This is the second of my yearly roundup of What’s New for Designers & Developers for 2020, in this roundup, I will be focusing on showing you what some of the exceptional and beautiful apps for both Mac & Windows operating systems that been released during this year.
I want to mention that not every app for Mac & Windows that been featured in each of my roundups will be featured in today’s post, as I feel that this list could be enormous. So for your piece of reading pleasure, I will be splitting up the best of these apps into month of release. So lets get in to it.
Harness the power of scenarios, autocomplete and syntax highlighting for API testing. Create tests, share requests without leaving the comfortable development environment and many more.
Price: Free to $8.00 per month
Dictation by Blueshift automatically transcribes spoken audio into text, entirely offline. Import or record for live transcripts. Multiple languages supported. Use synced timestamps to edit the audio. Tap on text to jump to the audio.
Timeless replaces the standard clock with a more subtle time indicator. It removes distraction and stops the time from affecting your mood, reducing time anxiety in the process. It’s been tested for months and I’m delighted to launch this at the start of 2020!
Monday Hero converts design into mobile code. Developers can get layout code with design specs – colors, fonts and assets – as a bundle.
Price: Free to $169.00 per month
Dynobase is a modern GUI tool for DynamoDB. It helps you accelerate your DynamoDB workflow with faster data exploration, code generation, bookmarks, and more.
Light-invoice is a simple invoicing tool that saves all your data on your computer, you can create customers, products, taxes and discounts. You can customise the labels and logo of your invoice and use your stmp email server to end your invoices.
Rediscover all of your custom installed Windows fonts. Simply open the FontScan app and done!
Todolist is the application which allow you to organise your tasks in a fast & simple way.
Swach is a robust color management tool for the modern age. It allows you to pick colors, arrange them into palettes, and get color suggestions. Swach supports MacOS, Windows, and Linux to allow a seamless experience across different work environments.
Tower helps you build better software by giving you access to the full power of Git. The native Git client is free for students, teachers, universities and schools.
Price: From $69.00
A Mac menu bar app to keep an eye on the status of GitHub. Don’t know why your commit wasn’t pushed? Now you’ll quickly see why when the icon at the top of your screen changes colour!
Organise your snippets into branded folders. Find the code you’re looking for instantly and share it with your friends with a single click. Available as a native app on all desktop platforms.
A browser for Web Developers Spend half the time designing and developing responsive websites by testing them on multiple screens at once
Price: 30 Day Trial or one time payment at $19.00
RemoteOS is a cross-platform application that allows you to interact with remote servers with ease by providing you with a UI instead of having to interact with shell commands. It acts as a wrapper around the commands you write every day.
Utility app to allow you to search from anywhere on your computer with global keyboard hotkeys, configure the app to have a shortcut to search any website and the app also gives you an overview of your next meeting and allows you to quickly hide your desktop.
A nicely designed native time tracking and invoicing app designed and built for the Mac.
Need to handover to developers? Tired of trying to figure out what the relative em value would be for your pixels? Well, no longer. Simply convert any number to ems, change the baseline px value and change the conversion scale.
DNS Client is networking developer tool for debugging Domain Name Servers. It gives an ability to create requests in human readable format and interprets responses. Supports all known DNS query types.
NoNotify is a simple yet powerful menu bar app for your mac. It lets you pick the applications where you need to focus and turns on do not disturb when using these apps. Enjoy the silence and keep your focus!
A Mac only app, that allows you to declutter your screen with one click to safely share it on your next presentation
Master your lists with hotkeys and gestures. Complete, delete, schedule, reschedule and move tasks in bulk. Mac, iOS and iPad.
Clink helps you keep track of all the links, meeting IDs, and passwords for video meetings while working or learning from home,. With Clink, simply paste your video meeting links from virtually any meeting platform to save and organize them in one place.
Serenade is the fastest way to write code with natural speech. Rather than memorizing keyboard shortcuts and language syntax, Serenade enables you to write code with commands like “create function” and “delete argument”.
Beautiful and intuitive clipboard manager. It will save each copied text in history allowing you to access it later.
Snip is a native macOS developer tool built in SwiftUI. Create and preview GitHub Markdown notes and save your code snippets to multiple storage locations.
The Pilorama is created to help you keep focused by using an interval timer technique. Simply configure work & break sequences to get the most of your productivity.
Hologram lets you theme your desktop with widgets and wallpapers—over 5 million wallpapers to instantly choose from! Widgets make your desktop come alive. Display the weather, date and time, moon phase, system information, battery level, and more!
Ejectify automatically unmounts external volumes when your Mac starts sleeping, and mounts them again after it wakes up. Useful when you have connected a USB drive to a display that powers off when your Mac starts sleeping, causing the drive to be ejected.
Color UI is a delightful utility to explore vivid colors and convert them into various formats. Tailored for the needs of Designers and Developers. Spice up your workflow with this neat app!
SmartWindows streamlines the way you work. It is perfect for professionals looking to optimize the overall work experience or switch between projects. You can save display preferences for applications with the help of a few clicks.
Price: Free to $19.99