Tools for Web DevelopersWeb development tools help the web developers to test and debug their code. These tools not only assist for the creation of web pages but they are also used for testing the user interface of a website or web application. Some of the essential tools for web development are listed below


From the note-taking and bookmarking to cloud storage and document sharing, general productivity apps will provide you everything from tracking your inspiration to keeping clients in touch.

1. Evernote:

Evernote is a cross-platform app designed for creating, organizing, and storing various media files. The files can be a text document, a photo, a video, an audio file or even a web page.

2. Google Drive:

It is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. It allows the users to store the files and synchronizes them across devices and also shares the files.

3. Dropbox:

It is used for sharing files and collaboration. This application is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems and also as apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

Project Management:

Developing a website is a complicated process, especially when combining with multiple stakeholders on the client side or even with other developers. This tool helps you to keep track of tasks, bugs, change request, contacts and anything related to your development activities.

1. Asana:

It is a web-based software for improving the team collaboration. It helps the users to manage their tasks and projects online without the help of email.

2. Basecamp:

It is a web-based project management tool. It helps in organizing the teams and work by communicating company-wide.

3. Trello:

It is a task management app that organizes the projects into boards. It gives a visual overview of what work is going on and who is working on it.

Text Editors:

There is no worry about what languages you work with when it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty of coding, the text editor with shortcuts are available.

1. Notepad++:

It is a text editor and source code editor used in Microsoft Windows. It is a free software and is governed by GPL License. It supports tabbed editing in which multiple files can be opened in a single window.

2. Sublime Text2:

It is a cross-platform source code editor with Python application programming interface (API). It was distributed under the free software license.

3. TextMate:

It is a general-purpose GUI text editor for Mac OS X. It can be easy to use and automates the most common programming actions.

FTP Clients:

The Web development is not for creating and storing files but it also sharing and transferring files. An FTP client also allows transferring the large files to web servers in various formats.

1. FileZilla:

It is a free software for transferring files over the Internet. It is a fast and cross-platform software which transfer files in FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and SFTP.

2. Cyberduck:

It is a free, open-source file transfer client for Windows and Macintosh desktops. It is licensed under GNU. It can also open some files in external text editors.

3. ForkLift:

It is a fast and friendly file manager for Mac. It connects Mac to FTP or SFTP servers and also manages Amazon S3 accounts.

Integrated Development Environments (IDE):

It is a software application that helps the programmers for software development. IDE provides everything from debugging, to text editing, to file transfer.

1. Netbeans:

It is a software development platform written in Java. It is used for development in Java but also supports other languages such as s PHP, C/C++, and HTML5.

2. Eclipse:

It is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java and other languages such as C, C++, PHP, and Ruby.

3. Cloud9:

It is an online integrated development environment which is published as an open source from the version 3.0. It supports many programming languages such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript with Node.js and much more.

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