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appure

An online service for generating customised, annotated and localised screenshots for the App Store and Play Store. appure lets you select your platform, add multiple screens, choose between 16 built-in fonts, customise shadows, device position and more. You can also add custom fonts to style your annotations for unique looking screenshots, and configure your annotations in 28 available languages. Once finished, you can export your screenshots in the right format ready to be uploaded straight to iTunes Connect. […]

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Icon Slate

A macOS app for composing, importing and exporting icons in many formats for desktop and mobile. Icon Slate supports multiple icon formats including iOS, Apple Watch, Android, macOS, and more. Once you’ve imported your icons, you can customise sizes and filenames to use for each format, save format configurations, optimise PNGs, and drag and drop one or several images to compose your icon. You can also preview the icons in various layouts including the iOS home screen and Apple Watch. […]

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Snowflake

A swift library that adds support for SVG images to iOS and Mac apps. Snowflake supports a number of SVG features including paths, circles, lines, rects, and more, converting each of them into native UIBezierPaths and CALayers. As with SVGs, the loaded shape data is infinitely scalable without losing detail making it perfect for resolution independent in app graphics. The great thing about using CALayers is that you can add animations to any SVG element to bring your images to life. […]

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Vernissage

A Mac app for creating great looking app presentation images and PDFs. Vernissage provides a number of vector device images including iPhone, iPad, Android and desktop, to which you can add screenshots, backgrounds, titles and text, with customisable fonts, colours and blur effects. You can then export the images at any size or predefined sizes ready to be uploaded to the App Store. Vernissage is ideal for creating and sharing professional looking App Store screenshots or screen overview matrix sheets for technical specifications or documentation. […]

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Iconic

A Swift library that makes working with icon fonts on iOS easy and effortless. Iconic auto generates Objective-C compatible, strongly typed Swift code allowing the integration of vector icons as image or text. Using custom icon fonts mean you can create tinted resolution independent images that work on all display scales. Once generated you can use the font directly or rasterise icons as UIImage objects. Iconic also creates an I con font catalog that you can use as a visual reference about all the icons you have available. […]

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Nucleo

A premium icon set of over 8,000 icons for personal or commercial use. Nucleo consists of four sets, mini icons, outline icons, glyph icons and coloured icons, each containing over 1,500 individual icons. There is also a Mac app that lets you search and colourise icons, before dragging and dropping straight into our favourite design app. All icons are available in SVG, Illustrator, Sketch, PDF and Photoshop Shape file formats and weekly updates are released which include new icons and app features. Basic and unlimited license options are available and discounts for teams of 10. […]

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ai2app

A script for Adobe Illustrator that lets you quickly export complete AppIcon sets ready to be added to your Xcode project. ai2app adds two menu options to Adobe Illustrator, one for iOS icons, the other for Mac. When selected, the script identifies the active artboard and automatically exports PNGs it in all the required sizes with the associated Contents.json to create a complete AppIcon.appiconset. A very useful tool if you choose to use Illustrator over Sketch, Photoshop, or any other design tool. […]

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DaVinci Apps

An online service for creating good looking App Store and Google Play Store screenshots. DaVinci Apps lets you pick from dozens of templates featuring a race of different device frames, which you can then customise by tweaking the colours, changing the device colour, adding a few lines of text, and uploading your app screenshot. Once you’ve finished designing your screenshots you can export the images ready to be submitted to the App Store. […]

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Noun Project

A collection of over 150,000 icons designed by creators from around the world. The Noun Project aims to help people communicate their ideas with a universal visual language of icons. Each icon is available as PNG or scalable SVG, and downloadable for free under the Creative Commons license, or you can subscribe to the Pro plan for unlimited royalty free icons. There is also an OS X app for Pro users that gives you drag and drop access to the complete collection on your Mac, and an API to let integrate the collection in your next project. […]

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Bjango App Icon Templates

A comprehensive set of app icon templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, and Affinity Designer, created by the designers at Bjango. The templates cover Android, iOS, OS X, Apple TV (tvOS), Apple Watch (watchOS), Windows, Windows Phone and web favicons. Where possible, they?re set up to automate exporting final production assets. All free and open source on GitHub, released under the BSD license. […]

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