Building site-maps is an important part of website design/development. With GlooMaps it’s really easy to create your own sitemaps fast and efficiently and share them with other collaborators. It’s free to use and you can create an unlimited amount of maps.
Have a Mac and need to compress an image fast? Check out this awesome app that not only compresses images but also removes any private EXIFmetadata that gets embedded into images from digital cameras. Once it is installed you can set up your system preferences to ctrl+click on any image and get the option to compress your image without even opening the app! Check out how fast it is in the video.
Sometimes projects like designing websites or creating ads require mass image production. I’ll generally start off exporting out of the program that the image was created in, like Photoshop, but when it comes to batch resizing, renaming and optimization, Fotosizer is my go to when I’m working on a Windows machine.
Have you ever tried to create a bootable disk to launch an operating system? How many steps did it take to actually get the drive to boot? Lost count midway through the process? Yeah, me to, until I found Etcher. Etcher can create a bootable drive with 3 clicks. Choose your OS then the drive you want to use to boot with, then click “Flash!”
Miro is an awesome lightweight video converter for Mac that I use when I need a quick and dirty video conversion for the web, without diving into Adobe Media Encoder. It will take just about any file format and output it to .MP4 or WEBM.
Visual Studio Code is my number one choice for Editing Code. It is everything I could ask for in classic lightweight text editor but with more powerful IDE-type features with very minimal configuration. Simple, easy to use, and it has GIT integration built right in.
Check it out here: https://code.visualstudio.com/
Download my Colorized Abstract Background Image Photoshop Action
Open Pics is an Open source application built for Linux and Windows, that allows its users to search free stock images from multiple Image sources including images under Creative Commons Zero license.
Download it here: https://github.com/lohanitech/openpics
Here is an example of my typical After Effects workspace. I like to have my Project Files on the far left with the Effects Control Panel to the right of it. This allows me to select any layer from the Comp’s Timeline and immediately see the effects applied to the selected layer without having to manually open the Effects Panel. I also keep my Motion Tracking panel next to the Timeline and below the Effects and Presets so I can quickly enter into Motion Tracking mode.