Download For Designers - Best Software & Apps

  • Brackets

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Text Editor for Web Designers

    9
    5 votes
    • PROS: Easy to customise, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Needs to be installed, Third party plug ins are not supported
  • Wallpaper Engine

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cool Software for Graphics Designers

    8
    34 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of wallpapers to utilise, Very stable application
    • CONS: A bit of a steep learning curve, Certain features can be a bit tricky to master
  • Adobe XD

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Free App for Design Lovers

    8
    16 votes
    • PROS: Clean and intuitive interface, Ideal for interface designers
    • CONS: No layer panel tools, No styles and symbols
  • Aurora 3D Text & Logo Maker

    16.01.07

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Designers

    7
    427 votes
    • PROS: Free trial , Good range of 3D effects
    • CONS: Takes up a lot of space, Finding the right effects can take time
  • ArchiCAD

    Commercial 19

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The CAD for creative architects and designers

    7
    136 votes
    • PROS: Dynamic and flexible, Intuitive interface, Guarantees precision and detail, Photo-realistic pre-visualizations, Ideal for collaborations
    • CONS: Not universal, Not widely used in professional environments
  • Video Logo Remover

    1.1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Designers

    7
    50 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Easy to get to grips with
    • CONS: Can take a long time to remove logos, Only the trial is available for free
  • ColorMania

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    BlackBerry

    Free and advanced color-choosing utility for graphical artists and web designers

    8
    60 votes
    • PROS: There is no charge to download and use ColorMania., It is able to work with most third-party design programs.
    • CONS: There are few options in regards to layering and other standard actions., As this is open-source software, some bugs could be present.
  • The Rasterbator

    1.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Free Imaging Tool for Designers

    7
    128 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, No installation is required, Prints a wide range of images
    • CONS: Can be difficult to get to grips with, A printer is required
  • Bluefish

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Code With Efficiency, Power And Open-Source Principles Behind You.

    7
    65 votes
    • PROS: Programming-focused features, Free and open-source, Solid UI for advanced users, Great syntax support
    • CONS: Takes time to learn, Minimal support, Can run slow, Speed varies between platforms
  • Weeny Free PDF Cutter

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Designers

    8
    33 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Very easy to use
    • CONS: A bit limited in its scope, Large PDFs can take time
  • Color Cop

    5.4.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers

    8
    41 votes
    • ArchiCAD

      Educational 19

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The CAD for creative architects and designers

      8
      23 votes
      • PROS: Dynamic and flexible, Intuitive interface, Guarantees precision and detail, Ideal for collaborations
      • CONS: Not universal, Not widely used in professional environments
    • Dulux Visualizer

      2.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Free App for Designers

      5
      2 votes
      • PROS: Free to download and use, Provides instant visual transformations
      • CONS: Only compatible with Dulux paint shades, Need to use a Smartphone
    • Neon Butterflies Keyboard

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Our creative designers are ready to release another fun and pretty theme for all you fancy ladies out there: NEON BUTTERFLIE

      10
      1 vote
      • Algolab Photo Vector

        1.98.84

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Vectorizer and image cleaner for designers and CAD/CAM professionals

        6
        25 votes
        • Icons8

          1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free icon library program for UI developers

          10
          7 votes
          • PROS: The app is easy to use and it has a wide variety icons, Ideal for developers and web designers
          • CONS: If you want high-res icons it will cost you, It would be nice if users could add our own graphic files
        • Figma 1.0

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Free Tool for Designers

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Easy to collaborate with other designers, Works smoothly in a desktop browser
          • CONS: Too many annoying emails, Steep learning curve
        • Pidoco

          varies-with-device

          License
          free
          Platform
          Web Apps

          Free Tool for Web Designers

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: More than 400 interactive interface elements, Very easy to use
          • CONS: Can only be used online, A bit limited in its scope
        • iPhoney

          1.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          iPhone web simulator for designers

          3
          25 votes
          • Design Home

            1.00.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            Free Game for Interior Designers

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Lots of furniture to choose from, Original game concept
            • CONS: Heavy emphasis on in app purchases, Only for true interior design fans
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          12.7607.5Windows, BlackBerry
          22.2.0657.2Windows
          3Commercial 191367.1Windows, Mac
          41.211286.6Windows, Web Apps
          516.01.074276.5Windows
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