When you’re working as a freelancer, time is money. Being able to complete a project to the highest of standards, within the shortest timeframe, is the only way to ensure that you get repeat business and earn a good living.
And one of the biggest time saps that developers face is making every page and every component work in every variation, on every device.
It was this painful situation of having to switch between 12 devices just to see the changes in all of them which motivated the founder, Kristijan Kitze, to create Sizzy: a browser for developers and designers where you can preview multiple screens at once as you work.
So what are the advantages of using Sizzy over a standard browser like Chrome or Safari?
Here are 7 ways that Sizzy could help you to speed up your workflow.
1. See your work how it’s meant to be seen
Sizzy gives you something that the devtools from the likes of Chrome and Firefox do not: the perfect view.
Unlike the devtools from other browsers, Sizzy provides you with the correct dimensions by simulating OS and Browser UI elements, so you know exactly how much space you have left.
2. Try different app layouts through A/B testing
As well as the ability to detect if an app runs in Sizzy, you can also compare two different layouts of your app, to help you decide which one is best.
3. Plugins for navigation
Sizzy gives you the ability to navigate all devices to a certain section, or scroll all devices to a specific element in the DOM.
Simply select the direction and all the devices will navigate in sync.
4. Inspecting devices one by one is a thing of the past
No need to painstakingly inspect each device separately. Save time with Sizzy’s Universal Inspect Element, which enables you to check out all devices at once.
5. Screenshots made simple
Whether you want to take a screenshot of the current viewport or screenshot all devices at once, this can be done with a click of a button. With Sizzy, sharing work with your client, or any other freelancers you’re collaborating with, has never been easier.
6. Preset your way to productivity
Choose devices and their alignment, order them the way you want and save as a preset. This way, you’ll have the perfect view of multiple devices all at once.
You can hide, delete and clone devices to your heart’s content. Even better, if the built-in devices aren’t enough, you have the ability to add and customise new devices.
Work disable function
With Sizzy, testing if your app works for users who are not online, has never been easier. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can disable the network for all devices or just one.
Work faster and save time
As Sizzy has been built with ease of use as the top priority, you’ll be up and running in no time at all.
Watch this video to find out more.