It takes great tools to build meaningful products, here's our list:
Sketch is photoshop catered to web & mobile design. It offers a cheap price tag ($100) and great functionality. Even non-photoshop users can get up and running on sketch pretty quickly by watching online tutorials.
One really nice feature is that it has the dimensions of devices like iPhones, tablets, or desktops built in, so you don't have to go hunt that information down.
Font awesome Material Icons are great resources for... well... icons. These are especially useful when your budget or timeline is constrained, or if your product doesn't require specialized icons. These resources offer free-to-use icons that users are typically already familiar with (a big plus when designing UX). Additionally, there are lots of great libraries to incorporate these icons into code, making developing and changing icons easier!
Coming up with a color scheme can be hard. Coolors gives you an simple interface to cycle through colors until you find the perfect set to represent your business.
Try it out, you'll see.
Have you ever thought, "this is a feature in lots of other apps, I wish I could see screen shots of several so I can see what other's have done..."? Well, that is what Pttrns does, you're welcome.
Sublime is a phenomenal, free code editor that stays out of your way, but also provides some great features through plugins (syntax highlighting, linting, etc.) It's free with the option to pay if you like it.
Gatsby is the premier static-site generator for React. It is extremely fast. Like, really fast. It can also be used as the front-end for basic web-apps.
Netlify is a static-site host / CDN. They offer a streamlined developer experience by integrating with Github and buidling test versions of the site for pull requests and branches. Their free tier is attractive for price-constrained users.
These two are each great cloud infrastructure providers. AWS has a slightly larger feature set than GCP. GCP comes in at a lower price point, typically.
This probably goes without saying. Github allows you to host your code in the cloud and collaborate with other users. It even offers a desktop client for users who are not as savvy with the command line.