The smartphone and mobile industry is booming with new features and applications added almost everyday. At the same time, web designers and developers are given new tools in order to keep up with the demand for mobile compliant websites.
1. The “What the font” website can identify fonts from images that are uploaded directly.
It is a very handy tool for designers that want to identify previously used fonts, the mobile application for this service is also available, and is free.
You can take a snapshot of the font on the iPhone, and use the app to identify it right away. Handy for designers that love to use typography as a structure for their web designs.
2. Dropbox is a very popular cloud based file backup tool.
On a desktop machine, it allows syncronization of files across all your devices, and is easily configurable. There is now a Free iPhone app that does exactly the same thing, except it can be used anywhere on the iPhone with internet connection.
Any files, either photos, backup of entire source codes can be saved on the go.
3. The “Web Developer Bible” for iPhone is a free app that has reference to HTML, C, RGB and Hex values.
As a Web developer and designer, it is easy to forget common code syntax due to the share amount of web technologies being used today. This is where the Web Developer Bible Appl comes in.
Either you’re on the train, bus, or working away on a web site, you can pull out the reference guide to help you speed up the development process.
4. When you’re on the go and away from your computer, websites and hosts can sometimes breakdown.
The iPhone application called “Pingdom” is handy for checking site and server status on a constant basis.
Recent version of the app can actually display alerts, site stats, and send reports to your own email. If a site ever goes down, you’ll be able to know about it right away and alert your client to avoid panic.
5. The final iPhone app to be shared today is called the “Evernote”.
Time management and organization has always been a challenge and should never be taken for granted. The “Evernote” is a free iPhone app that can take voice notes, text notes and even camera snapshots for later use, and can be very useful for meetings where clients have 100 design requests on the go. You can also put notes for your self to be done at a later date, and be reminded of tasks that were put off.
Hopefully, the above 5 iPhone apps were informative, as always, do what you love and do it well. Happy Designing!