- April 22, 2013
- Posted by: Vishal Shah
- Category: Mobile Application Development
Let’s be honest for a minute here: web design can be really hard work. A lot of the work you need to do is incredibly time consuming as well. This means that if you’re working by yourself, you can end up sinking all of your time in busy work. Since that’s hardly ideal, you can instead use a few different apps to save time and make your life easier.
This app will only cost you around ten dollars, and it works for anything iPhone or Android. The beginning planning stage of web development is perhaps the most difficult part, and Adobe Ideas aids you by making it easy to sketch down ideas. These ideas can then be imported into programs like Illustrator or Photoshop.
Byword is iPhone only, but it’s rather unique. The app allows you to easily create blog posts. After all, words are a big part of web design as well, and having an easily accessible one from your mobile device is a must as a developer.
The AndFTP app is an FTP client app that lets you transfer your files from web servers through FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and SCP. The app is simple to setup and makes your file transfer processes much less of a hassle.
Google Analytics is a service that anyone developing their own website will want to learn at some point to maximize traffic. The Analytix app makes it easy for you to access your Google Analytics account information on the go, including with nearly real time accuracy.
WordPress for Android
Open source content management systems are pretty important to keep Web developers for being bogged down with legal trouble. And this WordPress for Android app is a good example. You can do just about all tasks on the app that you could do in WordPress, including creating new posts, managing comments, looking at data and so forth.
When it comes to sharing files with others, or yourself, there are few apps as good as Dropbox. This app allows you to sync all of your files across multiple computers and mobile devices on one folder from the Dropbox server. That way you can always have your full array of developer tools and files no matter where you need to be at any one time.
Sometimes, you need to take real quick notes on ideas that you have or things that you’ve discovered. This app lets you put up a textbox on your mobile’s main screen for quick access that couldn’t be any simpler.
Beyond apps, there are many different tools you can use to help in your web developing endeavors as well. For example, the site “Who is Hosting This “ can help you when you’re doing research about a particular website that you may want to pitch about helping out with development. After all, in these hard economic times the smart web developers are the ones who go out trying to make work instead of just sending out applications and hoping that the work comes to them.
Lilly Sheperd, an occasional guest-blogger, geek girl. Nowadays writing for Who Is Hosting This, a webmaster tool that lets you discover which web hosting company any site is hosted with. When not blogging, she likes to travel and read a lot, especially about Internet and technology.