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Dropbox

Dropbox

Wherever you are Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere. Share with confidence Share photos with friends. Work with your...

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Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC

More freedom, speed, and power to make incredible images real. And now, you can design for screens faster than ever with real-time image asset generation powered by new Adobe® Generator in the latest update to Photoshop CC. Plus, share...

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Keynote

Keynote

Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow. The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of...

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Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC

Meet the most powerful and connected Illustrator® ever. The new Touch Type tool gives you even more control over type: Move, scale, and rotate individual characters knowing you can change the font or copy at any time. And with...

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Pixelmator

Pixelmator

Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac. Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling...

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Skitch

Skitch

Make it perfect with Skitch. Skitch lets you communicate your feedback and important ideas in an instant. Use Skitch to mark up a PDF, snap your screen, annotate a photo, or draw something new. Share your thoughts with friends or...

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Coda 2

Coda 2

The most innovative and incredible all-in-one editor for your web code. • #1 Top Grossing Mac Developer Tool • Named a Mac App Store Best of 2012 • Macworld 2012 Editors' Choice Welcome to a fresh approach to web coding. Bursting with...

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Aperture

Aperture

Aperture combines the control and speed pros want for demanding photo tasks with the easy learning curve iPhoto users need to step up to an advanced photo tool. It has been fully optimized for the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro,...

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InDesign CC

InDesign CC

Faster, sharper, more connected. Under-the-hood improvements and native 64-bit support make working on even the most complex documents speedier. And now, you can share work directly from InDesign® CC and get access to new features the...

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Quartz Composer

Quartz Composer

Quartz provides essential graphics services for applications in two integral parts: the Quartz 2D graphics API and the Quartz Extreme windowing environment. Quartz 2D’s rich graphics capabilities are based on the Portable Document...

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OmniGraffle

OmniGraffle

The completely redesigned OmniGraffle 6 comes with a bevy of new features, like integrated Inspector & Stencil windows full of improved tools and upgraded steppers, a brand new Resource Browser to manage stencils and templates, and text...

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Sublime Text

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance. Some things users love about Sublime Text Goto Anything -Use Goto...

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GitHub

GitHub

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over four million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and...

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Ember

Ember

Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organise them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give feedback on,...

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Pen and Paper

Pen and Paper

Hello, reader! If you don't own a notebook and a nice pen, please do yourself a favor and stop reading this and go out and buy one. Force yourself to use it. Then fall in love with how much easier it is to vet and articulate your...

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Cloud

Cloud

CloudApp is simple file and link sharing for the Mac. Drag a file from your Mac to the CloudApp icon in the menubar and we take care of the rest. A link to the file will automatically be copied to your clipboard that you can give to a...

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After Effects CC

After Effects CC

Make the impossible possible with the new, more connected After Effects CC. Get powerful timesaving features like a Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D software and new Mask Tracker, which lets you apply a mask and effect that...

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Sketch 3

Sketch 3

Sketch: graphic design for a digital world. Powerful tools and an elegant interface, in a single award-winning package. Because making beautiful things should be a joy, not a burden. Sketch supports multiple fills, borders and shadows per...

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Vim

Vim

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for programming that...

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ImageOptim

ImageOptim

ImageOptim optimizes images — so they take up less disk space and load faster — by finding best compression parameters and by removing unnecessary comments and color profiles. It handles PNG, JPEG and GIF animations. ImageOptim...

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Balsamiq Mockups

Balsamiq Mockups

The first impression might be disorienting. There are very few interface elements on the screen. Start exploring however, and you'll find out that Mockups is filled with powerful yet only-visible-when-you-need-them features. Getting your...

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Droplr

Droplr

Simple file sharing for the Mac. Drag anything to Droplr's icon in your menubar and Droplr will give you a short handy link that you can share with your friends, family, and co-workers. Droplr makes sharing images, video, music, documents,...

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iA Writer

iA Writer

“A practically ideal writing environment” – NZZ “I thought TextEdit was simple until I tried Writer” – Erik Spiekermann INNOVATIVE WRITING TECHNOLOGY - Convert Markdown to Microsoft® Word 2007 .docx, and back again - Auto Markdown...

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Axure

Axure

Axure RP gives you the wireframing, prototyping and specification tools needed to make informed design choices, persuade any skeptics, get your design built to spec... and maybe win a few fans along the way. Sketch & Design Quickly create...

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InVision

InVision

Where product design meets user experience design... and falls in love. Whether you need to quickly share a single mockup or demo a complex mobile app, InVision gives you the tools to show off your designs like never before. RAPID...

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Heroku

Heroku

Build and Run Your Apps, Your Way. Heroku supports Ruby, Node.js, Python, and Java so you can use the languages you already know to build and deploy apps on Heroku. Add-ons Use technologies you love with over 100 services in our...

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Skala Preview

Skala Preview

Skala Preview is the fastest way to send pixel perfect, colour perfect design previews from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad. Previewing your design in situ lets you test tap sizes, text sizes, colour, contrast and ergonomics, all at...

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LittleIpsum

LittleIpsum

The best Latin text generator for OS X. Incredibly quick and lightweight. And it’s completely free! • Option to wrap generated text in HTML tags • Generates words, sentences or paragraphs • Random output using actual Latin words •...

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Maya

Maya

Autodesk Maya 2014 3D animation software offers next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, robust new systems for handling complex data, and inspiring new creative toolsets. With an expanded, integrated modeling feature...

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Flinto

Flinto

Quickly Create iOS Prototypes Flinto strikes the perfect balance between fast prototyping and realism. Prototypes run on iPhone or iPad and can be shared with anyone. The Flinto Editor Build your prototype by linking screens and setting...

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Sketch Mirror

Sketch Mirror

Sketch Mirror is a companion app for Sketch on the Mac and was built to let you preview designs from the Mac on your iOS devices over Wi-Fi. You can swipe on your device to switch between pages and artboards in your document and...

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Hype 2

Hype 2

Create beautiful animated and interactive web content with Hype! Hype’s HTML5 output works on all modern browsers and mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. No coding required. What’s New in 2.0: 1. Instant previews to iOS with the free...

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Framer.js

Framer.js

A prototyping tool for animation and interaction on desktop and mobile. Framer can help you to quickly build interactions and animations. Built for designers and integrates with Photoshop. Great alternative to Quartz Composer, Flash or...

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Slicy

Slicy

To turn PSD elements into images for the Web and for Apps, simply name your layer groups once and let Slicy do its magic. Bye bye, “Save for Web/Devices”. Hello, boost in productivity and creativity! Designers and Developers, rejoice —...

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Emmet LiveStyle

Emmet LiveStyle

Emmet LiveStyle is a plugin for live bi-directional (editor↔browser) CSS editing of new generation. Currently, it works in Google Chrome, Safari and Sublime Text, more browsers and editors will be available later. LiveStyle...

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Reflector

Reflector

Your iPhone or iPad. On your computer. Have you ever wanted to see your iPhone or iPad on a larger screen? Play games, watch movies, demo apps or present to your computer from your iPhone or iPad. Everything you do on the device is shown...

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ImageAlpha

ImageAlpha

ImageAlpha greatly reduces file sizes of 24-bit PNG files (including alpha transparency) by applying lossy compression and conversion to a more efficient PNG8+alpha format. Such images are compatible with iOS, all browsers, and even...

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Cheetah3D

Cheetah3D

Cheetah3D is a powerful and easy to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation application which was developed from the ground up for OS X. So jump right into the world of Computer Generated Imaging. Create 3D artwork for your next iPhone...

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ColorSnapper

ColorSnapper

ColorSnapper — the missing color picker for OS X. ColorSnapper is an easy-to-use tool for quickly finding out the color of any pixel on the screen. It is activated via a configurable system-wide hotkey, giving you a magnifying loupe...

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LICEcap

LICEcap

LICEcap can capture an area of your desktop and save it directly to .GIF (for viewing in web browsers, etc) or .LCF (see below). LICEcap is an intuitive but flexible application (for Windows and now OSX), that is designed to be...

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Hammer

Hammer

Hammer is a great way of building out HTML websites. With features including HTML includes, SASS and Coffeescript parsing and Clever Paths, Hammer is an indispensable tool! • HTML Includes Front-end developers shouldn't have to run local...

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POP - Prototyping on Paper

POP - Prototyping on Paper

Have an app idea? Draw it on paper and use POP to make it running on your phone! The workflow is ridiculously simple: 1. Design on Paper 2. Take Pictures 3. Link & Play - Complicated wireframing tools slow us down....

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Icon Slate

Icon Slate

Icon Slate lets you easily compose, import and export icons in many formats for desktop and mobile. Multi-formats Import and export .icns (retina), iOS (iOS 7, retina), .iconset, .ico (Windows Vista 256x256), Android, .png, .tiff,...

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JPEGmini Lite

JPEGmini Lite

New: Now you can select any number of photos or folders, even your entire hard drive, and simulate how much JPEGmini can save on your photos. JPEGmini Lite enables you to optimize up to 20 photos per day. For optimizing an unlimited...

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Pixa

Pixa

Pixa is the best image organizer for your Mac. Designers own a huge amount of images, and it can be very hard to keep them organized. Pixa manages your pictures, helps you find them and quickly exports files. Improve your design workflow...

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Work in Progress

Work in Progress

"Work in Progress" helps you get quick feedback for projects you're working on from the network of Creatives at Behance. KEY FEATURES - Capture your screen to create a new Work in Progress, or a revision to an existing WIP -...

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BugHerd

BugHerd

BugHerd is a visual bug tracking and project management app built for web developers and designers. It lets you report issues directly on a website with a simple point and click. BugHerd automatically grabs all browser data and even takes...

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Composite – Prototyping Tool

Composite – Prototyping Tool

Composite is a brand new way of creating interactive prototypes. It automatically connects to your Photoshop® document and converts your mockups into interactive prototypes in seconds. No need to export images or maintain...

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Play by Play

Play by Play

Featured in Apps Enhanced for Mountain Lion! Play by Play is your courtside announcer for the popular design community Dribbble. The app gives you a play-by-play of all the action with customizable notifications. Browse shots by...

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UserTesting

UserTesting

The fastest way to get feedback Get videos of real people speaking their thoughts as they use your website or mobile app. Step 1: Pick your target audience With access to a panel of over a million users, its easy to specify your...

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