Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows!

The Weekly App Smack is the best of design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy design or engineering professional.

This week we’ve rounded up or favorite apps of the year, although it was hard to dwindle it down to just two for each device! To check out our entire archive of weekly App Smacks, head over to our App Smack Archive.

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Tayasui Sketches

“Sketches is a virtual canvas perfect for getting down ideas, illustrations, watercolor painting, anything your creative mind can imagine.
It is the perfect mix of beauty, zen and power…”


Asana Mobile

“Teamwork without email. Asana puts tasks & conversations together, so everything your team is working on and talking about is in one place—instead of scattered across email threads.”


3D CAD Models Engineering

“This app provides engineers and purchasers in the mechanical engineering, automotive and building industry direct access to thousands of parts from more than 400 certified catalogs of leading global manufacturers…”



“Notepad+ is the universal app for taking notes, drawing, handwriting and sketching right on the screen of your device. Handwrite or type notes, draw with colors, write memos, sketch ideas or schemes, keep a travel journal or make a shopping list – it’s the pen & paper right on your device, available at hand exactly when you need it. Notepad+ is the most capable and intuitive note-taking app ever.”


Office Lens

“Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, and saves them to OneNote. You can use Office Lens to convert images to Word and PowerPoint files too.”


Status Tiles

“Status Tiles lets you pin the toggles for connectivity settings to the Start, and also indicate the current status via the beautifully designed live tiles.”


(Feature Image via Thornley Fallis)