The best design apps for Windows

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Okay, we know that design apps for Windows might seem like an oxymoron. It's true that once it was the Mac that reigned supreme amongst designers, but Windows is fast catching up as a viable operating system for design pros – with a vast array of decent apps to boot.

There are a few outliers (like Sketch), that don't want to adapt away from Apple. But now, mostly, anything Mac can do, Windows can do as well. So, which are the best apps for Windows right now?

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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