CREATE — The powerful and easy to use graphic design + drawing app. Create and share sophisticated projects - design and collaborate anywhere.

Use photos, fonts, lines, shapes; create graphics, UIs, logos, social media, vector art, photo collages, mood boards, geofilters, and much more…

Design with precision
Save + share editable projects
Import / export vectors

Add fonts + graphics to photos / PDFs
Markup, annotate, share ideas — fast
Creativity + productivity!

CREATE gives you the power of desktop design tools on an iPhone / iPad.

The CREATE app is designed using CREATE!

- Arrange multiple photo layers
- Edit text, typography, fonts
- Draw lines, edit stroke / fill
- Transform shapes - stretch, scale, rotate
- Add rounded corners
- Group layers, add / subtract layers
- Save reusable components
- Share and collaborate on projects
- Import editable .create files to other devices
- Backup projects to iCloud
- Precise dimensions / positioning
- Reorder layers
- Hex / RGB colors, save colors
- Custom color gradients
- Make duotone photos
- Add transparent backgrounds - PNG
- Export vectors - SVG, PDF
- Make Snapchat Geofilters
- Set canvas size, grid spacing
- Zoom canvas
- Snap to grid / object
- Install fonts
- Supports Apple Pencil
- Comprehensive help, videos

Work creatively anywhere – improve the world!

For the volume purchasing (VPP) version of CREATE for educational institutions, search in the App Store for ‘CREATE Pro’

CREATE includes an optional subscription:
CREATE PRO for $ 1.99 per month. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off within your Account Settings, at least 24-hours before the end of the current month. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. View our Privacy Policy / Terms of Use here:

What’s New

Version 5.0

CREATE v5.0 is here!
(it looks a lot like v4.x)

v5.0 is the culmination of many recent updates that included new features and improvements, many of which were quietly released without fanfare. v5 is the official release of some of these features.

First up, we have refined the new INTRO SLIDESHOW, it’s now quicker on older devices. Intros have their pros and cons... they show you what you can do but at the same time, delay you from doing those things. We think it’s worth the minor delay as CREATE does a lot more than is immediately apparent. (There’s a more in-depth description of the intro slideshow in the v4.9.15 ‘What’s new’ text)

COLLABORATE with .create files
We continue to expand and optimize the .create project export and import feature that allows you to backup editable projects to iCloud or share ‘.create’ project files with friends and coworkers.

To combine multiple layers into groups: long press on a layer, then select additional layers on the canvas or in the side menu / layers list. Then tap on a grouping option above the bottom toolbar: GROUP, ADD, SUBTRACT. To ungroup: long press on a group, then deselect the blue grouping option.

To save layers and groups as reusable components: long press on a layer or group, select additional layers or groups, then tap the SAVE COMPONENT button above the bottom toolbar (right side). Saved components are accessible within the shapes picker (right column) and can be added to any project.

Within the shapes picker, long press on any column of shapes, ‘x’ buttons appear. Tap on an ‘x’ to hide a shape, or drag a shape up / down to edit the order.

To save a color, open the main color picker by tapping on the ‘+’ in the bottom toolbar, then tap the colors button on the right side(above the photos icon). Define a new color using the HEX / RGB sliders, then tap the ‘...’ (3 dots) button to open the color saving tool — here you can save the current color to the horizontal color carousel or edit the colors in the carousel.

To access more colors and saved colors from any tool, open a tool (shapes, text, lines), then scroll the horizontal color carousel.

INSTALL FONTS for use in other apps
Previously you could install fonts for use within CREATE, now you can install fonts for usage in any app that supports custom fonts.

During 2020 (and beyond) – expect many additional useful features and improvements.

If you have questions about CREATE, check out the HELP center or email:

Check out projects made with CREATE on Twitter:

Keep exploring, learning, creating!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Picuinox ,

The best photoshop app for phones I've seen by a long shot

I've been looking for a good, reliable, and simple app to use for graphic design or to just mess around. The full version for this app is worth what it charges. If you're confused about how to use it, they already have little videos to let you see how it can be used. And I have not experienced any bugs, crashes, glitches, or any inconveniences whatsoever. So I give this app 5/5.


This app is still really great, but I’ve experienced a few minor issues and have some suggestions.


1. All my old designs that I once had started losing their original shape and I had no way to fix it, so I ended up deleting all my designs. I tried reinstalling the app but it didn’t give me back the designs.


1. Allow users to color specific parts of text instead of the whole text itself.

2. Create default dimension set ups (like the dimensions to design an album artwork for a band, or a movie poster.)

Other than that, this app is still top-notch.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the update. Regarding: 'All my old designs that I once had, started losing their original shape'. I'm sorry to hear this. What do you mean by 'original shape'... the background canvas size changed? We haven't had reports of an issue like this, but it sounds like it might be fixable. In the future, you should definitely email so that we can help find a solution: In the latest update, you now have the ability to upload whole editable projects to iCloud. We recommend backing up important projects there, in case there are future issues with the app, or loss of device etc.

Regarding adding predefined canvas sizes for posters and record labels... there are a huge array of different sizes and formats that might be useful to different people, instead of adding all these options to the canvas size selector, we are planning to add the ability to create your own custom canvas sizes.

vasquezhector39 ,

Awesome design app!!!

This app rivals a professional design program, and the basic version is FREE! I’ve created my entire small business identity using this app and one other, including business cards. It’s easy to move objects around, edit text, and re-layer, and it comes with a lot of re-sizable shapes that’ll really spruce up your design. Highly recommend, and I’ll definitely be purchasing the paid version, which lets you have more than two saves.

Had an earlier question about transparent PNG’s, and the developer had a great response. Please see it if you’re struggling to get transparent images to work!

Developer Response ,

CREATE does import (and export) pngs with transparent backgrounds. If your photo has a white background after you import it into CREATE, there is probably an issue with the original image. One way to check if your file has a transparent background... within your iPhone Photos app, select the photo, then once it is fullscreen, tap on it multiple times, the background of the photo should alternate between white and black.

Another test... within Safari, if you search for ‘transparent png images’ you will find many images with checkerboard backgrounds. You can save any of these to your device (Add to Photos). Then import a photo to CREATE. After import you should see your CREATE canvas color through any transparency within the photo.

I hope this info helps. Feel free to send us your png so we can check what’s going on. Email: Thanks for the 5 stars :)

Sam Tupy ,

Love the app, just need one thing...

I’m all about this app! Everything works great and looks amazing. I just wish there was a way to transfer in different fonts from a pdf file.

I do the social media for a company that has its own specific fonts for branding, but there’s no way for me to add them to the app. A good example of an app that does this is the app “over”. It allows me to open the file in that app and it sticks in the library!

Is that a possible update?

Developer Response ,

Font import will be included in the next version. :)


Mark Craemer
136.6 MB

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


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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited projects $6.99
  2. Icons $6.99
  3. Vectors $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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