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10 UX Design Tools I Use (That Aren’t Made for UX)

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Have you ever felt stuck or a need for a different UX design or user research tool? I have a handful of great (but uncommon) tools that I tend to apply whenever there’s a need for a specific project. More often than not these tools become part of a typical UX/UI project lifecycle: from planning to discovery, from research to ideation, to developer handovers. There are plenty of common yet underrated tools that can improve your design workflow and productivity.

Tools listed:

  • Google docs – voice to type
  • Gifox
  • Progress bar OSX
  • Google keep
  • 1Click Screenshot
  • Doodle
  • Xmind Zen
  • Hemingway app
  • Scrivener

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