Tools, I think we are having the luxury of a huge range of variety of tools to increase your productivity in your workflow as a designer and even as a developer.
We have featured the Wake: collaboration design tool before on ABDZ but now they are back. Launching a new plan and it's completely free! We know how effortfully it is to enforce the collaboration between designers and developers. It is also the case among designers too. Wake is a design tool that shares your progress (with a screen capture) without ever leaving Sketch, Photoshop and even Illustrator (through a keyboard shortcut). Then you can search it by people names, tagging, file types and dates. I've tried and used it before in my process, it's worth giving a recommend for your next project.
Behind Wake, we have founder & CEO Chris Kalani was previously a product designer at Facebook. During his time at FB, he helped grow the team from 18 to over 100 product designers. Before that, Chris worked with large brands such as Nike, Microsoft, Adobe and Visa while at Waggener Edstrom and Euro RSCG.
In their words
Wake is an enterprise web, desktop and mobile product that makes it super easy for designers to share work and collect feedback from their team. It’s the fastest way to get ideas out of your design tools and in front of your team. Led by early Facebook product designer Chris Kalani—Wake is used by some of the world’s most influential design teams such as Airbnb, Spotify, Facebook, Stripe, IBM, Intercom, Capital One, and Microsoft. We believe that transparency throughout the design and decision making process enables teams to build better products. Through an open design process, designers are able to learn from each other and refine ideas, while developers and project managers stay in the loop and provide valuable expertise.
Introducing new FREE Plan
• Up to 2 Contributors • Unlimited Spectators • 50 Uploads Per Month • Sketch & Adobe Integrations • Native Mac & iOS Apps