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October 13, 2010

Simply mind-blowing iPhone applications for designers

iPhone is undoubtedly one of the best devices in the world, and it gets even better with its 250.000 applications on Apple App Store. In this post we included 20 the most useful iPhone applications for web/graphic designers. You definitely should use them or at least try out. Enjoy!

Palletes 3.0


Palettes is a powerful iOS productivity tool for creating and maintaining color palettes. Turn your iOS device into a portable color creation tool. Now you can create a color palette anywhere at anytime. Great for creating color schemes. Grab colors from a photograph, a website, or add colors using any one of 5 color models. Quickly find matching colors with support for many different color schemes. grab the app

Adobe 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. Photoshop Express is a companion to, your online photo sharing, editing, and hosting resource. Create a free account to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online. grab the app

Cliqcliq Colors 2

Colors is an easy-to-use color picker for discovering, converting, and managing colors and palettes. If you're a designer or developer working with CSS, HTML, Flex, Flash, Objective-C or other media-centric technologies, you'll spend a good amount of time finding the exact colors you want to use and converting between various scales and formats. With cliqcliq Colors, you can create palettes based on colors you like best and quickly convert between RGB, HSB, and CMYK as well as integer and floating point scales. grab the app

Color Expert

Powerful, interactive Color Wheel with multiple color schemes including Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Split Complementary and Triadic. Custom colors can be added to any scheme to complement your harmonious palette. Color palettes include values for RGB, CMYK and Library values. grab the app


Dexigner is an app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that delivers latest design news, events, exhibitions, conferences, and design competitions. Around Me acquires your location and shows a complete list of all the design related places - designers, museums, organizations, design studios, etc, along with their distance. Or you can query another location, one that you're planning to travel, with the 'Around There' tab. View the listings' contact information, display its location on a map, or call directly from your iPhone. grab the app

Color Stream

A beautiful color tool for the iPhone, Color Stream lets you create and store color palettes, that are either created from scratch, or generated from a photo, or even auto-generated using our built-in color schemer (which supports analogous, monochromatic, triadic, and more!). grab the app


This a perfect companion for any Graphic Designer or Web Designer as a reference. Information about colors is provided by a list that displays the RGB, CMYK and Hex as a cross-reference approximation. This will get you started with agreeing with your client, spouse or vendor as to which color might be close to what everyone wants. Remember that as with any computer screen colors differ from their intended use with the exception of web based applications. grab the app

The Typography Manual

The Typography Manual is a pocket resource for graphic designers and anyone that works with type. It provides all the essentials of a book reference on your iPhone or iPod Touch! The Type Manual features a 60+ page book covering the history of type, type basics, how to properly set text and special characters, typography on the web, graphic design topics, and more. grab the app


Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what font it is? Whip out your iPhone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont for iPhone will identify that font in seconds! WhatTheFont for iPhone connects directly to MyFonts’ acclaimed font identification service, which has been helping customers pinpoint mystery fonts for 10 years. It works via Wi-Fi or the mobile phone network, so you can get your font fix right there on the spot. grab the app


Jot down your notes, scribble your thoughts and annotate your pictures using only your fingers and your imagination! Illustrate your ideas with simple but colourful diagrams, notes and sketches. Place shapes using multitouch gestures, zoom in for those accurate little details, save your creations in your personal corkboard or send them to others. Use Sketches® for business, creativity or simply share it as a pastime with your friends. grab the app


Displays all of the fonts on the device. The initial list is the font families, then each font (normal, bold, oblique) within the family, then details about the font. This application is for developers who want to see what fonts are available and how they look at various point sizes. This application does NOT change the actual font used by the system, nor can it change the font used by other applications. grab the app


Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Other todo applications either oversimplify or are too difficult to use. Things instead offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features. Effortlessly manage to-dos, notes, due dates, and projects. A smart today list and the scheduling feature allow you to work as effectively as possible - every day. grab the app


MiniBooks is an iPhone app that connects to your FreshBooks account, letting you take FreshBooks on the road, and to your clients. There’s no need to constantly be connected to the internet, it will sync your data when a connection is available so that you can access your data offline. grab the app


iBlueSky is a very innovating and useful mindmappin app for designers. It’s something most of us try to do often – especially when we are on the go – with varying degrees of success. Whether you are a GTD convert, a mindmapping pro, or one of the time-poor masses, iBlueSky could really make a difference. grab the app


The iPhone OS version of OmniFocus brings powerful task management functionality to users' fingertips. With live, automatic syncing, location-aware custom actions lists, and on-the-fly task entry with voice notes and image capture, OmniFocus for iPhone is built to enhance your busy life. Access shopping lists, agenda items for work, tasks for home, or any other lists you need, wherever you are. grab the app

Read & Note

It can store documents, and allow you to view them in full screen. It also includes a full screen web browser and a on-screen note window, which floats above reading window(Portrait mode), or stand side-by-side with reading window (Landscape mode). grab the app


FontShuffle is the fastest mobile source of typographic inspiration. 650+ font families are sorted by visual similarity. Without any previous knowledge about type design, you can quickly discover 6 typefaces of similar style in just two taps by navigating the simple category menu. Choose the list view to examine up to 24 similar typefaces. grab the app


Photobucket is the premier destination for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Host all your images and videos for free, then share them by email or on social sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Search for videos and images in Photobucket's huge library. Edit your uploaded photos with our feature-rich photo editor. Make slideshows to share with friends. Plus, access your albums on your mobile using the mobile site or one of our smart phone apps. grab the app

Color Bible

This a wonderful app suitable for anyone who deals with colors, including web designers, bloggers, print designers and virtually anyone who uses colors to publish. grab the app

FTP On The Go

An FTP client for the iPhone and iPod touch. All the features of a desktop FTP client and more; a very powerful app. With FTP On The Go, you can fix your website, and view files on your FTP server, from anywhere. Out of the office and need to edit a file? Need to view the latest document on the server? Have to upload new photos when on location and don't have an Internet connection on your laptop? FTP On The Go can do them all, and more. grab the app

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