Newsletters > Issue #66: Free Adobe XD πŸ‘Œ, and Google to replace Zeplin, Craft, and Invision? πŸ‘€







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Hey πŸ‘‹,

  • πŸ‘€ Can Google replace tools like Craft, Invision, and Zeplin with their own new products?
  • πŸ€” How does Pixar create an environment where people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticism?

These are a couple questions answered in section 1.

In section 2 you’ll find that Adobe XD is now free πŸš€ ! This week we also published Toolbox #4: a collection 30 new tools to explore.
P.S. do check out Visual Inspector’s latest update for collaborating on live websites just like on Google docs. Enjoy!

 

 

7 Top Stories.

 


1. Fun UI Password Fields πŸ™ˆπŸ΅β€“ now you see it now you don’t!

Check out this fun collection of 7 critters πŸ»πŸ¦‰πŸ¦ŠπŸ­ who spy on your password as you type.

 



2. How LEGO Run Design Sprints at Scale
A case study about how LEGO scaled Design Sprints throughout its organisation

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3. Pixar’s Braintrust and its Importance for Creative Culture
Eugen explains what ‘Braintrust’ is, and how Pixar use it to be successful.

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4. Google I/O β€” Material Theming
Irene wonders if Google’s Material Theming can potentially replace Craft, InVision, Zeplin and more!

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5. Online Classes Don't Work
Christine explains why the internet utopia of knowledge isn’t totally working. And she’s figured out why.

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6. Apple, Influence, and Ive
The greatest designer of our generation talks watches for the very first time.

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7. 25 Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
Jon shares a program you can follow on your journey to becoming the next Jony Ive!

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9 Tools and Resources.

 


1. πŸ’₯ 30 Brand New Design Tools.

Here’s Toolbox #4 – our 4th tool roundup of the year…and it’s a big one!

 



2. Adobe XD for Free
Adobe introduce a new Starter Plan for XD and it’s available to everyone for free!

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3. Screely
Screely instantly turns your screenshot into a beautiful image to share anywhere.

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4. Spirit: An animation tool for the web
The animation tool that helps you create and manage animations in real time in the browser.

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5. Make Frontend Shit Again
Remember frontend development before all the crazy tools? Remember when it was fun?

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6. Fugue: Free Stock Music for UIs
Fugue is a stock service of around 1000 royalty-free, high-quality music.

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7. Design Systems by Figma
The best resource for learning, creating, and evangelizing Design Systems.

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8. Sketch Icons 4: brand new features
Now you can drag & drop a whole set of icons directly into Sketch with Valentin’s awesome Sketch plugin. ✨

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9. Weekly Product Design Exercise
Receive weekly UX exercises inspired and used by companies like Facebook, Google, and WeWork.

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