Every month we publish a roundup of the awesome new tools that have been launched in the previous four weeks.
Some of the new tools in this month’s roundup are designed for productivity and getting ahead, from a tool that converts text to speech to a font that’s made for the winter holidays. That’s the whole point of new tools – to make our design lives that much easier. Here’s what’s new for designers this month.
Paaatterns is a collection of vector patterns for backgrounds, fills, and anywhere you want an interesting design element. The patterns here are strong with bright colors and geo shapes. The collection is free to download and comes in multiple formats, including Sketch, Figma, XD, Illustrator as well as SVG and PNG.
Verby is a free text to speech tool that lets you create and download natural voices as MP3 files. The free version is even available for commercial use. This can be a valuable tool for websites or apps, online learning tools, video broadcasting, audiobook production, or communication accessibility. (There’s also a premium version with even more voice options.)
Dashblock uses a machine-learning model that can turn any website into an API. Go to a page, right-click on the data you want and save a custom API that you can query.
Rooki.design is a magazine for design students and junior designers. It’s packed with features and resources to help rookies get acclimated into the design industry. Rooki.design is developed and managed by a student designer, Edoardo Rainoldi.