Make Desktop and iPad versions look the same
It would be a lot easier if both versions of Illustrator (desktop and iPad) looked the same, especially for new learners.
Sorry but I have respectfully to disagree.
I have used all the others and illustrator for iPad is so far ahead it is hilarious. I've been using illustrator since Illustrator 88 and this is by far the best version there has ever been for any OS. Yeah better than the desktop version (module a couple of missing features). There's still room for improvement but it is not only the best vector drawing app, I think there's a good chance it's the best iPad app I've ever used period.
Sorry, but I think it's actually just right as is. The two apps are form fitted well to their environments. It is if anything, positive that they are different.
Wesley, the goal for the Illustrator on the iPad was never to replicate the desktop experience.
On the contrary, the team tried to embrace the completely different approach a touch screen and a pencil give.
You can read about the original idea here: https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2020/10/20/redesigning-illustrator-for-the-ipad
Still, some users think that having the exact same UI can somehow lead to the same UX.
So this request exists: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/931888-illustrator-ipad-feature-requests/suggestions/42520507-make-desktop-and-ipad-versions-look-the-same
Do you mind me merging yours into this larger one?
I miss the desktop interface on the iPad. Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I can't see it as an improvement. This is from a user who started in the beta days with illustrator 3 when it was simply a type drawing tool .
These are two very different devices, that physically could not have been efficient if they had the same UX.
The border will eventually become more blurred, but... 'make brush and pencil (chainsaw and table saw) to look the same!' — tools differ, although goals match.
Don’t worry, we can learn anything.
Grace Okros commented
Be able to mirror or have a desktop classics that can be used by iPad, make transitioning from iPad to desktop easier.
Esmeralda Leal commented
I love the iPad version but I wish it was more like the desktop at least with the option in the "effects, view, windows select " I am a fashion designer and I design flats. Many of the things I would like to use are in the tool bar section. I know the iPad version is new so I am excited for what's new to come.
I have an iPad and there are not many features as such on the web. I would like to see an icon on the apple to switch device visual function to desktop or app.
Yves Crausaz commented
Pourquoi les 3 logiciels sur iPad n’ont pas la même interface de nom âge du fichier, Fresco, on clique en haut au centre, Ps, et Ai iL faut aller dans l’engrenage.... Je trouve que ce n’est pas très ergonomique pour quiconque use des 3 logiciel. Il y a certainement d’autres points de l’interface qui devraient être unifiés.
I think Adobe should go back to the drawing table and create a real illustrator for iPad version.
There are to manny bugs and there is to much missing to be useful for me as a professional designer.
At the moment there is way better vector software. Maybe you should have a look at them.