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11 iphone apps every web designer should download

Paul Anthony / October 11, 2009

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As a web designer you know that things are changing at a fast pace. What was hot one day is not the other. One “new” technology that is growing bigger and bigger in popularity each and every day is the iPhone and its apps. This is an appreciated development as it can make our lives as web designers easier. The list below is just eleven good apps among thousands – please feel free to comment with your favorite iPhone app for web designers.


URL: http://iphone.wordpress.org/

This app is great if you have a WordPress blog – if you don’t you should get one now as it is an excellent way of showcasing your work. The WordPress iPhone app lets you write posts, manage comments and upload pictures on the go.  As many bloggers will know – often your best ideas for articles come whilst on the move.



URL: http://www.mint.com/features/iphone/

Do you think it’s a hassle staying in control of the accounting? If the answer is yes you will probably like the Mint iPhone app. With this little tool you will be able to stay on top of your finances, watch your investment performance and check your credit card balances. If you are running a web design business, you’ll appreciate the flexibility this gives you.


Action Method

URL: http://www.actionmethod.com/

This app is perfect for you that need some help to stay organized. With Action Method you can organize your projects; manage deadlines, delegate necessary tasks – all via your iPhone; and all whilst you aren’t at your desk! It is a commercial project management app, but the cost is well worth the flexibility it gives you.



URL: http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-iphone/

Tweetie is one of the most fantastic iPhone apps we’ve ever stumbled across. These are just a couple of the features that are included: handling of multiple twitter accounts, view replies, direct messages, favorites, post new tweets and retweets. The list can go on forever. Download this app and stay in contact with all of your web designer friends.



URL: http://www.magnetismstudios.com/FileMagnet/

Are you a web designer that is always on the go? Then FileMagnet is the perfect app for you. With FileMagnet you can copy files, regardless of file format, from your computer to your iPhone meaning that you will be able work wherever you are.



URL: http://www.sketchesapp.com/

Every artist should doodle every once in a while. Sketches is great iPhone app that lets you jot down all of your ideas using nothing more than your finger. This is the perfect tool for those times when you get a brilliant idea and don’t know where to write it down – or indeed when that  doodling feeling comes over you.



URL: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/iPhone/

Even seen a font and wondered what it’s called? No need to worry anymore as this app will solve the mystery. Simply take a picture of the text and let WhatTheFont analyze it. Within a matter of seconds you’ll have the result.


Bill4Time Mobile

URL: http://www.bill4time.com/mobile/

As a web designer you are often charging your client per hour and with the Bill4Time app it is easy to keep track of how much time you’ve spent on a project.



URL: http://www.evernote.com/

Evernote is another great app that helps you organize your ideas. Take snapshots, record voice memos or write a quick text note. If you for example take a photo of a white board during a meeting Evernote will recognize the text, and make it searchable for later.


SimpleMind Xpress Mind Maps

URL: http://www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind/

Mind maps are often part of web designer’s everyday life which makes this app a necessary one. With SimpleMind you’ll get a structured mind mapping device with features such as drag and drop, different visual styles and the possibility of sharing the mind map as a jpeg.


CSS Cheatsheet

URL: http://www.concentricsky.com/products/iphone/css-cheat-sheet/

Even the most experienced web designer need to get back to the basics once in a while. This is a very useful app that includes pretty much all of the fundamental elements of CSS.


This is a guest post –  submitted by Joanna from web hosting search.

  • iPhone
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14 responses to “11 iphone apps every web designer should download

  1. Nice list. I’ve downloaded a couple based on this list. I would recommend downloading the iDisk app since it does the same thing as FileMagnet but it a native app to the iPhone. I also agree with arsaga in that you should also mention the Pantone app.

  2. They should also download RJDJ to get the creative juices flowing.

    The “Dynamic Music” that it produces has a psychedelic effect.

    If you haven’t tried that App, it is amazing and you need to check it out.

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