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Fluid UI

Online prototyping tool for designing mobile apps. You can drag and drop UI elements from a iOS, Android, Windows 8 and wireframe libraries or upload images for custom interfaces. Then add touch gestures and screen animations to bring your prototype to live before testing it on a device or sharing with your team. You can get started for free or sign up for one of the paid plans. […]

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Sip

A simple but invaluable menubar app that instantly samples & encodes any colour on your screen. A quick keyboard shortcut will give you a system wide colour picker that lets you select any pixel on your screen. You can then paste the selected colour directly into your editor in one of several formats including CSS, NSColor, UIColor and CGColor. […]

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Developer Color Picker

A custom colour picker for developers that makes getting colours out of Photoshop/Acorn mock-ups quick and easy. Once you’ve picked your colour you can copy it you the clipboard in NSColor, UIColor, CGColorRef, CSS or HTML styles, with an optional declaration as well. Simple but extremely useful, especially because it is system wide. […]

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AppCooker

A handy iPad app which allows you to quickly mockup app concepts and export to various formats. Also includes a useful iOS pricing tool and an App Store assistant. […]

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Briefs

A feature-packed Mac app for creating mobile app prototypes and demos. It allows you to combine images and interaction across multiple screens to articulate the essential function of an app. […]

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Skala Preview

A Mac app with companion iOS app that sends lossless, colour accurate image previews to any iOS or Android device. Images are sent in realtime so you can preview your designs on your device while you edit. […]

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LittleIpsum

A simple Mac menu bar lorem ipsum text generator. Generates anywhere between 1 word and 4 paragraphs of lorem ipsum and copies it to the clipboard. […]

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