Top 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Designers

Top 10 Must Have iPad Apps for Designers

Apps have become an integral part of our life and therefore many consumers today download apps that allow them to be more productive and efficient in their work. Designers always need better tools that can help them create better things and workout their imagination the way they want it. Apple iPad has become the right tool for many designers that love to experiment on their ideas and make it real.

Here we take a quick look at the top 10 iPad apps for designers that have been popular across the globe.

Adobe Ideas

Designers need something that can help them handle their work the way they want it and Adobe Ideas offers the ability to draw freeform vector illustrations no matter wherever you are. The virtual canvas combined with customizable brushes and pressure sensitive stylus support makes it easier for the users to handle their work with ease. Adobe Ideas also offer Kuler sync, color theme extraction, drawing layers, eraser tool, and do lot more so that users can design the sketch that they want. It also allows users to refine and share the ideas through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Developed by Adobe Systems Inc this free app is available in German, French, English, Italian, Japanese and Spanish and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

Adobe Ideas

iA Writer

Web designers and programmers always need something that they can write on to get the right design results. iA Writer is among the top designer tools for iPad for a simple reason and that is it offers a simple interface which is easy to use. There are no formatting settings here in this app so there are no mistakes that you can make and web designers can go ahead and come up with better web designs that can boost their productivity. Developed by Information Architects Inc this app is available in many languages and requires iOS 5.0 or later and will cost users $4.99.

iA Writer

PicLab

There is so much more that designers can do with the help of pictures that they can edit and make changes to it. PicLab has been designed to add beautiful typography, filters, and photo effects that designers can use for work. The app offers wide range of masks, filters and effects that no other app can offer and that enhance the productivity of the designer. The app also offers better sharing options which makes it convenient for the users to share information. Developed by Roberto Nickson PicLab is available in English, Turkish, Spanish and Indonesian and requires iOS 5.0 or later and is available for free to download.

PicLab

Freeform

Freeform remains one of the popular vector drawing tools for iPad developed by Stunt Software. It allows users to make quick sketches, mockups, diagrams and much more and also allows users to export it via email in jpg, png, or pdf formats. It offers shape tools, custom path creation, Boolean operations, path modification and gradient fills as well. It requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPad making it the best drawing tool at only $9.99 for download.

Freeform

ColorSchemer

Colors are really important for designers and ColorSchemer offers the right kind of support that designers need to pick the right color that they need for their project. With ColorSchemer designers can pick the right color from 1 million palettes available. It offers many options for the artists and designers to create the right kind of harmony in terms of colors. Developed by CHROMAom Inc this app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is available for download for no extra cost.

ColorSchemer

Photoristic HD

Too many features can be confusing and therefore Photoristic HD app for iPad offers you with only limited features that designers need. It offers standard image adjustment tools like vibrance, saturation, white balance, exposure, and highlight shadows combined with better color controls and allows users to quickly fix the errors or make improvements to their project. Developed by Georgii Kharchenko this app requires iOS 6.0 or later and is available for download for $4.99.

Photoristic HD

Loop

Designers also need apps that can allow them to come up with easily created hand drawn animation and that is exactly what Loop offers. The app is developed by Universal Everything and allows users to draw their own animation in the right way and then share them through email, Tumblr and through Loop gallery. This app requires iOS 6.0 or later and is available for download for $0.99.

Loop

Tayasui Sketches

One of the most popular drawing and painting app for iPad, Tayasui Sketches provides a better user interface and better options to designers ranging from pencil, charcoal pen and watercolor brush that allows users to do lot more with their imagination. Developed by Tayasui this app requires iOS 6.0 or later and is available for free to download.

Tayasui Sketches

Fontly

This simple app combines features of Instagram and typography apps and is fun to use especially for designers that do lot more on fonts. Fontly offers designers with wide range of fonts that they can use to add more to their web based projects. Developed by Brendan Ciecko this app requires iOS 5.1 or later and is available for free.

Fontly

Paper

Developed by FiftyThree Inc, Paper is the right app to start your ideas. It allows users to capture ideas as sketches, diagrams, notes, drawings and illustrations. It offers the right features that most designers need to quickly put their ideas on the paper before they lose the concept and they can do this no matter wherever they are. The app supports multiple languages and requires iOS 6.0 or later and is available for free.

Paper

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