option + command + T

How did I never know about this? On your Mac, option+command+T brings up this handy characters menu. Wish I would have stumbled onto that years ago. NICE

WeTransfer.com (beta)

This looks promising – it can be tough to share BIG files without a paid service. WeTransfer.com seems about as simple as it gets!

Day-O Menu Fly-Out Calender Bar

Day-O is a practical time and fly-out calendar for your Macintosh menu bar by Shaun Inman.


Instant bookmark! CopyPasteCharacter lets you… um, do that.

Kern Type, the kerning game

For any designer looking to train their eyeballs, this is a fun/useful tool!

Repeat X Repeat Y

Here’s a handy website with tons of (free) repeatable background images


“House Industries just announced photolettering.com which allows users to purchase single settings for $7 each or for about $2 each through several subscription programs starting at $15 per month. The final product is a downloadable vector-based .pdf file that can be placed as art and edited in any drawing program. At the time of launch, photolettering.com will include 40 alphabet styles that have been optimized specifically for the online interface but the collection will be continuously refreshed with a constant flow of innovative new offerings.” Via



Another nice collab tool! These seem to be springing up everywhere, but Dropmark looks like a real contender for best in show.

“Drop files right from your computer, or the web, to create organized collectionsbringing together information like never before.”

Cloud App

CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Here is how it works: choose a file, drag it to the menubar and let them take care of the rest. CloudApp provides you with a short link automatically copied to your clipboard that you can use to share your upload with co-workers and friends. Additionally you can view, track and delete files right from your menubar. it doesnt get much easier. Impressive. VIA

The Noun Project

A great resource for free, high quality downloadable symbols. The Noun Project


Looking for a space to work in Chicago? Our friend Sam at One Design Company just launched an awesome new app – Desktime. With it, you can find a variety of work spaces that will fit your budget and lifestyle. Nice work Sam!

Open With Photoshop, Firefox Plugin

Open With Photoshop is a new companion for web and graphic designers to open up any web image with Adobe Photoshop via a single and quick mouse click. INSTALL