The iPhone is a fantastic gadget, with an appealing design, great functionality and unbeatable flexibility. But what makes the iPhone truly a fantastic gadget is the number of applications you can download on it, for any number of uses.
The handpicked software applications listed in this article are tailor made for the web designer or web developer in you. Use them to play with color schemes, update websites, detect fonts, manage your to-do list, manage databases, keep track of time, blog, review website statistics and bill your client.
1. Manage Your CSS With CSS Cheatsheet
Want to get your CSS perfect but keep forgetting the basics? Use CSS Cheatsheet to understand your site’s CSS. It comes with useful references, great tutorials, and best of all, you can use it offline as well.
2. Edit Your FTP Files With FTP On The Go
Do you want to edit files located on your FTP server and maintain your website? Use FTP On The Go, an application that has a built-in browser that lets you make updates from your iPhone directly from the application.
3. Review Web Statistics With Ego
Want to check your web statistics every now and then? Ego is your best bet for this task. Ego supports sites such as Squarespace, Google Analytics and Twitter. Sit on your favorite couch and track your website’s traffic without having to move anywhere.
4. Create Cool Images With ZeptoPad
Hit by sudden inspiration and wish you had a paper and pen handy? Don’t worry; with ZeptoPad, all you do is draw on your iPhone screen with your fingertips. What’s more, this application comes P2P access, which means you can share your fingertip masterpieces with pals who use ZeptoPad.
5. Create Your Own Color Palette With Palettes
If you see a color that you like, lift it, from any image or site, using Palettes. This application allows you to create a palette of your own out of the colors you lift. The best news is, you can import your colors to tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop as well.
6. Track SEO With ProSEO
Keep your website’s ranking high on search engines using the Search Engine Optimization master application, ProSEO. Track the progress on any domain and the keywords that drive traffic to sites. A cool add on is the phrase counter which stays on top of repeat phrases. This tool also analyzes image tags and link anchor text for you.
7. Manage Your Time With WorkTimer
Do you find yourself running out of time, wondering where all the time went? Tighten up on how you spend time using WorkTimer. Now you’ll always have a log of how many hours you worked on that low-paying project!
8. Find The Perfect Color With CliqCliq
Sometimes no color satisfies one’s creative need and you will want to search for that exact shade of whatever. CliqCliq Colors can find you the color you want, and to top it, can convert your color to different formats and scales. You can also just take colors that you see on your iPhone’s screen.
9. Identify Fonts With WhatTheFont
If you happen to see an attractive font or lettering, just take a picture of it using WhatTheFont. This application will identify the font for you and then you can go ahead and use the font in your own site or design.
10. Monitor Performance Analytics Using Analytics
Track web traffic and check statistics, and view more than 50 Google Analytics reports, sources of traffic and ecommerce statistics with Analytics, the top application of Google Analytics.
11. Share Photos With Photobucket
Share your favorite pictures and stay on top of your pals’ latest escapades via Photobucket! This is a must application for any designer who wants the best pictures for web designing. Photobucket is one low-costing tool with high-performance features.
12. View Any Code Source With Source Viewer
13. Monitor Your Servers With Ping
Stay on top of your servers with Ping, whether you’re on a private network or on the internet. Now wherever you are, you can check if your servers are performing as they should.
14. View Any Database With DatabaseViewer
Viewing databases has always been the domain of a larger computer. But with DatabaseViewer, you can view any database on your iPhone, be it MS Excel, SQL, MS Access, or FilePro. That’s not all; you can synchronize your database to stay on top of the latest data and table updates.
15. Stay Updated With Dexigner
If you are a web developer or designer, you’ll want the latest news pertaining to your field more than you’ll want to hear about the Middle East. Use Dexigner to get the latest news on design, delivered straight to your iPhone.
Guest post by Karel Zeman, the owner of GO-Gulf.com, a web design Dubai Company that provides website design solutions in Kuwait, Sharjah and Middle East.