5 Upcoming Web Apps for Designers

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This is a guest post from Marc Köhlbrugge – the editor of Beta List. A website for early adopters to find out about the latest internet startups before everyone else does.

InspiredMag invited me to share with you the latest up-and-coming design startups. What follows is an overview of what I expect to be the top 5 design sites that will launch in 2011. If you want to be the first to try out these cutting-edge new websites be sure to read on…


If you’re a freelance designer there’s a good chance you’re sharing your design concepts with your clients via email. Soon, there will be a better way: Prevue.

Prevue allows you to upload, organize and share your work with your clients. You’ll have everything in the same place so you will know for sure your clients can see the design you made and you’re talking about the same ones when discussing feedback. Even better, the client can annotate the image (like on Flickr) and thus leave feedback directly on your designs.

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Recently there have launched quite a few of design communities that require an invitation or a selection process to gain entry.

DesignDrip believes this is an elitist idea and anyone with a passion for design should be able to join the community. Therefore they started their own community where anyone can participate. Share, rate and comment on your favorite designs together with your peers.

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Font Story

Unlike other design communities Font story decided to focus on one particular niche: Fonts.

If you’re a sucker for good typography, like to discover great new fonts and would like to get a discount on them as well, this site is for you.

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Although technically not a ‘design website’ you may still want to check out Pinterest which is a social cataloging service. It’s a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.

It’s a great way to browse for inspiration and share your favorite images you have found across the web.

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This service will help designers, writers, and other creatives form and develop ideas. It uses the power of words and people’s unique associations with them to fuel the creative process and encourage unconventional solutions to visual problems.

There isn’t much known much else about this startup, so it will be interesting to see what their final service will look like.

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After reading about the above startups, which are you most looking forward to?

Marc Köhlbrugge is an internet entrepreneur based in the Netherlands. His latest venture is Beta List, a place where early adopters discover and get access to the new startups.

  • Great Source for Webmasters.:)

  • Some great web apps! I think the Prevue one would be great to use. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Prevue looks awesome, I may just have to give that a try.

  • Darlene

    Linking to Font Story, all I get is a request to buy a particular font. This link seems broken.

  • These look like awesome apps! I may have to try them all!

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