Awhile back, I blogged about Intellisense for Blend. (And I’ve since updated the .zip file so that the download matches the right build of Blend SP1.) Since then, I’ve learned of a few more nifty things:

Unify For Expression Blend 2.  This is an Add-In manager for Blend that allows you to load and configure third party Add-Ins for Blend. Very handy.  The installer is a little odd in that it has no UI, so don’t be surprised. But it makes the whole process of managing Add-Ins easier.


Colorful Expression. Colorful Expression is an add-in for Expression Blend and Expression Design that brings you the Adobe Kuler community directly into your toolbox.











ColourLovers. Similar to Colorful Expression, but different, ColourLovers also provides palettes in an easily consumable way. Rather than a plug-in, you can go directly to their website and, after you are logged in, you can download .xaml files that turn into resource dictionaries. See this post for more which has a very useful tutorial here.