Productive iPad Apps for Graphic Designers

It seems odd, but it is true that even though I have shared hundreds, or maybe thousands of Free resources here, not a single post was about iPad tools.

The strange thing is that you guys never asked me to make one. If you ever want a post about a particular topic, just shoot a comment. Your desired post will be published within a few days and I’ll reply your comment instantly.

Getting back to this post, it is a compilation of some great iPad Apps i.e. iPad tools for Graphic Designers. Most of these apps are universal, which means that they would run on iPhone as well as iPad. Did I mentioned all of these are free?

Adobe Ideas

This basically is a show-off tool. It is somewhere in the middle of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. What it does is that it turns your iPad to a digital sketching pad.

The best use for it is that whenever you meet a possible client.  You can draw something right on the spot while listening to their requirements. Rest assured you will then impress the possible client pretty easily.

iPad Free App


Jot! is a simple, fast whiteboard that lets you sketch out your ideas and share them. Draw, take notes, or wireframe on your iPad quickly and easily as soon as ideas come to you. Then, share your ideas via email or save them as photos.

Free App for iPad

Adobe Photoshop Express

One cannot actually compare it to Adobe Photoshop for computers, but it’s still a useful resource. It can crop, flip, add border and apply different kinds of color presets to enhance any photo.

free ipad and iphone application

PaperDesk LITE

As simple as a notebook in your hand. Except for it can also record audio. The entire design goal behind PaperDesk was to mimic, as closely as possible, a simple pad of paper with no unnecessary frills. Yet it still boasts features that enable quick and responsive note taking.

Free notebook program for ipad

Font Displayer

FontViewer is a developer utility used to test fonts in different sizes, layouts and settings.

The application allows users to modify font family, size, background color, alignment and columns in order to see how text in rendered in both portrait and landscape mode.

Free App

Photo Curves

PhotoCurves is one of the most powerful and flexible image editing tool available on the iPhone, essentially enabling you to create your own filters. Since photographers effectively paint with light, curves is fundamental to their practice, because it affects light’s two primary factors

  • tones
  • contrast

Photo editing in iPad


20GB Free Online Storage. Storage to keep all those photos, documents, videos, and music files on your iPad. Well the iPad app can help with that.

Free iPhone iPad app

Photo Filters

The name says it all. Free Photo Filters for iPhone and iPad Touch. It is easy as 1, 2, 3. Shoot, Set then Go and your photo will become better then ever.


Puri! Lite

The photo sticker application chosen by more than 600,000 users worldwide. It’s the perfect expression tool – not just for designers, but also families and friends.

Clipart Graphics in iPad

Google Mobile App

How could this list be completed without Google?

Use it to search internet through pictures, voice, contacts and vertical search for maps, images news and shopping.

Free App

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