Tools of the Trade: Round Up

So it’s been over 2 months since we started our series “Tools of the Trade”, asking designers and developers to tell us their Top 5 applications they use on a daily business. Incase you need reminding, we’ve interviewed:

All in all we had a mega amount of applications from all of the 11 people we interviewed. But what were the most popular?

WordPress [4 Votes]

“This publishing platform needs no explanation except for that I use it as mush as possible.”
[Louis Gubitosi]

Twitter/Twitter Tools [4 Votes]

“You can tweet what you had for lunch, or where the next dog show is, but Twitter has proved itself as a valuable business resource for inbound marketing campaigns for small and large businesses alike! It is a great way to share the topics of our weekly webinar series. Also, we knew about Michael Jackson’s death before he even died.”
[Kyle Pouliot]

Firefox/Firebug [3 Votes]

“Need I say anything? I’ve used Safari, Opera, Chrome but every time I end up back with Firefox. You just can’t beat it for web development.”
[Ryan Roberts]

An Apple Computer [3 Votes]

“A couple of months ago I went out and migrated from my Windows PC to a brand new MacBook Pro and LED display. I’m now a fully fledged Mac fan-boy and have been enjoying the exquisite design and usability of OSX; the nice crisp, vibrant screens and the generally awesome quality of the products since. With this is mind my MacBook comes in at number one!”
[Chris Spooner]

  • Skype
  • Gmail
  • Photoshop
  • Notepad++
  • Dropbox

And finally all the other applications that got a mention:

  • Google Analytics
  • Transmit
  • Textmate
  • Fireworks
  • FreeAgent
  • ScreenFlick
  • Mousepose
  • Billings
  • Dreamweaver
  • LittleSnapper
  • Espresso
  • Clicky
  • Smart Invoice

What does this tell us?

This shows us that despite there being  a few “industry standard” applications mentioned, the range of tools we have as designers & developers at our disposal is fantastic. It’s also nice to see so many smaller companies getting their applications mentioned, and to see that Adobe does not have the amount of mentions many thought it would.

One Comment on "Tools of the Trade: Round Up"

  1. This is a very cool and informative round up.! Great summary of tools from some of the best designers/developers out there. Once again, thanks for including me on this.

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