Best Web Application for Designers?

Oct 6 2009 by Jacob Gube | 333 Comments

Best Web Application for Designers?

There are tons of web-based software applications out there for designers and we’d like to know what your favorite web application is.

England-based printer ink specialist, Cartridge SAVE, and Six Revisions have teamed up to give one lucky voter an Epson R2880 Large Format Photo Printer that retails for up to $799.00. This professional-level photo printer is capable of printing at sizes of up to 13 x 9 inches with stunning clarity and rich colors.

Participation is now closed. Stay tuned for results.

How to Vote for your Favorite Webapp

To vote for your favorite web application, leave a comment below using the following format:

VOTE: [Name of Web Application]

Please use this format so that we may be able to easily tally the votes. Note that your vote may not be counted if you don’t use the above format.

Giveaway Details

Voting will end on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 after which commenting on this post will be disabled and you will no longer be able to participate. The winner will be selected at random using the same process as previous Six Revisions giveaways.

About Cartridge SAVE

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333 Comments

Brian Cray

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: PXtoEM.com

Tyler Norris

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Stripe Generator – http://www.stripegenerator.com/

EthanJ

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

I know it’s not specifically for designers, but I can’t tell you the difference it’s made to my projects.

Steve Robillard

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Verb (verbapp.com)
if anyone is interested I have beta invites.

Kyle

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Picnik

I’m a developer, not a designer, and often I really don’t need a lot of design tools – just a simple crop and resize. My vote is for Picnik.

Marc Desbiens

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Paiman Roointan

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Rescue Time]

Chris Brown

October 6th, 2009

Adobe Kuler

Josh

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Vasilis

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: YAML Builder

Michael Lajlev

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: kuler.adobe.com

Danny

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [colorschemedesigner.com]

Mike

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Picnik

wye

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [lifeIO]

James

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: phpMyAdmin

chuck

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Modx

zoe4ever

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [kuler.adobe.com]

Kriselle Laran

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Danny Banks

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Carl

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Daniel

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Basecamp]

Daniel Bardi

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Umbraco CMS

Ganesh

October 6th, 2009

VOTE:[www.photoshop.com]

Bart

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

erwinroots

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Reader

ChrisW

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Aviary suite of image tools

Ryan

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [WC3 Markup Validation Service]

Stephen

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Sumo Paint 2.0

TL

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: kuler.adobe.com

Mark

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Freshbooks

Joshua McNeal

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: FreshBooks

Scott Stafford

October 6th, 2009

My vote is for Basecamp. I worked for a global consulting firm and had to use what is now MS SharePoint and MS Project -which I can’t say anything good about. I have operated my own design consultancy for 8 years now and have used Basecamp for at least 5 of those years. It has saved my ass many times! http://basecamphq.com/

Robert Jaudon

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Web Developer Toolbar

Dnyanesh Mankar

October 6th, 2009

I vote for Posterous! :)

John

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Basecamp]

Kerrick

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

I think Adobe Kuler is a fantastic web application that allows designers and creative professionals to create, share, and discuss color palettes with others around the world.

zeemiDesign

October 6th, 2009

Vote: Adobe Kuler

Luke Canvin

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: COLOURlovers

D0cNet

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: ASP.NET MVC

Barry

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

Marc

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Freeagent Central

sheena

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Xenocode]

It’s great for testing website in multiple browsers! It has all the major browsers including IE6. Fantastic aid in web design. website can be accessed here:

http://spoon.net/browsers/

Foundry75

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Jumpchart

Leah

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: COLOURlovers

Carla

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

webbografico

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

Stephen

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Xenocode]

Cross-browser testing tool

audioeric

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: ColourLovers.com

JPMayDesign

October 6th, 2009

I would agree with http://spoon.net/browsers/, it’s so great not to need multiple servers to test different browser versions.

Vote: Spoon.net/browsers

Ethan

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [http://www.colourlovers.com/]

Chris

October 6th, 2009

There are too many to list. But, I guess, I use dropbox everyday.

paul rostorp

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [aviary web apps]

cbuck

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: colourlovers.com

Ben

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Basecamphq.com]

Jesse McFarlane

October 6th, 2009

Vote: Freshbooks

lizC

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

Bruno

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Social

October 6th, 2009

Vote:[CampaignMonitor]
is a great web app for your next email blast.

Mihai Rus

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Firebug]

fenerli

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

marsha

October 6th, 2009

firebug

iMatt

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler (kuler.adobe.com)

JasonG01

October 6th, 2009

Vote: Dropbox

Noel McG

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Chris

October 6th, 2009

Adobe Photoshop but i have started using hotgloo – http://hello.hotgloo.com/ for all wireframes and am loving it

Charles

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Photoshop Express

Mekk

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Reader

MLB Web Design

October 6th, 2009

Vote: Tie between Freshbooks and Campaign Monitor.
Freshbooks – https://mlbwebdesign.freshbooks.com/signup/
Campaign Monitor – http://www.campaignmonitor.com/

Andrea

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Montana Flynn

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Freshbooks

Paul

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Flickr

It’s an application… It’s on the web… and I know you use it. :D

Jarred Trainor

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: HotGloo

Bonnie T.

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe BrowserLab

(https://browserlab.adobe.com/index.html#) Very useful to check your site in multiple browsers.

Eric B.

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Paul R.

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: DropBox

Andy

October 6th, 2009

Vote: PunyPNG (http://punypng.com/)

Josh

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: hotgloo.com

Jason Rodriguez

October 6th, 2009

Why is everyone mentioning desktop apps when we are supposed to be voting on web apps?

I vote for MailChimp, excellent app for keeping in touch with clients, marketing to potential clients, and keeping your HTML skills in check.

Pete

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

Michael L.

October 6th, 2009

I’m going to have to say that my favorite web applications (more like bookmarklets) are WestCiv XRAY and SpryMedia Design Tools.

Lee Gustin

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

Drew Watkins

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [ Adobe Kuler (kuler.adobe.com)]

Toledoh

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

Brandon

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

I don’t use many web-apps, let alone design oriented ones, but I’ve gone to Kuler a few times when looking for some color inspiration. Definitely going to look through some of the votes.

Dave

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: colourlovers.com

rayvolvez

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [CushyCMS]

Rebeca

October 6th, 2009

Vote: Kuler

lisa

October 6th, 2009

[kuler]

lisa

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: [kuler]

Bryan

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Shea

October 6th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Vesa

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Calendar

Jesi

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Picnik

Kaine

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

http://kuler.adobe.com/

Troy Peterson

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Freshbooks

hitesh

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [google maps]

randy

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: CurdBee (http://curdbee.com)

Matt

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

tranaee

October 7th, 2009

ofcourse the upcoming Divine Project!! Ofcourse..
http://www.divine-project.com/

Jigar Chauhan

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

JB Murphy

October 7th, 2009

Vote: Kuler

Twice

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Clixpy (@www.clixpy.com)

Laura

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: colorschemedesigner.com

Rasmus

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Dries Van haver

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Maps]

Peter Z.

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

clode

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [google reader]

Adam Hughes

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Ben Davus

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

David

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

sama C

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [wordpress]

bensoncin

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Analytics]

Kolin

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Shane Keene

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler (http://kuler.adobe.com/)

Luinnar

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Aviary

Andy Davies

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Expression Web 3

Lippe

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: MindMeister (http://www.mindmeister.com/) (ok, this is not a tool only for designers but always nice to get your brainstorming on a design project streamlined!)

Jamie

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

Although I didn’t know browserlabs existed, so will be trying that one out!

Lee

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Gliffy

Jordi

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox & Firebug (if it’s allowed…)

Tom

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Lorem Ipsum (http://www.lipsum.com)

Come on, this is used daily by loads of designers – where would we be without it?

osiris

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: 280slides

Michela Cappelli

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Apps]

I use many of the webapps mentioned above, but Google apps totally changed (and improved) the way I work.

Visualex

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler (kuler.adobe.com)

Nick

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Freshbooks

Hands down, without a doubt this is the one that lets me get on with my development work and forget about the boring but essential task of accounts management. It’s not just me – clients love it too !
https://nickouldwebservices.freshbooks.com/signup/

Andrei Patrascu

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Why? Simply because is one of the best color applications out there. It’s a great help when choosing a color scheme for your designs and for me is an essential tool.

Jason

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

Chris Truby

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Jumpchart

Handy for getting head around a complicated website framework :)

Guido

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Slobodan Manic

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: WordPress

Dom

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Jason

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: MailChimp

Hitachi

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

L. Walker

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: ConceptShare – http://www.conceptshare.com

confused

October 7th, 2009

Why so many people are voting on Adobe applications? They are no Web Apps, with the exception of Adobe Kuler i guess. LOL

Sean

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Reader

Amy

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

shawn

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Invoice Machine]

Doron

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Apps]

jarnof

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Jonas

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Pixlr.com

Tim

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Matt

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: FreshBooks

Roxanna

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Evernote

Charlotte

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google analytics

Edwin

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler!

Christopher

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe BrowserLab

Peter

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Michelle

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Box.net

AJ

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Campaign Monitor

Kris Colvin

October 7th, 2009

I don’t think people understood the question, given the number of votes for Dreamweaver and Photoshop, which are desktop tools for making web applications.

I vote for FreshBooks and am surprised no one else has, since I know TONS of designers, developers and freelancers use it for billing. Couldn’t get paid without my FreshBooks! :-) http://www.freshbooks.com/

Nils Rasmusson

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Apps

Jaime

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: BaseCamp

Gabby

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Apps

cssah

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Daniel Bell

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Action Method (actionmethod.com)

XUAN

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [lipsum.com]

Erin

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Colour Lovers]

T

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler is OK

Ben

October 7th, 2009

WordPress by a mile

Ben

October 7th, 2009

Vote: WordPress

Jesse

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Aviary.com

Scott Schlee

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: kuler.adobe.com

Sean

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Wordpress]

Leslie

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Freshbooks]

Mark

October 7th, 2009

Color Scheme Designer. Must better for building web site color schemes than Colour Lovers or Kuler

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Colin

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Andrew

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Osvaldo M.

October 7th, 2009

RescueTime, none of the above appz would work if you dont squeeze enough time to make it work for you…

Osvaldo M.

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [RescueTime]

Tim Furmaniak

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [vectormagic.com]

Brian

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Kenji

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: [Spoon Browser Sandbox] spoon.net/browsers

Chris

October 7th, 2009

Oops, I just noticed this was for designers only and not coders so I revoke my vote for Snipplr and change it to:

http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Antonio

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Rick

October 7th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler.Adobe.com

Stefano

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

hex

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Xhuman

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Color Scheme Designer 3

Daniel

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: kuler.adobe.com

Nicole Baumann

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Allen

October 8th, 2009

VOTE:[www.photoshop.com]

Filippo

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: [Firebug]

Ska Macanan

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

xaoo

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Arun

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Search]

Can’t live without this

Jorg

October 8th, 2009

Vote: Firebug

f Kuler :P

Shitic

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: iconfinder.net

Ross Macks

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

iPad

October 8th, 2009

Adobe Kuler!

Aaron

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Freshbooks

Ralph Otto

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

Nate

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Dennis Stevenson

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: kuler.adobe.com

Brooke

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: [http://www.typetester.org/]

Sam Fitz

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Notable

Been using this one a lot lately with design team. Great for remote work when half the team is on the other side of the planet!

bonde

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

Smuliii

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Kevin Quillen

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: CampaignMonitor

Easily designable email templates in a self-managed system that you don’t have to worry about. Create template, upload, create newsletter and send. That simple.

heather

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Johann Smith

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Joe

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Jason

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Tiled Backgrounds Designer -I ran across this on another blog, and I love it!

gapiangco

October 8th, 2009

VOTE: Color Schemer

Lee

October 9th, 2009

vote: kuler

rana

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Google analytics

daBayrus

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Redmine

Natalie

October 9th, 2009

vote: Basecamp!

Zuckerbrot

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

dave

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Nathan

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Marie Poulin

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Freeagent Central

Craig Wann

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: mailchimp! Eek Eek.

John

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: Intervals (www.myintervals.com)

Daniel

October 9th, 2009

VOTE: [http://iplotz.com/]

Devin

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

isabellep

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: Stripe Generator

Ayman Aboulnasr

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: [kuler.adobe.com]

Dan

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: Kuler

Floyd B.

October 10th, 2009

VOTE : Adobe Kuler

Cole Thorsen

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

nikkibryan

October 10th, 2009

VOTE: adobe kuler

mimiqiao

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: mockflow.com

GameMisconduct

October 11th, 2009

Kuler

Andrei

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Michael Elbers

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: ColorScheme Designer

Seba

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Specially for re-designs ;)

kahpeng

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

damir.ME

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Lorissa

October 11th, 2009

Vote: Freshbooks

Kal

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Cosmin

October 11th, 2009

delicious, adobe kuler

Adisa Collis

October 11th, 2009

Vote: Freshbooks

ArleyM

October 11th, 2009

Google Analytics if I have to pick one; but I feel like a general Google Account complete with Docs, Calendar, Picasa, Gmail etc. is a powerhouse for supporting a site / campaign.

Compeek

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Color Scheme Designer

(http://colorschemedesigner.com/)

Daniel

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Google Analytics

Social

October 11th, 2009

Vote: adobe Kuler

Tony Geer

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

dorYlus

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

Jon K.

October 11th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler as an app, but Google Search is valuable to find solutions to problems, design, organization or programming.

Scott Birnie

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Klian

October 12th, 2009

Vote: Dropbox

Julia

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: DeskAway.com

It has tremendously changed the way I used to manage projects earlier & made collaboration much easier then before.

Also Adobe Photoshop is very effective.

deep

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

John Sanabria

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

Linouch

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler

Bree

October 12th, 2009

Vote: [Adobe Kuler]

simon

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: [Serif WebPlus 10]

Bill Reddy

October 12th, 2009

Vote: YuuGuu (web conferencing)

Louise Tiernan

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Courtney

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: COLOURlovers

Sudan

October 12th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

munky

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Google Apps

Ben

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: apaulodesign’s Apple Widget Page Capture

Cesare

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: DropBox

Garth

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: [Mailchimp]

Thomas

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Bobi Deqnov

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: [Adobe Kuler]

wiebo

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Marius

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Aviary

Risse

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: paymo.biz

greg

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: [Google Apps]

Dennis

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Dropbox

Kayla R.

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Browserlab

John Holtgrew

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Adobe Kuler
I see a lot of votes for this one and I have to join them. Color is one thing that is so important yet so easy for me to mess up. Very handy.

Frank

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: Basecamp

Cindy

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: [Kuler]

pista

October 13th, 2009

VOTE: OpenGoo