Design and product tools of Apple Software Collection

Design and product tools of Apple Software Collection

Design Tools

  • Acorn -An image editor with a comprehensive feature set like PS.
  • Affinity Designer -a vector image design tool, can be an alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
  • Affinity Photo -Raster image design tool, can replace Adobe PS image processing software.
  • Alchemy -open source drawing tool software, used for sketching, conversation and a new way of drawing.
  • Art Text 3 -Generate various special effect fonts.
  • Blender -A full-featured and scalable cross-platform 3D content suite.
  • Figma -a web-based real-time collaborative cloud design software. 
  • FontForge -Font editing tool. 
  • GIMP -image editing software, known as PhotoShop under Linux, also has a Mac version.
  • Gravit Designer -a hybrid vector/bitmap layout application, a bit worse than Sketch. 
  • inklet -Turn the touchpad on the Mac into a drawing board.
  • Inkscape -an open source vector graphics editing software, similar to other software such as Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, Xara X.
  • Krita -an open source bit graphics editing software, including a drawing program and photo editor. 
  • Monodraw -a powerful ASCII design flow editor on the macOS platform. 
  • MagicaVoxel -Lightweight 8-bit pixel editing and interactive path tracing renderer.
  • MakeHuman -a powerful and free 3D human body modeler. 
  • Nik Collection -Professional photo post-production tool, free after Google's acquisition
  • Pixelmator -a powerful image editor, the choice of PS image processing software.
  • Paintbrush -Bitmap image editor.
  • Pencil2D -A simple and intuitive tool for making 2D hand-drawn animations. 
  • Principle -It is easy to design animations and interactive user interfaces using it.
  • Pixel Perfect -It is very easy to compare UI models and development results. 
  • Sculptris -3D modeling of what you see.
  • Sketch -Hybrid vector/bitmap layout application, especially suitable for user interface, web and mobile design.
    • Sketch Toolbox -a super simple Sketch plugin manager.
    • Measure -Design draft annotation and measurement tool. 
    • User Flows -Generate flowcharts directly from the drawing board. 
  • Sketch Cache Cleaner -Clean up Sketch history files and free up disk space. 
  • SketchBook -outstanding drawing software.
  • ScreenToLayers -easily export the desktop layered file PSD file.
  • Sparkle -a visual web design tool.
  • Tayasui Sketches -professional drawing software.
  • Vectr -Free graphics editor. This is a simple and powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool that turns your design into reality.

Prototype process

  • Axure RP 8 -prototyping tool, team collaboration, convenient and easy to use.
  • ProtoPie -High-fidelity interactive prototype design.
  • Adobe XD (Experience Design)-For the design and prototyping of websites and mobile applications.
  • Balsamiq Mockups -a fast web design prototyping tool to help you work faster and smarter.
  • Origami Studio -a new tool for designing modern interfaces, built and used by Facebook designers.
  • Flinto -Quickly produce high-fidelity interactive prototype tool, support Sketch import.
  • Kite -a powerful animation tool for making Mac and iOS prototype applications.
  • Justinmind -features richer and more convenient team collaboration.
  • MockFlow -Online prototyping kit for web design and usability testing.
  • pencil -Open source and free software prototype tool 
  • Mockplus -Faster and simpler prototyping tool.
  • OmniGraffle -can be used to draw diagrams, flowcharts, organization charts, mind maps, and illustrations or prototypes.
  • XMind -a practical mind mapping software.
  • Lighten -a practical mind mapping software produced by XMind.
  • Loremify -Quickly and accurately design, prototype or generate titles, paragraphs, lists and articles.
  • Scapple -a practical mind mapping software.
  • Framer -a tool for interactive prototyping.
  • Marvel -Simple design, prototyping and collaboration.
  • MindNode -Concise style and user-friendly operation, drawing mind and brain maps.
  • WriteMapper -a brain mapping tool specially designed for writers.
  • SimpleMind -an ultra-small mind mapping tool.
  • macSVG -Design HTML5 SVG and animation.

Drawing tools

  • Draw.io -Hundreds of graphics, supporting export in multiple formats. 
  • OmniGraffle -Member of Omni, native application.
  • ProcessOn -flow charts, mind maps, prototypes... Chinese friendly, save 5 files for free.

screenshot tool

  • GifCapture -Open source macOS screenshot generation tool for Gif.
  • Gifox -professional high-value GIF recording application. 
  • GIF Brewery -gives everyone the power to create stunning GIFs from video files. 
  • GIPHY Capture -Free software to capture and share pictures on the desktop.
  • Kap -Lightweight GIF screen recording widget.
  • KeyCastr -a good helper for screen recording, a small tool for real-time display of key operations.
  • Licecap -is a screen recording tool that outputs GIF, and the recording range can be changed at will during the recording process.
  • Monosnap -Make screenshots, record videos and share files. 
  • Skitch -Screenshot comes with powerful annotation function.
  • Shifty -a menu bar application that gives you more control over the night shift. 
  • ScreenShot PSD -Save the screen capture as a layered PSD for easy editing. 
  • Snipaste -a simple but powerful screenshot tool.
  • Snip -an efficient screenshot tool, supports scrolling screenshots, Tencent works.
  • Teampaper Snap -A screenshot and annotation tool tailored for designers. 
  • Screenshot (Jietu) -The screenshot comes with a powerful annotation function, Tencent works.
  • Xnip -a free and easy-to-use scrolling screenshot tool.
  • iShot -A completely free and comprehensive screenshot tool that supports stickers, scrolling screenshots, time-lapse screenshots, etc. 

Other tools

  • APNGb -software for editing png image format. 
  • Assetizr -image editing application, easily change the size of the image, compress the image, and rename the image. 
  • AppIconBuilder (Icon Building)-App icon multi-platform one-click export.
  • Couleurs -a simple screen color picking application. 
  • Frank DeLoupe -Screen color picker that supports Retina.
  • Image2icon -Convert your pictures into icons.
  • ImageAlpha -Compress PNG images and remove invalid transparency.
  • ImageOptim -Compress the picture, delete EXIF information.
  • iPic -Upload pictures to Qiniu, Alibaba Cloud, etc., support Markdown link.
  • IconKit -App icon auto generator.
  • Iconjar -icon management software with organization and search functions.
  • JPEGmini -Reduce image size by up to 80% without compromising quality. 
  • Preset Brewery -A tool to convert Lightroom presets to Adobe Camera Raw.
  • PicGo -A picture bed tool that supports commonly used CDNs .
  • Resize Master -Faster and easier to batch adjust images and add watermarks. 
  • RightFont -Font management tool.
  • svgus -SVG image manager.
  • Solarized -Clean and refreshing color themes, support iTerm, Intellij IDEA, Vim, etc.
  • Sip -Collect, organize and share your color picker.
  • Spectrum -An application that can easily and intuitively create beautiful color schemes. 
  • TinyPNG4Mac -a dedicated open source tool for image compression.
  • Tropy -Photo file management tool.
  • uPic -macOS native application, powerful and concise picture bed client. 
  • Mark Eel -an efficient design draft annotation and measurement tool.