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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Store your design assets in one place with Lingo

As a web or interaction designer, you’re always working on little page elements. Buttons; forms; sliders; placeholder photos; whatever. In many cases, these little modules are useful as a basis for several projects, with some customization so that they fit the specific project at hand. But often, the basis for the module (or “asset”) can be saved and used over and over again.

The new Lingo app (from The Noun Project) allows you to do just this. Copy your asset into the app and use it as a collection of your modules and assets, using the version in the app as the current point of reference. Then copy them over as required into your project file – whether in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator or whatever – and customize away. The app is like a localized version of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, but for your own files.

If Jason Santa Maria recommends the app, then it’s definitely worth installing the free version , giving it a try and then contributing to onward development by buying a license.