Creative Design checklist

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KBCD™ List by KBCD™ , last updated 2021-06-11
  1. Graphic Design

    Tools for creating Graphics (Logos, digital art, photo editing...etc)

  2. Adobe Photoshop icon

    The most powerful photo editing software ever made. No more introduction needed.

    • Image Editor
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Wine
    • ReactOS
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    Adobe Photoshop screenshot 1
  3. Adobe Illustrator icon

    the industry standard for professional graphic design. It's basically Adobe Photoshop but for SVG files.

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  4. Canva icon

    Tool to create social media art. Simple and easy to use.

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  5. Video editing

    Tools to edit your videos.

  6. Adobe Premiere Pro icon

    Industry standard video editing tool. From high production projects to your favorite YouTuber, everyone use it.

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    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017
  7. Adobe After Effects icon

    Adobe After Effects is the premiere digital video effects software used industry wide for film making and TV production as well as creative work including high-end video intros and audio-reactive music visualizers.

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    Adobe After Effects 2017
  8. DaVinci Resolve icon

    the world’s most advanced video tool for color grading, the Adobe Lightroom for videos. Also you can edit your videos just like Adobe Premiere Pro .

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    Hollywood's #1 Post Solution
  9. Ui/Ux Design

    Tools to Design and build interfaces.

  10. Adobe XD icon

    UI/UX tool for designing, prototyping interfaces for websites and mobile apps.

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  11. Adobe Dreamweaver icon

    Tool for building websites and applications. Just like Adobe XD but instead it's for actually "building" not "prototyping" .

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  12. Figma icon

    Web-based vector editor and prototyping software, 100% free.

    • Prototyping Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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  13. 3D Modeling

    Make 3d objects.

  14. Blender icon

    Free Open-source easy to use 3D modeling tool.

    • 3D Modeler
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    • Flatpak
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  15. Autodesk Maya icon

    Professional 3D modeling and animation tool.

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  16. Adobe Dimension icon

    Create photorealistic 3D mock-ups.

    • 3D Modeler
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
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  17. Get Resources

    Places to get resources for your work.

  18. Adobe Stock icon

    Place to get stock photos.

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  19. Shutterstock icon

    Another place to get stock photos.

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  20. Unsplash icon

    Place to get FREE stock photos.

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    Main Page
  21. Pixabay icon

    Another Another Place to get FREE stock photos.

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  22. Openverse icon

    Place to search FREE non-copytight resources from any website.

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  23. VideoBlocks icon

    Place to get stock footage.

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  24. Pixabay Videos icon

    Place to get FREE stock footage.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • ...
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  25. Pexels Videos icon

    Another Place to get FREE stock footage.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
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  26. UpLabs icon

    Place to get UI assets.

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  27. Pexels icon

    Another place to get FREE stock photos.

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  28. Flaticon icon

    Place to get high-quality icons.

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  29. Freepik icon

    Place to get high-quality illustrations and vector art.

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  30. Get inspired

    Places to get inspirations for your work.

  31. Pinterest icon

    The most important tool/app for every creative designer, period.

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    Main Page as of Out. 2011
  32. Behance icon

    The universal place for creative designers, get inspired, publish your work, promote yourself and get exposure on the biggest platform for creative designs.

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  33. Dribbble icon

    Same as Behance, place to share and promote your work.

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  34. 99 Designs icon

    Place to sell and browse designs.

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  35. Mobile apps

    Apps to edit on the go.

  36. PicsArt  icon

    Photo editing app.

    • Image Editor
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
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    PicsArt  screenshot 1
  37. Adobe Lightroom icon

    Another adobe product that looks like Adobe Photoshop . It's mostly used by professional photographers for organizing ,editing and color adjusting pictures.

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  38. Procreate icon

    Professional degital drawing and painting app, sadly, it's only available on iOS, the only Android alternative that I really found similar is Infinite Design.

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  39. CapCut icon

    Simple and easy to use video editing app for your smartphone. Not very professional but you can use to create simple edits on the go.

    • Video Editor
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Web Editor
  40. Other

    Other essential tools that you need.

  41. Zoom icon

    Recently the industry standard for video calls. Other alternatives include Skype, Discord and many more.

    • Video Calling App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    Zoom screenshot 1
  42. Telegram icon

    Secure messaging app. You can use other apps such as Signal and WhatsApp.

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Linux Mobile
    • Android Wear
    • PortableApps.com
    • FreeBSD
    • ...
    Telegram Desktop
  43. Microsoft PowerPoint icon

    Presentation tool from Microsoft, it's the most advanced and yet the easiest to use app to create amazing presentations and slideshows. You can use LibreOffice - Impress instead for free.

    • Presentation Maker
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
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  44. Microsoft Word icon

    Writing tool from Microsoft, self explanatory, you can use instead LibreOffice - Writer instead for free.

    • Word Processor
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
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    New document view
  45. Microsoft Excel icon

    Spreadsheet tool from Microsoft, I use it to create invoices and menage the total costs of every project. And other stuff that are way more complicated to show. You can use instead LibreOffice - Calc instead for free.

    • Spreadsheet App
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
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    excel 365
  46. Notion icon

    The all in one tool for productivity.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Notion screenshot 1
  47. Gmail icon

    The most popular web mail service. available on all platforms, etu and almost everyone use it.

    • WebMail Provider
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    • Android TV
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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  48. Xmind icon

    Mind mapping & Brainstorming tool. You don't need this app at all as you can replace it with a piece of paper 📝.

    • Mind Mapping Tool
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Curated features for you to generate ideas, inspire creativity, and bring efficiency both in work and life.

You don't need all those tools and softwares to create. It's all about creativity and what you can do with what you have.


This list was created by KBCD™ Jun 11, 2021 and was last updated Jun 11, 2021. The list has 40 apps.

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