10+ Brilliant On-line Tools for Freelancers

December 17, 2009 · 22 comments

by Lars


It’s amazing how many great free tools one can find on-line. If you’re a freelancer with a limited budget some of the free on-line tools listed below may be just what you’re looking for. Please share with us in a comment if you know on-line tools that belongs to the category “brilliant anyone should know about!”.



Adobe BrowserLab

Adobe BrowserLab made me say wow. In a very high quality interface it provides an easy and fast solution for cross-browser testing. You can preview and test your web pages on leading browser and operating systems online and it is free. This will help you get your results in real time, from virtually any computer connected to the internet. The tools allows you to zoom in and inspect details and compare results in different browers side by side.


browsersize at googlelabs.com

Google Browser Size is a visualization of browser window sizes for people who visit Google. For example, the “90%” contour means that 90% of people visiting Google have their browser window open to at least this size or larger.



Snipplr is a public source code repository that gives you a place to store and organize all the little pieces of code making it easy to find when you need it. Snipplr also lets you share your code snippets with other coders and designers.



net2ftp is a simple free web based FTP client. It will offer the features needed for managing websites using a browser. You can edit code, upload/download files, copy/move/delete directories recursively, rename files and directories.



Wordoff applies a set of rules to strip the cruft that is pasted into WYSIWYG editors from Word. This is really useful for cleaning up text before posting it to your website. Wordoff is written in Python and runs on Django in Google App Engine


Convert PDF Document to Word

Ever received a PDF document that you need to update fast? If your preferred tool for this is Word then this service is great. It converts PDFs into word for free in a few seconds.



ShowDocument is a free service for online meetings with fully synchronized sharing of documents, whiteboards etc.. It is a quick and simple way to share with other people at a remote meeting.



Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool build to help you create stripes for your designs… yearh why not? You are able to choose the size of the stripes and the spacing between those. You can even add color gradient effect for all of your stripes.



LOOP PDF is a free web-based service that allows you to convert and combine files to PDF. LOOP PDF allows you to convert, organize, and combine files to PDF. This is very useful for generating official documents like agreements etc. if you cannot afford the real adobe solution… This tool is very simple to use and fast. No registration needed.



Go2Convert is a set of free web based tools that allow you to convert, resize a picture without having to install any software on your computer. Once you have finished working with an image you can choose to copy image’s URL or download it directly to your computer – It doesn’t get easier than that.


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