Affinity Designer 2 for iPad

Serif Labs
Last updated: 09 Feb 2024

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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


Bundle ID





1.57 GB


Graphics & Design, Productivity


App Store

Always evolving, always improving – Affinity Designer 2.2 includes many new features, fixes, and improvements. Here’s what’s new in the award-winning app’s latest free update:

• Additional keyboard shortcuts for pixel brush tools in Pixel Persona, including:
-Shift + number key changes flow percentage
-Shift + square brackets now changes hardness in 10% increments
-Number key in Paint Mixer and Smudge Brush now adjusts strength percentage
• Option + click new layer now adds all items in your current selection to that new layer
• ‘Hide effects’ and ‘greyscale’ view mode options – you can toggle-on these new view modes using the buttons next to the View Mode options in the navigator
• Guides can now be changed to any color
• Long press tool shortcuts – holding onto any tool shortcut will now just put you in that tool temporarily until you release, at which point you will return to your previous tool
• Create symbol now available with keyboard shortcut of Shift + Command + K
• Decimal place accuracy preferences
• ‘Prefer to keep selection’ preference

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