TOOLSET

Design Software

OmniOutliner
OmniOutliner

Minimal, focused outlining tool for macOS and iOS for taking notes, making lists, brainstorming and organizing hierarchical information.


OmniGraffle
OmniGraffle

Diagramming and illustration application for macOS and iOS to create system maps, flowcharts, and wireframes and other UX deliverables.


Sketch
Sketch

Professional UX/UI application designed specifically for macOS; a lightweight vector-based workflow for creation of high-fidelity deliverables, export to dev tools.


Photoshop
Photoshop

The defacto industry standard for raster graphics editing and composing images in multiple layers with masks, alpha channels and filters, etc.


Illustrator
Illustrator

The defacto industry standard for vector graphics editing used in web design with support for export in GIF, JPG, PNG and SVG file formats.


In Design
InDesign

The industry-leading page design and layout toolset to create, preflight and publish print, digital and interactive online documents.


Premiere
Premiere

Professional video editing software, integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud suite, for working with graphics, titles, audio and color.


Flash
Flash

Yes, Flash is being deprecated, but was an important technology for delivering high-impact, rich web content, animation, and user interfaces.



Development Software

BBEdit
BBEdit

Professional code editor for macOS; high-performance editing, searching, and manipulation of text in over 50 programming languages.


CodeKit
CodeKit

Task runner and build tool. Compiles SASS/LESS, Javascript, ES6, Markdown and JSON. Optimizes images (SVG, PNG, GIF and JPEG); minifies scripts.


Tower
Tower

Fully-featured Git version control client for macOS with GUI interface; advanced feature support such as submodules, git-flow, commit syncs, automatic stashing and fetching.


Transmit
Transmit

Leading file transfer application for macOS and iOS with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and cloud services such as Amazon S3.


Chrome
Chrome

Cross-platform web browser; fast, secure and built for the modern web. For developers, comprehensive and arguably indispensible debugging and optimization tools.


MAMP Pro
MAMP Pro

Virtual host server environment consisting of Apache, MySQL, PHP and other open-source software to develop and run websites and applications on local machines.


Xcode
Xcode

Apple IDE for macOS to develop native applications for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS using the Objective-C and Swift programming languages.


Android Studio
Android Studio

Android IDE for Windows, macOS and Linux to develop native applications for Android devices using the Java programming language.



Frameworks and Libraries

Bootstrap
Bootstrap by Twitter

Responsive front-end web framework; HTML and CSS templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other UI components, Javascript libraries.


Foundation
Foundation by ZURB

Responsive front-end web framework for websites and email; HTML and CSS templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other UI components, Javascript libraries.


jQuery
jQuery

JavaScript abstraction library that simplifies client-side scripting of HTML, DOM element selection, animations, events handlers, and AJAX. Enables plug-ins via open-source community.


Sitecore
Sitecore

The Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) is an enterprise-class platform that combines content management with omnichannel automation and contextual intelligence.



SaaS Tools

Aerialink
Aerialink

Enterprise mobile messaging platform; connection aggregation for SMS, MMS, location services, number lookup, number leasing and text enablement of toll free and standard numbers.


Amazon S3
Amazon S3

Object storage platform: simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web, organized by S3 buckets accessible via web APIs.


BrowserStack
BrowserStack

Live, web-based browser testing of websites and web applications, manual and automated (via Selenium scripts), to ensure rendering accuracy and functional compliance.


Encoding.com
Encoding.com

World’s largest cloud media processing service; comprehensive workflow automation solutions for programmatic video editing, transcoding, adaptive bitrate packaging and CDN hosting.


GitHub
GitHub

Version control repository, with distributed source code management (SCM) and collaboration tools for bug tracking, feature requests and task management.


Google Analytics
Google Analytics

The most widely used web analytics service. High-level, dashboard-type data, identify poorly performing web pages, funnel visualization and custom visitor segmentation.


Litmus
Litmus

Tests email message content across 70+ apps and devices to ensure compatibility and they look great and perform everywhere, with screenshots from up to 1600 physical machines.


SendGrid
SendGrid

Enterprise-class email service provider (ESP), with support for marketing (mail merge) and transactional messaging via APIs for integration with websites and applications.



Project Management Software

OmniPlan
OmniPlan

Planning and project management application for macOS and iOS to create project schedule outlines in table and Gantt formats.


Excel
Excel

Spreadsheet and charting application for generating cost estimates and manipulating data from common web files formats such as CSV.


Word
Word

Word processing application for documentation such as business requirements definitions (BRD), functional specifications and scope of work (SOW).


PowerPoint
PowerPoint

Presentation application useful for developing slide-based presentations for proposals and documentation such as user guides, etc.