Well, aside from being brilliant at pretty much everything else, Apple iPhones and iPads are excellent devices for designers and creative types to put their brains and thumbs to good use while on the move. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of apps available on iOS that allow you to get creative whenever and wherever you are. Of course, when there are so many apps how are you supposed to unearth the gems? Well, the good news is… you don’t have to! That’s right we have done it on your behalf with our list of the top 10 designer apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad. Enjoy.
1. Adobe Ideas
Abode is a very reliable source when it comes to quality programs on desktops, so it’s good to them coming up with coming up with a great app for Apple users. Adobe Ideas allows designers to jot down ideas for later use. It is also pretty great for sketching – especially on the iPad, allowing you to get creative wherever you are.
2. Sketchbook Mobile
This app transforms your mobile device into a detailed sketchbook, allowing you to create anything from a rough sketch to an intricate piece of artwork, and all with just the tips of your fingers! Saved files can also be imported directly to Photoshop.
Palettes is powerful app that allows you to create palettes from virtually anything and from anywhere. Available for the iPhone 4 and the iPad, the app allows you to select colors from pre-made models, snapshots or webpages and store them in a handy library.
This app is designed for app interface making and website sketching and is brilliantly easy-to-use and has a vast collection of stencils that can help you mock-up a website or app. If you are partial to interface design, this app is for you.
So, you know how designers like to create, scribble and jot down ideas? Well, instead of the old back of the envelope technique, how about using Penultimate? This app is essentially the scribble pad of the 21st century, allowing you to scrawl down whatever is one your mind. It is also very easy to use and has Evernote and Dropbox support. Speaking of Dropbox, guess who is next on the list….
Although it not actually a design app, Dropbox is definitely an app for designers, hence the reason why it has made onto the list. The app allows secure sync and transfer of files between any internet connected devices. Files can be marked down for later use and viewed offline at any time – an essential app.
As a designer you probably already have a WordPress site or blog, therefore it is only right that you download the app. Moderating comments, creating and editing pages, it’s all possible on this easy-to-navigate app. You can also share videos and photos directly from your iPhone/iPad. A must have app for all bloggers.
As a place to store all of your notes and information, apps don’t come any better than Evernote. Clip articles, take down notes, jot down ideas, email links, Evernote provides the platform to store everything that goes on in the clever little mind of yours.
Are you ever on the lookout for new font? Of course you are, and WhatTheFont is the mobile app to provide it. Simply see some font that you like (in a magazine, on a road sign, etc), take a picture of it and let the apps find the best match for you.
This app may be just for the iPad but it is so great that it made it into our top ten. The iMockups app gives you rapid wideframing and app design on your iPad using simple drag-and-drop. No flashy visuals to be seen here, just simple functionality.
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