Android tablets and smartphones are becoming an increasingly popular tool for the designers to work with their creativity. What makes these tablets and smartphones useful is the amount of applications available to install on those devices. But, with so many apps available to choose from in the Google Play Store, it can be difficult to pick what’s worth downloading.
Therefore to help you out, I have collected 10 of the best android apps that will help you to get started. These apps can be valuable assets for all the designers that want to work on-the-go.
This app allows you to combine images, apply professional effects, and share results with your friends and family through Facebook, and Twitter. It includes Photoshop features like layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters for creating stunning images.
You can work on high resolution images while keeping the image quality. This app supports the images up to 12 megapixels. Step-by-step tutorials are included to easily learn the techniques for great looking results. The app is available for USD $10.
This app is professional-grade paint and drawing application that offers a set of sketching tools and delivers them through a sensitive user interface. It is perfect for capturing your ideas on the go, or producing artwork. It has the ability to draw only with a pen for the devices with Pen input. It has two fingers pan and zoom navigation as well. The app is available for USD $1.9
PicSay is a popular photo editor. It allows you to make color corrections in your pictures and add titles, graphics, and effects like distortion. It is fun, and has an easy to use interface. It also allows you to transform pictures by simply pressing the menu button. PicSay has a pro version with extra tools, special effects, and styles but, you can try out this lite edition for free.
This app lets you edit photos with filters and effects. You can apply filters and plenty of other effects on the high definition images. Photo illusion allows you to crop and rotate your photos without losing their actual quality. There is no limit to the picture resolution. The app comes in both pro and free versions. This is a free version however; you can upgrade to pro version and get many more features with no ads.
Typomapp helps you in discovering new things about typography or organize your knowledge in the field of letters. It is a unique app for learning typography, and finding the answers regarding typography. The app contains handpicked typography details, events, interesting places and the type foundries. It is continuously updated with new features and points of interest. The app is available to download for USD $1.3
6. Photo Grid
Photo Grid allows you to make your photo collection into beautiful collage. It has an intuitive user interface that anyone can easily understand. Photo Grid offers 5 different collage types, in which you can pull your photos from Facebook, instagram, Flickr, and Dropbox etc.
This app also includes a powerful video maker. It is perfect for creating collage, and instagram video slideshow with music. The app is freely available to download.
WordPress for android makes the powerful publishing in your hands. This app makes it easy to create and consume content. You can write, edit, and publish posts to your sites, check stats, or get inspired with other posts in the reader. This app supports WordPress.com and self hosted WordPress.org sites that are running the WordPress 3.5 or higher.
The app has plenty of features such as ability to block blogs in reader tags, add comments like to the reader, and temporarily disable the live chat. It is freely available to download.
Infinite design is a professional vector graphic app that allows you to create complex and great designs smoothly on your android devices. This app has five types of symmetry and unlimited Undo and Redo system. Infinite layers and unique layer options are also included.
You can import images from your gallery, camera, or web. It also includes special effects of four types, path editing, and a unique pen tool. You can save your designs as JPEG pr PNG, or PSD. It allows you to export images as large as 100 megapixels. The app is freely available to download.
This app provides you an elegant way to showcase your work even if you don’t have an internet connection. Simply sync with Behance and take your work anywhere with you. You can modify your portfolio and decide which work you want to show, and how to show it. You can download all of your existing Behance projects with this app. The app is freely available to download.
10. AutoCAD 360
This app is an easy to use drawing and drafting application that allows you to view, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings anytime and anywhere. You can draw and edit shapes with accuracy using the snap feature. You can select, move, rotate, and scale objects.
You can add and edit text annotations on your drawing as well. You can share your designs with your friends directly from your mobile app. It supports connectivity with third party storage such as Dropbox, and Box etc. The app is available for free to download.
This was my list of 10 best android apps for designers. These applications allow designers fully showcase their mobile creativity. These apps are essential part of your workflow, from mapping sketches, to gathering ideas, and editing your photos etc.
Which android apps are on your list? If you think I missed an app that should be on list, please share it with us by simply commenting in below section.