Like you, I’m scrolling around the web almost every day. Usually, I’m checking for the latest tools or news for designers. I’m always trying to check the comment section too, because people are sharing unknown tools, websites, and latest news there all the time.
I’ve noticed that there are many comments like “I didn’t know this tool existed”, “If I would know this earlier it would save my time” or “That’s great, I’m going to try this tool right now!”. When you’re not searching for the latest tools or reading designs blogs and magazines it’s hard to keep up with the latest products out there.
Today I’ve decided to share most used tools for design agencies. It will be an excellent list for experienced design agencies owners and for those who are just starting a design business.
Accounting & Invoicing
FreshBooks is easy to use online invoicing, expense management and time tracking service.
Wave is a free accounting application for small businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Flow is a single place for your team to chat, discuss tasks, and plan projects.
Basecamp keeps all team members on the same page, it’s easy to share progress and chat.
Trello is a free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone.
Droplr lets you quickly capture and send screenshots, video and files with a simple link.
15GB free storage, you can share all your files and anyone can edit them.
Dropbox lets you work on any file, wherever you are, with anyone.
Credit Card Processing
Stripe allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet.
Zenefits is free online HR Software that gives your team a single place to manage all your human resource needs – payroll, benefits, compliance and more.
Gusto lets you pay employees and contractors, obtain workers’ compensation and set up health benefits.
Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.
Google-owned, web-based email service that became famous for providing a lot of storage space. Now includes integration options with anything from related Google services to CRM.
AnyMeeting enables you to host webinars or meetings, easily and affordably.
Speak is blazing fast audio, video and screen sharing for your team.
Sketch is currently the absolute best UX/UI tool available.
I guess you don’t need an introduction.
Marvel helps you turn your sketches, images and mockups into realistic mobile and web prototypes.
Transform your web and mobile (iOS, Android) designs into clickable, interactive prototypes and mockups.
Craft delivers an extraordinary amount of control to developers, while keeping the editing experience simple and elegant for end users.
One of the most advanced responsive front-end frameworks in the world.
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
Beanstalk is the complete code hosting workflow teams or individuals use to write, review and deploy their code.
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