A Few of my Faves
Here are a few tools and resources I have found helpful to my own work. I do not benefit from these recommendations — I only recommend what I use and love in the interest of saving you time and or money (although most are free and fun to use).
Audacity | Free open-source cross-platform tool for editing audio files.
COLOR SELECTION TOOLS
Hailpixel.com |Move your cursor around the screen until you find the color you want.
Colourlovers | Features palette categories by home, wedding, fashion, web, print, craft, business, and includes patterns and example landing pages, etc.
Colrd | Upload your favorite image and pin point/reproduce its color palette.
Design Seeds | Discover color trends. See “find the palette you love” based on a single color you like.
Movies in Color | A site featuring stills from films and their corresponding color palettes.
Color Calculator | Simply pick your base color(s), choose a color harmony, tweak/explore as needed, and get a report of the hex, RGB, and CMYK color values for your project.
Canva | Canva is a graphic-design tool website that uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. (I wish I owned stock in this company - it’s THAT good!)
DesignMonkey | Create stunning images with our easy-to-use graphic design tools for desktop and mobile devices.
Pixlr | A cloud-based suite of image editing tools intended for non-professionals, however the apps range from simple to advanced photo editing.
WeTransfer |Forward big image files the easy way.
FUN DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING APPS
Glitché | This app has taken the art of pixelation and distortion and put it in the palm of your hand.
Waterlogue | Give your images that watercolor painting look.
Ultrapop | One of the most psychedelic photo editing apps around.
DIGITAL IMAGE COMPRESSION AND RESIZING
Compressor | Quickly compress and optimize your images so they load quickly online.
Mailchimp | A great, basic, email marketing platform. Automate your emails and create campaigns.
Constant Contact | Another great email marketing solution.
FONTS, TEMPLATES AND MORE
Creative Market | Design assets from independent creators, including fonts, graphics, bundles, themes, and more.
Google Forms | A full-featured forms tool that comes free with your Gmail account.
Gravity Forms | A WordPress plugin that allows site owners to create forms to collect information.
IconFinder | A search engine for icon designs and formats.
SOCIAL MEDIA APPS
Repost App| Allows you to repost another Instagram users' photo onto your Instagram feed.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Buffer | A leading social media management platform.
Loomly | Simplify your content management system for social media. I think you’ll love this tool as much as I do. (You can thank me later!)
Preview App | An easy drag and drop Instagram feed planner. (Brownie points for making beautiful easy!)
TeuxDeux |For those of us who love to check things off a to-do list.