Download Design Templates - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator CC2018-23.0.0

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Industry standard design suite

    6
    3930 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
  • Arduino IDE

    Arduino IDE1.8.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Great programming software for beginners

    8
    65 votes
    • PROS: Sleek interface design, Active community, Lots of templates, Cross-platform
    • CONS: Uploading takes time, Cannot change font style, Quick buttons cannot be added, No line number indicator
  • Microsoft Publisher

    Microsoft Publisher2010

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    Platform
    Windows

    Microsoft's excellent publications tool

    6
    3805 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
  • Adobe Fireworks

    Adobe FireworksCS6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Accelerate web design and development

    7
    1065 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
  • Business Card Maker

    Business Card Maker9.15

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Business Card Maker - Create professional business cards in a few clicks!

    6
    141 votes
    • PROS: Create professional business cards in no time, Various tools that allow design flexibility, Supports high-resolution printing, Save costs and create professional designs
    • CONS: Trial version has no save functionality, Application is resource intensive, Limited OS support, Limited formats available for card exporting
  • Anime Studio

    Anime StudioPro 8.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    Bring your imagination to life!

    6
    369 votes
    • Logo Design Studio

      Logo Design StudioPro 4.5.00

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      Platform
      Windows

      Powerful logo design tool with thousands of templates

      6
      363 votes
      • PROS: More than 5,000 templates included, Covers many professional areas, Easy to use
      • CONS: Basic editor, Unstable
    • Diagram Designer

      Diagram Designer1.28

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy tool to create diagrams and flowcharts

      7
      145 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use: drag and drop, Includes several templates to get you started
      • CONS: Text is not easy to edit
    • Nero Cover Designer

      Nero Cover Designer2016

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Design Your Own Custom Labels And Covers For Free

      7
      203 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
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements

      Adobe Photoshop Elements13

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Enhance, organize and share your photos like a pro

      6
      1246 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
    • Illustration & graphic design

      Illustration & graphic designVaries with device

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      Platform
      Windows

      A Feature-Packed Yet Affordable Vector Design Tool

      8
      17 votes
      • PROS: Affordable and feature-packed, Ready-to-use templates and tools
      • CONS: Tracing an image could be a problem, Could freeze on you when you first open
    • Poster Designer

      Poster Designer(antes Poster Forge) 2.02.07

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      Platform
      Windows

      Free, User-Friendly Software Package for Poster Design

      6
      121 votes
      • PROS: Excellent user interface, Huge number of templates to use, Exports in image or PDF formats, Quality posters can be made in minutes
      • CONS: Free version adds watermarks, Not as powerful as Microsoft Publisher, Text editing is slightly limited, No option for leaflet layouts
    • Perfect365

      Perfect3651.8.0.3

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      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      Makeup enhancement and touch-up tool

      7
      774 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 15

      Adobe Photoshop Elements 15varies-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
    • Resume PDF Maker / CV Builder

      Resume PDF Maker / CV Builder1.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Resume PDF Maker / CV Builder - Create your own professional CV with a few clicks!

      10
      2 votes
      • PROS: Creates striking and professional CV's, Wide selection of templates, Easily customizable templates, Doesn't require any computer design or graphics knowledge to use
      • CONS: Getting to know your way around can take some time, No offline customization ability, Application doesn't support all web browsers, Can be slow at times
    • ArcSoft PhotoImpression

      ArcSoft PhotoImpression6.5.9.110

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      Platform
      Windows

      Blends powerful photo editing with project templates

      7
      554 votes
      • PROS: Lots of useful photo editing functions, Very straightforward to use, Useful Help pages
      • CONS: Missing decent support for layers & gradients, Not as cheap as the GIMP (i.e. not free)
    • AAA Logo

      AAA Logo2008 2.2

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      Platform
      Windows

      Create logos from scratch

      7
      432 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
    • Anime Studio

      Anime StudioDebut 8.2

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Bring out your inner animator!

      6
      1253 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
    • Collagerator

      Collagerator0.9.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Easily create photo mosaics and collages

      6
      47 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Several templates available, Export to various image formats, Easily reposition images, Change frame, background, and more, Enlarge/reduce images
      • CONS: No integrated image editor
    • Microsoft InfoPath

      Microsoft InfoPath 2010

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      Platform
      Windows

      Create all sorts of forms in a familiar environment

      6
      176 votes
      • PROS: Includes two apps: Designer and Filler, Includes many form templates, Very well documented, Nice interface design
      • CONS: Not for beginners
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1Adobe FireworksCS610656.6Windows
    2Adobe Illustrator CC2018-23.0.039306.3Windows,Mac
    3Adobe Photoshop Elements1312466.2Windows,Mac
    4Anime StudioDebut 8.212536.1Windows,Mac
    5Microsoft Publisher201038055.8Windows
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