Tool tips with Sarah Li

Sarah Li

January 13, 2016

Tool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is Product Designer, Sarah Li.

SarahLiWorking tool
I get pretty frustrated when apps don’t function the way I want them to, so I absolutely need plugins and extensions. On Chrome, my favorites are Browser Width and Window Resizer for testing in different window sizes since Chrome’s DevTools can sometimes be overkill. Divvy’s also a good standalone app for customizing your favorite window-to-screen ratios.

On Sketch, my favorite plugin by far has been the one Devin, one of our engineers, has been building for Spaces. It’s saved me so much time going between Sketch and Spaces. I’m also a fan of duplicator and swap elements — anything for more keyboard shortcuts.

Playtime
I have an on-again, off-again relationship with working out and right now I’m on a weightlifting kick. I’ve been using Strong to keep track of my progress and it’s the cleanest, simplest weightlifting log I’ve seen. I try to do yoga every week and Zenrez has been my go-to for booking a class at my favorite studio. The app puts up last-minute classes, so I can squeeze one in whenever I feel like it without stressing over scheduling.

General resource
I hate email, but for whatever reason I love newsletters. I look forward to reading Today in Tabs everyday because it’s the perfect combo of tech/media commentary, animal GIFs and lowkey good music. It’s basically my garbage fire Twitter feed curated.

The closest thing I have to a favorite design newsletter is Two Things, which is “two heartfelt endorsements, juxtaposed” by three designer friends. It’s personal, reflective and still perfectly design-minded. Also, shout-out to Everything Changes for putting more animal GIFs in my inbox. Now that I think about it, I really wouldn’t hate email as much if I were always promised animal GIFs.

For more Sarah, visit her website and follow her on Twitter.

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