Many app developers never think about using mobile application development to help them in their work. Yet new mobile applications are being launched all the time and something that could fundamentally transform the way of working for the best is easy to miss.
We round up some of the latest news and newly updated mobile apps in this post that could make your web design work more productive, more efficient and more fun.
0.1 Dribbble (iOS)
Dribbble has become the go-to location for web designers to post sneak peeks (aka’ shots’) of the projects they work on, and to encourage feedback and conversations about them.
This offers gestures such as double-tap to “like” and pull to reload, as well as quicker scrolling and divided scanning of iPads to make Dribble easier to use on your devices.
Furthermore, Handoff support means that you can search Dribbble on the go, and then access the same content back to your screen. Further Universal Links support means that all links to dribbble.com will be accessed directly in the app, rather than in the browser.
02. Sketch Mirror (iOS)
If you are regularly using Sketch to test your web projects, and you have an iPhone or iPad operating iOS 9 or higher, you will want to try out Sketch Mirror. This Sketch iOS matching part app allows you to display your designs over a Wi-Fi network, wherever you are, on any iPhone or iPad in real-time.
Sketch Mirror is designed for the iPad Pro and allows Multitasking and Split View. You can easily navigate through artboards on different pages through the Sketch Mirror preview, and if you miss the link the device can switch back immediately once it is restored.
03. Adobe XD mobile (iOS or Android)
If you use Adobe XD on macOS, you can make changes in design and prototyping on your desktop and see them reflected in real-time on all USB-connected mobile devices. Otherwise, both macOS and Windows 10 users can use Creative Cloud Files to load Adobe XD documents. Simply place your XD documents on your desktop in your CC Files tab, then load them to your smartphones using Adobe XD on mobile.
04. 920 Text Editor (Android)
For Android, there are dozens of text editors available but our preferred is 920 Text Editor. If you need your editor to be clean, lightweight and receptive when writing code on a small screen, this one ticks all of those boxes. When I join Dow Group, a mobile app development company in Dubai, I check all of these mobile applications and start work to develop applications that match these app standards. Now our company is able to develop every kind of mobile application. 920 Text Editor is a powerful yet lightweight text-editing application that, despite not taking up more than 1 Mb of space in your Android, allows you to easily view and edit code right from your smartphone or tablet.
Also, some fun features exist such as Multi Tab helps you to access various files for fast switching in different tabs; you may toggle the device orientation to either horizontal or vertical; and there are plenty of handy shortcuts, such as using the volume keys to quickly switch the monitor or cover the toolbar.
05. Things 3 (iOS)
You will need a proper to-do app to keep on top of your projects unless you are one of those rare web designers who are well-organized. Things have been around for a while, but if you dismissed it before, it is worth looking at the latest version, Things 3.
Due to its clean UI and continuous integration with other services, Things was a big hit on its release in 2008, based on the productivity system known as GTD (Getting Things Done)
New integration with your calendar app (Google or otherwise) is the main highlight, which means you can view forthcoming tasks alongside your other commitments, appointments, and reminders. Things 3 also show your development on tasks, through the visual image of empty circles, that to get more filled-in the closer you get to complete them.
06. Py (iOS or Android)
Learning to code a new language like Swift or Python they don’t give an impression of fun practice, but Py makes it so by turning it into a game.
This mobile app teaches you to code in bite-sized, gamified pieces, delivering more than 1,000 free lessons, and there is also a social element to inspire you to finish your training.
The perfect combination of beauty and functionality is a great design, and that’s exactly what you should be aiming for when you build an app. But don’t try to build a perfect app right on the first attempt. This is practically impossible. Instead, treat your app as an ever-evolving project, and use data from a test session and user feedback to constantly enhance the experience.