Exciting New Tools for Designers, January 2023

It’s the start of a new year, and product designers are already launching thousands of new apps, tools, and resources.

In the January edition of our monthly roundup of the most exciting new downloads for designers and developers, there’s everything from complete applications to useful little side projects. Enjoy!


Observable allows you to explore, analyze and explain data as a team to uncover insights and make better decisions. Build new data visualizations with drag-and-drop components or JavaScript.


Blocs is a no-code website builder based on Bootstrap 5. It has a whole bunch of templates, so all you have to do is pick one, customize it and add your content.

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blogstatic is a great no-code blogging platform with a minimal UI that lets you focus on nothing but your content. SEO is built in, plus themes and hosting are included.

Less mail

Lessmail is an excellent way to clean up your inbox for the new year. Unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters, delete old messages and focus on the mail you want.

The Ultimate Side Projects Playbook

Is 2023 the year you want to launch a net-winning side project? Give yourself the best chance with the free Ultimate Side Projects Playbook to guide you through the process.


Quickly get your web design, prototypes and other creative work signed off using Ashore. Upload your files, share them with stakeholders, and track when your designs are approved.


Frase is an AI tool for researching, writing and optimizing content with high quality SEO keywords. Write everything from content briefs to blog posts in a fraction of the usual time.


Uiverse is a collection of UI elements designed by the community that you can use on your website for free or even submit your own designs for others to use.


Rive is an excellent app for building fast, small, interactive animations and motion graphics for the web. Animations built into Rive can run on the web or in native apps.

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Vuestic UI is an excellent UI framework for Vue. All aspects are fully customizable and Vuestic UI integrates seamlessly with other component libraries for even more options.


Localfonts.xyz is a simple way to browse the fonts installed on your local machine in your browser. It’s a quick solution to choosing fonts for your designs.


PixelBin is a tool for optimizing and delivering images. It uses artificial intelligence to transform your assets and allows you to use larger, higher quality images without bloated load times.

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EarlyBird is a no-code landing page generator, perfect for teams launching an early site. You can get your product online quickly and start validating it with real users.


RippleUI is a UI design toolkit that improves on the Tailwind approach by simplifying classes to reduce the amount of code you need. Additionally, it includes components and helper classes to speed up your web development.

No Code AI Model Builder

If you want to build your own AI models but you don’t know how to code, you can use the No-Code AI Model Builder to generate AI models in minutes.


Save hours creating social media templates with Templatify, a collection of 201 templates for Twitter and Instagram. There are dark and light versions, and a full video tutorial shows you how to customize them.


Detangle hits the nail on the head by using the power of AI to generate human-readable summaries of legal documents so you can understand what you’re signing.


CSS Hero’s Mesher creates incredible multi-colored gradients that can be customized and exported to CSS for use in your projects.


OldestSearch.com is a fascinating look at the web that was. Enter a keyword and it will return the oldest matching links available on Google Search.

Register GPT

Detect GPT is a useful Chrome extension that scans the content of web pages and determines whether the content has been automatically generated by AI. It is very convenient to check the validity of blog posts.


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