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15 Gorgeous iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers

As a designer or web developer, you are in a constant creative mode so you need the best environment to put your ideas into practice. Thanks to the newest smartphones such as the iPhone, we now can extend our work and avoid being dependent on the good old computer. For example we can manages our tasks, photoshop files or even begin creating new design projects using only an iPhone. In this article you can see a collection of 15 absolutely gorgeous iPhone apps for designers and web developers.



Layers is a natural media painting app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Built on the feedback of hundreds of mobile artists, Layers packs in everything you need to be creative on the go. Whether you’re an experienced iPhone artist or a creative user looking to doodle, Layers is for you!

Adobe Ideas


Adobe Ideas gives you the ability to draw freeform vector illustrations wherever you are. Replace your pen and paper with a huge virtual canvas, customizable brushes, and pressure sensitive stylus support. With a Creative Cloud membership, easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Illustrator. With Ideas, it’s easy to take your initial concept to finished design. You can also share your designs to other applications such as Behance and Photoshop Touch.

Path On


Draw a line with your finger and your text will appear along the line. We also provide simple shapes, like a spiral, circle, or square. Our app works great for anyone into scrapbooking, artistic photos, or even just making fun pictures to share. Path On features almost 300 different fonts–no additional cost and unlimited use, of course– with the ability to adjust the size, alignment, letter spacing, and more. With that many fonts, we understand it’s hard to choose just one. That’s why we added a Font Mix feature, so you can choose up to 5 fonts that will be randomly applied to your text. You can also make your fonts stand out even more by changing the backdrop or using one of our great filters.



Use Behance for iOS to explore millions of projects by the world’s top creative talent wherever you are. Behance is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work and is part of the Adobe Family. Behance’s team of curators feature new work every day from top portfolios in the fields of design, fashion, illustration, industrial design, architecture, photography, fine art, advertising, typography, motion graphics, sound design, and many more. Leading creative companies find talent on Behance, and millions of visitors use Behance to track the latest and greatest creative talent.

Design Duet


Design Duet connects your iPhone directly to Photoshop natively using Photoshop Remote Connections. Use the document presets to create your document using the standard retina display document size for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4 in both landscape and portrait mode. Changes made on your Photoshop canvas are automatically updated on DesignDuet to preview your designs.



The software and the user collaborate in the creation of the artistic experience, which requires no previous expertise or training from the user’s side.

Shake the device to get a random color selection. Tap to reposition the elements randomly: tap on the left side to get more, tap on the right side to get fewer elements; how high you tap changes the way the lines curve. Double-tap to restart all elements on the bottom of the screen. Triple-tap for a neutral white color. Tilt the device to change the movement of the elements on screen.



Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders–and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Palettes pro


Palettes Pro is a powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining color palettes. Great for creating color schemes. Now you can create a color palette anywhere at anytime. 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. You may create and store any number of palettes.

Adobe Photoshop Express


Photo editing was never so fun, fast, and easy. Touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes and filters do it for you. Print out your best ones at Walgreens, and share the rest with friends and family on Facebook or via text/email.



Whether you’re a web designer, interior decorator, artist or just a lover of colors, ColorToy can help you find your ideal color scheme. This simple, flexible app lets you generate, capture, mix and store complementary color palettes.



Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. It’s as easy to use as pen and paper, and once you start organising your life with Clear you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.



Fontli is a social network for Typography enthusiasts to broadcast their passion through pictures taken from a mobile device. What makes Fontli different from other photo sharing applications is its typography centric features. Users can spot a typeface by simple photo tagging and Fontli gives additional information on the Typeface such as Designer/Foundry info and other pictures tagged with it.



VectorSNAP turns your photos into black and white vector images. You can scale them to any size and they will stay smooth and sharp. Apart from being generally amaze balls, they are great for making posters, T-shirts, logos, tattoos and graffiti stencils.



Ikonica is an essential tool for iOS app designers, developers and owners. It let’s you easily test different icon designs on springboard and in various backgrounds and sizes.



Yes sure, this app is for kids but hey, we all need to learn drawing from step one, right? About the app, Drawnimal motivates the children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box. The app helps them to leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction. It shows the children how to draw the main features of animals. The funny animations motivate them to learn the alphabet.


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