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15 Web Apps Which Make A Developer’s Life A Lot More Easier

These days, being efficient is all about using the right tools so whenever you are starting a new type of project you need to be aware of the best ways of creating your projects.

 You need to find the apps which will help you the best because if you’ll use something not so good, you will find yourself in a lot of unwanted situations. Modern tools must be portable and available wherever you are and even more important, to be platform independent. Thanks to the internet, we now have a plethora of applications available online so we don’t have to constantly install software apps on every computer that we work on. With internet access and a good browser such as Google Chrome you can do a great portion of your work online, from any type of device. As a web developer you will always need small apps which help you with different tasks such as checking if a website is online or how a web page looks like on different browsers. Installing all of these applications can become annoying, especially if you work on many computers, therefore you should look out for online alternatives.

In the list below you can see a list of extremely useful web apps for web developers; these great tools will help you become not only more efficient but also more happier because a working project keeps a developer happy.


15. web app for web developer

Using Koding is like having a full IDE in your browser. You can work with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and many others languages so it will give you a massive portability by developing only using your browser.

Aviary’s Image Editor

14. web app for web developer

Providing a world-class photo editing experience for your users couldn’t be easier. Aviary integrates quickly and seamlessly into your existing codebase. You’ll be up and running in no time.


13. web app for web developer

jsFiddle is a neat tool which will help you convert your code in functional components.

CSS3 Generator

12. web app for web developer

This CSS3 generator will help you create style sheets using a very clever system of questions.

11. web app for web developer gives you the possibility to see how fast your (or any) website loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide. If you have a worldwide audience, or your site is hosted in a different country from where your visitors live, it is useful to see how long it takes to load your web pages. With you simply enter the full URL of the page you want to check, and the page is retreived by a browser at a random location. For each subsequent check you can choose a specific location and browser profile.

Resize My Browser

10. web app for web developer

This simple yet extremely useful tool will help you to set the browser size by both Inner window and Outer window. It is important in order to see how your website or application will look and work on different screen sizes.

Are My Sites Up?

9. web app for web developer

Monitor your website status and receive alerts via SMS, email, Twitter or more depending on the level of account you choose. Get error codes with your notifications and even get keyword searches


8. web app for web developer

Adobe Kuler is a web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you’re creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.

Pingdom Tools

7. web app for web developer

Pingdom Tools is a collection of tools for testing page load time, ping and traceroute. You’ll get a breakdown of all sorts of information for each test that is very helpful for performance and error testing and more. You can even monitor website performance and uptime for free.


6. web app for web developer

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated.


5. web app for web developer

Clickdensity isn’t just another statistics or web analytics tool – instead it allows you to analyse user behaviour, and identify usability and information architecture issues that would have been missed without Clickdensity’s insight.

Twitter Profile Designer

4. web app for web developer

This neat web app will help you create gorgeous backgrounds for your Twitter profile. It is free, easy to use and it has lots of patterns and colors.


3. web app for web developer

Springloops is a code collaboration and management tool for teams to work together more efficiently and prevent overwriting files or code. Easily manage, collaborate and deploy projects as a team.

2. web app for web developer

Domainr helps you explore the entire domain name space beyond the ubiquitous—and crowded—.com, .net and .org.

Privacy policy generator

1. web app for web developer

With you may create professional privacy policies with our user friendly tools. Privacy policy agreements are tailored specifically for your website, your business and your requirements.


Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.