Expand the capability of your mobile device with 12 free iOs and Android apps for web developers


Finally we stepped into the age of portable devices. Now people of different professions are not tired to their desktop computers. They got the long-expected freedom and mobility by means of using tablets and smartphones to the fullest. We don’t need to be at the office all day long to check our e-mails, share various stuff via social media, write texts or create web design project drafts. Of course, mobile devices serve not only working purposes, but are excellent entertainment as well. They help us while away the time in traffic jams or during long subway rides. Having a free minute we begin to surf the internet, looking for food, clothing, furniture, games, movies, music and many other things one can think of.

Web developers just like the rest of mundanes also don’t neglect the conveniences portable devices can give them. Moreover, your desktop computer is not always at hand unlike the smartphone, for instance. The common problem of modern people is intense lifestyle and the lack of time as a consequence. This blog post is aimed to help web developers a little with our gathering of 12 free iOS and Android apps. With the help of these powerful apps, expanding the capabilities of your mobile device, you will be able to edit codes, check your sites’ statuses, write and post blogs, search for tips and view web sources absolutely anywhere.

Almost everything you did in front of your computer monitor will be possible to do fishing out your favorite gadget from the pocket after installation of the applications you’ll find below. And now, attention, please, here is the best part of the entry: the apps we have chosen are free and available for two most popular mobile operation systems – Android and iOS. So, you don’t have to spend a cent to use your smartphone as a portable centre of web development or design. We hope you’ll find these apps useful and helpful for your work and inspiration. There is no reason to wait any longer, let’s begin our list with applications for Android users.

Apps for Android:

1. HTML Editor

As the title says, this app is an editor for default htm and html files. It also colors the syntax : nodes, attributes, JavaScript, CSS, supports autocompletion, search and replace.


2. Android Web Editor Lite

This is a unique application for web development. It allows you to create html, php, javascript and other types of pages, and also edit the ones that already exist. This application also has a fully-functional FTP client for work with your FTP files.


3. AWD

This is an IDE, code editor for web developers. It supports PHP, CSS, JS, HTML, JSON. Android Web Developer will turn your tablet into a workplace of full value and your smartphone – into a small computer, using which you will always be able to edit your remote projects.


4. Adobe Edge Inspect

This app is for developers who create websites for mobile browsers. But it requires a computer. Once you install Adobe Edge Inspect on both devices, you can pair them to perform debugging so you can see HTML/CSS/JavaScript changes instantly on your device.


5. View Web Source

Using this application, you will be able to view the web source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text as well as copy and paste the HTML.


6. Webdesigner Depot

This application is an awesome platform for browsing different web and graphic design techniques, their great examples and best practices. You will also be able to find different tutorials, plugins, tools and much more.


Part two: continuing with the apps for iOS:

7. WhatTheFont

This app is very helpful if you see a font, want to use it, but don’t know how it is called. With this app, you can just shoot a photo of this font, and the program will identify it at once. It works perfectly even when you take a photo of a computer screen with obscure fonts.


8. Photoshop.com Mobile

This app is created for one-touch on-the-go photo editing and online posting. You can make your freshly-taken photos more bright, saturated and beautiful easily, at a touch. In one word, this app is very convenient for people who are crazy about taking photos and editing them at once.


9. Web Source Viewer

This app is very similar to the one we highlighted before for Android. It just helps you to see the web source of any website page instantly, but for iOS.


10. Are My Sites Up? Lite

This application is a free companion to a free website uptime, downtime and server monitoring service. It gives you an instant look at your websites in your Are My Sites Up free account and tells you their status.


11. Web Developer Bible

The title says everything; this app is a helpful reference for web developers. It also has a RGB to HEX color convertor, which is pretty helpful, too.


12. BlogWriter Lite

This app is very handy for writing blogs content and instantly posting it. With the help of this app, you can write and post blog articles at any time and from any point on the planet.


What do you think about this compilation of free iOS and Android applications? Which of them do you find the most effective for your web development and web design business? Maybe you use other free apps for iOS and Android and are willing to share this helpful information with the community? Your kind feedback is always welcomed in the comment section.

Author Bio:Wyatt Welch is a freelance copywriter offering his stories to TemplateMonster when he has something interesting to tell. He is always in good humor for doing things and visiting places. He never parts with his acoustic guitar, playing which always helps him to tune to the inspirational mode.