What tools do you find 1) most useful, 2) save you time, or 3) etc.?
For design I heavily rely on Figma and Presentator (and sometimes Illustrator for logos/print).
I mean, I'm kind of building a tool to save SaaS developers time, so uh, that, but while I'm building Nodewood, I am absolutely in love with:
Yep, Tailwind is always my choice for CSS as well! I've seen Lodash around a lot (I'm assuming it's that package dependency-bot is warning me to update), but I never knew what it was used for until now.
Then I built one to myself.
Adobe Illustrator is my go to for design work from mockups to actual artwork creation (icons, backgrounds, print design, various web graphics, etc. While there are softwares dedicated to mockups, I find knowing a software in and out saves time, so I always reach for AI.
Because of AI I subscribe to Adobe CC, which has a suite of creative software. I use PhotoShop regularly, Dreamweaver, and a few random others on rare occasion.
I don't know it they fit in the "dev/design tools" but I can't live without
make <service>.build <service>.deploy
Very specific to my stack (Laravel): Tinkerwell & lately Helo.
Helo is a local mail-catcher that makes it really easy to debug emails.
Tinkerwell is like a console for your PHP app. Great for manually testing things in isolation, or anything else really. Once I found some uses for it I can't imagine not using it
I'm a Laravel dev too, so I'll need to check out Helo and Tinkerwell. I haven't yet figured out how to make emails workin my Laravel applications, but someday...
I love the Pixlr suite of image editors in the cloud, formerly by Autodesk. Particularly the lightweight Pixlr X, which has a clean design and a toolset with just the most frequently used features.
As for development tools, my favorite is the Repl.it multi-language cloud IDE. As a Chrome OS user, I love Repl.it because it works fully in the cloud.
Pixlr looks cool! I will have to try it out.
And yes, I love Repl.it as well. It's like JSFiddle, but not just for JS and for larger projects.