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63 of the Best Free Online Tools for Designers and Developers


Designers and developers need all the advantages they can get in today’s competitive market.  Whether you’re working for a Fortune 500 company, a hot new startup, or just freelancing for yourself, odds are that you use and need a variety of software.  Not everyone can afford to spend exorbitant amounts of money on a tool they might only need once, so luckily, there are tons of free tools on the internet.  The problem with free tools is that many of them are unreliable, and the good ones are hard to find…until now.

In this post, we’ve gone around and spent hours making the ultimate roundup, 63 of the best free online tools for designers and developers.  Whether you’re formatting code, editing images, or having a virtual meeting, these tools will help you get the job done right, and hassle free.

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Bespin is a Mozilla Labs experiment on how to build an extensible Web code editor using HTML 5 technology.

Bland Text Generator – This handy tool helps you create dummy text for all your layout needs.

BrowserLab – Preview and test your web pages on leading browsers and operating systems – on demand.

Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl

Carbonmade is a free online portfolio service without the hassle. – A zoomable widget for images.

Colorcombos was built to help web developers quickly select and test website color combinations.

Colorotate – Browse color palettes, or create your own. Adjust, mix and blend to your heart’s content.

Color Scheme Designer – Convenient and easy to use color scheme designer.

COLOURlovers™ is a resource that monitors and influences color trends.

Test the look and functionality of any website on multiple browsers and operating systems.

CSSFly is a web 2.0 tool for easy editing websites direct and in real-time in your browser.

CleanCSS is a powerful CSS optimizer and formatter. Basically, it takes your CSS code and makes it cleaner and more concise.

CSS Typeset is an online CSS generator for text.

Curdbee is a free online billing & invoicing system.

Dabbleboard is an online collaboration application that’s centered around the whiteboard. With a new type of drawing interface that’s actually easy and fun to use, Dabbleboard gets out of your way and just lets you draw.

Whether you want a short URL or something big, Domainr helps you explore them all. is the only web-based service that allows you to email any web page to any one.

Embedit allows for seamless embedding of files into your website.

This lookup allows you to quickly find the entity based on how it looks, e.g. like an < or the letter c.

Display content from other blogs at your website with just one simple html tag

Five second tests help you easily identify the most prominent elements of your user interfaces.

Font Burner is a website enhancement tool that makes it easy for you to add new fonts to your website.

Fontstruct allows you to build, download and share custom fonts.

Gazup! is the leading website for social file mirroring online. By using Gazup!, you’ll be able to upload files to multiple file hosts in one go thus saving you time and bandwidth.

This is online image converter website for free. It supports over 100 major image formats.

Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.

HTML-ipsum generates dummy HTML code to demonstrate various features, including lists and tables.

IconFinder allows you to search through 115,827 icons or browse 276 icon sets.

Iconza is a collection of free icons that can be colored and reduced in size to your taste.

iPlotz allows you to rapidly create clickable, navigable mockups and wireframes for prototyping websites and software applications.

JsUnit is a Unit Testing framework for client-side (in-browser) JavaScript.

Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project.

Load Impact is an online load testing service that lets you load test your website with just a few mouse clicks.

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.

myFontbook is a free and easy way to browse your font collection.

net2ftp is an easy to use web based FTP client. is an online photo editing and sharing site.

pForm allows you to create a simple HTML form in a matter of seconds.

PHPAnywhere is an online PHP editor that allows you to edit PHP code from anywhere.

PicMarkr lets you to add custom watermark (image or text) to your images online and free. It is useful when you need to protect your copyrights or if you want to add commentsto your photos.

Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools.

Pict is a free and easy to use online image hoster.

Pingdom allows you to monitor your site’s uptime and responsiveness.

Pixlr lets you quickly edit your photos and do quick fixes without any hassle.

Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. You email us at and we reply instantly with your new posterous blog.

This is a source code beautifier (source code formatter), similiar to indent.

PX to EM conversion made simple.

Show Document is a Net Meeting platform for instantaneous and spontaneous online meetings where people can work together on the same document at the same time.

Sikbox allows you to easily get code for a live search on your site.

Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager.

Templatr allows you to quickly generate rough and dirty web templates.

TestEverything allows you to do just that…test your site with a variety of tools, all in one.

Tynt Insight tracks what’s being copied off your site and automatically adds a link back to your content with every paste.

Typechart lets you flip through, preview and compare web typography while retrieving the CSS.

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen.

Verb is a user focused task management and sharing application.

ViewLikeUs allows you to view your site in various resolutions.

The w3c validator allows you to valide your markup to ensure properly formed code.

Web Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database.

WhatTheFont is a font identification tool that identifies fonts based upon uploaded images.

Xenocode, now BrowserSandbox allows you to package your applications in standalone virtual executables that run instantly on any desktop.

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