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 is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

MacVim is the text editor Vim for Mac OS X.

Tool to easily arrange windows on Mac using your keyboard

Bug Herd
Allows you to bug track by placing pins on your website where issues exist and assigning those issues to teammates

Collaborative organizing tool. Similar to Asana or Eventbrite?

Push Pin Planner
For resource planning

helpful in managing the time allocation of a team

Blog Vault
Wordpress website backups

Web Flow
New responsive web design tool no one has tried yet. Similar to Adobe Edge Reflow?

Node JS
For building scalable network applications in JavaScript.

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).

CLI tool for scaffolding out Yeoman projects.

An automated JavaScript task runner.

Package manager by Twitter.

Bug tracker from Facebook. Includes code review, wiki and more.

Way to organize your brain into nested lists.

Sublime Text
Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.

Sublime plugin to improve html/css workflow.

Sublime SFTP
Adds direct SFTP access to Sublime.

A JavaScript utility library.

A low level utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, and extra features.

A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data using HTML, SVG and CSS.

JS Bin
JS Bin is a JavaScript, HTML and CSS playground.

JS Fiddle
JavaScript and CSS testing interface.

Bit Bucket
Like Github, but private and free, from the Jira people.

Font Awesome…
Font-based icons.

Automatically track of your time, especially billable time.

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

One Tab…
Collect Chome tabs into a drop down menu to simplify your interface and save memory.

Digital Ocean
Scalable SSD cloud virtual servers.

Amazon Web Services
Scalable computing platform (hosting).


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