In the past week, I’ve discovered some interesting stuff developed by some really skilled people. The first one is called Freepik.com and it’s a search engine specialized in finding free graphic resources: stock photos, vectors, illustrations or PSD files. More importantly, and you have to trust me on this one, it’s more efficient than Google. Here, you don’t need to spend hours in finding what you need, but rather minutes. Its relevancy is doubled by the fact that you immediately find out if what you’re looking for is copyrighted or not.
Nevertheless, what made me share this with you was the fact that Freepik is not just one of those tools that promises more than it can give. No, it actually works and it saves you a lot of time and money. And the quality of the photos, free vector illustrations and PSD files that you’ll find with its help is in most cases more than fair. More surprisingly, according to them, you can find more than 1.4 million free resources that can suit your every type of project.
The second interesting stuff that I found is a tool of freepik called CSS Matic. If you’re a web designer, you will love this. It generates gradients, borders, noise textures and box shadows. Of course, it is completely free. In fact, there is absolutely no ad or any other tricks. They even mention that this is a non-profit project. Furthermore, if you’re into web development, you might give them a hand and improve this already very useful tool.
To sum up, both Freepik and its CSS Matic tool are time and money savers. If you’re constantly looking for free graphic resources, then you should definitely switch from Google to Freepik. It will bring you more accurate results and some resources that are usually extremely hard to get through a classic search engine such as Google. Therefore, I honestly think that in the near future niched search engines such as the above mentioned one will take the lead. They have all the aces they need, including user-friendly ads which come as a surprise in an internet world where pop-ups and under annoying advertisement seem to be common.
Here are some examples of resource found with the help of Freepik:
Tags: illustrations, psd, Stock photos, Vectors