iPad App of the Week: Makr

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Makr iPad app

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Makr, which offers a great set of tools and templates to help you make your own professional looking printed designs. Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:

Made exclusively for iPad to bring sophisticated design tools – dominated by professional studios until now – to the maker’s workshop and DIYer’s home. Create materials for entertaining and special events, small business branding, and home and kitchen use to enhance your milestones or everyday moments.
With Makr, make invitations, stickers, business cards, postcards, labels, tags, recipe cards, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more. Choose from a variety of endlessly customizable templates for Parties, Business, Wedding, Baby, Holiday, and Home.

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The range of templates is impressive and all of them look like great starting points, with plenty of style. The app’s interface is easy and intuitive to dive right into, but it also offers some very handy hints in context as you move through it. Moving, resizing and editing objects is simple, as is editing and changing fonts and styles for text blocks.

It lets you pull in your own photos and images from your iPad photo library and also from Dropbox.

Holiday card

Doggie Play Date

Once you’ve created a design you like, the making part is simple too:

Once your design is complete, “make” your project in one of two ways: 1) purchase the hi-res PDF file for unlimited DIY printing of your design, which includes printing and trimming instructions and print-at-home best practices. Hi-res PDFs are available for $3.99 as in-app purchases and, once purchased, can be downloaded repeatedly for free. Or 2) order professional prints from directly within the app to be shipped straight to your door! All professional manufacturing and printing is done in the US.

Proof It

Makr looks really useful for adding some serious design flair to home or small business projects.

Here’s an App Store link for Makr; it’s a free app.

If you’re after more great iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our free app selections in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Appslist.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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