Released: Nov 9, 2022
Version: 2.0.4
Size: 2 GB
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Affinity Designer 2 for iPad

Serif Labs
**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 in version 2.0.4
- Fix guides panel showing wrong position for guides on artboards
- Fixed Register your licence prompt appearing on every run up
- Fixed sliders allowing values over 100% when it doesn’t make sense (e.g. opacity)
- Can reset stroke pressure easily again (using long press or tap).
- Fixed non-ASCII characters not being accepted in license usernames
- Fix New Document sometimes showing Letter* instead of A4
- Some image resources are being replaced by others from the same document when copy/paste was used to insert them.
- Assorted stability fixes
- Help and Localisation updates.
- Assorted other Licensing and Registration improvements
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Affinity Designer 2 for iPad is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + The app is free.
  • + It is also the 132nd most popular free iPad app (all categories combined).
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Affinity Designer 2 for iPad

Developer: Serif Labs || Version: 2.0.4