Affinity Designer 2 for iPad 4+

Professional Graphic Design

Serif Labs

    • 4.0 • 75 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Version 2 of the award-winning vector graphics app is here, equipped with tons of new features and hundreds of enhancements.

** Launch offer: buy now and save 40% **

**Try for free for 30 days, no sign-up required**

Available to purchase in-app for a one-off cost – no subscription

Affinity Designer 2 for iPad takes the power and precision of the Apple Design Award-winning desktop app and converts it into an incredible touch-focused creative experience. Packed with tons of new features and hundreds of enhancements to optimize your workflow, it has everything you need to seamlessly create stunning illustrations, branding, icons, UI/UX designs, print projects, typography, concept art, digital illustrations and much more – all completely free from the confines of your desk.

• Redeveloped UI, tool, and button icons for a more familiar, touch-focused experience
• Fully integrated and optimized iPad gesture controls to speed up your workflow
• iOS16 ready, including optimization for virtual memory swap, dramatically increasing performance on large documents.
• Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, the app harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil
• Command controller hosting on-screen modifiers
• Quick Menu for context-sensitive access to commands

• Vector Warp
• Shape Builder Tool
• Knife Tool
• DXF/DWF import
• Measure & Area tools
• Drawing scale – including ability for different scales set per artboard
• X-ray view mode
• Multiple shadow, outline and overlay layer effects per object

• Pan and zoom at 120fps
• Live gradients, transforms, effects, and adjustments
• Optimized for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision
• Live pixel, retina, wireframe, and x-ray views of vector artwork in and out of split screen mode
• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design
• Incredibly accurate results with minimal nodes

• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to
• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available
• Powerful contour tool to create abstract objects or increase the width of single open curves
• Pencil and brush stabilization for drawing super-smooth curves freehand
• Non-destructive Boolean operations
• Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments
• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls

• Switch between vector and raster workspaces with a single tap
• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviors for the best of both worlds
• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking, and finishing artwork
• True creative freedom not found in other apps

• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType
• Artistic text and text frames
• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Flow text along any drawn path

• Unlimited artboards
• Savable history with alternate futures
• Customizable shortcuts with attached keyboard or new quick menu
• PSD, AI, PDF, EPS, SVG, JPG, JPEG XL, TIFF, EXR, DXF and DWG file support
• Linked symbols and constraints
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Quickly access royalty free images through the Stock panel
• Select Same and Select Object functions

• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB, PANTONE© and Greyscale color models
• Full 16-bit per channel editing
• End-to-end ICC color management
• Slice export for exporting multiple elements in a single tap
• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export
• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

• Refined and redesigned UI
• Knife Tool – slice any shape, curve, or text into component parts faster than ever
• Shape Builder Tool – add and subtract shapes and segments in a much easier, more interactive way
• Vector Warp – apply a non-destructive vector warp over any vector artwork or text
• Measure & Area tools – measure line lengths, segments, distances, and areas of any objects to scale
• DXF / DWG import – import and edit AutoCAD and DXF files quickly and accurately, maintaining the layer structure and scale of the original file
• X-Ray view – a new view mode to show the makeup of your work, particularly useful for targeted selection of a specific curve/object within complex artwork
• Content link – all major content types, including assets, brushes, swatches, and styles can now be linked across all the apps you own on one device
• Multiple layer effects – add multiple shadow, outline, and overlay layer effects per layer
• Pencil Tool improvements – new straight-line mode and auto-close options available
• Nominate key object – gain control over exactly what you want to align to, subtract from and other functions
• Force scale everything – override any individual scale settings to force all strokes, effects and fills to scale with whatever your currently selected object is set to
• Quick Menu – gain instant access to clipboard options and nine customizable shortcut operations with a simple three-finger swipe
• Command Controller – this new radial menu gives quick access to common modifiers in all tools
• Compact mode – new mode available for the Layers Panel allows you to keep the panel open while maximizing document real estate
• All-new context bar for all tools, making many more options easily accessible
• New sliders for attributes like brush width and opacity, stroke width, filter effect settings and more
• Zoom to fit/zoom to previous, snapping and preview mode options now available in the top toolbar

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

From the makers of Affinity Photo comes this pro-grade graphic-design tool, reinvented for iPad. Whether it’s your job to create the artwork for blockbuster movie posters or you’re considering a side gig making greeting cards, Affinity Designer is a one-stop shop for creative work.

Norealreason ,

Quite Solid

Overall, I’ve been using V1 for the past 3-4 years, and while I haven’t yet played around with all the new features so far it seems pretty good. Aside from one thing, the delete button has been removed. It is now replaced with deselect, which is fine, but you could always just tap anywhere else to do that anyway. So it feels like a pain to have to open the layers in order to delete something. It would be great if the delete button returned, or if there could at least be an option to have it under the UI settings.

Margo45 ,

I Love Affinity Products!

OMG - I bought this suite of apps as soon as I found out it was available. I am over the moon that the universal license includes both the desktop (MAC & WINDOWS) and iPad version licenses! Purchasing this was a total no brainer! I switched from Adobe (after 25 years of use) to Affinitiy Photo 5 years ago (and then purchased Designer and Publisher as they were released) and haven’t paid a dime for an upgrade! They deserve my money - I love their software! My favorite is Affinity Designer but I also like using Photo and Publisher! I can’t wait to dig in! Thank you Affinity! PS, although I was a little disappointed there was no auto trace (not a deal breaker for me) I hope you will be adding it as an upgrade soon. I used Illustrator’s auto trace a few times but it wasn’t that great and I think your team can do better! Best of luck to the Affinity Team and Serif, such great software!

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The developer, Serif Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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