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As designers, developers or even graphic designers we are always looking for all of those new resources, tools and apps that can help us increase our productivity & creativity while we work on client or personal work.

Right below I’ve included what are some of the latest things, below you find some great JavaScript and  jQuery plugins,  iOS, Desktop Apps, html/css awesomeness, frameworks. Some new WordPress themes and plugins and some great new fonts and icons.



Type.js is a typography tools for better web type. Type.js allows you to write new CSS properties to take finer typographic control of type styles on the web.



The easy way to scroll and animate your page.



Turntable.js is a responsive jQuery slider that will let you rotate through a list of images as your mouse or finger sweeps across a container. Think of it like a flipbook made with JavaScript, instead of paper and all you need is a set of images, and jQuery.

This jQuery plugin is a fresh alternative to the typical ‘click-to-slide’ JQuery gallery, plus this slider works on mobile!



Chart.js is a simple yet flexible JavaScript charting for designers & developers.

Chart.js merges configurations and options in a few places with the global defaults using chart type defaults and scales defaults. This way you can be as specific as you want in your individual chart configs, or change the defaults for Chart.js as a whole.

Chart.js offers support for all browsers where canvas is supported and is open source.



A cross-browser @mention engine written in ES6, no dependencies. Tested in Firefox, Chrome, iOS Safari, Safari, IE 9+, Edge 12+, Android 4+, and Windows Phone.

Simplified JavaScript Jargon


Simplified JavaScript Jargon (short SJSJ) is a community-driven attempt at explaining the loads of buzzwords making the current JavaScript ecosystem in a few simple words. The idea is not to replace individual documentations, but to act as some kind of glossary that can be easily referenced.

Ghost Desktop – Mac/Windows/Linux App – Free


While using Ghost in your browser is great, but wouldn’t it be useful if it had its own app?

Well say hello to the , Ghost Desktop app that is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s also free & completely open source.

DeckHub – Mac & Windows App – $9.99


DeckHub is a Tweetdeck style desktop client for GitHub which comes with a 15 day trial but then it cost only $9.99 which comes with a lifetime license.

DeckHub will keep you up to date with a notifications feed and push notifications, you can add, customised, rename and reorder feeds with it’s custom columns. Plus there’s no limititations as you allows to add and us any account in your deck.

Quitter for Mac – Mac App – Free


Quitter is a Mac app that automatically hides or quits apps after periods of inactivity.

This app is great for minimising distraction from social apps like Twitter and Slack, news readers, or even your email app.

Upspace for Dropbox – Mac App – $3.99


Upspace for Dropbox is a menu bar uploader for Dropbox. Simply drag and drop onto the handy icon in the menu bar and Upspace takes care of the rest.

Once uploaded, you’re free to share with the world and also keep track of how many people have viewed your file. No need to subscribe to another cloud file sharing service if you’re already paying for Dropbox storage.

Colordot – iOS App – $0.99


Colordot is a colour picker for humans. It’s intuitive, fast, and beautiful.  Build palettes with a swipe of your finger or use your camera to capture colour from the world around you. Colordot is perfect for web developers, illustrators, interior designers… anyone who loves colour!

Palette – Chrome Extension


A colour palette generator for designers and developers that uses Google Chrome to create beautiful colour schemes based on hue color.



Min is a smarter, faster web browser. Includes features such as, Information from DuckDuckGo in the searchbar, built-in ad and tracker blocking, fuzzy search.



Write CSS without worrying that overzealous, pre-existing styles will cause problems. MaintainableCSS is an approach to writing modular, scalable and of course, maintainable CSS.

UTM Builder


UTM Builder is a free online tool that makes it simple to tag URLs with only a few questions about its placement.



Star Wars Intro is a small CSS Library to build your own Star Wars-esk intro. You can use it for a movie marathon you’re hosting, a browser game intro, a fan site, or pretty much anything else.



RichCSS is a new CSS framework providing default structures for reusable css elements. Its built around an Architectural Style that organises your code in a way that allows reusability of your css, versioning, the use of css plugins and the ease of using it.

RichCSS is bringing convention and organization to CSS that anyone can understand and use.

Microsoft Bot Framework


Build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your users naturally wherever they are, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.

Flexbox Grid


Flexbox Grid is a grid system that based on the flex display property.



Devbridge Styleguide helps you create, share, and automate a living visual style library of your brand. Share your digital brand standards, improve team collaboration, and implement an independent easily-extendable modular structure.

Wall Script 8


Wall Script is a social network software, built with PHP, jQuery, RESTful, Oembed, PDO and OAuth. This helps you to understand social networking concepts, and to build your own social network website.

It’s lightweight and powerful, with its secure(token based APIs) and a easy way to understand the concepts, plus it comes with a responsive and user friendly interface.



Carrd is a simple, free and fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything.



700 Google fonts in your Photoshop ( PS 2014/2015 only). Source are not breaking native experience. It’s a part of Photoshop, it’s a plugin.

Icon Font Sketch Plugin


This plugin helps you easily insert and manage icons from icon fonts – such as FontAwesome, Ion or Material Design Icons – in your Sketch designs.

Sketch Runner


Runner helps you to get around Sketch quicker by giving you an intuitive interface to supercharge your daily workflow. Stop searching through your menu & start running commands directly from your keyboard.

Version Press – Free Plugin


VersionPress is a free and open source version control plugin for WordPress built on Git, where you can undo changes, create staging sites, merge databases.

Simply update your sites with confidence.

WPSiteSync for Content – Free Plugin


WPSiteSync for Content is a tool that allows you to synchronise content between WordPress installs. This allows you to have a development or staging site where you can create content and have it approved, then synchronise that content to another live install. When Syncing content, all meta data, attachments, taxonomy and other information for the the Content is moved.

Super Emoji Plus+ – Free Plugin


This plugin adds an Insert Emoji button into the post content editor.  It will also enable autocomplete of emoji by typing a colon and then an emoji name, like “:smile”.

Shopify eCommerce – Free Plugin


The most powerful way to sell products on your WordPress website—display products, add a shopping cart, and a secure checkout.

BuddyExtender – Free Plugin


Configure internal BuddyPress settings from the WordPress dashboard


Let’s Review is a WordPress review plugin that adds a beautiful responsive and modern review boxes to your posts. Let’s review is powerful but ridiculously easy to use, thanks to a logical and well designed backend system.

Inside you will find lots of illustrated options and speedy drag and drop options that allow you to add unlimited criterias, positives and negatives.

And you can even monetize your reviews thanks to the ability of adding unlimited modern affiliate buttons with unique animations to your reviews.


The 360 Virtual Tour WP is a WordPress plugin for displaying 360 degree virtual tours directly in the Browser. Now there is no need to segregate the 6 side of panoramic photo. Using 360 Virtual Tour WP you can use just One 360×180 panoramic photo for making a virtual tour.

360 Virtual Tour WP is simple to use, you just need to paste shortcodes and change panoramic photo URL.


Often when doing client work we get the need to provide our clients with a custom experience in the admin dashboard of the WordPress, a more professional look and feel. Pro Theme is an attempt to give a good option for those professionals.

Movers & Packers – Free Theme


Movers & Packers is a free multipurpose WordPress theme that can be used for all types of business & services such as corporation, retail, product launches, creative portfolios.

The theme compatible with Contact Form 7, WooCommerce and NextGen Gallery plus it’s translation ready.

Photos – Free Theme


Photos is a responsive photoblogging theme which allows you to display your images in an attractive grid layout.

Grow – Free Theme


Grow is the free version of the multi-purpose professional theme (Grow Pro) ideal for a business or blog. The theme has a responsive layout, retina ready and comes with a powerful theme options panel that can be used to make awesome changes without touching any code.

The theme also comes with a full width easy to use slider. Easily add a logo to your site and create a beautiful homepage using the built-in homepage layout.


Hush! is an entertainment and celebrity magazine theme for WordPress. This theme is simple and understandable, that packed with awesome features, but lightweight and fast at the same time.

You can start writing, publishing, advertising and sharing in minutes with pre-defined options and layouts or start customizing and be surprised by our theme flexibility.


This theme is especially created for Senior Care Websites, but it can be easily adapted for Senior Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home & Medical type of websites.

The theme has modern and functional design and includes all the necessary theme features that your health care website and is compatible with plugins such as Revolution Slider, Essential Grid, Visual Composer, Appointment Calendar and PO Composer for showcasing all your services in a best way.

You can even use WooCommerce for selling your medical products and senior care products. KindlyCare is fully responsive, 100% Retina and SEO ready. The thee comes fully supported with detailed documentation and is a perfect solution to create a website for Senior Care website.


CoCo is a Fashion based Responsive WordPress Theme that  designed for shops and eCommerce sites. This is a truly versatile WooCommerce WordPress theme. CoCo is the right theme for you if you are looking for a multipurpose theme that can handle everything you throw at it.

It comes with an eye-catching layout design that will instantly draw the attention of anyone who visits your website.

It’s been built with Bootstrap 3 and includes lots of awesome features including Visual Composer page builder, Revolution Slider.  There are no limits to what can be achieved as CoCo is a complete solution for your clothing, cosmetics, accessories, and multipurpose online stores.

There are four header layouts to select and sticky header – a fixed header when scrolling. CoCo is the modern web development in which websites are designed for all kind of devices.


Toot is a clean and unique multipurpose WordPress Theme for all kinds ofbusinesses.

Featuring an enjoyable UX, a beautiful design trend that been based on Visual Composer designed.

You will see terrific attention to details, Usability & high performance. Its shows a ultra professional, smooth, clean and sleek modern layout that suits almost any needs.

Toot has over 25+ Homepage Concepts that are ready to go. Plus there’s a huge range of styled pages waiting for your customisation, anything you can think of can be built with Toot.

Gaspo Slab – Fonts from $26


Atletico – Fonts from $29


Roble – Fonts from $26


Asterisk Sans Pro – Fonts from $45


Handelson – Fonts from $29


Polt – Free Font


Jakarta – Free Font


Beyno – Free Font


Zelda – Free Font (Regular Only)


Averoster – Free Font


Material Kit – Free Bootstrap UI Kit for Google Material Design


36 Apple App Vector Icons – Free


Play Line Icons – Free


Social Media Icons Kit – Free


If  you think that I’ve missed a new app or resource that should have been featured here, please let me know in the comments. Thanks Tim..


New Handpicked Goodies for Designers & Developers for May 2016