If you would have to say one positive thing about modern technology, apps would likely come to mind as your answer. Since the world went mobile, all kinds of applications have been released, allowing you to take care of virtually anything in life via your smartphone or tablet. And guess what… Graphic design is no exception to this. That's right: you can now edit vector files on mobile.
While you commute to and from the office, while your flying to and from your holidays, while you wait for your next appointment, sure you could read, check out some cat videos or the latest tweets on your feed, but what if you could be using that time more constructively, like finishing off that little extra detail you wanted in your design?
As with everything, theres a plethora of vector editing apps to choose from. But here's the VectorGuru to tell you which ones are worth trying!
Why to Edit Vectors on Mobile?
Using mobile apps can be of great benefit to everybody. For yourself the designer, allowing you to maximize every spare minute that you have so you can finish off that tricky element or lay down the final pieces on your project. And your client will be happy too, receiving their commissioned work much quicker than would be possible if you had been tied to your computer desk.
Most vector editing apps are built as integral graphic design editor tools, and some really meet that description. If you have a high-end tablet, it could be possible for you to complete all your creative process this way.
Now, you may not want to be working solely on mobile devices, and likely you will still prefer the higher resolution and power of your desktop or laptop to do the core designing, using Adobe Illustrator or one of its great alternatives. But editing vectors on the go is a great way to valorize time that would otherwise be wasted, and speed up your workflow.
The little detail you wanted to add to that design? The few files you wanted to customize to use in your new project? You can do all those edits on the go. And if that wasn't enough, those little edits using vectors can help you earn more money with your designs!
As all of the apps on this list are free or extremely cheap, there are no reasons why you shouldn't give it a try!
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Best Vector Editing Apps
We know how tricky it can be sifting through all of the apps available so the team here at VectorGuru have taken on that task for you and would like to present to you the best apps to edit vectors on the go!
1. Adobe Illustrator Draw
Coming in first is the industry behemoth that is Adobe. Illustrator Draw allows you to create beautiful, scalable vectors on your iOS or Android device. Coming with support for the latest drawing hardware such as Apple Pen, Adobe Ink and more and coming directly from Adobe this great app is fully compatible with Illustrator, Photoshop and Adobe Stock support is built in!
Website: Adobe Illustrator Draw
Inkpad for iOS is one of the best known mobile vector editing apps. Coming jam packed with features and tools not only for drawing, but also layering and exporting puts InkPad high on our list of recommended apps for iOS.
3. Bez – Vector Illustration
Bez Vector Illustation is another awesome feature packed iOS app, coming with support for Slide Over, Split View, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil and made with ease of use in mind, this great app would make a great addition to your arsenal!
Website: Bez Vector Illustration
Go Mobile! Edit Vectors on the Go
As you can see, there are a handful of great apps available for all your ‘On The Go' needs and although iOS get's a little more love on the app front, don't be dissuaded, there are many great app's out there to cover all you Android enthusiasts too! Fragmentation in the Android market causes a big part of the difference in high quality apps, however keep checking back on our list of The Best Apps To Help Your Mobile Work Flow as we try new apps, we'll add them here!
And while you're at it, why not check out SignSilo, your one-stop shop for vehicle templates and vector downloads. With a hand-curated library of over 1 MILLION vectors for a super cheap one-year subscription, it's certainly an offer not to miss!
Any apps not on our list? Leave a comment below and we'll check them out!
Huge list there, bro….
and only one for Android. And Adobe Draw is only “free” if you don’t want to export your creations to a… you know…. vector format… the whole purpose of this article!
Thank You Bargle for your comment.
I’m an Android user and I just started working with graphics (learning how to use a digital planner of all things!), decided I like the process of creating just the right picture or color combinations more than actually planning I find the pics, art, vectors, whatever, at sites like freepik and import them into what has gone from planner to electronic smash books. The best app I’ve found for creating or tweaking images is AutoDesk Sketchbook. If I find an image in a file formate that doesn’t work with Autodesk Sketchbook, I use an online converter to get the format I need.
I can’t understand why more bloggers/tech junkies, graphic artists, and/or developers aren’t putting some serious thought into creating apps, programs, ect., that at least would attempt to address the gaping hole Android has in this area. I mean, there’s not a SINGLE app for Android that can hold a candle to Procreate or Goodnotes. And they just keep coming out with newer and better for APPLE.
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