Apps are dead, long live apps

When I founded Best Apps For Kids in 2010, there was an emerging and vibrant kids app ecosystem. The barrier to entry was low for developers willing to put in hard work and the opportunity was high. Sure, there were plenty of kids apps – but not too many – and review sites, like mine, featured high quality apps from independent developers. But fast forward 10 years and the kids app ecosystem has become toxic for independent developers, replaced by a wasteland of bad apps and brand names.

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The 4 Best Free Stock Illustration Sites (2020 update)

Previously, I shared a list of the best free stock photography sites, but what if you are looking for illustrations? Many of the pro’s and con’s of using free vs. fee royalty free illustrations are the same as for stock photography, so I won’t mention them again here. However, one main difference that I see is that crediting the site and designer is often required and there are more limitations on what you can do with the illustrations. This is why I still generally use VectorStock.com, as it is still very reasonably priced and I don’t have to worry how I’m using the artwork.

That being said, here is a list of the best, free stock photography websites.

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The 15+ Best Free Stock Photography Sites. Yes, really free (2020 update)

I have been designing for, oh, about a million years and during that time the way photography or illustration is purchased has changed dramatically – from working directly with photographers and illustrators to using web sites that provided a cost-effective way to buy stock photography and illustration, and to now, where there is a good amount of completely free photography and illustration. But gone are the days of terribly clip art, some of these free stock illustration sites provide excellent quality creative.

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