CREATE — The powerful and easy to use Graphic Design / drawing tool. Create sophisticated projects — design and collaborate anywhere.

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

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

Add text / 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 was designed in 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:
SUBSCRIBE - ALL FEATURES 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 4.9.11

Lots of subtle UI edits to make CREATE even more intuitive and user-friendly.

Improved ability to paste text into text layers. Previously it was tricky to paste text into an empty text layer before any characters have been added. Now there’s a new PASTE button that appears above the keyboard — tap on this to paste any previously copied text. If there is no text already copied to the clipboard, then the PASTE button will not appear. You can still tap and drag the cursor around within the text layer, then access the existing iOS copy / paste controls.

Within the photo picker, the thumbnail grid now maintains the scroll position, while the grid also refreshes with any newly added photos. The scroll position and album revert to the default after 15 mins or quit.

You can now input a custom file name when exporting JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF to iCloud; you can already input custom file names when exporting editable .create project files.

Fixed an issue related to editing text while using the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai keyboards
Fixed an issue within the color picker when switching between RGB and HEX input
Fixed various other minor issues

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

Check out projects made with CREATE on Twitter:

Keep exploring, learning, creating!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K 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.

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. :)

Wacky dawg ,

My favorite app! Just needs more fonts.

This is by far my favorite app for creating graphics and editing thumbnails and more. I spend a lot of time on this app just messing around and creating random designs. The only things I wish I could add/change are
1. The drawing feature is confusing to me. For simple lines it’s great but I want to draw images for logos and I’m not seeing how I can.
2. There are some fonts I wish were there. There are a ton of options but I would love to see a brush font, Disney looking font, and just some more others added because I’ve used most of them at some point already.

Developer Response ,

In the latest update available now, you can import any font. Sorry that this was broken in the last version.
Regarding how to use the drawing tool, please check out the HELP instructions, or email us for more detailed help at: (we will also be adding more drawing instructions very soon)


Mark Craemer
127.9 MB

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


English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited projects $3.99
  2. Icons $2.99
  3. Vectors $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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