Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer

By Serif Labs

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-08-06
  • Current Version: 1.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 865.23 MB
  • Developer: Serif Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 221 Ratings


** Affinity Designer for iPad supports iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad (early 2017 onwards). Please note that older iPads are not supported. ** Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available for the iPad. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work. Everything you would expect from your professional graphic design software that you can just pick up and take wherever you go, totally free from the confines of your desk. Welcome to your new reality. Built with input from some of the world’s leading designers and based on Apple Design Award-winning technology, Affinity Designer for iPad takes all the power and precision of our outstanding desktop app and converts it into a stunning immersive experience. Optimised for iPad • Metal-accelerated to achieve blazing-fast performance. • Sensitive to pressure, tilt and angle, Affinity Designer harnesses the full power and precision of Apple Pencil. • Full iCloud drive integration allows for seamless file management, storage and sharing. Real-time performance • Panning and zooming is always live at 120fps. • Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments. • Live pixel and retina view of vector artwork, wireframe view, split screen mode. • Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design. Perfect color and output • Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB and Grayscale color models. • Full 16-bit per channel editing. • End-to-end ICC color management. • Advanced Lanczos 3 image resampling plus Bicubic, Bilinear and Nearest Neighbor methods. Truly multi-discipline • Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to. • Live effects, blend modes, image adjustments, and raster and vector masks for any part of your design. • Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds. • The best pen tool, pencil tool, corner tool, curve editing, geometry operations, and smart shape tools available. • High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too. • Artboards, symbols, constraints and stored assets give the ultimate flexibility for UI and graphic design.



  • Not intuitive at all and missing basic features

    By 7Z7
    Be warned that this company offers no technical support and their documentation is filled with misinformation. There is no way to accomplish simple tasks such as turning a vector into a pixel selection for a mask. The help section references features that do not exist. An overall waste of time and money of a program.
  • Terrible for text

    By Glendrix456
    I downloaded this app for its text features. I was excited to find a program that allows text editing similar to what I use in adobe illustrator. Unfortunately, the text editing, specifically when it comes to the text on a path feature, is needlessly frustrating to use and essentially useless. What a disappointment.
  • Freezes often

    By Kleavens
    Freezes to often to actually be usable. But it’s a great idea and I hope the make it more stable soon!
  • Has promise, but too SLOW for real work

    By Scurzuzu
    I just purchased last week after being convinced by all the high reviews and fancy App Store promotion, but I’ve got buyer’s remorse today. I’m drawing very basic leaves in vector layers with masked pixel layer fills, and the first seven or eight were fine. Since then, there is a 1.5-2.5 second lag between when my Apple Pencil touches the screen and when the vector brush line appears. I guess I’d understand this if the image file were massive or I had 100 leaves drawn, but I’ve got 17 leaves on a canvas that’s 834x1112 pixels, so it’s a little ridiculous. The closest app I can compare this to is Procreate, which runs beautifully and doesn’t give me problems even on massive files. Of course, it doesn’t allow for vector drawing, but at least I *can* draw with it. Guess I’ll stick with that for now. I’m on an iPad Pro 10.5” running the most recent iOS 12 as of Nov 3, 2018. I know you probably want this posted to your forum but I think other potential buyers should know that despite the flashy appearance it doesn’t currently run well on higher-end iPads. 🤨😕😢
  • Could be great?

    By Moonlitehare
    I was excited to use this app to create repeat surface patterns. At first, it was quick with no issues... today, it quit twice, losing my work, copied and pasted motifs were blank in the layers and it was agonizing to get through the project. I’ll wait for updates before trying it again... back to procreate and photoshop.
  • Was loving it...

    By Goosekeeper
    Had been falling madly in love with this app but hit two walls. 1. App crashes every time I try to export. I can still build things, just can’t do anything with them. I believe this started after the last update. 2. Should be able to export files in their native, .afdesign file format. Currently the only way to do this (that I know of) is to drag straight out of Designer into Dropbox. Files save as .afdesign, but the names get butchered. Being able to do this is a no-brainer.
  • Affinity designer on iPad review

    By Donsepy
    I would have given you a five star but I found out that it is really a pain colouring my character without a paint bucket tool. There is a serious learning curve with this app but it is such a great app and I love it. Please try and implement a paint bucket tool for both vector and pixel persona in the next update. If you can do that,then, this will be the best creative app for a long time.
  • best of all

    By Uplive
    Affinity are always my favorite design app, it’s so awesome to have it on my iPad pro, thanks Affinity
  • Still unusable

    By Lightfish
    App still unusable due to terrible precision of nodes/ pivot points editing with apple pencil. Dont get carried away with ad and ppl setting 5 stars to this app. Most likely they just affected by first impression. I was too at first. Check forums - how many ppl are frustrated by those precision problems and way developers ignoring them for years. Dont pay them a penny till they fix it. When they do - ill write an update here and set 5 stars
  • Impressions after first use with keyboard

    By Tall&Bearded
    Marked as three stars to draw attention to lack of keyboard options. Overall, the app is full of features, and in many cases a wonderfully surprising amount of them! This will be a great design tool on the go. However, the keyboard shortcuts could use an overhaul - simple options like pressing “delete” to delete the currently selected object or point doesn’t work. Other workflow options that would massively speed up tasks would be to add an option to hold “space” to use the move tool even if in another tool (as a temporary override), and hold the “shift” key on object creation to keep it in a 1 to 1 aspect ration. Hopefully these will be added to the current shortcuts soon!