I sometimes get asked by people that want to get into web design and development about the tools I use. I figured it’s about time I write them down somewhere, and I’m going to use this post as a running list of the apps and tools that I use daily for design, development, and productivity. I plan on occasionally doing reviews of the apps/tools that I use, so hopefully you find it useful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Note: I work in a Mac environment, sorry (not sorry).

Wireframing, Prototyping, and Design

  • Moleskine notebook
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pens
  • Tombow Dual Brush pens
  • Whiteboard and post it notes
  • Balsamiq
  • Photoshop


  • Espresso
  • Sass
  • Slicy
  • ImageAlpha
  • ImageOptim
  • CodeKit
  • Frank DeLoupe
  • ForkLift
  • GitHub
  • Adobe Edge Inspect
  • Google Chrome


  • Moom
  • Dropbox
  • Droplr
  • Fantastical