Best Mac Apps For Designers 2019

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Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. Astropad works with any app on your Mac computer and syncs via Wi-Fi or USB. The app is pressure sensitive, works with a variety of drawing tools and everything you create is in a high-resolution format. For illustrators that want to create digitally with the look and feel of doing it by hand, this app is a great solution.

Verdict: Adobe Photoshop Elements is an Adobe Photoshop portfolio program that was designed for photo editing and holds its position among the best apps for mac photo editing tightly. If you are not going to seriously turn your hobby for photographing into a professional activity, then there is no point in studying all the options Photoshop offers. Affinity Designer costs US$49.99 and is available on Apple’s Mac App Store. The best iTunes alternative for free to transfer your iPhone iPad files.

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Shapr 3D

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Running CAD software has generally required a desktop computer with considerable processing power. Shapr 3D changes that. This pro-level iPad app offers unparalleled performance, compatibility with all major CAD file formats, and instant export for 3D printing. It also makes the design experience incredibly tactile, especially with Apple Pencil. Whether crafting a face mask, a hot rod, or an architectural project, you’ll feel like you’re manipulating virtual objects in the real world.

Available on iPad


Eran Hilleli

Looom brings hand-drawn animation into the iPad age, making the process quicker and accessible to all. No experience necessary here. Sketch with your finger or Apple Pencil, then swipe to bring up a new cel; what you drew earlier stays faintly visible. Accessible enough for hobbyists but powerful enough for pros, Looom keeps the intimidation factor low with toy-like gears that tweak frame rate and more. Going back to the drawing board has never been this delightful.

Available on iPad


StaffPad Ltd

Best Macbook Apps For Graphic Designers

The way StaffPad transforms hand-drawn music notation into professionally formatted sheet music on the fly feels almost magical. Using your Apple Pencil or finger, scribble notes on the blank staff, add a few articulation marks (a staccato here, a tenuto there), and maybe a crescendo and diminuendo for good measure — then watch a polished score come together right before your eyes. Another StaffPad feature that really sings: Press play to hear your composition-in-progress performed by a full ensemble of virtual orchestral instruments right in the app.

Available on iPad



Bergen Co.

Best Mac Apps For Graphic Design

This comprehensive and surprisingly powerful photo editor comes loaded with all the granular controls and moody filters you’ve come to expect — with an elegant interface that truly lights the way. Its simple Curves editor lets photographers of all levels fine-tune light and color in an intuitive and artful way. Pros will appreciate Darkroom’s ability to batch-edit images, open RAW files, and create custom filters. In the crowded world of photo-editing apps, Darkroom shines bright.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Sayonara Wild Hearts



Part ’80s music video, part classic arcade game, Sayonara Wild Hearts is pure interactive poetry — the kind that gets your adrenaline pumping and makes your spirit soar. The objective: Heal your broken heart. To accomplish that, you’ll race across surreal landscapes on your motorcycle — sometimes in cities, sometimes in space — with the occasional detour into balletic battle sequences, all to a killer synth-fueled soundtrack. And it features the voice of Queen Latifah!

Available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

Song of Bloom

Philipp Stollenmayer

Stollenmayer is best known for his quirky, physics-based games, including the lovably weird food-flinging trilogy Bacon, Pancake, and Burger. With Song of Bloom, he brings his appealing oddballery to something totally different: an artistic puzzle game in which challenges branch out from one another (and often require nontraditional solutions, like plugging in your charging cable). Giving too much away would spoil the fun. Suffice to say, this fascinating nonlinear game is as unique as its creator.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Where Cards Fall


The Game Band/Snowman

Where Cards Fall proves as moving as it is inventive. The premise of this brilliant puzzle game is simple: Strategically build houses of cards so you can leap and climb your way across dreamlike levels. The twist? Each level represents a memory of the game’s protagonist, and as you master its increasingly tricky puzzles you’ll reconstruct chapters of an unexpected (and, we warn you, tearjerking) story. The game may be called Where Cards Fall, but there’s nothing remotely unintentional about it.

Best Mac Apps For Designers

Available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

Sky: Children of the Light



Best Mac Apps For Designers 2019 2020

Some games reward quick reflexes, others cunning ambition. Sky: Children of the Light is predicated on something else entirely: generosity. The desire to help others is woven through the game’s very fabric. Players work together to bring light to a lush, open world; pair up to solve puzzles and unlock secrets; or simply hold hands by a fire and chat. Richly drawn and endlessly inventive, Sky soars.

Available on iPhone and iPad