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7 Graphic Design Tool I Can’t Live Without In 2024

The other day, a friend who dreams of becoming a graphic designer asked me about the essential tools I rely on. It made me realize how many tools I actually use daily! So, I compiled a list of my top 7 must-have graphic design tools to share with you.

Let’s dive in!

Here are my top 7 must-have design tools that I can’t live without. Let’s dive straight into them without delay.

1. Affinity Designer:

If you’re not into Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer offers a smooth alternative. It’s become a favorite for many graphic designers due to its performance and workflow improvements.

2.Affinity Photo:

For photo editing, Affinity Photo is a strong competitor to Photoshop, especially in bitmap scaling. Its advanced features, like Lanczos 3 sampling, make it a go-to for those tired of Photoshop’s limitations.


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Slow-loading webpages are frustrating. TinyPng helps optimize images for faster web performance, crucial since many users expect pages to load in under three seconds.


This AI-powered tool helps designers discover and create color palettes efficiently. It’s handy for those who struggle with color combinations.


A user-friendly GUI tool for web developers to compile and minify code, making coding tasks easier without needing to learn complex commands.


A platform for discovering and renting high-quality fonts. It offers a free trial to test fonts before renting, making it easier to find the perfect fit for your projects.


Testing websites and apps on real devices is crucial for ensuring a seamless user experience. BrowserStack provides a solution by allowing testing on over 2000 real devices and browsers without relying on emulators or simulators.

Final Thoughts

So, that’s the end of my list of essential tools for 2020, or at least a portion of it. Drop a comment below and share which tools you’ve started using this year and plan to stick with in the long run! Keep those creative juices flowing, and see you next time!

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