When you spend as much time as I do working on websites or in Information Technology in general, one tends to accumulate software and applications that make performing certain tasks easy if not possible at all. Below is my list of software and applications I can’t live without and the best part is many are free! feel free to comment with your list.

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Imaging & Graphics Software and Applications

  1. Optimizilla Free Online Image Optimization Compression Software – This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality.

  2. Color Hex – Color-hex gives information about colors including color models (RGB,HSL,HSV and CMYK), Triadic colors, monochromatic colors and analogous colors calculated in color page. Color-hex.com also generates a simple css code for the selected color. HTML element samples are also shown below the color detail page. Simply type the 6 digit color code in the box above and hit enter.
  3. Adobe Color CC
  4. Colour Lovers
  5. Material Design Palette
  6. Iconifier
  7. Adobe Photoshop –
  8. Photodex Proshow Producer –
  9. Placeholdit.co – Placeholdit.co is a website based utility that generates image place holders for websites. This is useful for laying out web pages to know what your content will look like. This is useful for WordPress templates posts and pages. This tool allows users to enter desired dimensions, color and text to their liking. The tool then generates a link like this [ <img src=”https://placeholdit.co//i/1280×720?”>] https://placeholdit.co//i/1280×720
  10. Lorem Ipsum Generator – A lorem Ipsum generator creates gibberish text for use when seeing how web pages, WordPress posts and pages will appear without real content.  I use the ipsum generator and placeholderit.co for all my WordPress templates

Web Browser Extensions

  1. TinEye
  2. ColorZilla
  3. Pixel Zoomer

WordPress Specific  Software & Applications

These are not WordPress plugins these are tools used for working with WordPress

  1. WPTD WordPress Theme Detector
  2. ScanWP WordPress Theme and Plugin Detector

Website Domain and DNS Tools