What’s Hot & New for Designers / June, 2016

We just release our latest review about the hottest and newest things for designers released in June, 2016. We’ve included lots of marketing resources, startup resources, educational tools, email tools, image resources, icons, CMSs, CSS resources, and much more.

Almost everything on the list this month is free, with a few high-value paid apps and tools also included. They’re sure to be useful to designers and developers, from beginners to experts.

If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. And if you know of a new app or resource that should be featured next month then write an email to us.

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Proud

proud

Proud is a time management app (iOS and Mac) made just for busy people. It acts like an external brain for your ideas and thoughts to help you remember what’s important.

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Perma

perma

Perma is a productivity app for teams or individuals. It has tools for planning and organizing, collaboration, discussion, and more.

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Picnic CSS

picnic

Picnic CSS gives your native HTML elements a boost so that you don’t have to mix your presentation classes with your HTML. It’s entirely modular so that each part can be easily modified and tested.

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Mega Boilerplate

mega

Mega Boilerplate is a set of handcrafted starter projects that are all optimized for ease of use and simplicity. It can be used with Node.js, static HTML5 sites, Electron, and more.

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Real Time Users

realtime

Real Time Users lets you add a real time user counter to your site in under a minute. You can have it displayed plain or styled.

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Bench

bench

Bench is an easy to use collaboration tool for teams. All anyone needs to join a meeting is a secret link. There are free and paid accounts.

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Smock

smock

Smock lets you mockup and emulate a website on a mobile device.

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Adobe Spark

spark

Adobe Spark makes it simple to turn your ideas into social graphics, web stories, and animated videos, in just minutes.

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Color Schemr

schemr

Color Schemr is a color palette generator that lets you create palettes, adjust opacity, preview how colors would look on a minimalist template, and more.

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Colicious

colicious

Colicious is a great tool for finding colors to use on your next project. Just hit the space bar or click the screen to get a new color.

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Illustrio

illustrio

Illustrio is a library of customizable images for non-designers. You can customize the colors, text, and data for each one.

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Pills

pills

Pills is a tiny, responsive CSS grid. It’s mobile-first, uses the HTML5 Boilerplate head, and works with all modern browsers.

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React D3 Library

reactd3

The React D3 Library lets developers use D3 in React. It’s flexible, can be used with templates, and more.

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Nicely Done

nicelydone

Nicely Done is a gallery of digital product inspiration. View by most popular, or by tags and categories.

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Elementor

elementor

Elementor is a drag and drop live page builder for WordPress. It allows you to reach a whole new level of design with your WordPress pages.

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Kickresume

kickresume

Kickresume helps you create an outstanding résumé and cover letter in just minutes. It was created by designers, but approved by recruiters.

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New VSCO

vsco

The New VSCO has a new design, with a seamless experience between editing and publishing, as well as more community features.

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Hillo

hillo

If you use Trello, then you’ll want to check out Hillo. It lets you track all of the acitivty on your Trello boards at a glance.

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Holmes

holmes

Holmes gives you fast and easy search inside a page. Search results are returned in real-time as you type.

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Proppy

proppy

Proppy gives you beautiful, interactive proposals in an instant. It helps you stay organized, collaborate with others, and more.

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Cucumbertown

cucumbertown

Cucumbertown is a free food blog platform that allows you to unleash your creativity with simple recipe creation tools and more.

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Dopamine

dopamine

Dopamine offers a Reinforcement API that helps you hack user engagement and retention. You can deploy it for free in just minutes.

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Messaging Design Kit

messaging

This Messaging Design Kit from Layer contains everything you need to create beautiful and functional rich messaging experiences.

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TypeNetwork

typenetwork

TypeNetwork is a new model for type designers to develop, license, and use their typeface designs. It’s mission is to find and support the best type and publish it for the best designers.

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Family.scss

family

Family.scss is a set of smart Sass mixins that help you manage the style of :nth-child elements.

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Cutestrap

cutestrap

Cutestrap is a sassy, opinionated CSS framework, a tiny alternative to Bootstrap.

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Discover.Typography

discover

Discover.typography is a collection of typographic inspiration from the designers at H&Co.

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PixelSquid

pixelsquid

PixelSquid is a powerful image library that lets you introduce 3D into your design workflow. You can download images as layered PSDs or transparent PNGs, or even use their Photoshop plugin.

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Checkbox.css

checkbox

Checkbox.css is a tiny set of CSS3 animations for your checkboxes.

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CreateBrief.com

createbrief

CreateBrief.com is an easy to use design brief template generator. Just answer the questions to create your brief, no sign up required.

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