Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer

By Serif Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-07-17
  • Current Version: 1.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 856.83 MB
  • Developer: Serif Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 104 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Affinity Designer App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 104 App Reviews

Affinity Designer App Details

** Affinity Designer for iPad supports iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad (early 2017 onwards). Please note that older iPads are not supported. ** Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available for the iPad. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work. Everything you would expect from your professional graphic design software that you can just pick up and take wherever you go, totally free from the confines of your desk. Welcome to your new reality. Built with input from some of the world’s leading designers and based on Apple Design Award-winning technology, Affinity Designer for iPad takes all the power and precision of our outstanding desktop app and converts it into a stunning immersive experience. Optimised for iPad • Metal-accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance. • Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Designer harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil. • Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing. Real-time performance • Panning and zooming is always live at 120fps. • Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments. • Live pixel and retina view of vector artwork, wireframe view, split screen mode. • Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design. Perfect color and output • Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB and Grayscale color models. • Full 16-bit per channel editing. • End-to-end ICC color management. • Advanced Lanczos 3 image resampling plus Bicubic, Bilinear and Nearest Neighbor methods. Truly multi-discipline • Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to. • Live effects, blend modes, image adjustments, and raster and vector masks for any part of your design. • Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds. • The best pen tool, pencil tool, corner tool, curve editing, geometry operations, and smart shape tools available. • High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too. • Artboards, symbols, constraints and stored assets give the ultimate flexibility for UI and graphic design.


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App Reviews

  • Have been waiting for this!

    By timeconstraint
    I use my desktop AD so much, I’m grateful to get away from the desk with this app. It’s An amazing app, especially for a mobile one. This will much used, and it’s such a bargain.
  • Come for the price, stay for the bug fixes

    By everette23
    It’s rough right now, no doubt. If you do very simple layouts and graphics, it’s a joy. When you get into more complex projects...not so much. Hop into their forums and there’s already pages upon pages of pretty major bugs. It’s a great first stab and just about everything from desktop is there, but they have a long way to go in figuring out how to translate so much stuff into a much, much smaller touch interface with no keyboard shortcuts and no precision input from a mouse. Even the Apple Pencil has its limits to precision in this app, and manipulating nodes and smaller elements is an exercise in frustration. I say go ahead and buy it while it’s on sale—I’ve learned to trust the affinity team over the years and I know they’ll hammer it all out with time and feedback.
  • Heavy, heavy, heavy

    By Monsieur Plaisir
    I also was waiting to get my hands on the app and it's no surprise 900mb will have create some lag but I was not expecting that on my iPad Pro 2nd generation. Yes, there are some great and cool features but a lot could have been omitted and just be a great vector app with no extra bells and whistles. For example, the Pen tool as the most basic tool takes a second to respond, a tool that i can't live without. I am hoping the next upgrade will tackle issues as such.
  • Bugs make even the simplest tasks annoying

    By Ernietinkle
    I’m trying to follow along with their tutorials on YouTube, and I’m finding bugs galore. I can’t even duplicate objects, it warps them in weird ways and I have to close to app to get it to work again. Their software might have been good, but so far this app is trash.
  • Everything I dreamed it would be. It was worth the wait.

    By Robert Burden
    I have been using the Windows 10 version of both Designer and Photo for a while now. Both amazing programs. Bought a 12.9 inch iPad Pro so 9 could use Affinity Photo anywhere. Have used it for my personal and client work. Waited a long time for Designer to make it to the iPad. It was worth the wait. All the functionality from the PC version plus the portability of an iPad Pro. Works amazingly well with the Apple Pencil. It is fast and jam packed with features. Highly recommended.
  • Better late than never

    By BluePyrate
    Dear Serif, Keep it up! Would love to see more apps on the iPad in the future. I am an graphic designer and artist who is always on the move. I got the iPad Pro when it first came out in 2015, but IMO, For the past three years, Apple has sold the IPad Pro as the number one artist tablet for on the go. I was seriously unimpressed with the majority apps for graphic design and artwork creation. Except for some apps to bide my time. Especially from Adobe. Not saying Adobes apps are bad but those apps are not meant for professional artwork creation on the go. It is a struggle to wait to get home to use the desktop counterparts. It is simply not easy to take a desktop computer on the go unlike an iPad. Finding out about Affinity Photo and Designer last year, I was excited for good desktop applications which could be handle on the iPad Pro. I will say that I agree there is no way to compare Adobe and Affinity apps. There are different but in essence the same that do the same work. Been using Photo for a year now, and will say works much better than when it first came out. No bad things. I still use it for Photoshop and design work on the go. I gotta say Designer is strong, everything that was in desktop version and Photo IPad translated fantastically into this app. No bad things to say. One thing i would want to know if there is a gesture to easily add, combine, subtract shapes instead of going through the top menu. Gestures are fantastic and would love to see this in Photo sometime soon. Overall, everything with these apps are fantastic. So Serif and Apple these are fantastic apps for the iPad. Be careful with what you do, but please bring more professional visual design applications soon to the IPad, namely Publisher. Sincerely Just a hungry graphic designer
  • Won’t save-crashes

    By TacoBellGoose
    Crashes when ever I try to save anything. iPad Pro 10.5
  • Extraordinary

    By ArtboyNYC
    This app makes the iPad Pro the premiere platform for digital illustrators and artists that it was always meant to be. Affinity Designer is a first-rate vector drawing program, comparable to Adobe Illustrator, but carefully designed for a screen-only experience. When combined with Savage’s Procreate (for digital painting) and Serif’s own Affinity Photo (for photo editing), Designer makes the iPad Pro a high-powered studio tool, capable of creating the type of artwork previously only possible on a high-end Mac — but now that artwork can be done in a natural, direct way with a drawing tool that feels like a drawing tool. The depth of this software is really amazing. Out of the box, it allows you to use multiple art boards, layer styles, raster painting (better than Illustrator’s, by a long shot), first-rate text tools, plus a host of other powerful abilities all enhanced by incredible speed and what seems to be infinite or near-infinite zoom. Granted, this is 1.0 software, and I’ll be lying if I said it was perfect. Too many useful tools are hidden behind flyout menus. Zoom to fit, and zoom to 100% definitely need easier access (can I suggest imitating Procreate‘s pinch-to-fit function?), and while it’s great that you can import fonts, you need to be able to batch import take advantage of the function. Still, this app feels like it’s taken my iPad Pro from 0 to 100 instantly. This is going to change my workflow forever.
  • Loveeee this app

    By Dot.roxie
    I wonder how long until Illustrator copies the pixel on vector feature. Also, is this the best place for me to ask for new features? Can I make guides using percentages ... Like for example 50% vertical ? Or 25%, 75% ... Thank you!!!
  • I want Korean localizing

    By belserius
    I want Korean localizing😭😭😭