As a mobile designer I am, in fact, highly mobile. I’ve tried to abandon paper as much as possible and design digitally. The iPad provides a great experience to do so. Especially when I’m commuting to work in the morning. So, I thought I would share some of the top apps I use to sketch out ideas and find inspiration.
1. Inspiro – $3.99
2. Phaidon Design Classic – $19.99
3. Pages – $9.99
You might not think this is good for designing but it’s awesome for laying out quick ideas. I’ve cut down a lot of the individual GUI elements (device shells, icons, images, toolbars, etc) into iPhoto and pull them on to the page. Great for creating quick, high-level mocks on the go. And the best? You can export and share it quickly.
4. Penultimate – $3.99
5. Adobe Ideas – Free
6. iMockups – $9.99
7. GoDocs – $3.99
Awesome for syncing up Google docs. I keep guideline PDFs, requirement spreadsheets and more in the cloud. This app allows me to check them and sync seamlessly as I’m working on designs. (Also, available for iPhone)
Have an iPad app you love? Please share in the comments below!