Precision 2D vector drawing & design for the iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch.
Supports Apple Pencil on iPad Pro, updated for the new iPhone X.

Make professional quality designs, illustrations and technical drawings on the move using your fingers at last! iDesign has unique features and offset controls which allows you to draw accurately with your finger not getting in the way or blocking your view.

Full feature compatibility and automatic sync of designs via iCloud with XDesign (Mac version).

Check out the iDesign Product Tour (YouTube) & User Guide (PDF) - at


- A universal app for both iPad and iPhone/iPod touch which adapts to the native screen size of the device.
- An unobtrusive icon based visual and context driven user interface with a full screen board view
- Toolbars and panels with easy access to frequently used functions for a fast work flow

Standard Tools & Functions
- Line, polyline, square, rectangle, circle, arc, ellipse, polygons, stars & path tools
- Copy and paste selected shapes and groups
- Group and ungroup shapes hierarchically to create complex designs
- Edit points, convert shapes to path, close shapes, add and remove points, break, weld, explode and join
- Precise rotation with ability to rotate at user defined center
- Object alignment tools
- Fill color and pen color swatches with opacity controls, custom RGB mixer
- Stroke width, line style, line caps and corner join styles, arrow ends and dash patters
- Text insertion with fonts, styles, sizes, paragraph alignments, multilingual, rotate/resize
- Set a background image for tracing/marking over it
- Insert images, copy, paste, move, resize and position them accordingly
- Multilevel Undo/Redo for all edit operations
- Create multiple layers to organize & separate design components

Unique Features for Touch Based Editing
- Offset handles for moving and positioning without your finger blocking the view
- Nudge controls, allows precise movement of selected shapes or selected points
- Delta transformations to apply incremental values by keyboard

Advanced Tools for Graphics Design
- Advanced path editing options for corner, smooth and symmetric control points, straighten and curve segments
- Text to path conversion
- Boolean operations on shapes, unite, intersect, subtract, exclude
- Freehand drawing, auto smoothened paths
- Gradients / color blends

Advanced Tools for Technical Drawing
- Circle and Arc tool based on center, start/end point, radius and angle of arc
- Dimensioning tools, length as well as angular with customisable settings
- Support for Feet+Inches+Fractions (U.S & older unit system)
- Architectural formatting option for Dimensions
- Dynamic grid supporting feet, inches and inch fractions at different zoom levels

Units & Board Setup
- Support for standard and custom board sizes.
- Set a drawing scale
- Full set of standard unit systems.
- Unit aware Grid with customisable settings
- Snap to grid, snap to object and points
- Unit aware rulers

Export/Import & Print
- Export designs to JPEG, PNG, PDF & SVG formats
- Import SVG files
- Share your designs with other iDesign users via Email
- Dropbox support for Export, Import
- AirPrint Support

In-App Purchases:
Shape Library available as a subscription - US$11.99/year. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
Subscriptions can be managed in your iTunes Account Settings.

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What’s New

Version 3.0.3

Updated to support new iPadPro & iOS updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Luuuukeee ,

Pretty good

Once you get use to it, not too bad, but crashes sometimes after pushing undo button a couple of times, also doesn't always select and draw lines, prefers to move the hole screen around rather than draw lines so need to keep tapping on the function you want in order to achieve it. But definitely a lot of potential .

KiwiKrz ,

Highly recommended

I have been a Visio user for many years and this app has now become my favourite.

On my iPad Pro 10.4 with a pen it has now replaced my sketch pad. I am thinking that on an iPad Pro 12.9 this would be incredible.

Import and export format is limited so the developers probably need to think about that in future releases to make the THE goto CAD tool for the iPad.

Damirobr ,

V1.7.3 Highly Recommended

I do most of my CAD work on a 27 inch 4K monitor, so have been unimpressed by iOS apps so far.
iDesign has changed my opinion.
This app is truly useful as long as you keep your work simple. Away from my desktop I can do quick and accurate layouts, manual nesting, trial geometries, machining diagrams and the like.
Even on the iPhone this is app is useful. Editing handles on points keeps your finger from blocking the view. On iPad Pro with Pencil it's a treat.
Sure some things are missing (automatic fillets/chamfers, direct mirroring come to mind) but you can manually achieve these operations. The app also treats the y axis as positive downwards, and at this stage won't accept negative delta values which is a bit strange.
Snaps are limited to crs, endpoints and grid, but work well.
There are limited CAD import/export formats (SVG only)
Take time to read the manual, it really helps. Most things you need are there.
Highly recommended, they have done a great job.


TouchAware Limited
45.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Shape Library $19.99


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