Tools, apps, software are the resources that claim to help people complete their assigned tasks without any hassle, in comparatively much lesser time and provide the ease of workflow. We at TheNeoDesign make continuous efforts to ensure that our designer and developer friends get to enjoy the ease and get the difficult tasks done easily.
This may however not be mistaken as people sitting idly, not doing anything and always seeking help from the resources. Infact, its a smart way out to get the difficult tasks done easily thereby ensuring to enhance the productivity and efficiency.
While we know you all love checking out the best tools and apps that are rolled out for one main reason to help you in different tasks, we planned to come up with an yearly compilation. Yes, you read it correct. We have come up with the list of best tools for developers that were introduced in the year 2014. Check them out and let us know your favorite best developing tools of year 2014!
The website is a collection of CSS3 powered hover effects that can be applied to links, buttons, logos, featured images and so on.
Modern.IE is a browser and cross-platform testing tool developed by Microsoft that ensures that your developed websites works in older version of Internet Explorer browser.
Myth is preprocessor that helps you write pure CSS without worrying about slow browser support.
Varycode is a source code conversion online tool that helps developers to convert codes fast.
SQLWave is a light and fast MySQL client that allow you to easily connect to your remote hosts from anywhere. You can download it free and it works with all recent MySQL versions.
This tool is developed by Jonas Ohlsson that helps you generates CSS specificity graphs easily.
Sculpt is a free lightweight, fast, responsive, mobile-first HTML, CSS and SASS framework that you can download for free. The main features include mobile-first with progressive enhancement, designed with legacy browsers in mind, robust core of CSS and flexibility of SASS, clean and semantic code.
Lining.js is a great tool that helps users to apply styles to specific lines much like the first-line CSS selector.
9. CSS Dig
CSS Dig is a tool that helps users to analyze CSS in a new way. You can download it as a Chrome extension and use it easily.
Dua is a new browser for responsive web development. Using this browser, developers keep an eye on mobile development and desktop version side by side.
12. Go by Example
Go is a open-source programming language that is specially designed to build fast and reliable software much more faster than any other language. This website will help you learn more about Go language and check examples created with Go.
Vagrant is a software for Windows, Mac OS and popular Linux distribution that will help you to create and configure lightweight, reproducible and portable development enviornments
14. Wysihtml Editor
A fast and lightweight HTML rich text editor that is developed by community and open-source that you can download for free. It comes with many features like URL’s auto-linking when you type, valid HTML5 semantic, no jQuery and iFrame required.
This is a free ebook from Localytics and it is written for app owners. This free ebook will help app owners to understand more about their apps and identify, track and optimize for the app success metrics. Alternatively, you can check out for more free ebooks for mobile app developers that we have posted in an article some time before.
LayoutIt is an awesome tool that helps users to create frontend code simply with Bootstrap using Drag and Drop interface Builder. You can now use LayoutIt with new version of Bootstrap3.
MKDocs is a gorgeous and light weight static site generator that helps users to build project documentation. All the documentation source files are written in Markdown and configured with a single YAML configuration file.
If you looking for more static website generators, you can check out our article featuring 10 best free static website generators that are just awesome and doest the work.
19. HTML Kickstart
This tool will help in rapid website production using ultra-lean HTML5, CSS and JS building blocks.
Another HTML5 rich text editor that is awesomely lightweight and flexible. It works with almost all the modern browsers and build as an component for writing documents.
Zurb is a front-end framework that is created to build responsive web apps. With the help of Zurb, you can create tons of web apps like email, music, chat, productivity apps, etc.
22. Ruby Gems
RubyGems is the Ruby community gem hosting service that helps users to find, install and publish Ruby gems.
Want to test your website? Nibbler is a free tool that help webmasters and developers to test the website out of 10 key areas that will include coding, social media, technology, SEO and more.
Looking for speech recognition library for the web? Well, julius.js is an awesome web speech recognition library that first listens the voice and check through a callback.
This tool is developed by Andrew Belt that gives 2GB free storage forever to domain name servers for email hosting.
Barekit is not a full-fledget framework but it is a front-end project starter that helps users to start the project in no time.
A modern, fast and responsive front-end framework based on Google’s Material design that simplifies the life of developers providing speedy development and great user-experience.
A perfect tool for developers who want to create high-quality WordPress plugin. You can build any WordPress plugin very systematically as every type of file and code has its own place.
CheckiO is a great website for coders who can improve their coding skills in a fun way. You can challenge your peers and play to know more about coding.
FSVS is a full screen vertical slider that uses CSS3 transitions followed up by a jQuery fallback. It supports mousewheel, touch gestures, arrow keys and click and drag.
33. CSS Plot
CSSPlot is pure CSS charting library that is fast, responsive and work very straight-forward.
This one is for WordPress developers who want to create custom websites and applications with WordPress.
36. Bootstrap Magic
It includes new Twitter Bootstrap framework and helps developers to create custom Twitter Bootstrap theme.
A CSS micro-framework that is fast, lightweight and developed by John Otander that is available at Github for download.
38. CSS Guidelines
A perfect tool developed by Harry Roberts that helps developers to write sane, manageable and scalable CSS.
Shrthand is a CSS shorthand web app that helps developers to keep their style-sheets small and easy to maintain.
Flynn is a great app for developers that help them to be more focused to power production, testing and web-development.
Aerobatic is a single page app hosting that is build for front-end developers where they can deploy AngularJS, Ember and Backbone apps.
Want to create custom #CSS radial-gradients by simply dragging the mouse? If yes, dragGradients does this job pretty straight-forward without much fuss.
Exercism is a great website that help developers to improve their coding abilities by getting feedback from mentors. You just have to login through your GitHub account and you are good to go.
44. Flexy Boxes
Flexy Boxes is a code generator tool for developers that works with Firefox 2012 and later.
Bootlint is a chrome extension that help developers to find errors in sites built with Bootstrap framework.
Finding good editor for Linux are very difficult and in this scenario, Remarkable comes to rescue. Remarkable is a fully featured markdown editor available for Linux that you can download for free.
A open-source tool developed by Jon Segador that help users to generate a complete backend from a MySql database.
48. View Source
Unyson is a free WordPress framework that help developers to create awesome looking premium WordPress themes easily. Looking for more, here are 10 best free WordPress frameworks of year 2014.
A cool tool that is developed by Julius Parishy that help beginners to understand about Apple’s programming language Swift and learn it. If you looking for tutorials, here are some of the best Apple Swift tutorials that will help beginners to understand more about the new programming language and get started with it.
A lightweight HTML5 video player developed by PayPal Engineering that has tons of features and you can easily embed in your websites.
53. Jekyll Now
Jekyll is a static site generator for Github hosted blog while Jekyll Now is a tool for creating Jekyll blog without touching command line.
It is the tinniest CSS framework that supports mostly all browsers including IE5.5+.
A must tool for developer that helps them to scan the security of website so that they focus more on development.
57. Onsen UI
59. Slap Editor
It is a sublime-like terminal-based text editor that makes editing easy for the users from terminal directly.
Want to inject code into already running Python processes? If yes, check the tool pyrasite that help you do so.
61. Play Framework
Another web framework for Java and Scala that is perfect for developers.
62. Web Starter kit
Want to create apps for multi-device, then make sure to check Web Start Kit that is starter point for any developer who want to create multi-device web experiences.
Frontenda is a Bootstrap 3 EVO drag and drop builders that helps developers to build responsive templates in minutes.
64. Kuoto Swiss
Kuoto Swiss a complete CSS framework for Stylus with tons of features that helps developers to code faster.
Another coding game for programmers in which you have race against the time to debug the code.
Concise is a better front-end framework and it is build in such a way that looks good on all devices including mobiles.
Another framework that is superfast, simple, responsive and built for all devices : be it big, small and medium.
A unique programming language based on the one liners of populr action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A free code snippet tool that provides all users space to save code snippets. It supports syntax highlighting and includes search options to find your work easily.
WPCore is a easy WordPress plugin manager that lets users manager WordPress plugin they use mostly and later upload in any new WordPress website.
DevShelf is a web application that every programmer should bookmark and it helps to get all the latest information going with development technologies.
Scrapgy is a cool tools for developers that help them comparing code with others or seek help with other developers.
CSSDeck is a online tool built for HTML/CSS/JS developers. You can showcase your work if you create it with the power of CSS3 and JS.
Deploy5 is a professional HTML5 app deployment and hosting platform for client-side web apps.
Crumpet is a simple framework that helps developers to create website layouts fast and responsive.
79. CSS Vocabulary
It is a very simple app that helps developers to understand CSS terms with just a single click.
Overlook.iO is a free in-browser text management tool that builds test plans quickly. It helps you track results and collaborate with other team members.
CodyHouse is a free library of HTML, CSS and JS snippets.
Devcasts is another free tool that helps you check quality screencasts from developers that will help you become a better developer.
It is a styleguide generator for Node.js, Gulp, Grant, Ruby and a great resource for developers.
84. JS Manners
JS Manners is a online tools that helps you in scoring scripts.
Gumby is responsive CSS Framework that is built with the power of Sass.
This is an app for developers that helps you to bootstrap your HTML5 hybrid apps pretty fast.
That’s all what we witnessed in the year gone by. New year, new beginnings, new lists. We have already come up with the first week’s compilation of the year 2015. Hope you all liked all the best of developers tools 2014! Share your reviews with us.