Dec 2019

Vectornator Pro Review: Create Illustrations, Logos, and More

Looking for an alternative when it comes to vector design software? Vectornator is a solid, new option for Mac users with a robust collection of tools that also work on iPads, iPhones, and desktop computers.

Today, we’ll take a look at this tool with the new Vectornator Pro release, which has even more features than the already-functional Vectornator X version.

Find out what this app has to offer, explore a few key features, and learn about how to take it for a spin yourself!

Scrape Search Results in Real-Time With Zenserp SERP API

Reviews / 28 Nov 2019

Scrape Search Results in Real-Time With Zenserp SERP API

Do you need to scrape search engine results quickly and reliably? A search API can do the trick. Today, we’re taking a look at Zenserp’s SERP API and how you can make use of it.

SERP, or a search engine results page, data can be a useful tool for website owners. You can pull information into your project to provide a more robust user experience.

But completing this process manually is close to impossible. You need a tool to pull this data out for you, to help you move ahead with the important task of analyzing the information, and learning what it can tell you.

The Best Black Friday Deal Yet: UX Design Education

Reviews / 27 Nov 2019

The Best Black Friday Deal Yet: UX Design Education

There’s a trend this holiday season to opt-out of a lot of the chaos and consider alternative gifts that have more meaning or create greater experiences. To choose something that can benefit yourself, serve a bigger purpose, and not just be another gadget that’ll wind up in the trash six months from now.

The gift of a UX education fits perfectly for anyone with a design background. The Interaction Design Foundation is offering a stellar Black Friday deal with 25% off UX courses for Design Shack readers.

It’s the perfect way to choose to spend money on something meaningful, that will bring you long-term value.

Want to know more about what you can give (or get) with this deal? Read on.