I’ll continue to update this post as I find other “best-of-breed” or useful apps that I find for working with WordPress.
Today I found two cool tools that I thought were worth mentioning…
The first is an awesome WordPress theme by the folk over at SimpleBits (yep, Dan Cedarholm is the co-founder of Dribbble). It’s called Pears and allows you to create a custom library of your own HTML and CSS snippets for future use. Run it on your localhost machine (or online) and you’ll have your own repository of design patterns you can apply to any project. One word: Suhweet!
The other item worth mentioning is WP Remote. It’s basically a service that lets you manage multiple WordPress installations. Upgrade the core files, plugins, etc. all from within a single control panel.
I have nearly 100 WordPress websites that I’ve developed, and needless to say, keeping them all up to date can be a pain in the hind-end. I’ve toyed with the idea of putting them all into a multi-site installation, but that seems like overkill (not to mention a lot of retrofitting). I think I’ll give this service a try and see how it works out. Oh, did I mention that it’s free?!?