Guest Post: 5 Best Mobile Apps for Web Developers by Anna Miller

If you are a geeky Web developer, then you must be having a hobby or habit of testing all kind of related apps on your mobile gadgets. To be more specific, you might be interested in looking for the apps with which you can create instant sites and blogs that can run on different mobile gadgets. In that case, you will be happy to know that the online mobile stores are flooded with a variety of apps for Web developers. Irrespective of the kind of mobile platform such as Android, iPhone, and Blackberry; you seriously have a lot of apps to explore. However, it might not possible for you explore all at once! Therefore, here are the top 5 mobile apps for web developers.

1. Adobe Shadow (iPad/iPhone/Android)

According to a recent survey, this app is among the most loved mobile apps among the developers. Although it is free, it allows you to test a developed site on a PC and Mac so quickly and smartly that the connected devices can automatically mirror the site in no time. All you have to do is install the Chrome extension after which your mobile phone can sync with your Chrome window.

2. LiveView (iPhone/iPad)

This is another free testing tool. At present, the developers are building sites for mobiles without using any of the mobile operating systems. This means that they end up checking the site on a computer, which is actually not right. This is because what one gets to see on a computer actually does not get displayed in the same manner on a mobile device. There is always a discrepancy in the computer and mobile views, considering that the site is same. This is where this app comes into the picture for knowing how site a will look on a mobile.

3. Textastic (iPad)

This is a text editor that makes any kind of text work possible without straining your eyes. So, you can consider it for programming while sitting at home or while traveling. Available at some cost, the editor allows connecting to remote storage services such as Dropbox and FTP servers. The main features that you can expect are syntax coloring, good indentation, and search-and-replace functionality.

4. WordPress (iPhone, Android, Blackberry)

This is a free, but an ideal mobile app for website content management. All you have to do is download the app on your relevant phone and start writing, editing and commenting posts. This is much more convenient way than using the site’s dashboard through the mobile browser.

5. Evernote (Android, Palm Pre, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile (not free))

All developers always have to spend time in thinking about the logic of coding. So, there are times when you come up with many ideas that you simply cannot afford to forget. This is where the free Evernote tool comes at the rescue of all creative developers. The app enables gathering, storing, and accessing all kinds of ideas in the forms of images, web pages showing codes, chunks of code, sounds, and screenshots on the go. You can then tag them and organize them for a quicker access at any point of time.

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2 Comments

  1. Tess Harding says:

    Being a little geeky myself but always too busy to find any of these things out for myself, this was a great little post. Particularly love the WordPress plug in – already installed on my iPad and I’m sure this will encourage me to post more than I have done before! Thanks (I think).

  2. I’ve put in some apps that I’ve thought were useful onto my page periodically. And I’ve removed others that I’ve found problematic.

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