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Issue #229  (Font Pack Review, Productivity, React Native, Build/Deploy)12/07/17

The following intro is a paid product review for a set of 120+ unique typefaces from MightyDeals.

If you're a designer or do some design work as part of your development stack, then you're probably often on the lookout for new and unique typefaces to use in your work.

If that's the case, you'll definitely want to check out this Autumn Font Sale from MightyDeals: 120+ Unique, Premium Typefaces (31 Font Families) for $9. This deal is marked down from a regular price of $1550. I know that sounds like a gimmick, and I was skeptical at first too. I'll explain the pricing in a moment, but first I wanted to give you a quick sampling of some of the typefaces in this package that I really like.

Les Paul (I'm a guitar player so this one caught my eye):


Ace of Spades:

Jack's Guitar (obviously!):

Fenway Sans (I'm a baseball fan too):

That should give you a pretty good idea of the variety. I especially love the number of vintage-style fonts included. But the collection also includes cartoony, modern, fancy styles, and more.

What about the price? As mentioned, it's $9, discounted from $1550. The reason for the huge discount in this case has to do with licensing. These are desktop fonts in OTF and TTF format that can be used in personal and commercial projects. However, this deal includes an extended license that allows you to use the typefaces in a product offered for sale. You can read the full "Deal terms" at the bottom of the deal page.

Finally, I should note that for an extra $3 you can get both the Desktop and Web fonts. Most of you are probably interested in these for web-based designs, so that might be the more attractive offer.

You can check out the deal here, where you'll find all 31 typefaces on display.

Now on to this week's tools!

Productivity Tools

A Fine Start
The concise, new tab page you’ll actually use. Chrome extension available. sponsored

MacOS app to convert your Mac to "Presentation Mode" with a single click. A must-have for anyone doing presentations.

Create and edit f​iles online​, securely​.

Access, share and protect your files, calendars, contacts, communication and more at home and in your enterprise.

A project and team management visual system that lets you never miss a thing with such powerful concepts of workspaces and summary boards.

Sync files across your devices. No servers or cloud involved. Complete data privacy.

Bookmarking app with tagging feature to allow you to save and explore the best of the web.

Formerly GistBox, now a native code snippet organizer to curate a library of useful code snippets for you and your team.

Unlimited free disposable email addresses.

Formerly dapulse. Project management software that teams actually love. Includes tracking board, communication channels, and calendar features.

React Native Tools

Support for the iOS 11+ drag and drop API in React Native.

Electrode Native
A mobile platform that simplifies development and streamlines the integration of React Native components into existing mobile applications.

React Native Image Cache HOC
React Native Higher Order Component that adds advanced caching functionality to the react native Image component.

The React-Native UI Kit you've been looking for.

An integration test framework for React Native.

React Native Starter Kit
Helpful components, building blocks and basic structure to allow you to jump straight into building a React Native app.

Custom pull to refresh component for Android.

React Native WebView Messaging
Send/Receive data between React Native app and WebView.

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Build Tools, Deployment, etc.

A smart development environment designed to easily install and neatly manage web applications.

Pattern Lab Node - Webpack Edition
The webpack wrapper around patternlab-node core, providing tasks to interact with the core library and move supporting frontend assets. 

Real-time global deployments. Allows you to take your JavaScript (Node.js) or Docker powered websites, applications, and services to the cloud with ease, speed and reliability.

A simple compiler for generating Web Components.

Bunny Assets Builder
Still in Alpha. Build modern assets, JS, CSS, SVGs, transpile ES6 to ES5, CSSNext to CSS3, compress, minify, etc. with simple node scripts and CLI.

A self-hosted tool that allows simple one-command deployments using Docker.

Use webpack to manage app-like JavaScript modules in Rails.

Generate bundles from npm dependencies.

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