This is a guest post by Zubair Ahmed.
iOS, the mobile operating system of handheld devices by Apple namely the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have become hugely successful as there are hundred of thousands of Apps available in the iOS App Store for it. The job of a web designer is very difficult as it needs creativity and coding prowess to master it. There are many tools and applications which can make this difficult job much easier. There are many iOS Apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad which have been designed specifically for the web designers on the move.
Majority of these apps do their job as advertised and provide productivity suites for better management. We have now compiled a list of must have apps for each and every web designer who owns an iOS device.
Webr is a simple iOS application which allows you to create dynamic websites right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Webr mobile app has a wide array of readymade themes and templates which can be used to create your own space in the web world. One can add a title, text, images and other elements with ease.
The best thing about Webr is that it is so simple and there is a wide array of template to suit your need and the feel of your website. Webr is available in the iOS App Strore for free for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can download the app via this direct iTunes link.
2. Adobe Ideas
Web Designing is not just a science, it is an art. Adobe Ideas is just the right place for you to scribble all your ideas and turn them into reality. Adobe Ideas for iOS will help to immediately store your ideas in your mobile device and costs just $ 5.99. In order to get pro experience you will have to buy in app add-ons which will cost you $ 0.99 per add-on. The app is just perfect and the application and effect of brush movement is awesome.
You can download the app using this direct iTunes link.
One of the first and the main job of a designer are to create the entire wireframe, layouts and sitemaps. The job is very crucial and requires a lot of visualization. You can just sit back and relax with your iPhone or an iPad and create the layout and the wireframe of your website with OmniGraffle for iOS.
The App does seem awesome and the so is even the price. OmiGraffle is available in iTunes for a hefty $ 49.99. You can purchase the OmniGraffle using this direct iTunes link.
While we have mentioned apps where you can draw and scribble, Penultimate is the perfect notebook app to store some notes. Ideas, slogans, taglines or just basic instructions to self for later reference, Penultimate fits the bill for the perfect notes app.
Penultimate is available in iTunes [download link] for $ 1.99 while the in app purchases will cost you $ 0.99 each.
5. What the Font
Fonts are a very crucial designing factor and a slight change in it can improve the overall emphasis of the text. What the Font is a very essential app which can be used to indentify fonts by just taking a snap and sending over to its server.
Very handy when you notice an awesome type font and you wish to identify it. What the Font is available in iOS App Strore for free.
6. FTP on the GO
FTP on the GO, iOS App allows you to easily transfer and edit files between the web server and your iOS device. Being able to access files from your FTP server on the move can be very helpful to fix any certain issue instantly.
FTP on the GO is available in iOS App Store for just $ 5.99. You can purchase the app via this direct iTunes link.
7. Analytics HD
One thing which we all webmaster do very often is to sit with eyes glued to the Analytics and watch the visitors and total page views and unique hits for the day. Analytics HD provides a fantastic solution to analyze the behaviour and visitor base on the go with your iOS device. A must have app for each an every webmaster.
Analytics HD is available in iOS App Store for just $ 6.99. You can download the app from this direct iTunes link.
Gusto is one app which has been made with keeping mobility in mind. It quickly allows you to access files on your server via FTP and even allows you to edit to fix a bug quickly and bring your site back live. It even has multiple color cods and additional features which will make your job even easier.
Gusto is available in iOS App Store for just $9.99. Grab it via this direct iTunes link.
Does this app really need an introduction? Easily share and synchronize between cross platform devices over the internet. Never again will you have to worry about carrying your files all the time. Dropbox is available in iOS App Store and allows 2 GB of free data storage.
10. Source Viewer
As the name suggests Source Viewer allows you to quickly and easily view the source code of any web page you wish. With additional features like save images to the almost and fixed // URL tags it is a must have for each and every web designer.
Source Viewer is available in iOS App Store for just $ 0.99. Purchase the app via this direct iTunes link.
DatabaseViewer allows you to view and edit desktop database right from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Synchronize the data via internet automatically and even edit and apply SQL Select queries, Filters, Sort the fields and Push data according to it.
DatabaseViewer is available in iOS App store for just $ 6.99. You can download the app via this direct iTunes link.
12. iBlueSky MindMapping
Suddenly got a fantastic idea an have difficulty in remembering it ?? iBlueSky is an awesome mindmapping tool which allows you to write down your ideas in mindmapping format so you have everything on your iOS device.
iBlueSky is available in iOS App Store for just $9.99.
One of the biggest advantages of the iPad is its immersive interface which is perfect to make mock ups and the basic layout of your website. iMockUps is a very efficient tool which allows you to create wireframes for designs with drag and drop options which makes designing easier.
iMockUps is available in iOS App Store for just $ 6.99.
This is a guest post contributed by Zubair Ahmed. Zubair Ahmed is an iOS expert and runs the blog iPhoneiOSJailbreak.com which is one of the best online directory for Jailbreak tips and tricks, App reviews and latest iOS News.