40 Useful iPad Apps for Web Designers
The amount and diversity of technology available today is unbelievable. Apple per se have made remarkable achievements over the years and today we are featuring iPad. To a certain extent, an iPad changes the tide of web designer’s routine. iPad enables the potential for designers to accomplish their task and project on time because it is a portable workstation that allows designers to work on the dot. With a touch of a your finger, the magazines apps springs into life and whats more, the pictures are vivid and it satisfy the sophisticated taste for every designer. Now reading articles can be fun, immersive and inspiring.
Given that an ipad delivers the joy of convenience, the designers now can anytime kick their creative juices into high gear. In order to accompany a designer’s muse factory, an ipad is packed with thousands of creative apps that can enhance and assist web designers on their project. Here’s a collection of iPad Apps for your designing needs.
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Sketch & Illustration
Free your creativity. Sketch and communicate your ideas digitally. SketchBook Pro combines high-quality digital pencils, pens, markers, and airbrushes with a Multi-Touch gesture-based user interface.
SketchPad HD is like having a new plain white sheet of paper ready to take note and share your thoughts via email.
If you love typography, this poetic visual art app is absolutely yours. Start by typing a sentence you want to say, and then just draw with your finger.
Drawing tool for creating vector-based illustrations, sketches and doodles.
A free app featuring vector-based drawing tools, zoom control, sizable brushes, layers, and the ability to email PDF documents for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
A simple way to get ideas out of your head and into a quick sketch.
Quickly create wireframes and layouts of interfaces for Web, iPhone and iPad applications. iMockups has taken the process of ìmockupsî to the next level.
Start with a blank slate. Keep the creative process flowing by moving your ideas around the map and relink them through this application. Capture topics in a free form and then record your ideas and thought in the form of topic bubbles.
Magically organize diagrams so your ideas come to life. With OmniGraffle, quickly create superior documents and a perfect diagram layout.
A great source of typographic inspiration. Hundreds of font families are sorted by visual similarity.
A note taking app where you write with your finger right on screen. The app gives you a pen type interface to write with and options for paper type.
An ultimate cross-platform note taker that makes you remember just about everything. It’s an extension of your brain.
If you’re thinking of a font to use for your next project, this app will let you preview fonts for your inspiration.
You can change your website from anywhere and transfer files via FTP daily. Just browse, upload, and download from your FTP server with this intuitive FTP program.
If you’re always on the go and needed to edit some of your design projects, a Dropbox account will help you access your uploaded files and share it online.
With this app, you can connect to your website’s FTP, edit text files wthin them, and organize with greater speed.
Keynote allows you to create, edit, and share multimedia presentations with graphics, animations, and charts.
Photo and Imaging
Tons of photo editing features in a very easy to use app providing you access to all your photos in your library.
FlickrStackr lets you mark photos from you or any other people and save on your iPad to review photos later.
Edit your image with this amazing app and apply creative effects to your photos. Use your creativity to make your pictures even better.
This app is free and has some of the features of its expensive big brother. You can redesign online, edit, and upload your work instantly. You can also work on multiple photos in sequence from within a single workflow and upload it to Facebook.com simultaneously.
Reading Tools & Magazines
The worldís slimmest eBook and PDF reader.
A PDF file viewer that offers wonderful reading experience with horizontal page turning for PDF files and support for VGA monitor.
This app is your personal magazine. You can check out your status updates, links, videos, photos and what your friends have shared via Facebook and Twitter. It has a huge amount of news content that is shared through social media networks.
A simple way of navigating through Wikipedia’s website.
Reference for words, synonyms, and antonyms for your creative process.
Phaidon Design Classics is a design encyclopedia with access to an endless illustrated history of design concept with precise information and historical context.
Cool Hunting is a daily buzz on ideas and products in the crossroads of art, design, culture and technology, plus inside looks at the people who produce them.
Get updated with what’s new with Web Designer, an online magazine defining the internet through beutiful design.
Browse through Computer Arts Magazine straight from your iPad and learn what’s new in digital design and computer graphics.
Discover great websites and share it. Boost your creativity and be inspired with millions of ideas just by browsing your iPad thru StumbleUpon.
An excellent social networking app for web designers to stay in touch with your blog followers in twitter and post your tweets with ease quickly.
Be notified of new email in Hotmail, Yahoo, or GMail accounts, as well as sending push notifications of new IMs on all supported networks to keep in touch with your fellow designers and your clients.
Connect to your wordpress blog using this application. Take advantage of the huge widescreen and large on-screen keyboard while skimming through and moderating your comments.
A very powerful iPad app that offers almost everything a blogger needs to keep track of traffic, referring URLs, exit points, and all that jazz.
Combines code editing and FTP access that lets you produce various projects for all your website.
Tons of country information and geography for your creative work.
Great for scouting for design projects and gigs.
For calculations and print sizes, this app will help out designers who are always on the go.
Get exact measurements with your designs.
Author: Aurora Gatbonton
Au a.k.a. AwGatsby is a photographer and portrait artist who works full time creating web content for the Web.