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Sep 30, 2019
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** Affinity Designer supports iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 & 3, iPad Mini 5 and iPad (early 2017 onwards). Please note that older iPads are not supported. **<br><br>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 revolutionise how you work.<br><br>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.<br><br><br>Optimised for iPad<br>• Metal-accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance<br>• Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Designer harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil<br>• Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing<br><br>Real-time performance<br>• Panning and zooming is always live at 120fps<br>• Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments<br>• Optimised for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision<br>• Live pixel and retina view of vector artwork, wireframe view, split screen mode<br>• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design<br><br>Precise vector tools<br>• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to<br>• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available<br>• Pencil and brush stabilisation for drawing super-smooth curves freehand<br>• Non-destructive Boolean operations<br>• Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments<br>• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls<br><br>Raster or vector, you decide<br>• With a single tap switch between vector and raster workspaces<br>• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds<br>• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too<br>• True creative freedom not found in other apps<br> Sophisticated typography<br>• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType<br>• Artistic text and text frames<br>• Full control over character and paragraph styles<br>• Flow text along any drawn path<br><br>Built for your workflow<br>• Unlimited artboards<br>• Saveable history with alternate futures<br>• Customisable keyboard shortcuts<br>• PSD, AI, PDF, EPS, SVG, JPG, TIFF and EXR file support<br>• Advanced grids, snapping and alignment<br>• Linked symbols and constraints<br><br>Perfect colour and output<br>• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB and Grayscale colour models<br>• Full 16-bit per channel editing<br>• End-to-end ICC colour management <br>• Slice export for exporting multiple elements in a single click<br>• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export

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Jul 14, 2018

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.

Feb 13, 2019

I have been a longtime Adobe Illustrator user and recently downloaded this app for iPad Pro in a search for a replacement. It was the first app I tried, and I have had a hard time convincing myself that continuing the search is a good idea. Of course the app has some limitations, and there is definitely a bit of a learning curve getting used to where things are and how they work. Once you get going, though, you’ll quickly realize that it’s an amazingly powerful app. I still shake my head in disbelief at its price. I have had one small glitch with placing an image crashing the app, but that’s not a deal breaker for me. The much bigger deal to me has been the clunkiness of some of the gestures. They seem to operate so smoothly in the tutorial videos, but when I use them myself node handles jump around and disappear, and I’m left unsure if I achieved the result I wanted. When trying to constrain size, other things happen, too. It’s a bit weird, but I’m hoping it’s an issue that will be resolved, or that it’s just part of the learning curve and I’ll get the hang of it. All-in-all, this app is super duper powerful for iPad Pro, and I highly recommend. I’m eager to try the Mac version when I upgrade my laptop in a few months, too. I think my search is over and Affinity Designer is my new go-to design tool.

Nov 16, 2019

I’ve been a user of the desktop version for a couple years, I got a bit worried by a number of reviews of the iPad version. I understand this may be missing a few features folks are used to in Illustrator but so far, for me it’s great. There is a learning curve for sure, it did take me over an hour to figure out the undo system that one reviewer panned the app over. But there is a well organized, comprehensive in-app manual with visual aids. Either turn on the icons in Preferences or two-finger-tap the screen to undo. I mention this not merely to chastise a rashly posted review but to point out an example of multiple options for many functions. There is more to learn without having the desktop’s menu structure but the process feels a lot more organic on the iPad and perhaps faster, especially navigating the view. Affinity has sussed several workflow tricks to make this work on iPad, it may become my default workstation fo Designer. This is a heck of an app for the money, plus no subscription and a forum where, even if you don’t always get immediate satisfaction, management listens.

Apr 11, 2019

I’ve had Affinity Designer for about 3 weeks now. The ability to switch between Pixel & Vector is fantastic. The ability to use Nodes is a major and important distinction between mobile Adobe Illustrator. The amount of options is a little overwhelming at first but ultimately, this large amount of options built into the interface are incredible and very useful. I would easily give this app 5 stars but over the past few days, the app has not been responding to finger gestures- the interface freezes up and has even crashed the app multiple times without saving several steps prior to crashing. This is a real problem that needs to be solved. While I’m leaving the review, I would like to ask that the lower module at the base of the interface- have an option of releasing it so the options can float closer to the area in-which I am working. It’s a pain to have to always leave the working space to delete a Node or switch the Nodes behavior. Even if the suggestion isn’t possible- perhaps your programmers could make a quick gesture that would make it easier/faster to delete a Node without having to tap the trashcan every time. When working on art in untraditional spaces, like the subway or bus or without a desk- the current configuration is really unpractical. All in all, fantastic app. These are just a few complaints that I needed to get off my chest.

Aug 09, 2018

These apps are great! I will update this review as I use the program, but I am THRILLED so far. I have just bought the desktop app a day after I bought this for iPad, and plan to buy Photo as soon as I find need of psd replacement. I should point out that this app also has pixel features, so it is a mixed medium program. After that A+ review, I have a complaint. I am a senior designer, and speaking as a professional, I hate the way the iPad version saves files. I found it difficult to save versions, which is standard practice. I am sure I will get a work around, but then this happened: I “closed” a file from the documents page, and it DELETED IT PERMANENTLY. I lost a days work, the whole file. I have it saved as a png, which I can salvage, but I have NEVER heard of an app CLOSING a file actually DELETING a file. CLOSE and DELETE do not have the same meaning. Sheesh. (still an A+)

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About Affinity Designer

Developed by Serif Labs.

Affinity Designer is ranking in   Productivity & Entertainment

Last update was at Sep 30, 2019and the current version is 1.7.3.

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Affinity Designer have a 528a user reviews.

Affinity Designer was released in the App Store. It is developed by Serif Labs, who have also released the following apps.

Affinity Designer has 528 user reviews.​

Affinity Designer has an average rating of 4.0. ​The latest version of Affinity Designer 1.7.3​ ​​was ​released on Sep 30, 2019​.

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