Download Design Templates - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    2017

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Industry standard design suite

    6
    3750 votes
    • PROS: Fully documented, Includes templates, Excellent set of tools for vectorial design, Integrated into Creative Cloud
    • CONS: May feel a bit complex for beginners
  • Adobe Fireworks

    CS6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Accelerate web design and development

    7
    1033 votes
    • PROS: Create any graphic for the web, from buttons to complete layouts, Works with other Adobe applications, Includes many new templates
    • CONS: Like all Adobe apps, requires time and effort to learn
  • Logo Design Studio

    Pro 4.5.00

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful logo design tool with thousands of templates

    6
    360 votes
    • PROS: More than 5,000 templates included, Covers many professional areas, Easy to use
    • CONS: Basic editor, Unstable
  • Microsoft Publisher

    2010

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    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's excellent publications tool

    6
    3774 votes
    • PROS: Loads of ready-made templates and color schemes, Document layout for anyone, Can export to several formats
    • CONS: Doesn't work with InDesign and QuarkXpress files
  • Business Card Maker

    9.15

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A Simple Way to Create Professional-Looking Business Cards

    6
    137 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use with professional results, Over 200 templates to use and modify, Compatible with all major graphics formats
    • CONS: Limited-time trial version with no saving or printing
  • Anime Studio

    Debut 8.2

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Bring out your inner animator!

    6
    1235 votes
    • PROS: Excellent tutorials and help, 2 modes - beginner and advanced, Lots of pre-made content, Bone-rigging system, Upload directly to YouTube
    • CONS: Ugly interface, Takes effort and time to get started
  • CyberLink YouPaint

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    Platform
    Windows

    Fun painting tool for kids with support for multi-touch

    8
    46 votes
    • PROS: Especially recommended for kids, Easy to use drawing tools, Includes lots of templates and clipart, Many drawing tools and colors to choose from
    • CONS: No options for parents
  • Nero Cover Designer

    2016

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design Your Own Custom Labels And Covers For Free

    7
    194 votes
    • PROS: You do not have to work out the margins yourself, Ideal for people using A4 pieces of paper, The templates allow you to make a good label if you do not have any design skills
    • CONS: It really shines for CD and DVD cases which are not used much anymore, The user interface needs updating, Only useful for labels and business cards these days
  • Diagram Designer

    1.28

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy tool to create diagrams and flowcharts

    6
    135 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use: drag and drop, Includes several templates to get you started
    • CONS: Text is not easy to edit
  • Perfect365

    1.8.0.3

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Makeup enhancement and touch-up tool

    7
    756 votes
    • PROS: Makes retouching of photos easier, Automatically detects faces, 20 different makeup templates
    • CONS: Lacks high precision refinement tools, Auto-detect may not always work
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

    13

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Enhance, organize and share your photos like a pro

    6
    1242 votes
    • PROS: Elegant interface design, Easier to use than Photoshop, Quick photo fixes for editing newbies, Lots of templates to create original compositions with your photos, Excellent mobile syncing, Upload images instantly to social networking sites
    • CONS: Artwork utilities can be a bit confusing for beginners, Don't be confused: it's not a stripped-down version of Photoshop
  • Droppix Label Maker

    2.9.7

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    Platform
    Windows

    Design and print stunning, professional-looking CD and DVD labels

    8
    123 votes
    • PROS: Create CD labels with text, images and more, Import information from the CD automatically, Includes templates to get you started
    • CONS: Can't create CD booklets or covers
  • Movie Story

    4.5.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Create photo and video DVD slideshows

    7
    78 votes
    • PROS: Nice design, Easy enough for beginners, Includes templates and transition effects, Exports to a variety of formats
    • CONS: Strange behavior in some functions
  • Edraw Max for Mac

    8.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Create interactive diagrams and charts quickly and easily with rich gallery of examples and templates.

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    • Anime Studio

      Pro 8.2

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Bring your imagination to life!

      6
      359 votes
      • AAA Logo

        2008 2.2

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        Platform
        Windows

        Create logos from scratch

        7
        429 votes
        • PROS: Thousands of templates, Lots of variation, Very simple to edit and re-touch templates
        • CONS: Limited in editing capabilities, Not much better than using MS Paint
      • Picture Collage Maker Lite

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Create collages, greeting cards, calendars and more

        6
        11 votes
        • PROS: Instant results, Lots of templates, Easy to use, Tutorials
        • CONS: Most templates limited to full version
      • Art Text

        1.0.0.163

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        An Intuitive Windows Tool for All Your Vector Design Requirements

        8
        25 votes
        • PROS: A range of customizable templates, A lot of value for your buck
        • CONS: Doesn’t have all the features of the Mac variant, The interface could be a bit more user-friendly
      • Adobe Photoshop Elements 15

        varies-with-device

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        Platform
        Windows

        Enhance, organize and share your photos like a pro

        6
        7 votes
        • PROS: Elegant interface design, Easier to use than Photoshop, Quick photo fixes for editing newbies, Lots of templates to create original compositions with your photos, Excellent mobile syncing, Upload images instantly to social networking sites
        • CONS: Artwork utilities can be a bit confusing for beginners, Don't be confused: it's not a stripped-down version of Photoshop
      • 3D PageFlip Professional

        1.7.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Turn your PDF files into a 3D page-flipping e-book

        8
        16 votes
        • PROS: A very powerful and advanced PDF conversion tool, There are plenty of design tools and templates to use
        • CONS: It should only be used by people who need to convert files frequently, The professional version is much too expensive
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