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

2.9 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Most fully featured vector app on iOS


There are simpler apps that take less getting to know, but if you’re after the fullest vector feature set on iOS then this is it. And the UI has consistent logic alongside some good accessibility features, so once you get in the swing if things what you need comes to hand easily.

P.S, found the one star review because ‘it’s too complicated and the buttons don’t seem to do anything’ hilarious. If you’ve any experience with vector apps you’ll find this one easy; you can thoroughly explore the UI in half an hour and you’ll know at a glance what the buttons do as you find them. If you have no experience but want to learn then this app is a great way to explore, but that is a learning process of course!

Very, Very good.


Been paying a designer to do simple sketches but he was unreliable and costly.
My drawings are better than he used to do and I get them when I need them.
App has a few bugs such as files disappearing and then reappearing after changing the file name but overall an excellent purchase that I would highly recommend!

Great Vector Drawing App


I am amazed at the depth of iDesign - the app is feature rich and takes much of the functionality of full blown desktop drawing programs such as Corel Draw and Illustrator and ports them onto iOS devices. The use of four 'roll-up' toolbars along each edge of the screen gives you access to most of the tools needed to select and manipulate numerous types of drawing objects.

I'm running iDesign on an iPod and OK the screens a little small for editing a full A4 drawing (looking forward to trying it on an iPad soon) but with a little getting to know I am amazed at what can be achieved. I make my living out of Graphic Design and I am finding that I can start a project in iDesign and export it as a PDF and import that into a high-end graphic package to complete.

I feel that I have to disagree with those saying that iDesign is not up portable design work ... iDesign does exactly what it says it does - and it does it well. It still has a few items of functionality missing (object locking, more advanced text handling, graduated fills, object combining, guide lines and CMYK support) - but given the development still going into this app, with that extra 10-15% this could well be a gem for design on iOS. I give it five stars for what it does already.


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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