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10 Apps every Designer Should Have

Cool Apps every design pro should have in their toolbox.

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10 Apps every Designer Should Have

  1. 1. Apps vs. Applications FUNCTION  App = Software designed for a single purpose and performs a single function.  Application = Software designed to perform a variety of functions. VALUE  Apps = If an app stops working, it sucks, but life goes on.  Applications = If your application stops working, it likely causes you to stop working.
  2. 2. First, Let’s Talk Google 0 Google Apps
  3. 3. #1 Facetime 0 FaceTime lets you make video calls over Wi-Fi. 0 Use the front camera to talk face-to-face; back camera to share what you see around you. The person you call must also have an iOS device or computer that works with FaceTime.
  4. 4. 0 Tap icon 0 Choose contact to call 0 Rings like phone call 0 Videoconference
  5. 5. #2 iBooks One of the apps that come with the iPad. Use like a kindle AND • Store catalogs • Price lists • Floor plans • Portfolio iPad Native App
  6. 6. iBooks
  7. 7. #3 PDF Expert
  8. 8. PDF Expert 0 Text fields – tap on the active area of the field to type in the text. 0 Checkbox and radio button – tap the appropriate box to make a selection. 0 Drop-down list – tap to reveal the list and pick the item. 0 Number fields and calculation – type the appropriate numbers in the form fields and the calculations will be processed automatically. 0 Date field – tap the field with the appropriate format and select the date from the keyboard. 0 Time field – tap the field with the appropriate format and select the date fromthe keyboard.
  9. 9. PDF Expert 0 Signature field - tap it and select a signature type you want to use. 0 My Signature is a regular signature that is saved within PDF Expert and can be reused later. Customer Signature is created from the start every time you use it.
  10. 10. PDF Expert 0 To create a signature you need: 0 Tap and hold on the place where you want to place your signature. 0 Select 'Signature' and tap 'My Signature'. 0 Create own signature using your finger and tap 'Save' button. 0 After your signature is added to the document, you can move it, resize or even change the color of the signature. 1. 2. 3.
  11. 11. EMAIL OPEN IN
  12. 12. Turn on Thumbnail and List for convenient overview: To switch between the views: • Swipe down from the top to reveal the sorting toolbar • Toggle the view mode using the buttons in the upper right corner.
  13. 13. #4 Watermarking Photos 0 Photomarkr 0 iWatermark
  14. 14. Watermarks
  15. 15. #5 Dropbox 0 Free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. 2 G FREE 0 Any file you save to your Dropbox will save to all your computers, phones with Dropbox on it 0 Gateway to Tablets and Devices 0 If your computer has a meltdown, your stuff is safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a snap.
  16. 16. Share with Dropbox • Clients • Team members • Collaborators • Subcontractors  Don’t need to have an account  Make a link to files or folders in your Dropbox and share your photos, docs, presentations, and videos - even if they don't have Dropbox.  Add other members to a folder  You can share any folder in your Dropbox or create a new shared folder from the Dropbox website
  17. 17. #6 Pen Ultimate • Natural note taking app, just like pen and paper. 0 •Have as many “notebooks” as you want 0 •Print and share 0 •Store in device • Import images
  18. 18. PenUltimate
  19. 19. 0 Keep track of your hours and earnings 0 Set up as many jobs as you need, then clock in and out of them and let HoursTracker take care of the rest. 0 Or enter time worked in the past (or future!) quickly and easily. 0 Keep tabs on your time and earnings with built-in reports, or import your data into a spreadsheet and crunch some numbers your own way. #7 HoursTracker $2.99
  20. 20. HoursTracker
  21. 21. Logs and Reports
  23. 23. Magic Plan
  24. 24. Magic Plan
  25. 25. #9 Morpholio Board
  26. 26. Morpholio Board
  27. 27. #10 ProHDR $1.99
  28. 28. #11 Color 911 0 Color 911® helps you create your own colors, select colors from themes or photos, combine colors to create your own palettes, organize colors into folders, share or email to designers, friends or family, and so much more! Created by a recognized color consultant, there are more than 50 downloadable color themes. Each theme has 42 different colors; every theme includes colors that work together for whatever your color needs are: 0 FINDING YOUR COLORS is easy – Use designer color themes, create your own color on the color wheel, select colors from an Internet or from a snapshot . 0 EDIT your colors on your palettes to adjust hue, saturation or brightness. You can reorder your color selection, change color themes, lock in a color, duplicate a palette, with name modification and select colors from a photo. 0 BUILD your personal palette library and create folders using the palette preview tool, which makes organization easy
  29. 29. Color 911
  30. 30. Chief Architect Room Planner
  31. 31. #12- Square/ Go Free/ PayPal
  32. 32. Comparison Intuit PayPal Square Build Quality Best Plastic-y; Doesn't fit well Better-Works with device cases; but finicky Features Backed by Intuit Invoice Options Add checks Easy access to account Detects Cards Simple Straightforward Access to Money 1-3 business days Instantly 1-3 business days Fees 2.75 % on all swipes OR Monthly plan of $13 drops swipe rate to 1.75 %. ($1500) extra fees of up to 15 cents per transaction if you pay with a rewards card 2.75 % on all sales OR pay $275 a month for 0 percent as long as the item price doesn’t exceed $400. ($10,000) Support Offers phone and email support, as well as a knowledgebase Offers phone and email support, as well as a knowledgebase No Phone support; offers a Twitter account
  33. 33. #13 iHandy Carpenter There are 5 tools in this Carpenter tool kit: - A plumb bob, the easiest way for you to verify the verticality of lines or walls - A surface level, the best tool to level any flat surface - A bubble level bar, exactly as you can see in carpenter tool kit shops, and more beautiful! - A steel protractor, measuring angles from 0 to 180 degrees. - A steel ruler, supporting both inches and centimeters. By swiping it left and right, the ruler is capable to measure things much longer than your iPhone! - Once calibrated, the plumb bob, surface level and level bar can also be used as an inclinometer/clinometer by reading the angles on the screen.
  34. 34. #14 Waterlogue
  35. 35. #15 Word Swag
  36. 36. #16 Canva
  37. 37. Canva
  38. 38. #17 Note Taking Apps Good Notes Notability Notes Plus Note Taker HD
  39. 39. Area writing in Magnification Area Advance when write in green area 1. 2. 3. Ink or Type 4. Palm Rest
  40. 40. #18 Adornably
  41. 41. #19 Palette App
  42. 42. #20 Parlore
  43. 43. 3 Months FREE Beta Beginning January 2015 Sign up at and click the SIGN UP button
  44. 44. Upcoming Webinars November 12, 2014- Crafting Your Soft Identity December 8, 2014- Build Your own Private Label Collection Visit and click on SHOP
  45. 45. Take Ten First Look at High Point Fall Market This Week’s Take Ten: First Look at High Point Fall Market RSVP at and click on Take Ten
  46. 46. Up Coming Events Online / In Person iPad for Design Pros- Beyond the Basics .3 CEUs November 3, 2014 Digital Designer @ Designology Design and Construction Week- Monday, January 19, 2015 World Tour: Smart Designs from the World’s Top Markets Las Vegas Market- Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Get More Details at ANNOUNCING…. First Time Buyer’s Tour to High Point- April 17-22, 2015 to get on the list email Deb at