The 15 best iPad apps for designers

Best iPad apps for designers: Procreate
Best iPad apps for designers: Procreate (Image credit: Serif)

The best iPad apps for creatives can help you get more done on your Apple tablet, and possibly avoid having to power up a laptop. There are a huge range of iPad apps available in the App Store, and they can help you plan, organise and create while you're on the go, no matter which of the current iPad generations you have.

In our guide below, we've picked out options covering all aspects of the industry, from creation to admin, to help with every aspect of your workflow. We've evaluated them for user experience, usefulness and value through hands-on testing and a comparison of customer reviews.

Why you can trust Creative Bloq Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Christopher has written and edited a range of publications, including Apple-specialist titles MacFormat, Mac|Life and iPad User. His work has also featured in the BBC, Computer Arts, Digital Camera Magazine, PhotoRadar, Practical Photoshop, Macworld and TechRadar. He is currently head of podcasts at DC Thomson and has spoken at various design and tech events.

With contributions from