Top 10 Free iPhone Apps for Web Developers
As a Web Developer, I am constantly in the hunt for cool and useful tools to make my job more fun to do. Here are my top picks for free iPhone apps:
There are a lot of online storage services that exist, but Dropbox is the most reliable and has the most mature remote collaboration tool available to date. The best feature of Dropbox is the sync and file sharing.
The sync feature allows you to mirror folders between computers and devices.
File sharing is just like the sync feature. It allows you to have folders mirrored on other people’s computer. This is useful for collaboration with co-workers where multiple users need to make changes to the same file. Once a file is changed in the shared folder, everyone receives the changes.
To share your files to those without Dropbox, you can put your file inside the public folder and share the public folder link.
The Basic version is free with 2GB of space. If this is not enough, there is a Pro version for $9.99 per month with 1TB of space.
Ever wondered what that fancy-looking font you saw in a magazine, poster or on the web? Wonder no more, this app will identify that font. Just whip your iPhone, take a photo and the app will identify the font in a few seconds.
Domainr lets you to search for top-level domestic and international domain names. It will also provide you with links to registrars (209 accredited registrars as of this writing). Domainr will also let you share search results by email.
- Web Developer Bible
Web Developer Bible is a handy reference for all web developers. It includes references for HTML Entities, Regex and SQL. A RGB to Hex Color Converter is also included. It is a very simple app but useful at times.
- POP – Prototyping On Paper
Have an app idea? POP will help bring your sketches on paper come to life and make it interactive! This can be done in 3 easy steps:
1. Sketch your idea on paper
2. Take a photo of it
3. Link the screens to each other
Once done, you can share your mock-up via email, Twitter, Facebook to get feedback. Simply awesome!
- Google Analytics
After more than 2 years since Google released Google Analytics on Android, it is finally on iOS.
You can check website analytics including real-time visitor reports. You can also view real-time and time-based reports, view behaviors, conversions and more.
- TeamViewer: Remote Control
Fantastic VNC client that supports Windows, OS X, and Linux computers. It is easy to use, fast and secure. The app supports wake-on-LAN (to wake up your computer), file transfer capabilities and clipboard passthrough.
Github is an online repository for codes and projects. It allows commenting and issue tracking and both features are supported by iOctocat. The app supports public, private, and enterprise accounts and repos. It also includes notifications for Github status warnings.
Web developers spend a lot of time thinking about stuff and coming up with ideas and solutions. Often, these ideas get lost if they are not recorded. Evernote is a wonderful tool to store those ideas and solutions as you go about your web development efforts. The app can collect, store and access all things such as web pages, photos, code snippets, screenshots and sounds.
- SEO Automatic Lite
This app will review your domain and will give you a comprehensive and very detailed report with SEO suggestions, tips and problem areas. The app hasn’t been updated for a couple of years and the UI is quite outdated but it still works like a charm.
If you have any Web Developer tools you are particularly fond of, please do leave us a comment (or question, if any). If you need help with your iPhone or Android app, learn about our Services, particularly our Mobile Apps program, and feel free to contact us.