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What are the Design tools you use in your daily work flow?

To all designers out there, what are the tools you use? I am talking about the tools you use every day, the tools that are absolutely vital to your work!
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  1. 185

    Vector only UI design

    Niklaus GerberI assist with digital innovation Β· Written
    Replaces Illustrator and Photoshop for my workflow
    AbhijithCo-Founder, Tenory Β· Written
    Best tool out there to design. Right from quick flowcharts & wireframes to detailed pixel perfect designs.
    Aaron NgHyper, Flocknet (YCS20). Former FB, SQ. Β· Written
    The definitive design tool right now. Many other great contenders, but Sketch really kills it.
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  2. 102

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    AbhijithCo-Founder, Tenory Β· Written
    Not sure how your design looks when in the hands of a consumer, invison is the best way to prototype. I use it to build quick prototypes and also to get feedback from team members. It helps devs to understand the flows as well.
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  3. 102
    Zeplin 1.0

    Collaboration & handoff for UI designers/frontend developers

    AbhijithCo-Founder, Tenory Β· Written
    Design handover is a breeze with zeplin. Love the commenting feature too. Devs love it coz all the design assets come ready in all sizes and formats at their fingertips.
    Basil AbbasFounder and CTO, Β· Written
    Design collaboration with engineering at its best!!
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia Β· Written
    Best tool for leveraging your creative skills as a designer.
  4. 53
    Animation Desk

    Frame-to-frame animation app for beginners and professionals

    Anthony PowellQA Manual Engineer from Germany Β· Written
    One software I use almost daily, mainly for creating short animations, is Animation Desk. What I like most about this application is the usability and responsiveness - I'm able to complete my tasks quickly throughout the day and by using this software on my Surface Book, I basically have no issues, I can pick up on the project whenever and wherever I am, so I'm not bogged down by a slow product. I recommend Animation Desk to those who want to accomplish their animations efficiently and on several devices.
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    I use Animation Desk for short animations and prototyping, so basically daily. It's a nice software to use for doing something fun and on the go, since it's available for tablets and phones as well. Easy to use as well.
    Jonah RogersStudent at UCSD Β· Written
    Animation Desk is a good software to use daily, which I do, since you're able to do a variety of things with it (animation, story boards, prototyping), so I use it daily for all kinds of projects, both for work and for fun.
  5. 51

    Show and tell for designers (web interface inspiration)

    Dan VineyardProduct Designer Β· Edited
    It is a great place for design inspiration.
    MuratOdrJunior 3D Artist Β· Written
    I use Dribbble for inspiration, a great place whit great designer.
  6. 48
    Figma 1.0

    The first interface design tool with real-time collaboration

    Jonathan SimcoeFuturist, with reservations. //////\ Β· Written
    I implemented this tool @meetcircle and the team still uses it. I also use it to power all my personal digital design work for screens and web. Figma is the best interface design tool on the market, bar none. Components allow you to build living design systems on your own or with a team of people.
    Stefan Theofilos
    Product Designer, Entrepreneur Β· Written
    I transferred my team over to Figma from Sketch and I love it!. The real-time collaboration is key.
    Niklaus GerberI assist with digital innovation Β· Written
    Awesome collaborative UI-Design-Tool
  7. 47
    The Noun Project

    Big database of icons/symbols (public domain, cc, etc.)

    David BaruchelFounder, CaptainParrot & Start The F* Up Β· Written
    Great for icons and for inspiration (how could one simply represent a difficult concept ?...)
    Extremely useful and endless!
    Sergio GhibelliniUX lover /Motion freak Β· Written
  8. 42
    Dropbox Paper

    Collaboration tool built for teams

    Jonathan SimcoeFuturist, with reservations. //////\ Β· Written
    Dropbox Paper is a great space for collaborative documents that help inform the creative process.
  9. 36

    Animate your ideas, design better apps

    When I need to show animations in just a minute. New mirroring with saving prototypes for offline usage is awesome by the way.
    Jad LimcacoProduct Designer Β· Written
    Principle is awesome! Still the fastest and easiest tool out there in my opinion for micro-interactions.
  10. jnlwsProduct Designer Β· Written
    Maintaining a collaborative design ecosystem is a large undertaking. Wake provides a no-bullshit environment where my team can mind-meld and I can constantly have a high level view of how design projects are taking shape. Teamwork makes the dream work.
    The most natural way of sharing and improving your design with your teammates or client. Give feedback and be updated. Cannot really understand how people are getting things done without.
  11. 25
    Adobe XD

    An end-to-end solution for designing & prototyping

    Extremely fast prototype tool with simple auto-animation feature. I don't even install and use "sketch" app I won at luckydraw.
    Mutinda BonifaceSoftware Developer and Entrepreneur. Β· Written
    I am a software developer who also does UX and I love the simplicity of the tool.
    Aaron KazahFounder & CEO @Indextrus Β· Written
    This is pretty much what I use. I find I'd recommend it to any designer who wants to quickly create designs. It's also not bloated like sketch and is lightning fast.
  12. 17
    Webflow CMS

    Build professional dynamic websites without any code

    Ayush Mittal
    Head Of Digital Communications Β· Written
    I use Sketch and Webflow. There is a little learning curve to get around the editor, however, I'm always doing more than I've planned, especially by making use of its powerful interactions.
    Anand SoniFreelance UX/UI Developer Β· Written
    This tool is just fantastic...And its customer support is also damn high. It helped me creating complex HTML pages in less than 15 mins with all interaction and styling.
  13. 15
    Flawless App

    Make your iOS apps look exactly like the expected design

    Alex KukharenkoEntrepreneur, Designer Β· Written
    Love this tool and here is why: as a product designer, I worry about making a design perfect, but after passing a design process, UI often gets worse by weak collaboration with developers and the final app design just doesn't look the same with what I've designed: distances, colors, fonts, positions might be WRONG. But hopefully, there is a solution - Flawless App which allows to magically compare Sketch design and final design in Xcode. I am confident that a Sketch design will be delivered with the exact look.
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  14. 12
    Framer Studio

    A new interaction design tool

    Sarah KuehnleHead of Product @ Dribbble Β· Written
    I love the flexibility of Framer Studio. With new updates for quickly adding components, working with Type, an active community sharing their work, and easily sharing animations and transitions with developers, this is a tool I can't live without. It's easy to share my prototypes with the team using Framer Cloud too. Can't say enough about this awesome tool.
  15. Niklaus GerberI assist with digital innovation Β· Written
    Use it all the time. Annotations, Screensharings etc.
    David TiongOwner, Tiong Creative Β· Written
    Quick and easy way to share design previews and proposed changes with clients, either with screenshots or quick gifs or videos
  16. Jesse KorzanProduct Design @ Klue Β· Written
    Handy little tool for when I want to evaluate a design or decision in a real context, screen or device. Works across all fidelities. And it's free...
  17. 9
    Marvel 2.0

    Super simple design, prototyping and collaboration

    Julien DeveauxDigital Product Designer & Entrepreneur Β· Written
    A very simple tool to create interactive prototypes
    Scott StephensProduct Designer, The App Business Β· Written
    I use Marvel for prototyping, it's lightweight and fast to use and can also be hooked up with Lookback that can record users when testing your prototypes.
  18. 8
    Affinity Designer

    Vector art & design β€’ Imagined by designers, created for Mac

    An all around great tool for vector based graphics and designing anything from website, apps to logos, posters, etc. Drop in replacement for Illustrator and sketch.
    Aliveartworks85owner, Aliveartworks85 Β· Written
    Very easy to adapt to and great for vector art and ui / ux as well
    Earnest TaoHeadline here Β· Written
    I just use it for everyday life, simple put powerful vector design, for beginners (like me), people who are coming from AI, or people who are important designers (not me).
  19. 7
    Reduce by Flawless App

    Compress huge Sketch files in an instant

    David Adamu
    Maker. Product Designer @Andela Β· Written
    Reduce lets you compress huge Sketch files. I'm currently working on a Design System and Reduce comes in very handy in compressing the final size, as it will be pretty large. Asides, the Flawless App team are really great product owners!
  20. 5 2.0

    Ultra fast, scalable and fully collaborative prototyping

    Kunal Bhatia
    Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp Β· Written
    Despite not prototyping every day, I pull up the Atomic site every day to collaborate with devs, explain a product to users, and test prototypes of new features with research participants. After you build up a library of prototypes, you understand how powerful this practice can be, whether or not you use Atomic or some other prototyping tool.