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Handy tools to help you work more efficiently

Here’s a bunch of handy tools to help you be more creative throughout the day and work more efficiently.
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Window Resizer (Chrome Extension) – Free – Quickly set your window to any pre-defined resolutions to test your site/game on a variety of different screen layouts.
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Astute Graphics Illustrator Plugins ($15+)

Some of my personal faves

Dynamic Sketch

 

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Mirror Me:

 

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Phantasm (Full color control like in photoshop, but for illustrator – and halftone effects)

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Autosavior (Free) – auto save incremental backups of your illustrator work)

 

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Shoebox (Free) – A collection of handy image manipulation tools for Game development

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Pack Sprites

Rip Textures
Read bitmap fonts
Convert gifs or swf’s into frames or png sequences
Generate bitmap fonts
Generate sprites sheets
Move sprite sheet pivot points
Extract sprites from atlases
Split PSD Photoshop layers into PNG files
Great easy 9-patch designs quickly
Extract Unique tiles from tilemaps
Mask Extractions from JPG files
Pushbullet (Free Chrome Extension) - Quickly push notifications/websites/files/maps/messages from your phone to your computer and other devices

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Lazy Nezumi (Windows only) $18+

Draw smooth lines in any program with a mouse or unsteady hand

 

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SyncSketch (Free)

Collaborate on video files reviews together in the cloud

 

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Download My Board – Free – Download and entire collection of Pinterest Boards with one click

http://www.downloadmyboard.com/

 

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jAnimation Flash Tools (Free)

Great collection of flash animation shortcuts

 

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2D Cutout Animation Package

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PyxelEdit ($10)

Pixel Artwork Editting Software

 

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Lastpass (free)

Save all of your web passwords in one place for quickly logging into all websites with one password – generate safer passwords, and see where you have been using the same password for multiple sites

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Construct 2 (Free)

HTML 5 Engine for people who don’t know how to write code – Quickly create playable prototypes or full on games to express your game ideas

 

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ListenOnRepeat

Watch youtube videos on repeat, or specify a particular range to repeat.  Great for following youtube tutorials or listening to your favorite song

 

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