5 Must-have Free Apps for Graphic Designers.

Every day we feel the need to optimize our time and streamline our work, that’s why there are many apps developed to make our life easier.

The main advantage of smartphone apps is its portability and being able to easily dispose of them at any time, but these applications are available for mobile devices (either iOS or Android) or PC/Mac.

Today in our section “The Workspace” I will show you 5 incredible useful apps for graphic designers that will definitely make your work easier, and the best part? They are completely free.


1. Adobe Color CC

This cool app allows us to sample the colors of our environment to create color palettes and save them to eventually be used on Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

The app automatically extracts the colors of whatever you’re looking through the camera.

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Available for: iOSAndroid


2. Adobe Brush CC

Can you imagine being able to create your own professional brushes from photos or graphics? Well, this excellent app gives us the ability to do it with infinite options that will give free rein to our creativity.

This tool gives to beginners the opportunity to be guided through the process of creation of  brushes, also more advanced user  improve the details of brushes with great precision.

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Available for: iOS | Android


3. Autodesk Sketchbook

This is an app designed for those who seek any time to draw or make sketches. You can take it with you anywhere this useful and fairly comprehensive illustration’s tool ready when inspiration comes to you.

The app has fluid pencils and a very natural method of painting in a very intuitive interface.

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Available for: iOS | Android | Windows


4. WhatTheFont Mobile

WhatTheFont is a useful and popular web too that surely more than one occasion has helped you.

MyFonts now offers the great possibility to carry this utility everywhere through its version for iOS, which allows us to identify fonts at any time either by uploading a picture or taking it directly to the camera.



Available for: iOS


5. Design Tools

If you are graphic designer and user of iOS you should have this app because it has various and useful functions such as give you paper sizes, conversions of color and units of measure among other fantastic features.


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Available for: iOS




Seph Brand

Seph Brand

My name is Seph Brand, I´m a Freelance Graphic Designer from El Salvador specialized in branding design, hand-lettering and social media. Hire me for a job or visit my portfolio: https://www.behance.net/sephlopez

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  • AppWalls

    Some great apps here, I love the Adobe Colour CC app (creating colour palates from the natural environment)

    Over on AppWalls we’ve picked out some of our favourite art apps and made a top ten list. You might want to check it out here: http://www.appwalls.com/top-rated-art-apps-for-ios/