35 Excellent iPad Apps – A Complete Toolkit for Designers

The iPad is one of the best innovations from the house of Apple. It is not just about playing media or browsing internet but it gives full control to the designers to be more efficient and more creative with their work by using its apps. Here you’ll find 35 excellent and productive iPad applications. Such as, drawing, sketching, painting and wire framing apps, website editors, publishing apps for all other designing needs.

In my opinion, this collection would be perfect for designers, developers and creative minds equally and I hope you’ll enjoy this post! 


Adobe Ideas

Adobe Ideas is very simple to use standard drawing program with a well thought-out interface.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile..

Color RGB

Color RGB is back! Color RGB helps you find the color you need by giving you the Hex Code, RGB, or Hue values for the color. Now you can save your colors and compare colors side by side.

iMockups for iPad

IMockups lets you create wireframes and layouts of interfaces for Web.


SketchyPad similar to iMockups, with it you can quickly create mockups and sketches.


MindNode is a very easy and intuitive application for collecting, organizing and outlining your thoughts and ideas as mind maps.

Dropbox for iPad

With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

Air Display

Ever wish you had an extra monitor for your Mac or PC? There’s an app for that!


FTPOnTheGo is one of the most frequently used iPad applications. You can view files and folders on your server, and even edit the access rights using the application.

Freeform – The Vector Drawing App

Freeform is the most popular solution to work with vector graphics on the iPad.

SketchPad HD

SketchPad is a good painting tool, you can easily type text, create a variety of objects.


With Ego you can quickly and easily view your traffic and page views.

Analytics HD

Analytics HD is an excellent iPad application for Google Analytics.


Evernote allows you to create notes, labels and it’s ideal source of inspiration for designers.

SketchBook Mobile

Sketchbook mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


TypeDrawing is really easy to use, but it’s perfect for creating TYPOGRAPHY ART and UNIQUE WATERMARK over your photos. If you love typography, this poetic visual art app is absolutely yours.

Font Book for iPad

Font Book for iPad is a nice and simple way to preview fonts on your new toy..

Photogene for iPad

Photogene is about improving your digital photos and having fun while at it.


PhotoPad is an easy to use, premium photo editing app. Originally designed for the iPad, PhotoPad now works on the iPad, iPod touch, and the iPhone.


Filterstorm has been designed from the ground up to meet your iPad and iPhone photo editing needs. Using a uniquely crafted touch interface, Filterstorm allows for more intuitive editing than its desktop counterparts with a toolset designed for serious photography.


OmniGraffle for iPad is the tool to help you organize your thoughts visually, document them beautifully, and communicate your ideas to the world.


OmniGraphSketcher for iPad helps you make elegant and precise graphs in seconds.

Brushes – iPad Edition

Brushes is a popular painting app, specially designed for the iPad.


Gusto is a full-featured website development environment designed exclusively for the iPad with a focus on workflow and usability.


It’s easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease.

Markup for iPad

Markup for iPad lets you connect to your websites and edit the text files within them.


Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.


HelvetiNote is the iCloud synchronized note taking application for your iPad.


People are using Simplenote to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes automatically synchronize with your computer and all your devices.

Things for iPad

Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Other todo applications either oversimplify or are too difficult to use. Things instead offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features.

Layers – Pro Edition for iPad

Want to doodle, draw on photos, or paint a masterpiece on your new iPad? Look no further! Layers packs in everything you need to be creative on the go.


Draft is a simple way to get ideas out of your head and into a quick sketch. Draft is minimal and focused on the basics – a black background and two ink colors: white and red.

FlickStackr for Flickr

FlickStackr brings Flickr photo sharing to the iPad. Designed from the ground up for the larger screen, it allows you to BROWSE photos in the Flickr universe. UPLOAD photos, and EDIT your photos’ metadata.


Add one or many striking effects to your Facebook, Flickr, or iPad Photo Library photos through fun touch interactions!

Twitterrific for Twitter

Excellent social networking app to stay in touch with your blog followers in twitter and post your tweets with ease quickly.

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