10 top creative tools and apps for the iPad

Apple’s tablet is tailor-made for touchscreen creativity – as are many iOS apps. Here are 10 of the most inspiring examples

By Rob Clymo, Macworld U.K. |  Software, ipad apps

A tablet device makes a great place to work using a freehand style, and Paper by FiftyThree is just the app that'll help you become even more productive. This easy-to-use program has an enticing interface, making it easy to jot down or sketch ideas and inspiration while you're on the go. If you're a graphic designer, then it's an ideal supplement to your more powerful software tools. However, because Paper is free, it's well worth installing to try out if you're more of a casual scribbler. There's a neat little collection of tool options and a pretty simple colour palette to work with.

Add the fact that the sensitivity of the ink pens and water brush options are very realistic, and you'll be getting creative bursts in all manner of locations. Needless to say, there's also plenty of integration for sharing your creations, and completed doodles, illustrations and other works of art can be delivered to family, friends and work colleagues via the usual channels such as Twitter and Facebook.

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8. Snapseed

Free, itun.es/i6JV6BR

Snapseed is a hugely popular app, and that's for a whole range of very good reasons. If you like to work with digital images in any kind of capacity, then it's a must-have - and the fact that it costs nothing to get hold of makes it even more of a steal. There are oodles of tools for letting you wrangle your shots into shape here, with simple enhance, transform and sharing options sitting alongside a wealth of more powerful tools for squeezing that extra something special out of otherwise lacklustre images.

Perhaps one of the best things about Snapseed is its wonderfully simple interface, although behind that rather humble exterior there are some surprisingly powerful toolbar options. Try snazzing up your images with one of the many filters contained inside, such as simple Black & White and Vintage Film options through to more quirky Grunge, Tilt-Shift and Drama effects. There's also a selection of frames to add in order to make your finished creative session even more impressive.

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9. TouchDraw

£5.99, itun.es/i6JV5VM


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