One of the epoch making revolutions which the mobile industry witnessed was the introduction of iPhones and other iOS devices in its hemisphere. And to take the industry further ahead, the technology giant, Apple Inc, introduced its own App Store. The App store for iOS has provided us with a vast majority of applications that can help us smooth track and fast track various tasks and stay connected to our projects, even while we are on the go.
With the growing demands for advanced and feature rich website development services, if there is a breed of human species working harder than the ants, it is got to be the entire consortium of web designers and developers. However, to take the burden off their shoulders a bit, and to aid the development projects, we have short listed various iOS apps which the web designers and developers can make use of and relieve themselves off the increasing pressure of developing websites which are highly up to date, unique, and technically bullet proof.
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Top 10 Most Resourceful iOS Apps for Web Designers and Developers
An amazing painting application, designed specifically for the iOS platforms (primarily iPhone and iPod,) ‘Brushes’ features a much advances color picker and various other sensible brushes. With other important features like zooming and a simple yet power packed interface, ‘Brushes’ is an amazing platform for developing original and riveting design work while being completely on the go.
FTP on The Go allows the developers and designers to download the files and make changes into its text, with the help of their iPhones. It makes available a find and replace feature, which makes the entire task a cinch. Make the changes, save them and just upload the same and the changes will go live on the server. Besides, just be changing the file permissions on the server, you will be able to easily manage your websites from different sources.
And while talking about color palettes and codes, here is another app which we would like to mention. The HEX RGB Colors Guide gives you an easy access to various RGB and HEX colors and allows the designers dealing with the HEX and the RGB to develop the designs in both, the online and the offline mode with their iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Font Shuffle is the biggest and the most fastidious platform for dainty typography inspirations. It categorizes over 650 plus fonts into visually similar archetypes. And even though you do not have enough exposure to type faces, you can discover 6 amazing typefaces, similar in their design types and styles. And all this is done as quickly as touching your phone twice or max thrice. If you have always been confused about the typeface and which font to use for your web development projects, this is the app that you require.
An amazing app with an even interactive interface, iMy allows the developers to create meticulous MySQL queries for their clients, simply from their iPhones. And let us bring to your notice that these queries are highly complex in nature. An interface which is a sweet reminder of Mobile Can, iMy is an app which every web developer must definitely own.
The universally required jQuery Cheat Sheet offers an amazing quick refreshed course in several iQuery syntaxes and different arguments. As even the most seasoned developers do require a refresher course, to sharpen their web development prowess, this amazing cheat sheet offer you with all the references and resources that you may require. For beginners, it is a brilliant app to get their basics right and expedite their learning process, by facilitating the same. For experienced developers, it provides a refreshing and quick refreshes guide and allows them to get their basics right.
WordPress is practically The Platform for owning and working with well dynamic and scalable websites and with WordPress for your iOS device in place you can easily create, administer and manage the content on your blog or websites. It can be a great way to interact with the following which your designs fetch you and keep the market abuzz about the latest updates.
8. Color Expert
Color Expert is the best tool available for the web designers and developers to play with the given colors. This app gives amazing potential for the designing enthusiasts to recognize, interpret, capture and proudly display various colors and color schemes. Standing in a queue of the grocery store as your gaze falls on to this amazing shade of peach being put up in the showcase rack? Open Color Expert and it will tell you of what exact shade is the peach that has enthralled your gaze. Also, it will generate various color schemes and palettes which would match the given color scheme. You can easily send the same to your clients or colleagues, even though you are still stuck in the serpentine queue, which does not seem to move anytime sooner.
A brilliant and thought provoking mind mapping and brain storming solution, iBlueSky allows various developers and designers to put together their ideas – whenever and wherever they get them, and then send the same out as a PNG or PDF file, to a number of contacts that they may like. With the PDF files in place, you can even get a hard copy of the designs that you have worked on.
An innovative and unique time tracking app, Jobs has got everything going right for it. The app is feature rich with a number of much sought after features, but is still very easy to use – minus all the fluff and lightning fast speed with which different designers and developers can use it and manage their projects well with the same. Each of the jobs in here provides and hourly rate and flag fall, the client associated with the project and the total time spent while working on the job. The time spent is calculated in broken sessions, taking into account each time you logged off, paused or stopped. Besides, the developers and designers get to configure the hourly rate and flagfall by default, even which can be over written, depending on the requirements and the nature of the job in question.
And End Note
This brings us to an end of the post. We hope that you liked the apps we discussed above. Let us know your comments and feedback about the same in the comments section below.