iDesign by TouchAware Limited (Universal)
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Released: Apr 23, 2010
Version: 3.1
Size: 44 MB
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iDesign

TouchAware Limited
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 www.touchaware.com.

FEATURES

- 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.

Terms of Use: http://www.touchaware.com/apps/termsofuse
Privacy policy: http://www.touchaware.com/apps/privacy

What's new in version 3.1
New connector tool, iOS 13 update.

A new connector tool for easily creating flow charts and other connected diagrams:
- Multiple connection types, diagonal, side to side, top to bottom etc.
- Connector type can be selected by pressing and holding the connector tool button.
- Connections are automatically redrawn on moving the shapes.
- Fully integrated with other functions and export formats.

Text entry for closed shapes:
- Enter text directly into any closed shape like rectangle, ellipse etc.
- You no longer need to create text objects separately for text on shapes.
- Especially useful when creating flow diagrams.

Other fixes & enhancements:
- Fixed file menu to show full screen in expanded mode on iPhone XR.
- Fixed crash on opening design files with missing fonts created in XDesign on macOS.
- Updated automatic sync with design file open on multiple devices and XDesign for macOS.

Updated for iOS 13.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + iDesign is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + iDesign is currently ranked #70 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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