20 Best iPhone Apps for Designers

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Take a look at these best iPhone apps that are especially great to use by designers. These creative tools will help you design better, faster and also ease your workflow. These applications are fun to use and can help you create professional designs, all from your mobile device!

All the apps from this article are created for iPhone and Ipad. The apps have attractive, user-friendly interfaces and are super easy to use by both experts and beginners.

This collection of iPhone apps for designers covers a variety of tools that can increase your productivity. You can find apps to help you be more organized, design from scratch, sketch, edit photos, add different filters, identify fonts, make color palettes, and more. Explore them and see which one can help you in your design process.

Here are 20 best iPhone apps for designers you should start using today. Enjoy! 


Sketchworthy is a great way to design and maintain your notes, sketches, and more. It can be used to build notebooks and pages with your sketches, add photos, text, and draw.  

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Ruler Plus

Ruler Plus is a great tool that allows you to use your iPhone to measure different objects. It is a basic app that has both centimeters/millimeters and inches. 



Layers is a paint application for both iPhone and iPod Touch. It is useful for any creative person, whether you are a pro or you are just looking to doodle. It has a great feature that allows you to export PSD files. 



Photochop is a fun app that gives you a chance to experience with different techniques such as crop, distort, nudge, scale, rotate, warp. All these actions can be used to create different effects on any image you want. Enjoy!


Path On

This is a very cool application that lets you mix pictures and word in a really fun way. You can create paths and use them to add words. It is a great way to decorate your images with different quotes, lyrics, etc. and then share them with your friends. Take a look!



Behance is an awesome app that lets you navigate through millions of projects. You can create a profile, post your projects, explore the projects that others share. It is a great application for all designers. Enjoy!



Paper is a neat app that allows you to create checklists, notes, and sketches. It lets you sketch diagrams, really fast and easy, and also it is quick to spotlight any details you may like in your photos. 


Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Illustrator Draw is an awesome application that helps you create vector designs. You can work with both image and drawing layers that you can export to Adobe Illustrator CC or with flat images and send them to Photoshop CC.


Font Candy

Font Candy is a neat typography application with unlimited possibilities. You can easily mask your photos with caption or just overlay any text over your photos. It can really help you create beautiful artwork and make your designs stand out.


FX Photo Studio

FX Photo Studio is a large compilation of photo effects which is accessible on iPhone. It comes with lots of stickers, borders, fonts, textures and frame effects to help you take the best photo.


PicLab HD

PicLab HD is a great application that helps you create stunning images. You can easily combine different effects, text, graphics, and more. Also, it comes with a friendly typeface that will only make your job easier. Take a look!



Palettes offers a neat collection of palettes to use for your artwork. You can use this app to sample colors from any image, website or anything you want. Also, you can add them manually.



Todo is a great app that helps you organize your work. It is an awesome task management app that lets you can create various checklists, set deadlines, and more.


What The Font

What The Font lets you identify any font from a snapshot. You can easily find a font that you like and use it in your projects. It is a great application for any designer.



TypeDrawing is a really easy and fun application to use. You can type some words and then use your finger to design various artworks. Take a look at it and explore its features!



Clear is a neat app that allows you to create tasks, reminders & to-do lists. It is great for any designer, to be more organized and to make sure you won’t forget anything.



iDesign is an awesome drawing application that helps you draw with precision. It has a nice feature where you can draw without blocking your view. Take a look at it and see how can you use it!


Filmic Pro

FiLMiC Pro a great camera application for any designer who loves making movies. It has amazing features that help you control focus and exposure as well as other elements to make your movie better.  Explore it’s full features!



Webr is a neat application for any designer. It lets you design, edit, publish great websites directly from your iPhone or iPod touch.



Harvest is an app with a simple but ingenious design. It focuses on project tasks that are linked to billing hours. This will help you create timesheets and manage the expenses.


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

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  1. Bartek says:

    Awasome !

    Thanks for sharing this .

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