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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 personal work.

Down below I’ve included everything from some great JavaScript tools, jQuery plugins, Apps for your Desktop, Web & Mobile devices to some awesome items in eCommerce, new and updated responsive frameworks, and as always, I’ve also got some WordPress themes and plugins including some fonts and icons etc



InstantSearch.js is a library of UI widgets to help you build the best instant-search experience with Algolia’s Hosted Search API. Your code is easy to write and maintain. instantsearch.js provides the glue between the different parts of your search page.Everything is packaged in one library.

Every website is different and the modular design of instantsearch.js allows you to configure, rearrange and combine the widgets to build your own experience. Sometimes you want to build a custom feature, you can do that by forking a pre-built widget or coding your own.

Unslider 2.0


Unslider 2.0 is a super simple jQuery carousel/image slider. It has a variety of options available, including animation, a totally manual option, infinite sliders, and more.



Booking.js is an easy-to-use embedabble calendar booking widget. It’s easy to customize, works with Google Calendar, and it can be integrated seamlessly into your branding.



ResponsifyJS makes truly responsive images while taking into account the content of photos. You can define the focus area or let it define it automatically.

FontBase – Windows App – Free


FontBase is a blazing fast, beautiful and free font manager for Windows. There is a number of predefined collections, such as recently added fonts (really useful), Typekit fonts and favorites. You can also create as many collections as you like by yourself. Simply change the color, background, font size, line height and align of your fonts. Apply styles to the whole collection or just to individually selected fonts.

Snippy – Mac App OS X 10.10+ – Free 


Snippy lives in your menu bar so you can search through a collection of text snippets for quick copying and pasting into Xcode, text editors or your E-mail client.

IBM Swift Sandbox – Web App – Free


The IBM Swift Sandbox is an interactive website that lets you write Swift code and execute it in a server environment – on top of Linux! Each sandbox runs on IBM Cloud in a Docker container. Both the latest versions of Swift and its standard library are available for you to use. They’ve also provided a collection of sample programs for you to experiment with. Click Source Samples in the upper left corner to see the list of available samples.

LinkTrackr – Web App – from $9 to $69 per month


LinkTrackr makes link tracking made easy, this app main objective is to help you track ever sale, every lead in your funnel to the origin click, you can easily identify the source of your conversion by creating campaigns to track banner ads, solo email ads, links on your website and make intelligent Conversion rules so you can avoid duplicate conversions, modify the conversion tracking rules to suit your promotions and when it’s comes to conversions Trackr’s report show you how much you’ve spent to get that conversion, your profitability, ROI and other critical metrics and more

Flexbox Froggy – Web App/Game – Free


Flexbox Froggy is a game where you help Froggy and friends by writing CSS code! Guide this frog to the lilypad on the right by using the justify-content property,

DiffChecker – Web App – Free


Diff Checker is an online diff tool to compare text differences between two text files.

Snatchr – Chrome Extentsion


Snatchr is a chrome extension that grabs the stylesheets of a website so that you can quickly and easily find out what others are doing to make awesome websites. DOWNLOAD



Coding regular emails is hard enough by itself. Making them responsive shouldn’t add to the headache. A few simple, but solid patterns are all that’s needed to optimize emails for small screens. That’s what Cerberus is. It’s just a few responsive email patterns that go a long way. The code blocks are compartmentalized so that they may be used, reused, and nested to build an email.

Foundation 6


Foundation for Sites 6 has been designed to get your project from prototype to production more efficiently than ever before, It includes a wide range of modular and flexible components that are easily styled and these are versatile and lightweight building blocks which makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.

The total filesize of every component and class now weighs in at 60KB CSS & 84KB JS, with plenty of room to make them even smaller when selectively removing unused components and all code snippets come with ARIA attributes and roles along with instructions on how to properly use these components as this helps ensure that every website built on Foundation 6 can be used anywhere, on any device, by anyone. The base styles act as a coded wireframe rather than a final design and the simpler CSS styles allow you to more easily modify them to fit your brand.

Sync Sketch Plugin


Save your text styles, layer styles, and color palette in a Google Sheet to keep your design team in sync. Every time you run this plugin your styles and colors will be replaced with those you specify in a spreadsheet. This should make it easier to share typography styles across teams!



Avalanche is a responsive, Sass-based CSS system with flexible, configurable naming conventions. It uses real-world breakpoint naming and integrated media query mixins.



Kong is for those people who wants to sell online and they made it free to use to make this a possibility for everyone. No monthly fees and no additional transaction fees, ever. There are no restrictions on Kong. Have as many products you like, use as much bandwidth and storage as you need and make use of our incredibly flexible, customisable default theme; all for free.There are many companies in the eCommerce market that offer, on the face of it, pretty much the same product; with maybe a few standout features.



AutocompleteField adds word completion to your UITextFields. It’s easy to use with plenty of customizable features, including field padding and completion color.

Email Validator


Email Validator is a free JSON API that gives you a simple way to validate/verify email addresses. You can get the free source code and run it on your server or use this service for free 😉

HTML to WordPress


This tool is a simple HTML to WordPress which allows you to convert HTML into a WordPress theme within 15 seconds or less, and download your WordPress theme for $9 per HTML page

BeFit – Free Theme


BeFit is a simple, flexible fitness, personal trainer responsive WordPress theme catering to gym, yoga, pilates, muscular, health club, fitness, trainers and other alike businesses. It can be used for multipurpose use and is also suitable for photographers, business, corporate and other personal websites.

Explorer – Free Theme


A very cool theme inspired by file explorer. Created in 48 Hours Theme Challenge.

Heartify – Premium Theme $44


Heartify is a powerful multipurpose responsive WordPress Theme suitable for medical and health related businesses. Its fresh and clean design makes it applicable for corporate websites, personal blogs, product-oriented sites as well. It looks great on tablets and mobile devices due to its responsive design and retina graphics. Our Theme comes loaded with a great deal of various page layouts, content elements, working contact form, twitter widget and much more.

Leka – Premium Theme $59


Leka WordPress WooCommerce Theme has ideas and inspiration for all types of ecommerce stores, including: Fashion, Shoes, Jewelry, Watch, Hi-tech,…and more. Based on the latest Foundation technology, this WordPress WooCommerce theme its self prides its unrivalled responsiveness and mobile-friendliness.

This responsive WordPress theme comes with pixel perfect design, dynamic mega menu, incredible revolution slider, product widgets, nice effect Static blocks, good-looking 404 pages pre-html code for blog integrate and lots of other great features. It also includes Powerful Theme Options allowing you change colours and features of theme just in some minutes. With Leka, you are able to customize many aspects of your theme such as footer, navigation menu and fonts with ease.

Daytona – Premium Theme $59


Meet Daytona, a fine theme for story-tellers. Easily create beautiful photography-driver stories with images, galleries, video, audio and more. The 10 different blog layouts/grids allow you to offer your visitors are truly memorable experience. Use Daytona as a photoblog, a portfolio for your work, a food blog, a fashion blog or a magazine. The clean and minimal look & feel is a perfect match for any type of content.

Smart PopUp Blaster – Free Plugin


Smart PopUp Blaster plugin can display multiple popups, it’s highly customizable so you can take control over your popup behaviour. Add call to actions, increase your social followers, increase your mailing lists by adding any type of forms or display any message in a simple popup. With this fully-responsive plugin, your pop-ups will look fantastic on every device.

Blue Storage – Free Plugin


Blue Storage for Microsoft Azure allows you to use Azure Storage to host your media for your WordPress powered blog. This plugin can wholly or partially replace local storage with Azure Storage. Using Azure Storage allows you to grow your storage as needed without having to upgrade your web server. You can also take advantage of Azure Storage features like georedundency or Azure CDN.

Controlled Admin Access – Free Plugin


Give a temporarily limited admin. access to themes designers, plugins developers and support agents. The plugin is simple and clean, it helps the administrator to create a user with a temporary access and choose which pages in your admin area which you don’t want the user to access. send the details to the user and when he finished his task, you can easily deactivate the account and activate it later.

Total SEO for WordPress – Premium Plugin $21


Total SEO is the only SEO plugin for WordPress that you’ll ever need to boost your search results.Total features on-page and post content analytics, Facebook open graph, Google Analytics integration and much more.

User Guide Builder WordPress – Premium Plugin $14


Users quickly get frustrated when they cannot find what they are looking for in the user manual. User Guide Builder plugin helps you to make instructions easy on the user with visual stepping stones Create the sections tree for your product, from its very beginning to the end point really fast using Quick Start Guide. It is the great solution to help your customers to get to the needed section with ease and to guide them exactly where they wanted to be.

Img Upload – Premium Plugin $21


Img Upload PRO is the only image upload plugin for WordPress that allows you to build your own image hosting site like, and others. With powerful options like auto-resize, white list extensions, share this links and admin a single or multiple images at the same time.

Design Pieces – Icons & Fonts

Gagalin – Free Font


September – Free Font or Pay What You Want


Flaticons – Font $29.50


Avaline Script – Fonts from $20


Stolzl – Fonts from $32


The Essential Material Design Icons Pack – $127


Icon Shop – Free


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


New HandPicked Goodies for Designers & Developers for December 2015