Bay Area Web Freelancers are SMART!

Last night we hosted the latest Bay Area Web Freelancers’ Meetup, where we shared tools of our trade. Everyone who had something to share just plugged into the projector and showed off the stuff they like. We already have better productivity, less eye strain, safer WordPress sites and an overall better outlook.

Below are the tools that were shared, and thanks to Luke McCormick for making the list!

Alfred

http://www.alfredapp.com/
Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

MacVim

https://code.google.com/p/macvim/
MacVim is the text editor Vim for Mac OS X.

Moom

http://manytricks.com/moom/
Tool to easily arrange windows on Mac using your keyboard

Bug Herd

http://www.bugherd.com/
Allows you to bug track by placing pins on your website where issues exist and assigning those issues to teammates

Trello

https://trello.com/
Collaborative organizing tool. Similar to Asana or Eventbrite?

Push Pin Planner

http://pushpinplanner.com/
For resource planning

helpful in managing the time allocation of a team

Blog Vault

http://blogvault.net/
Wordpress website backups

Web Flow

https://webflow.com/
New responsive web design tool no one has tried yet. Similar to Adobe Edge Reflow?

Node JS

http://nodejs.org/
For building scalable network applications in JavaScript.

Yeoman

http://yeoman.io/
Comprised of three tools for improving your productivity and satisfaction when building a web app: yo (the scaffolding tool), grunt (the build tool) and bower (for package management).

Yo

https://github.com/yeoman/yo
CLI tool for scaffolding out Yeoman projects.

Grunt

http://gruntjs.com/
An automated JavaScript task runner.

Bower

http://bower.io/
Package manager by Twitter.

Code Kit

https://incident57.com/codekit/
Steroids for (front end) web developers.

Phabricator

http://phabricator.org/
Bug tracker from Facebook. Includes code review, wiki and more.

WorkFlowy

https://workflowy.com/
Way to organize your brain into nested lists.

Sublime Text

http://www.sublimetext.com/
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.

Emmet

http://emmet.io/
Sublime plugin to improve html/css workflow.

Sublime SFTP

http://wbond.net/sublime_packages/sftp
Adds direct SFTP access to Sublime.

Underscore.js

http://underscorejs.org/
A JavaScript utility library.

Lo-Dash

http://lodash.com/
A low level utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, and extra features.

D3

http://d3js.org/
A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data using HTML, SVG and CSS.

JS Bin

http://jsbin.com/welcome/1/edit
JS Bin is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS playground.

JS Fiddle

http://jsfiddle.net/
JavaScript and CSS testing interface.

Bit Bucket

https://bitbucket.org/
Like Github, but private and free, from the Jira people.

Groundwork

http://groundwork.sidereel.com/
Responsive design framework.

Font Awesome

http://fontawesome.github.io/Fo…
Font-based icons.

Chrometa

https://app.chrometa.com
Automatically track of your time, especially billable time.

Flux

http://justgetflux.com/
Automatically adjust your computer’s brightness and color palette based on time of day to ease eye strain.

One Tab

https://chrome.google.com/websto…
Collect Chome tabs into a drop down menu to simplify your interface and save memory.

Org Mode

http://orgmode.org/
An Emacs add-in for keeping outlines of notes.

Linode

https://www.linode.com/
Xen VPS web hosting company.

Digital Ocean

https://www.digitalocean.com/
Scalable SSD cloud virtual servers.

Amazon Web Services

http://aws.amazon.com/
Scalable computing platform (hosting).