Wednesday, July 29, 2009

There's an App for that

Despite being the only Crew member with an iphone (ahemm), I think this post is relevant to the thousands of designers who have jumped on the iphone bandwagon. I haven't tried all of these yet, mostly because i am not ready to fork over the cash for an app. However a few of these seem to have potential. Via Designer Daily, the 11 essential iPhone apps:


1.
Loupe ($1.99) With Loupe you can capture your color inspirations so you don't have to try and guess what that shade was when you are back at your computer.

2. Typography Manual ($4.99) The Typography Manual has several useful features and resources for designers, including a visual type anatomy glossary, a font size ruler, and an em calculator.


3.
Ruler Phone ($3.99) This app can measure any ting your iphone takes a picture of. Very cool, but not sure its worth the price.

4.
Sketches ($4.99) Jot down your notes, scribble your thoughts and annotate your pictures using only your fingers and your imagination! Illustrate your ideas with simple but colorful diagrams, notes and sketches.

5. Web Source Viewer (free) This app checks the source code of the pages you are browsing.

6.
Cliq Cliq Colors ($2.99) Create color palettes from photos, convert them and send it to Adobe software.


7.
CSS Cheat Sheet ($.99) Self explanatory. A useful reference of Cascading Style Sheets.

8.
JQuery Cheat Sheet ($.99) The cheatsheet includes descriptions, examples, arguments and returns for jQuery Core, CSS, JavaScript, Events, Effects, Ajax, DOM Attributes, DOM Manipulation, DOM Traversing, Plugins (accordion, cookie, dimensions, form, interface, tabs, tooltips, and more)

9.
HTML Cheat Sheet ($.99) A quick reference lists for Tags, Attributes, Events, Colors, Character Sets, ASCII, and more.

10.
Font Shuffle (free) FontShuffle lets you choose from six major classifications of type: sans serif, serif, slab serif, script, blackletter, and display.

11.
What The Font (free) This app is suppose to Identify the fonts in a photo or web graphic, but I have no such luck with this app. Good in theory, but not a fully functioning app yet. (My guess is when it does work properly, this app will not be free).

3 comments:

Meghan Colvin said...

I feel like such a loser without an iPhone.

Sarah Martin said...

you are a loser without an iphone.

Meghan B said...

I have a fake iPhone (palm pre) still counts, right?