iPad in Graphic Design: actual usage


Most of my work I perform on MacBookPro, but also I have a retina-iPad device which I never use for any type of graphic design, thus I am looking for solution to the underuse of this costly device.

My question is: What actual design related tasks do you perform on iPads?

I am interested in actual usage and not in theoretical ("you can use it for xyz").

3/9/2016 9:08:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I sketch a great deal... Prefer Adobe Ideas, Sketchbook Pro, Layers apps, and Pencil for that.

I explore web site wireframes..... iMockups app.

I'll, on occasion, do a little coding (nothing complex though) ... Codea app.

I write notes... Draftpad app.

I explore color... MyPantone app.

I accept credit card payments.. Square Register app.

I track my projects and to do items... Priorities app.

I test responsive web design... Safari

I test epub files.... iBooks

4/3/2014 3:37:00 PM

iPad apps can have very great focused/niche purpose, the appsfollowing have made it into my workflow.

iDraw: geometric hands on designs with shapes, great for wireframing, on the go or in the office.

Sketchbook Pro: Great for painting.

Adobe Ideas: Sketching thumbs and production illustration.

Sprite Something: Go to for pixel art creation

I found a stylus was integral for using these apps, one that is designed for sketching. I use the Pogo Stylus Sketch Pro