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), keep all your designs in sync automatically between your Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Check out the iDesign Product Tour (YouTube) & User Guide (PDF) - at


- A universal app for both iPad and iPhone/iPod touch which adapts to the native screen size of the device.
- Full feature compatible with XDesign for Mac when you need the traditional keyboard, mouse and large screen of the Mac.
- An unobtrusive icon based visual and context driven user interface with a full screen board view
- Designs list with preview thumbnails to save and manage design files
- Toolbars and panels with easy access to frequently used functions for a fast work flow
- Unlimited fast and smooth multitouch zoom with sharp and clear images

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
- Keyboard input options for setting the shape attributes and dimension values
- 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
- Undo/Redo individual points
- Autosave for all operations to ensure work is saved at all times
- 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 board sizes (A1 to A5, B4, B5, etc.) and custom board sizes.
- Set a drawing scale
- Full set of standard unit systems, Points, Inches, Feet, MM, CM and Meters
- 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 (from email attachments and also via Dropbox)
- Full iCloud support and automatic sync of designs between devices
- Share your designs with other iDesign users via Email
- Dropbox support for Export, Import
- AirPrint Support

Sample designs included with the app.

What's New

Version 2.2.4

- Fixed text rotation set in XDesign (Mac) getting reset when design is opened in iDesign.
- Fixed export current selection option not working for SVG export.
- Fixed custom export size with scaling not working for SVG export.
- Fixed crash on launch detection and recovery mechanism for new versions of iOS.
- Changed line width entry to allow values from 0.01 to 999.99.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

Beautiful and impossible to use for me.


I really wanted to love this app. It has a brilliant visual aesthetic and as a some-time technical illustrator I was attracted to the dimensioning tools. However there are always some problems that you can only solve by adding extra points and slicing/cutting lines at unusual points, This is very difficult with iDesign and sometimes impossible given the tools available.

For example the add-points tool insists on adding points at a midpoint between two other points then sliding the point to where you want it to go on a line. Awkward on a straight line even if you have some guides set up to help you, impossible on, say, an ellipse.

There is, I think, something missing in the over all philosophy of iDesign. It looks to me like the programmers went too far in the direction of convenience or ease of use. Consequently it’s only ready for easy drawings despite the potential of some of its toolset. The mac os x version is exactly the same.

I design with idesign


This is a great cad / design app that could get another star if it were made just a little bit more user friendly.
I find some of the functions a little difficult to find or use but other than that it is feature full and very useful.
I have started using it more and more n my iPad Ro with the pencil and t works really well.
Give it a go.

Absolutely loving it


I’m fairly new at this and am really enjoying using this app
Tec support is amazing, thanks for easing the learning curve


TouchAware Limited
42.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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