Download Design Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Play

    (ex Android Market) 5.9.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Get Android apps, games, and more from Google's official store

    7
    18902 votes
    • PROS: Search by keyword or category, Automatic app updates, Attractive design, Lots of content
    • CONS: App selection can feel overwhelming at times
  • Photoscape

    3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing free photo editor with lots of extra tools

    8
    29554 votes
    • PROS: Amazing free application, Lots of special effects and filters, Many extra tools to work with your photos
    • CONS: Nothing so far
  • Adobe Illustrator CC

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Industry standard design suite

    6
    3755 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
  • Clean Master for PC

    6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Clean up your hard drive and make your PC run faster with this alternative to CCleaner

    7
    3050 votes
    • PROS: Very quick analysis, Cleans different parts of your PC, Convincing design and usability, Configurable notifications, Can be integrated with the context menu
    • CONS: Few advanced features, The options menu is a bit lacking
  • GIMP

    2.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Open source image editor gets even better

    7
    8490 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, Powerful free image editing program
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard for web design

    7
    2258 votes
    • PROS: Packed with powerful tools , Excellent multimedia integration, Support for many coding languages, Improved CSS inspection, Integration with WordPress, Joomla! etc, Writes good clean code
    • CONS: Lengthy installation process , Takes a while for beginners to get to grips with, Requires Creative Suite subscription
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    x8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the most complete graphic design programs

    7
    7908 votes
    • PROS: Great selection of tools, Covers different areas: page layout, photo editing, vector drawing, Clean, intuitive interface design, Very well documented
    • CONS: May be hard for beginners, Not enough integration between apps
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    771 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • AutoCAD 360

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Advanced computer-aided design software for smartphone users

    7
    351 votes
    • PROS: AutoCAD 360 is one of the most advanced graphic design tools on the market today., Users can opt to participate in a free seven-day trial.
    • CONS: This bundle is intended to be used by those with prior experience., In-app purchases can prove to be quite expensive.
  • AIMP

    4.51.2080

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent audio player with handy extra tools

    9
    8044 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface design with support for skins, 18-band equalizer, Support for online radio, Full featured tag editor, Support for all popular audio formats
    • CONS: None so far
  • Adobe InDesign CC

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new standard in professional layout and design

    6
    1375 votes
    • PROS: Professional application with great results, Collaborative online tools, Very well documented
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • V-Ray

    1.50

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Bring Your Models To Life With Powerful Rendering Tools.

    6
    618 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful rendering, Powerful sectioning tool
    • CONS: Very demanding, Blocky user interface
  • BlackBerry Link

    1.2.0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect BlackBerry 10 to your PC for content synchronization

    7
    274 votes
    • PROS: Attractive and modern design, Very comfortable web surfing, Supports iTunes and WMP, Very easy to use, Backup copies, Lets you manage several devices
    • CONS: Only works on BlackBerry 10
  • GIMP

    2.10.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source image editor gets even better

    6
    770 votes
    • PROS: Multiplatform, Powerful image editing tools, Lots of interface tweaks to make it newbie friendly, Single-window mode, FINALLY runs natively on the Mac
    • CONS: Can't view multiple items in single-window mode, Not many included automated features
  • Adobe Camera Raw

    7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Open and edit RAW images in Photoshop

    7
    480 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with all RAW formats, Includes many editing tools, Real-time preview, Support for snapshots and custom presets
    • CONS: Requires Photoshop CS5
  • Autodesk 3ds Max

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Esteemed professional 3D design and animation app

    7
    1403 votes
    • PROS: Advanced pelt mapping feature, Plenty of high-powered modelling tools, Gives you pixel-perfect control over your models
    • CONS: Proves very overwhelming for newcomers to 3D modelling
  • WinZip for Windows 10

    1.1.159

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Zip and unzip with style

    7
    96 votes
    • PROS: Impeccable design, File encryption, Easy to navigate, Compatible with Dropbox, Drive, SkyDrive
    • CONS: Only .zip and .zipx files, "Empty" kind of look
  • Clean Master

    (Boost & AppLock) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The best way to clean your Android device

    8
    575 votes
    • PROS: Very effective , Several cleaning tools, Practical widgets, Clean and functional design
    • CONS: Some useful features are somewhat hidden
  • PicPick

    v4.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent screen capture and image editor

    7
    482 votes
    • PROS: Editor and capturing tool, all in one, Perfect for some basic retouches, Nice extras, Easy to set up and use
    • CONS: Webpage capturing option doesn't scroll the page, No printing capabilities
  • Ginger Spell and Grammar Checker

    2.7.53.0_

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Contextual grammar and spell checker

    7
    208 votes
    • PROS: Offers great English corrections, Works in Microsoft Office and browsers, Lightweight application, Nice design
    • CONS: Only includes a dictionary, Not compatible with all text applications
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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14.51.208080448.6Windows
23.7295547.7Windows
3(ex Android Market) 5.9.12189027.2Android, Windows
42.10.084907.1Windows
5x879086.7Windows
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