July 16, 2014 / Melissa Faudree


What is Avocode?

Avocode is not to be confused with the fruit, avocado. However, oddly enough Avocode’s logo is an avocado. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. From the creators of Source, Avocode was designed for creating better workflow and communication between web designers and developers. Designers don’t need to take screenshots or include attachments in emails. Developers don’t need Photoshop in order to manually inspect any design elements such as CSS, SVG, images, font, colors, and more. Avocode has a Photoshop plugin that syncs automatically to a server and then notifies the developers of any changes made to the PSD. Once the design has been synced, Avocode allows users to work offline.

When will Avocode be available and how much will it cost?

Avocode is currently private beta and therefore, they are still in the testing phase. Users are able to request an invite on their website. Avocode is expected to launch sometime after this summer. Unfortunately, the developers of Avocode do not have any pricing set at this time. They do know they will charge users on a monthly subscription. Currently the private beta of Avocode is free of charge.

Will PSD be the only format Avocode supports?

Avocode developers have plans to support different file formats in addition to PSD. They are currently working on Sketch. Avocode also is cross-platform and works with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Avocode sounds like a great tool for designers and developers to use. Guess we will just have to wait until they launch Avocode for the final review.