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As designers, developers or even graphic designers we are constantly looking at for those new resources, tools and application that can help us increase our productivity while working on client or own own personal projects.

So this monthly round up of the newest handpicked resources features everything from some great new jQuery plugins, to some great apps for your iOS, Mac & Android devices, to some new great Social Media Tool, frameworks, sketch templates for UI & UX designers, to the newest WordPress plugins & themes and some fonts and icons.



jQuery Plugin For GIF Preview As Like Facebook



Feathers is a minimalist real-time framework for tomorrow’s apps. With Feathers it’s easy to create scalable real-time applications.



superplaceholder.js is a library to bring your input placeholders to life by cycling multiple instructions in a single input placeholder.

Background Blur


Background Blur plugin is a cross browser jQuery plugin for blurring images.



List.js is tiny, invisible and simple, yet powerful and incredibly fast vanilla JavaScript that adds search, sort, filters and flexibility to plain HTML lists, tables, or anything. It works both lists, tables and almost anything else. E.g. <div>, <ul>, <table>, etc.



InlineTweet.js allows you to easily create tweetable links out of any text on a webpage. Just wrap the tweetable text in a container with data-inline-tweet and you’re good to go!

Vivaldi – Desktop App – Free


Vivaldi web browser lets you do things your way by adapting to you and not the other way around. If you prefer the browser tabs placed at the bottom or on the side of the window? or you prefer a different address bar location? Go ahead and customise your preferences be it your keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, appearance and so on, including if you are a keyboard person? Then Vivaldi is your delight. Vivaldi comes with quick commands let you search through open tabs, bookmarks, history, settings and more with one single keyboard shortcut. Quick commands menu is highly customisable allowing you to create your own commands and run them instantly.

Tired of unorganised tabs in your browser? Let the mess be cleaned up with Vivaldi. Organise your tabs using Tab stacks, a feature that you will fall in love with. It lets you group multiple tabs into one. It can’t get better than this – just drag a tab over to another for an uncomplicated grouping.

Material Colors for Mac – Mac OSX – Free


A handy little Mac app that gives you quick access to the standard material design color palette.

Typeface – Mac OSX – $10


Typeface is a new kind of font manager for Mac. It helps you pick the perfect font by focusing on quick and accurate font previews. Silky smooth browsing & detailed comparisons make Typeface an indispensible tool when you’re designingsexy typography for a new logo, website or app. Plus this font manager is only $10 from the App Store, a font manager doesn’t need to be expensive to be awesome!

FocusList – Mac & iOS(including Watch) App – $4.99


FocusList is a daily planner & focus app based on Pomodoro technique. It helps you plan your day, stay focused and track your time.

Clippo – Mac & iOS App – $1.99


Clippo is the ultimate time saver for your daily work. Share and manage clipboards between your devices with no drawbacks. Save text, links and images that you have copied to your clipboard from any app. Quickly access your saved clips from the Today Widget and copy them back to your clipboard in its original format.

devRant – iOS & Android App – Free


devRant is where developers can express how they really feel about code, tech, and the people that make programming super special (for better or worse)

Billy – iOS App – Free


Billy is the easiest way to get insights in your fixed costs. Manage your subscriptions and get notified when a bill is due.

Tweetcat for Twitter – iOS App – Free


Tweetcat is a Twitter client sorts your timeline into custom topics! For example, if you are interested in Music, Tweetcat will put any tweets relating to Music into one timeline and hide all others. You will only see tweets that have something to do with Music in this timeline! No more lunch pictures in your timeline!

Reddit *Official – iOS App – Free


Reddit anywhere with the official app (even from the office restroom).Get the latest news, trends, and memes on the Internet first on Reddit. You get to decide what’s worthy: top content rises to the front page thanks to your upvotes.

Bushel – Web App – $2/device/month


Bushel is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace. Bushel makes device management accessible and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users without help from IT.

Estimatr – Web App – Free


Create Accurate Software Estimates with this rapid, pain-free, accurate software estimation tool. Best of all, it’s totally free.



Aleutcss is a powerful framework designed with scalability and performance in mind. It doesn’t make assumptions about what you want your design to look like. You can use as much or as little of the framework as you want and we try not to generate more lines of code than absolutely necessary.

Good Copy


The Front (people behind Good Copy) is to help people communicate better. Usually, it means building the best communication software possible, but today Front are doing something different. They are releasing a collection of emails that we think have great copy called Good Copy, so the everyone can get inspiration for their own communication.You never have too many examples. The approach is really focused on the copy, not the design of the emails.That’s why it’s plain text: easy to search, easy to copy and paste the content and adapt it to your own “style”!



Privacy gives you a new card number for every transaction, this protects you from card fraud, data breaches, and identity theft. Privacy is the first payments product that keeps your personal information private. And the best thing is, it’s even easier than using your regular credit card online.

Privacy Visa Cards may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Their mission is to build elegant, usable software that protects your privacy and security. You deserve the best. Protect yourself online without sacrificing convenience and ease of use.

Imgix Page Weight Tool


Find out if images are slowing down your web pages. Learn how to take steps to optimise them better.



A simple colorful HEX, RGB & HSL generator.

Foundation for Emails 2


Foundation for Emails helps you to get away from complex table markup and inconsistent results. Using Foundation for Emails will let  you spend less time coding emails, and more time on other things, like building amazing products.

Foundation for Emails is the framework that can help you easily build emails for any use case. Choose from 10 responsive HTML templates to start from that are tested on mobile and desktop versions of Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail and more.



Landscape is a powerful image resizing tool designed to help social media marketers, content creators and business owners develop a standout presence in an increasingly visual social world.

This tool offers social media professionals an efficient way to produce multiple image sizes optimized for social media profiles, messages and campaigns – ultimately giving them more time to focus on what matters most: fostering engagement and authentic conversations through social.



Abot (pronounced Eh-Bot, like the Canadians) is a digital assistant framework that enables anyone to easily build a digital assistant similar to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Now, or Amazon Alexa. Further, Abot supports a human-aided training backend enabling anyone to build services like Facebook M.Unlike those proprietary systems, Abot is open-sourced and extensible. By providing an extensible platform onto which anyone can easily add functionality, Abot is the first A.I. framework that aims to be available everywhere and— ultimately—to do everything.



A CSS grid framework using Flexbox that is simple as it’s provides just 2 base classes Grid and Cell and some modifiers, it’s light-weight being only 512 bytes (Gzipped) and it’s flexible so its asy to use Flexbox features.



A proofreader for your data, which is currently in beta… Every day, more and more data is created. Journalists, analysts, and data visualizers turn that data into stories and insights.But before you can make use of any data, you need to know if it’s reliable. Is it weird? Is it clean? Can I use it to write or make a viz?

This used to be a long manual process, using valuable time and introducing the possibility for human error. People can’t always spot every mistake every time, no matter how hard they try. Data proofer is built to automate this process of checking a dataset for errors or potential mistakes.



OpenBazaar is a different way to do online commerce. Instead of visiting a website, you download and install a program on your computer that directly connects you to other people looking to buy and sell goods and services with you.

This peer to peer network isn’t controlled by any company or organization – it’s a community of people who want to engage in trade directly with each other. OpenBazaar is an open source project to create a decentralized network for peer to peer commerce online using Bitcoin that has no fees and no restrictions.



lifejacket is an open source, extremely lightweight CMS / website building platform for web designers and developers who wanting to fill the gap between static html websites that require FTP access and direct code editing and a full fledged CMS platform such as WordPress or Drupal.

Site creators can easily create sites, editing the HTML and CSS, leveraging front end frameworks, javascript, PHP, and other technologies as needed – while giving their client the ability to update select portions of content via an admin console, without the fear of breaking layouts or other code.



Browser.html is a research project aimed at building an experimental Servo browser in HTML.



Search for Specific examples of UI from around the web.



Imagehover.css is a lovingly crafted CSS library allowing you to easily implement scaleable image hover effects. Choose from over 40 hover effect classes from a CSS library weighing in at a minified size of only 19KB.

Line-Up – Free Plugin


The Line-Up WordPress Events Calendar lets you easily list events and sell tickets on your WordPress site. With the Line-Up plugin there is no need to use both an event calendar and a separate ticketing service; you can stop sending your customers away from your site to buy tickets. With Line-Up you control your ticketing.

Spambot – Free Plugin


Blocks spam signups by adding an invisible field to your registration and login forms, and switching its id with the real username or email form field.When spam bots blindly fill the “required” fake field in, WP will redirect them to an error message and not let them register or login.

deAdblocker – Free Plugin


The plugin detects the use of adblock and automatically creates banner notification asking users to turn it off.The text in the banner can be easily adjusted, so that you may demystify the side-effects of adblock use for the visitors.

Vulnerable Plugin Checker – Free Plugin

Vulnerable Plugin Checker

This plugin automatically checks installed plugins for known vulnerabilities utilizing WPScan’s API and provides optional email alerts.


Cornerstone is a 100% front-end WordPress page builder that will change the way you create pages. Gone are the days of having to click back and forth between a clunky admin panel and your site. Now you can see all of your work as you build the page, bringing fun back into the creative process.


Magic Shortcodes Builder is a very unique and powerful “Shortcode Builder”. You can easily create shortcodes from any HTML/CSS/JS or PHP code. You can also style and configure existing shortocdes. All Shortcodes are dynamically generated and you can easily add them to post.


Custom WordPress Admin bar, menu, icons, colors and login page with material design style.


Theia Upload Cleaner is a plugin that deep-scans your entire database to check for any files that are not referenced any more in any page, post, 3rd-party plugin or the media library. Most of these files are images and their associated thumbnails. Before a clean-up, a backup is always made so that you can safely check your website to ensure everything is working properly.

Datar – Free Theme


Datar is a very simple yet beautiful one-column WordPress theme for bloggers and writers. It focuses on typography, content, and photos. It features two widget areas around header and compatible with Jetpack plugin.

Codilight Lite – Free Theme


Codilight Lite is a news magazine style WordPress theme from FameThemes which is a perfect option to create any kind of magazine or blog websites.

Tanx – Free Theme


Tanx,  just another Minimalist blog


VG Amadea is a tasteful and well-designed WordPress theme that you can use for constructing a beautiful and fully functional website. This feature-rich theme has everything a developer needs in developing a stupendous website for any types of project, business, company, e-commerce or organization. This theme includes 6 Unique Theme Layouts with an unbranded admin Theme Options panel that gives you full control of the customisation of your website.

It’s integrated with drag and drop visual composer to help you build unlimited page layout for your website, plus this theme is also compatible with WooCommerce Plugin, which has the ability to convert your site to a profitable virtual store.


The Rocket Creative is a multipurpose WordPress Theme that comes with some awesome design for each of your ideas that you have. It’s designed for corporate and business based websites, shops, blogs, own portfolio purpose and much more. The theme has a responsive design build on Bootstrap 3, 1170px Grid. Plus this theme easy to customise, template include all necessary or right development.


Chic is made for authority blogs with monetisation in mind. Clean UI and straightforward UX makes it very good choice for affiliate blogs. Not to mention it is totally dedicated to AdSense monetisation. So robust, yet so simple and classic in design, Chic is a responsive theme made for Professional Bloggers sharing their Wisdom.


Say hello to CityGov,  modern functional designed WordPress Theme, that is an ideal choice for local government website, government departments or agencies and municipal portal. The theme has lots of customisable features for showcasing all the basic needs of a modern municipality which makes it interesting for cities, small towns or villages. It is compatible with all modern mobile devices.

The theme has integrated a powerful ThemeRex Donations Plugin for your fundraising campaigns or charitable trusts.

CityGov is compatible with cool premium plug-ins: Revolution Slider, Essential Grid, Visual Composer and PO Composer that allows building bright and creative pages and integrate them with awesome features. The theme is fully responsive and 100% Retina and SEO ready. Fully supported with detailed documentation.

Plate – Premium Theme $44


Plate is an incredible and exceptionally powerful WordPress theme designed from the ground up to build amazing and beautifully designed websites specifically for restaurants, bistros, cafes, sandwich shops, bars, and just about any other eatery business out there.

Awesome Spice – Sketch App – $21


Vanilla UI Kit – Sketch Template – $19


V Avenue – Sketch Template – $30


Facebook Ad Creative – Sketch Template


Blobs Flat Icons


Noir – Fonts from $29


Itaca – Fonts from $21


Hoxton North – Fonts from $32


Sans Beam – Fonts from $35


PhotoCab – Free Font


Stereo – Free Font


Bajern – Free Font



New Handpicked Goodies for Designers & Developers for April 2016