The Mac App Store opened for business on January 6, 2011 with 1,000 apps.

Designers will be happy to know that there is an entire category devoted to Graphic & Design Apps. While some Apps may cross-over into other categories such as Photography, Utilities, and Developer, there is a growing list of Graphic & Design Apps and new titles are literally added every day.

In this post we bring you a selection of Five great Graphic & Design Apps found in the Mac App store.

Acorn is a Mac App for adding text and shapes to digital pictures.
$49.99 by Flying Meat, Inc.

Everyone needs to edit images at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn the super pricey image editing programs.this is why Acorn is made.
  • Add text and shapes to your digital pictures
  • combine images together to create your own
  • work with layers to touch up with your favourites


Alpha is a Mac App for image compositions and is integrated with Aperture and iPhoto.
$229.99 by cf/x AG

It is a leading edge image composition software
  • Create stunning compositions of images in seconds.
  • Turn large image collections into complex collages and mosaics in few clicks.

Art Directors Toolkit

Art Directors Toolkit, a Mac App for web and print design projects providing calculations and information for designers with 8 utilities and 3 tools. Color libraries and CMYK info.
$19.99 by Code Line

Includes licensed data of your favourite color loibraries
  • On screen toolset for Artists and designers working with digital media.
  • one-click-away digital companion dedicated to speeding up your design process.
  • works with almost any tool like photoshop, dreamweaver to create your digital media.
  • no more cluttering your desk or desktop with stickies, swatch books etc.


Diagrammix is a new Mac App for creating diagrams with assorted art elements and connectors.
$14.99 by Igor Belyaletdinov

Diagrammix is a tool for designing preity looking diagrams with minimal efforts. If you are office worker, designer, supervisor, student or a home user then you can draw almost anything in extremely simple way.
  • Diagrammix takes upon itself to connect elements, autosize elements while text entering, aligning elements and connectors.
  • Offers a lot of elements, connectors that eliminate the waste of time for preparing the attractive looking elements in another tools.

Logo Design Studio Pro

Logo Design Studio Pro is a new Mac App for creating logos with over 1000 pre-designed logo templates and 2800 logo-centric vector graphics.
$39.99 by Macware, Inc.

This application is especially designed for creating instant logos in few seconds.
  • Choose from more that 1000 predesigned logo templates.
  • or Start from scratch from 2800+ premium logo-centric vector graphics and shapes.
  • You can add or change text, shapes, color gradients or more to get your logo looking great and awesome.