Who of us have gotten struck by an idea while traveling or visiting a relative or even on a holiday? Many I am sure have experienced such situation and for iPad owners, here are some apps for you that would help you get creative while on the go. Whether travelling by a plane or cruising on a ship in the Pacific there is always a chance for you to inspire and get creative.
With the iPad’s, specially The new iPad or iPad 3, super powers, its richness of the large, super clear multi-touch screen, it can be great travel companion for any designer. It’s incredibly useful and fun designer aimed apps can really help unleash your creativity on the go.
For all the designers and creatives out there, below are some of the coolest designing apps that can help you out with everything from jotting down notes and wire-framing, to staying on task in hand.
Touch ware’s iDesign app (latest version: 1.4.2) is designed for 2D vector precision and is a really good designing tool for the iPad and the iPhone. It allows you to make professional quality designs, illustrations and technical drawings on the go at your finger tips.
Brushes app brings art at you very fingertips, making it easier to get creative while on a holiday or traveling and day around the world. It is simple to learn yet powerful enough to make a professional feel at home!
One of the highest selling designing app. Its latest version ( version 3.3), gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, on your iPad screen with great flexibility . Perhaps the best thing about this software is its Dropbox integration which allows you to Send notebooks and pages directly to your Dropbox, or enable automatic backup to be sure you always have a copy of your notes in the cloud. Pretty cool huh?!
Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the design applications from Adobe that you love, including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. Easily sketch using vectors, re-use specific colors using the Eyedropper tool, and save and use multiple color themes. Enjoy 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch. Adjust layer opacity and move, rotate and scale each layer independently.
The iDraw comes with all the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. The iDraw brings new features such as: Shape libraries SVG Import and Export, Dropbox Integration, Dimension lines, Boolean path combinations, Canvas scale, Rulers, and Units (mm, cm, inches etc.) and Pen tool multi-point selection and editing for the ultimate design experience.
Using the same paint engine as its desktop version, Autodesk provides you with the ultimate iPad app that can help you translate your imagination into reality all on the go or while setting on your couch at home, the Sketchbook Pro. Sketchbook pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.
Sketch pad HD offers variety of paper types including yellow, graph paper, ruled and plain and a wide range of colors that would fulfill your designer needs. This easy to use, fun app can be a good companion on the go.
Qvik Sketch pro gives you the power you need to draw sweet looking sketches in no time. Whether you are novice or Professional, once you fire up the app your creativity will unleash itself and the end result will be of your satisfaction. Qvik Sketch Pro makes bad looking pictures look good, and great looking drawings look awesome. Try it, draw it, share it.
Typefaces is a font viewer for iPhone and iPad. This application shows you all the fonts in your device and all the glyphs included those fonts.
This easy to use app serves as a great tool for creating typography art and unique watermarks, all, on you own photos. Type the sentence you want with the iPad’s keyboard then toy around with your fingers to create the typography you desire.
The first font editor of its kind, that is exclusively developed for the iPad’s amazing multi-touch interface. Within minutes, you can create you very own typeface, email it or even convert it into a TTF file which becomes usable in all applications such as Adobe CS, Microsoft office for Mac and Windows and also in your website as a web font.
Font Book for iPad is a nice and simple way to preview fonts on your new toy. Install fonts in app (not system) via iTunes File Sharing.
Mockups and Wireframing
iMockups provides designers and developers with the opportunity to create wireframes for their websites and iPhone/iPad apps in no time. Aimed at the iPad, iMockups provides you a well crafted interface with intuitive functionality, utilizing the the beauty of the all new retina display and the brilliant multi-touch screen.
SketchyPad combines ease of use and great functionality together to provide the designers an opportunity to jot down their drafts while travelling or simply sitting on the couch.
Notes & Productivity
This powerful note taking tool comes with handwriting, typing and audio recording recognition. It also offers a close-up writing mode for small text, stroke smoothing, vector shape auto-detection, palm handling, complete folder structure and many more! Notes plus stands out with its clean interface that makes easier for you to design comfortably.
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 to-do app is designed primarily to help you out when it comes to sorting, as the name suggests, your tasks. Sorted gets out of your way and lets you focus on what you need to do.
Be it a designer, a developer or an artist, we all take notes and when an idea strikes us on the go the HelvetiNote for the iPad comes in real handy. Having the ability to connect to your iCloud, you have the ability to share all your thoughts and notes across many devices synced with the iCloud. It is designed explicitly to simplify and improve your note taking experience.
All of you out there who are seeking coding on the go, or while sitting on the couch, Markup for the iPad provides you the opportunity to view and edit your codes and to keep the connection with your websites.
Keep track of your website information with the only app that comes with segmentation, Google Analytic HD for iPad. You can check charts and reports, as if you are on an actual computer, and share them in meetings with full screen charts.
Being a fully featured website app, Gusto gives you the chance to connect to your server and use Gusto an an FTP client as well to create and edit files. It is the perfect app for project work flow.