25 Mac Apps Give Power Back to Graphic Designers

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It has been established Apple is way better tool for graphic designers even for web developers especially because of number of new and creative applications available. In order to give readers an overview of best known designing apps for Apple I have compiled the list of 25 best Mac apps every designer should have in order to excel in his field. These apps certainly bring power back to designer’s hand as they are quite creatively created by gurus of industry. They are not free but worth every penny. Apple has been known for its pleasant visual graphics and as the new iPad is in stock we certainly need to look what is in it for designers which we will be covering soon.

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Less is website building app and it does it with utmost simplicity and ease. “If you’re still building websites without it, you’re an idiot”, this is how the creator described its creation Less.

Strata Design 3D SE

Strata Design 3D SE gives is a combination of professional tools to create an app capable of accomplishing the most common 3D design tasks quickly and easily.


Screeny makes screen capturing easy and gives you the freedom to capture your videos or images at any size.


Gradient is a nice web designers’ app that can assist you in choosing perfect color from your mockups. You just need the value you desire then type it in the input pane choosing either RGB, HEX or HSL and activate the alpha transparency by simply changing its value.


It is beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editing app for Mac OS X


It is a perfect reading app for your Apple toy.


It is one app that allows you to manage your task with utmost ease and in a perfectly creative style.


Thinking about an idea? Don’t think hard use this tool because it is the right brainstorming app.


Are you done making your mockups and now want to spread it then use this app because it does this in efficient way.


Patterno is a tiled pattern and background image generator for Mac OS X.


LittleSnapper is built to be the designer’s digital scrapbook, allowing creatives to snap, organise, edit and share screenshots and webpages that interest them.


It is quite known app and one of the best for making/coding websites with number of options in order to make the job easy.


Keep your fonts together with Fontcase, a font manager with an elegant and powerful workflow to help you perfectly organise and preview your fonts.


Espresso turbo-charges your workflow with the perfect blend of features. Speed through day-to-day edits with extensive language support, contextual completions, powerful smart snippets, and Zen actions.


Pomodoro is an antiprocrastination application that helps in Getting Things Done. It is a simple but effective way to manage your time and to boost your productivity to higher levels.


Griddle is a handy app that allows you to general pixels quickly.

ColorSchemer Studio

ColorSchemer Studio makes it fun, fast and easy to find the perfect palette for your next creative project.


Analog makes it easy to improve your photos with a stunning selection of filters and borders.


The name says it all. Get rid from invoices hassle and prepare yourself for a better tool.


This is a font editor not just for designers but for everyone interested in the fun world of fonts.

iArt Pro

It is The Paint but for Mac.

Sequel Pro

It is MySQL database manager.


Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager.


With GuideLiner you can measure your web and screen layouts, check and optimize them for smaller screens.

Art Directors Toolkit

Art Directors Toolkit (ADT) is the Designer’s On-screen Toolset for Artists and Designers working with digital media.


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2 Comments to 25 Mac Apps Give Power Back to Graphic Designers

  1. I prefer more simple way (cheaper too) for billings with numeric notes (@ mac app store) and replace things with… stickies (goes by default). :-)

    Anyway, thank you for good list. Don’t know about GLYPHS before.