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July 9, 2012 posted by Maan

20+ Great iPad Apps for Web Designers

20+ Great iPad Apps for Web Designers

In today’s mobile, on the go society, you will frequently see people working away from their desk using their laptops, smart phones and  possibly even their tablets.  Apple, the most popular of all tablet makers has developed an entire niche out of the potential productivity (and fun) that can be found in their iPads.  While the time has not yet come to completely ditch your workstation, If you’re a web designer you don’t need to be tied down to it all time.  Fire up your iPad and take a look at these great ipad apps for web designers that you should start using.  Most of these apps are also great for those who aren’t professional, and just like to play around.


Sketchbook Pro

Autodesk SketchBook® Pro for iPad is a professional-grade paint and drawing application. Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, SketchBook Pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.


Daily Notes

Daily Notes converts your iPad into a beautiful and elegant journal, cased inside a leather jacket. Whether you want to take notes in meetings, record key points while reading a book or would like to just jot down your passing thoughts – this app is for you.


Adobe Ideas

Adobe Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go. Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the professional design applications from Adobe, including Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop software.


iThoughts HD

This app allows you to visually organize your ideas and thoughts in a a very easy to use interface.



TouchUp brings creative photo editing to iPad, enabling anyone to make common adjustments and create captivating art with their photos. TouchUp has over a dozen effects which can be applied in layers to your photo.



The ultimate app for iPad. Stylish, powerful, and easy to use, Penultimate encourages you to take notes, keep sketches, or work through your next breakthrough idea– whether you’re in the office, on the go, or home on the couch.


Phaidon Design Classic

Encyclopedic, illustrated history of 1,000 timeless design classics by not only renowned designers, such as Marcel Breuer, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier and many more. Presented in a beautifully rendered, 3D environment, the application has been built to take full advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad.



PhotoForge2 is a must have app for any photographer: easy enough for beginners to start getting creative, yet powerful enough for the professional on the go.



iMockups for iPad is the PREMIERE mobile wireframing and mockup app for your web, iPhone and iPad projects.



iFontMaker is the first font editor exclusive for iPad. With the touch interface, your 100% original hand typeface can be done in 5 minutes. You can email the typography or convert it into a TTF file available in all applications such as Adobe CreativeSuite, Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows, and also in your web site as a web font!



ArtStudio is a professional drawing / painting application. It uses advanced mathematics to attain the highest level of quality, at the same time offering incredible performance achieved through numerous code optimizations. It still remains a fantastic tool for beginners – it contains drawing lessons showing step-by-step instruction on drawing various types of images.


Wondershare iDraft

iDraft is a simple, easy to use notebook for iPad. You can draw a picture, make a record for a conference, or just write down what you have in your mind with iDraft.



“Precision 2D vector drawing & design in an intuitive and user friendly interface for the iPad and iPhone / iPod Touch.”



Brushes is a popular painting application designed from scratch for the iPad touch. Paintings produced with Brushes have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker on numerous occasions. It has now been redesigned to take full advantage of the larger screen offered by the iPad. Featuring an advanced color picker, high quality brushes, layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device


Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand — without wasting your device’s valuable storage space.


App Designer for iPad

Design interfaces for iPhone applications, on your iPad! Wireframe a screen on the go, and e-mail it to a friend or business partner with a single tap.


Notorium Note

Super 99 cent sale! Regularly $2.99! Huge changes in this new version! Dropbox & TextExpander integration. A great way to record, organize, review and share your text notes from your meetings, classes, and conferences. With its beautiful interface and unique approach to organizing notes by Category and Subject, you’ll always be able to find the notes you want, fast.



Gusto was created to embrace the workflow of web development on the iPad. Quickly identify your project with a beautifully generated thumbnail of your website. Open your project and download multiple files and folders at a time from your FTP or SFTP server. Gusto allows you to open multiple documents in tabs for faster navigation. After editing, preview your document locally to quickly see your updates. When it’s time to make your changes live, transfer your documents via the built-in FTP/SFTP client or the easy to use document publishing.



We are proud to offer you a new app for website sketching and apps interface making, including iPhone and iPad apps. This app will make designers, programmers, interface designers life much easier. Easy-to-use interface and a lot of various stencils will help you to mockup any web sites and apps interfaces.



Layers for iPad offers a balanced set of painting tools completely redesigned for the iPad’s large, crisp display. With high-quality brushes, an eyedropper, a smudge tool and an eraser, Layers provides the tools you need to create great art.


Computer Arts

Computer Arts, the Italian magazine dedicated to digital design and computer graphics, is now available as an iPad App. Read our tutorials on Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Illustrator and many more, discover our features about the world of design you love and how you can make money with your skills, and learn how the professionals create their masterpieces.


21 year old designer, blogger and front-end developer. love to share creative design and inspiration.

  • http://none jack

    Wouldn’t these be great apps for people who aren’t web designers as well? Like just graphic artists and illustrators?

  • http://none jack

    and you guys left out some of the very best apps. iDraw fully functional vector software that works better than adobe illustrator in some lights, paper by 53 which has a better pencil engine than anyone who’s software uses digital pencil, sketchbook ink ( vector inking app resolution independent) I would change the title to and add to the list. The title should be great 20 or more great apps for designers. Some designers aren’t web designers. Some designers choose to do print only, some do both, some do web design exclusively.

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