24 Tools to Reduce Time for Your Web Projects
24 Tools to Reduce Time for Your Web Projects
In this post, we look at web tools and services that are recommended by web designers and developers for speeding up your development.
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Being faster and more efficient is the goal of all web designers and developers. Saving time while still maintaining a high standard of work means more spare time for your family or other projects, as well as happy clients. Many web tools on the market can be used in your everyday projects and help you be faster and more efficient.
Below, we'll offer up some web tools and services that are recommended by web designers and developers for speeding up your development.
1. ListingPro: A WordPress Directory Theme
Built from scratch to meet the difficult requirements of entrepreneurs, web designers and developers, ListingPro remains the No.1 Best Seller since its launch in early 2017 and it has received 5 stars for their outstanding support, design, and features based on 400 reviews. It's pretty clear why it has become one of the most popular choices.
ListingPro is a complete package where people don't have to pay extra for additional plugins for the core directory features. It's super easy to use, there is no need for special skills or previous experience with building directories. Anybody can do it, including you.
Business owners can now take full control of their business listings from a single pane of glass, so you can focus on what matters the most. It can help attract more business and grow your directory three times faster by enabling your users to submit a listing, upgrade plans, run ads campaigns, track recent visitors' activity, reply to reviews, and even get alerts on the low ratings to respond quicker.
The price is $69 for the basic license and you will get everything you need: updates for life, easy setup assistant, support for 6 months, and more.
2. Userfeel.com: Test Any Website or Mobile App
Remote usability testing is the most modern and effective way to improve your website or app, and Userfeel has an interesting and different way to do it. You are "hiring" one or more testers that will test your website. In less than 24 hours you will get a video and comments in which you will receive the tester's thoughts and see exactly how he "feels" about your website. This is the way to see how real users are seeing your website. You will know what they are thinking about your website and WHY they get attracted to take certain actions.
Userfeel has a vast network of testers that you can choose from. You can filter testers by various demographic criteria like age, gender, country, language, and web experience. If you want, you can even use your own panel of testers. They will provide you with a special link which you will send to whoever you want to take the test. No registration is required for this process.
3. DealJumbo: Discounted Design Bundles With an Extended License
With tons of deals and hugely discounted items for web professionals, DealJumbo has been a big name since 2013. Designers, developers, and many others are using it to get their graphics, fonts, mock-ups, and more for a fraction of the normal cost.
On the website you will also find deals that can be found only on their website, being exclusive sellers. The design bundles are coming with an exclusive extended license which means that they can be used for unlimited commercial projects, including digital and physical items.
Before leaving the website, check the freebies and “on sale” sections. Very good stuff can be found there, for free or for a tremendously small cost. You can download 1580+ free fonts and graphics. All come with a standard commercial license.
4. Brizy: Creating WordPress Oages Should Be Fast and Easy
Brizy is a powerful WordPress page builder that you can use to create stunning websites without skill or effort. This is not a marketing text, but a fact. There is no need to have any coding skills or previous experience whatsoever.
You can start from the predesigned 150 blocks, that cover pretty much any need, or from scratch and build everything you want or need with the tools available.
Brizy comes with 4,000 beautifully designed icons out of the box. The interface is brilliant, minimalistic, and you will always have only what you need in front of you. Forget about cumbersome options that are making your life complicated.
It’s free to use as a WordPress plugin and they are also having a pro version that contains a bunch of premium options that will make your life even better.
5. Deeezy.com: Freebies for Web Designers
Deeezy is a powerful web design deal website where useful stuff with huge discounts can be found. Designers and developers will save tons of time and money by getting supplied by this website. Beautiful free and premium fonts and graphics are available here.
All the items come with an extended license which means that you can use them for unlimited commercial projects, including digital and physical items.
actiTIME is a powerful time tracking and scope management software, highly appreciated on the market for the powerful features and easy-to-use interface. It is a great fit for any kind of company - Philips, Xerox, Cisco, and many others using it with great success.
Try it for free for 30 days, all the features are included in the trial period.
7. Notism: Design and Video Collaboration for Creative Teams
Notism is a popular and great design collaboration, prototyping, and workflow app for creative teams where collaboration is super simple. Communicate via notes or sketches - right on your uploaded work.
8. Codester.com: Buy Code, Scripts, Themes, Plugins, and More
Codester is one of the best marketplaces for web professionals. They have tons of items on the website, starting with all kind of scripts, website themes for all the used platforms, plugins, and graphics. Anything you are looking for can be found here, it’s a one-stop shop for designers and developers.
9. Designhooks: Free Resources for Web Designers and Developers
Designhooks is an excellent resource for designers and developers where they can find and use free PSD mock-ups, sketches, HTML templates, WordPress themes, and much more. The website is loaded with very good stuff, and everything is free.
10. Uncode: You Deserve a Stunning Website
Uncode is a brilliant, pixel-perfect multipurpose WordPress theme that will help you create stunning websites. It’s loaded with the powerful Visual Composer that will help you build and customize everything without writing a single line of code and over 40+ pre-made concepts ready to go or combine (full-screen, full-width, boxed, one-page scroll, landing page).
11. Format: Free Website Template Using Bootstrap for Portfolio
The format is one of the best free website templates that I’ve seen recently. It’s packed with great features, a great interface to customize it, and superb graphics that give the theme a premium touch usually found on expensive templates.
12. ContentSnare: Gather Content From Your Clients Without a Hassle
Waiting for content from your clients can be a real nightmare, as it can cause delays in your projects and it can be very time-consuming. ContentSnare will chase the clients for you. You select a template or build one for your email, specify a due date and a follow-up schedule and get notified when the clients are sending you stuff. The pricing starts at $29/month.
uSocial.pro allows you to attract visitors to your website with the help of social tools. “Share” buttons, the metadata builder, and custom invitations to popular social media groups will make your website easily reachable for social network users. An account with uSocial makes it possible for you to create an unlimited number of button sets and provides access to views and shares statistics.
14. Instant Logo Design
Instant Logo Design is exactly what the names says, a logo platform where you will get your design on the spot, for a price starting at $29. The quality is very good and you can use the service anytime you are in a hurry or you don’t have a big budget to spend on your logo.
Link: Instant Logo Design
uCalc.pro is a calculator and form builder for any kind of business. uCalc can be useful no matter whether you are running an online store or an entertainment website. Coding skills aren’t necessary at all, as a drag-and-drop builder allows the creation of a calculator in 15 minutes. All you have to do is to set up form fields, paste their values into a formula, add some pictures, enable collection of contact details, and your calculator is ready.
InkyDeals is a major digital design deal website where designers, photographers, and freelancers can find the best deals on the market. Everything is being sold with huge discounts and affordable prices that will help you save money and get awesome stuff for your projects.
Crello is a visual editor launched by Depositphotos. It allows creating social media images, ad banners, posters, email headers, and other popular formats. Crello is easy to use — it doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced designer or a beginner. This tool is made for marketers, social media specialists, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and anyone who needs a simple solution for their creative projects. There are 12,000 free templates and more than 60 million stock photos available.
Converting visitors into customers, and subscribers into long-time readers is a mandatory task for every website. Unfortunately, the competition is huge and every detail counts. MailMunch will help you create all kinds of forms that quickly convert, without writing a single line of code.
Elementor is one of the best WordPress page builders on the market, packed with awesome features and a brilliant interface which is super simple to use. Everything is done in real time.
You can use Elementor with your favorite themes, the design will remain in place, even if you change the themes.
Having your website up and running is one of the most important things for any site owner. UpTimeRobot will put 50 monitors in action to check your website every 5 minutes and the service is totally free. There are more than 500,000 users including MINI, Expedia, and Staples.
If you need more monitors, the pricing starts from $4.5o per month (billed annually) or $5.50 (monthly) Note: 20% discount is already applied.
Foxy.io is a powerful hosted cart and payment page that allows you to sell anything, using your existing website or platform. It integrates with WordPress, Wix, Webflow, Squarespace, and anywhere you can add a link or embed HTML.
It supports more than 90 different payment methods (ex: Stripe, Braintree, Authorize.net, Amazon Pay, Bitcoin, Apple Pay) and is loaded with a ton of features. Be sure to sign up for their unlimited free trial.
22. Pofo: The Best Portfolio, Blog, and eCommerce WordPress Theme
Pofo is a stunning WordPress theme that you can use to create a portfolio, a blog or even e-commerce websites. Graphics are gorgeous; it is loaded with the latest technologies, intuitive to work with, highly flexible and optimized for speed and search engines.
Pofo offers 25+ beautiful homepages, 150+ pre-built design elements, and more than 200 demo pages, which is more than enough to get a project off to a quick and solid start.
RumbleTalk can be used to quickly add a web chat to your website, without writing any code. Having a direct contact line with your customers is very important and it will be rewarded with higher conversion rates. 1 room with up to 5 seats is totally free for an unlimited period – try it.
WrapPixel is a great place where you can find admin templates, UI Kits, Mega bundles, and even freebies. Everything is handpicked, that’s why there are fewer items available, but the quality is outstanding. Check it and pick what you need.
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