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As designers or developers, we are continually looking for all of those design resources, tools and apps that can help make our life easier and increase our productivity & creativity.

So today is the day to showcase all of what’s new for designers and developers in May, below I’ve added some newly released and updated resources from JavaScript scripts, jQuery plugins to a few apps, tools for web development including a range of themes and plugins for WordPress and to fonts, icons etc.

If you think I’ve missed something that you think should of been on the list, let me know in the comments or if you know of a new a that should be featured in the June 2019 what’s new roundup, please either tweet it to me @SomeWhatCrtv or even use the Submit Resource form and your resource could be seen on next month list.

Essential JS 2

Essential Js 2

The Syncfusion JavaScript UI controls library is the only suite that you will ever need to build an application since it contains over 60 high-performance, lightweight, modular, and responsive UI components in a single package.



CoolConsole.js is a Tiny Javascript Library that helps you write Beautiful “console.Log()” in your Google Chrome Console without the hassle of having to add CSS styles or SVG icons.

0xcert Framework

0xcert Framework

You don’t have to be a blockchain developer to build a decentralized app on the blockchain!Develop a dapp within a day and incorporate powerful features with just your knowledge of JavaScript.

Contrast Safe – Mac App

Contrast Safe

A simple macOS menu bar app, that allows you to check the contrast ratio between 2 colors and validate it against the WCAG standard.

Price: $1.99

HTTP View – Windows, Linux & Mac App

Http Toolkit

HTTP View is an x-ray for HTTP(S), for debugging, building, testing & reverse-engineering anything that speaks HTTP.

Price: Free / Pro $6.00 month / Team $10.00 per user/month

Mailspring – Mac & Windows App


Mailspring is a desktop email client designed for macOS and Windows 10. With modern features like unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels, Mailspring will breathe life back into your tired inbox!

Price: Free

Workspace Pro – Mac App

Workspacepro App

WorkspacePro allows you to launch and close a bunch of macOS apps from the menu bar.

Price: Free

Charmap – Mac App


CharMap is a unicode character viewer and keyboard for iOS. With it, you can browse a comprehensive database of unicode characters, organise them into custom collections and type them anywhere using the character and collections keyboards.

Price: Free

SofaPlay – Mac App


SofaPlay makes Streaming incredibly easy.Just drag and drop videos from your Mac to your TV.

Price: $4.99

Coloree – Mac & iOS App


Pick any color from your screen or real world with one tap and get color code in any format quickly and easily. It’s just works!

Price: Free for iOS and $9.99 for Mac

Google Fit – iOS App

Google Fit – Activity Tracker

It’s hard to know how much or what kind of activity you need to stay healthy. That’s why Google Fit worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring you two new activity goals that can help improve your health

Price: Free

Space for Instagram – iOS App

Space For Instagram

A simple application that allows you to easily make theline break in instagram, as well as write different styles and quickly insert hashtags and special characters, made for yourself in 1 day, I hope someone else will come in handy.

Price: Free

Asciimoji – iOS App

Asciimoji Mac App

How many times have you googled “shrug emoji” just to copy and paste it from that one article on that one site you can never remember and for some reason haven’t saved to your bookmarks? Asciimoji ツ is a brutally simple tap-to-copy home of every ascii emoji you could ever want.

Price: 99c

API Checker – Web App


Monitoring for your website or API with realtime insights & get alerts via email, Slack, SMS, WebHook when it is down. Including: Status Pages, SSL monitoring, Open API, Global Latency verification, Application Grouping and consolidated dashboard

Price: Basic $4.99 pm or Standard $9.99 pm

Churnkit – Web App


You invest a lot to acquire new customers, make them signup and add your JS snippet to their website – that’s amazing!!! But, what if they removed it 5 minutes later? You lost them and you didn’t even know that. Let’s shed some light on users who churn!

Price: Free (Beta)

Notifia – Web App


Notifia is a Suite of Website Marketing Tools to cover the complete Customer Lifecycle; 15+ tools to optimise Acquisition, Activation, Revenue, Retention, Referrals and Feedback.

Price: Free (Beta)

Canny – Web App


Capture feedback in one organized place to inform your product decisions.

Price:  Starter $50.00 pm / Growth $200.00 pm

Butter Cake

Butter Cake Lightweight Css Framework

Butter Cake is an open source and lightweight modular toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass(SCSS) variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive pre-built components.

Color Designer

Color Designer

With this tool, you can easily generate a color palette for your next project. The tool will also generate for you tints and shades. You can easily control how many colors you want to generate.


Brand Svg Icons And Logos

Hundreds of brand SVG icons for your next project!



MockIt was designed and developed to help developers get off the ground faster, and give developers a quick way to create APIS for their applications whilst “real” ones are being worked on.



DataTables is a plug-in for the jQuery Javascript library. It is a highly flexible tool, built upon the foundations of progressive enhancement, that adds all of these advanced features to any HTML table.


Bear Cms

Bear CMS is a Content Management System that seamlessly integrates with your website!

Underline Generator

Underline Generator

Underline generator is a web app that help developers/designer create and customise neat CSS underlines.



Enappd provides App Starters to save tons of time & cost on app development. These starters vary from simple UI starters to complete front-end / back-end product for MVPs. The starters are quality controlled and backed by Enappd technical support.

Grails Framework


A powerful Groovy-based web app framework for the JVM built on top of Spring Boot. Open Source, high-productivity framework for large-scale web applications. Significantly increases developer productivity and reduces the time and effort to develop complex apps

Micronaut Framework


A modern, JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable #microservice and #serverless applications.Micronaut’s low overhead compile-time DI and AOP make it perfect for writing functions for serverless environments like AWS Lambda.


Css fx

CSSFX is a carefully crafted collection of buttons, hover effects, loaders, and more designed with a focus on fluidity, simplicity, and ease of use. Powered by CSS with minimal markup. Completely open source and MIT licensed.


Webiik Is A Php Framework

Webiik is small, yet powerful PHP framework based on middleware and DI – it makes it flexible. Thanks to its tiny code base, it can be interesting for everyone who considers using a framework but wants to have code fully under control.


Screen Dump

ScreenDump lets you view screenshot of your web application across multiple devices and resolutions in a single click to perform visual testing. You can select several devices from the pre-defined or add custom devices of your choice.



Remove black, white or transparent space from around images, quickly and easily!Simply upload your image(s), select the colour you want to trim off and Trimmy! You will receive your image(s) back, trimmed and zipped.


Water Css

A just-add-css collection of styles to make tiny static websites just a little bit more pretty.

Enferno Framework

Enferno Python Framework

A Python framework based on Flask microframework, with batteriesincluded, and best practices in mind.This project aimed at people who would like get their ideas/SAAS apps up and running very quickly.

Friendly Faces

Friendly Faces

Friendly Faces is an inclusive avatar generator, you just need to pick random options or adjust specifics to find an avatar that looks more like you and well you just need to then download and share.

Test My Site

Test My Site

Check if your website is loading faster than your competitors and the benchmarks to optimize for.

W3C Developers Tool

W3c Developers

This tool checks HTML documents, test and help the interoperability of the web, checks your Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), checks your web pages for broken links, checks level of internationalization, checks and visualizes RDF documents.

Query Monitor – Plugin

Query Monitor

Query Monitor is the developer tools panel for WordPress. It enables debugging of database queries, PHP errors, hooks and actions, block editor blocks, enqueued scripts and stylesheets, HTTP API calls, and more.

Price: Free

WP Performance – Plugin

Wp Performance

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic content, and it uses mod_rewrite to load cache files which is the fastest method.

Price: Free

WP Security Master – Plugin

Wp Security Master

Securing your WordPress by deliberately disabling all functions in dashboard. Re-activate the site by providing the hashed password. It secures your site by providing another layer of authorisation.

Price: Free

Static Page – Plugin

Static Pages

Static Pages allows you to publish any static page on a WordPress website with any URL in a matter of seconds. And it is perfect for SEO. Do you want to improve sales by adding a beautiful landing page for your existing shop? Then Static Pages is for you.

Price: $49.00 per year

WP Leads Builder for CRM – Plugin

Leads Builder For Crm

WP Leads Builder for CRM simplifies the process of capturing visitors or user info from your WordPress website into Zoho CRM. The Leads captured are automatically assigned to Zoho CRM user consecutively one after the other in round robin method.

Price: $99.00

Facebook Reviews – Plugin

Facebook Reviews WordPress

With the help of Elfsight’s Facebook Reviews WordPress plugin, you can integrate reviews from your Facebook page into your website to increase trust in your brand among visitors.

The reviews can be filtered, and you can also show information about their authors, with photos, as well as ratings and other details. Customisation options include four layout variants, three review templates, a flexible header, and more.

Price: $12.00

BAW – Theme


Black and White is a modern multi-purpose HTML5 black and white theme. The theme is clear and easy to customize template. Black and White is very fast and SEO friendly. Gutenberg Compatible, WooCommerce Compatible, Full Responsive, Content Options, Header Options, Sidebar Options, Social Media Icons.

Price: Free

Drift Blog – Theme

Drift Blog

Drift Blog is the Child Theme of Gist. This theme is best ever crafted free WordPress theme for Blog, news and Magazine. It is a simple, easy to use, modern and creative, user friendly WordPress theme with typography, fonts and color options. In addition Drift Blog is responsive, cross browser compatible and child theme ready.

Price: Free

Yamuna – Theme


Yamuna has a dynamic, colorful style and powerful design with abstract content. The theme is multipurpose, so if You like the style, You can use it to represent Your art, business, an event, show Your portfolio, start a blog, start a webshop and sell Your products etc.

Price: Free

Alceste – Theme


Alceste is a trendy, clean and modern eCommerce WordPress theme built for WooCoomerce plugin. It includes shop extended features like product quick view, user wishlist, dropdown cart panel, login popup, currency switcher and more.

It’s designed to be user-friendly, secure and focused on performances. It includes all the features you need to create a professional online shop easily and quickly. It is made simple and functional out of the box, yet offer high customisation for advanced users who want to build the best website for their client.

Price: $59.00

Torfa – Theme


Torfa is a multi-conceptual theme which finds use in agency, freelancers, photographers, bloggers, designers and much more.

It’s built on the powerful front-end page builder Elementor, interactive animations and stunning options make Torfa very easy and powerful to work with. Everything can be imported in only one click in less than a minute, the features are simply endless, header builder, footer builder, drag & drop builder, copy-paste feature, template library, mobile editing, translate ready and much more are only a few key features that Torfa posses.

Price: $29.00

Realesta – Theme


Realesta is a purposefully built WordPress real estate theme for any rental, residential, development, and real estate property sites. It can be used to create a website for a business/organisation that deals with the buy, sell, or rent properties. The super flexible theme allows you to build top-notch professional websites with purpose-oriented designs. The WordPress real estate theme allows you to showcase properties, testimonials, agent listing, and contact forms to create a full-fledged real estate website. .

With four home variations to give you a range of options to build your WordPress real estate website. It has all the important stuff such as property listing, agent profiling, built-in pages, blogs, and even property attachment doc support. These features make it a well-planned WordPress real estate theme and property management system.

Price: $49.00

Public Sans – Font

Public Sans

Explorer – Font

Explorer Font

Quintrell – Font


Burt – Font


Boardwalk Avenue – Font

Boardwalk Avenue

Sophia Script – Font

Sophia Script

Avenir – Font

Avenir Family Font

Maghody Script – Font

Maghody Script Font

Alfred – Font

Alfred Free Font

Industry Vector Free Icon Set

Industry Vector Free Icon Set

Free Social Icons

Free Social Icons Version 15

Free De Moji icons

De Moji Icons

FASGO – Fashion App UI Kit

Fasgo Fashion App Ui Kit

Vault – Financial App UI Kit

Vault Financial App Ui Kit

Zingo – Social App UI Kit

Zingo Social App Ui Kit

Figma iOS 12 UI kit

Figma Ios 12 Ui Kit

MusicBox 70+ Screens UI Kit

Musicbox 70+ Screens

Bold UI Kit

Bold Ui Kit


What’s New for Designers & Developers for May 2019