Top 10 Apps for Designers

There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for purchase, but many of the best are free. We’ll compile a list to showcase your picks of the 10 best apps for fonts, sketching on the move, productivity and more. Below are the Top 10 Apps, as submitted by AIGA OC members!


Use Behance for iPhone to explore millions of projects by the world’s top creative talent wherever you are.

What the Font

Identify the fonts in a photo or web graphic!


A Personal Assistant for Everyone: Donna tells you when to leave for an appointment, dials into conference calls for you, and lets others know when to expect you—all without you opening the app.


Notegraphy is a web and mobile application that rethinks the way you write and share text online through design.


Adobe Kuler is a fun and simple way to capture inspiring color combinations wherever you see them.


Feedly is a new way to browse and share the content of your favorite news sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs and youtube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly uses RSS to aggregate the contents of the news sites and blogs you like and deliver them as a fast mobile-optimized experience.


Create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House Industries.

Draw This

“Draw this App” turns your iPad into a virtual studio that will improve your drawing skills using metrics to track progress. The app challenges the user using a similar technique for learning how to write cursive so that anyone can hone their drawing skills.

Find My Friends

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install this free app and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Adding a friend is easy — just choose from your contacts or provide an email address to send an invitation. When your friend accepts your invitation using the Find My Friends app on their device, you can start following their location. Your friends can request to follow your location the same way.


It’s a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments on your iPhone. Customize your photos and videos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.

By aigaoc
Published January 30, 2014