The graphic design represents a huge part in today’s technology and it’s one of the most important factors when creating documents, pictures, websites and much more. Thanks to many platforms like Windows, iOS, Android and the others, we can now do our graphic design on various platforms with ease. When it comes to websites, you want to make it appealing by adding various pictures or colors, and the same applies to business where you want to show graphs, pictures etc. Today, we are going to take a look at the 10 best apps for graphic designing for various platforms, and we’ll also mention some free and paid apps. So, let’s get started.
When it comes to graphic design, Photoshop is the king. Photoshop offers some of the best possibilities, filters, options, and features for your pictures and other needs, making it the best software for graphic design on PC. You can now crop and rotate your pictures, remove blemishes, auto-fix your pictures, and the best of all is that Photoshop supports the RAW format. Although Photoshop combines all of the best features into one app, its interface might be confusing and complex for the beginners, but once you master it, the possibilities are endless. Adobe Photoshop is also available on other platforms, and we’ll mention one later.
CorelDraw is a vector graphics editor, and it’s probably the best one you can find. With CorelDraw, you can create logos that you can scale, twirl, repel and smear without any loss of quality! The interface is great here, and it’s user-friendly, with lots of features scattered throughout the interface. CorelDraw also has some training videos that offer a lot of help, and you can learn the basics of this app just by owning it. However, CorelDraw is not available for Mac, which some may find as a downside. If you are a professional graphic designer, CorelDraw is a must!
Wunderlist is a not a graphic design app. But it a to do list application which is focused on better time management, and available for almost any platform out there (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac…). With Wunderlist you can now create lists, and have various conversations about your lists or any other business factors using Comments feature. Aside from being a reminder app, Wunderlist really helps when it comes to the organization because you can share your lists and even create reminders for events that are important to you. The lists can be synced in real-time, allowing for sharing the lists between your devices.
As time management and completion of the tasks are very crucial in the graphic designing field, Wunderlist does stand a chance in this list.
FX Photo Studio is available for iOS, and it’s an interesting photo editor, with lots of features. Although the app offers nearly 200 filters for creating amazing and realistic photos, it’s very simple to use; you just open a picture and do every operation in the menu under the picture. You can now scale, rotate, edit contrast, colors, shadows and much more on your picture, to make it realistic and vivid. FX Photo Studio, however, isn’t free but it costs just a couple of dollars, which is a small price to pay for this kind of app.
5. Adobe Kuler
Adobe Kuler is a very simple app, but effective in its matter. Adobe has been known to develop apps for a design of any kind, thus being one of the most favorable developers when it comes to the graphic design. Adobe Kuler is such an app, and its focus is again, in pictures. You can now open your picture with Adobe Kuler and use it to extract the colors from the photo. Extracting the colors is easy, with few touches on the photo and you’re done. These colors can later be saved and used as color themes.
iPhone has its own Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Photoshop Touch. For an app that is developed for a smartphone, Adobe Photoshop Touch is a pretty advanced and offers many features found in a desktop version. For example, you can now combine photos, use Layers function, filters, graphical text and much more. For around $5, alongside the app, you get your 2 GB of Cloud storage space which you can sync between devices and this is the basic version. For around $10, you can get all of the Photoshop Touch features.
Asana is another non-graphic designing app that makes your life easier using an interesting features. Asana is aimed towards teams, by trying to replace your classic email communication with more pleasant communication using this app, by sending tasks instead of emails. You can now set team goals and keep track of them easily using Asana, and even customize templates for every task, to keep things interesting. Asana is free for download on iOS and Android. If you are running a graphic designing company, this a is a must try.
8. Adobe Ideas
Adobe Ideas is a free app from Adobe, made for iOS. This app is similar to Illustrator and contains multiple brushes, color sliders and layers which you can resize or move, according to your needs. Because Adobe has many apps for graphic design, Adobe Ideas can be synced with other apps like Adobe Kuler, to be able to save your color themes easier. Your ideas can also be shared with Adobe Illustrator if you have a Creative Cloud membership, for further editing.
Marksta is a very cheap app for iOS, with its price of $1.99. Marksta is a little app that can help you add watermarks to your photos which are later customizable. Although it’s a very small app, you’ll be surprised to see that it has some great features like customizing the borders, adding multiple lines of text, adding logos and much more. Marksta isn’t aimed towards professional graphic designers, but for those who wish to have fun editing their own photos.
10. Photo Editor
Photo Editor is a free app for Android that comes with some basic features, which are expandable if you wish to pay for extra effects and frame packs. You can now sharpen your photos and do other basic operations like editing color temperature, shadows, contrast, saturation, etc. This app really doesn’t need a special description. If you want a basic photo editor, that is small and free, then Photo Editor will do just fine.