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7 Best Graphic Design Apps For iPad

We present you a selection of the tools that we recommend to take advantage of the Apple tablet

The time when the iPad could not offer support (by technical power or means) for functions beyond web browsing and multimedia playback is long gone. 

Since Apple introduced the Pro line, the tablet has made a very important leap in terms of possibilities in everything related to productivity thanks, in addition to the technical section, to the arrival of Smart KeyBoard accessories and Apple Pencil. 

And of all the sectors possibly that of design and illustration is the one that has been able to advance the most since then, to the current situation where there are multiple tools capable of offering incredible results. Below we present the selection made to determine the best graphic design apps for iPad.


Appreciated by creative professionals and hobbyist artists: Procreate is the leading creative iPad app. With hundreds of handmade brushes, a collection of innovative art tools, an advanced layer system, and the ultra-fast Valkyrie graphics engine, Procreate gives you everything you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings, spectacular illustrations, and great animations. It's a complete art studio that you can take anywhere, packed with powerful features.


The great benchmark in the graphic design of the sector settled since the end of 2019 a 'historical' debt. After several minor applications, with really very limited functionalities, Adobe launched Photoshop, a practically identical version of the computer taking advantage of the current power of the iPad and the possibilities of the Apple Pencil. Of course, it works through a monthly subscription (there is a 30-day free trial) to Adobe's Creative Cloud service for 10.99 euros.

Autodesk SketchBook

SketchBook has a beautiful interface that maximizes drawing space on each device. With a sleek design , and a drawing engine that can handle a 100 mpx canvas, with precision and speed, maintaining the approach of traditional drawing thanks to its wide repertoire of tools: pencils, inks, markers and more than 190 customizable brushes that can incorporate both textures and figures; Traditional rulers and ellipse guides to get precise lines; wizard with 16-sector radial symmetry and predictive strokes that smooth lines and correct figures; and possibility to Export your works in JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and, of course, PSD formats (whose layers are completely preserved including the names of the layers, groups and combination modalities).


Pixelmator is a powerful image editor that provides powerful tools that allow you to enhance and retouch images, draw and paint, dazzling effects, and create advanced compositions incredibly easily. Once you have finished your image, share it to celebrate your work with the whole world. It allows you to work smoothly with Mac and iPad. And even collaborate without problems with those who use Adobe Photoshop.


Concepts is a flexible space to think, plan and create. Draw blueprints on the infinite canvas, write notes and scribbles with tilt + pressure, draw bullets, product sketches and design plans, and share them with friends, customers and other applications. The vector nature of Concepts means that each stroke is adjustable. Pens, pencils, watercolors ... if you're wrong, just fix it with the Impulse, Sector and Selection tools.


Graphic is a graphic design and illustration application that offers you a multitude of editing tools, support for importing into PSD, PDF and SVG formats, layers, special effects, gradients, gradients, etc.

Adobe spark post

Adobe Spark Post is a tool that offers a fun, fast and easy way to create graphics for any occasion. Start using it in seconds thanks to professionally designed templates that you can touch up in easy steps. Choose your photos, add text, apply design filters and you will instantly get beautiful and striking graphics. Every touch brings you completely new designs, color palettes, font styles, and filters; no design experience is necessary. Share your graphics easily through your favorite social platforms, text messages or email to attract your audience.

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