Top 10 Best Android Apps for Web Designers
Android has literally taken the app world by storm. Slowly but surely Android has matured into a robust platform with the capability of streamlining processes and making things simpler for both smartphone and tablet users. Developers have embraced the power of open source to provide high-performance apps that provide unmatched quality. Android continues to challenge the dominance of iOS-first apps approach.
The creative world has not remain untouched by the app phenomenon. Large number of designers rely on the Android apps to ensure their creativity reaches new heights. However, the Google Play store is inundated with apps that promise to make designer’s life easy.
In this blog post, I have featured top 10 best Android apps for web designers.
1. Adobe® Photoshop® Touch:
Designer’s best friend on desktop Adobe Photoshop just got better, with core Photoshop features in an app designed for tablets. Adobe® Photoshop® Touch lets you use most of the popular features such as layers, selection tools, and numerous filters to create mind-blowing images. You can support images up to 12 megapixels. Now capturing hard-to-select image elements is at your fingertips. Further, you can also browse through an inspirational gallery for styles and results. In-depth tutorials will help you master techniques used by pros to deliver stunning results. There is also Free membership to Creative Cloud allowing you 2GB of cloud storage and the option to sync between tablet and desktop, as well as access files from the web.
Download Adobe® Photoshop® Touch
2. SketchBook Mobile:
SketchBook® Mobile is a comprehensive and professional grade drawing application specially designed for your mobile phone. This app is particularly ideal to capture ideas on-the-go or napkin sketches. You get Full Screen work space, as well as intuitive gallery to store and view work-in-progress. SketchBook® Mobile allows you to import images from Photo Library and Camera.
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3. I Love Color:
This fascinating app gives designers access to thousands of colors, palettes and patterns. I love Color app believes that creative ideas need to be nurtured. Sharing colors and their hex code with clients and friends got easy. It is easy to use and allows you to download a pattern and set it as the wallpaper on your device powered by Android.
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4. iDeviant – DeviantArt browser
Get your daily dose of ideas with iDeviant. This app for Android is designed for effortless browsing in Deviations on DeviantArt. You can browse through 100 million submissions from 14.5 million members in numerous categories ranging from Photography, 3D, Comics, Flash to Poetry.
5. Asssist Dribbble Widget
Designers seek inspiration. You never know when an idea strikes and takes your imagination to new level. Asssist Widget brings all your favorite Dribbble, the most visited place on the web to check out what the best designers are working on right on home screen of your device. Shots are updated at configurable periods such as “popular”, “everyone” and “debut.”
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Fontly is about seamless sharing of vintage photography across the globe. You can share some of the most intriguing ghost signs, neon, foil lettering, hand-painted, and numerous other typographical marvels. Plus, you can further explore extended, full-screen experience with the community’s curated typography on Fontly’s interactive map.
7. AMPERGRAM Instagram Typography
With AMPERGRAM you can create a plethora of typographic compositions with Instagram photos. Imagine creating fonts using cool photos of fonts. Sounds interesting, right? The process is very simple. You can start off with tagging your photos of letters in Instagram using #ampergram. However, ensure that you crop in every single letter you want to use.
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8. Adobe Edge Inspect CC
Today’s new age designers face the daunting task of creating responsive web design that can be viewed on various devices. However, the task is much difficult when it comes to testing and troubleshooting for layout errors. In such cases, Adobe Edge Inspect CC can come to the designer’s rescue. With this app, designers can preview their designs on numerous devices at one go, and synchronously browse pages on different devices from computer.
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9. Color Reference
For all those who miss Kuler, Color Reference could be the perfect solution. Color Reference makes it easy to browse colors and create new color schemes for your site. You can create and save new RGB colors, browse palettes, and create your own palettes up to 5 colors.
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Fontest lets you quickly preview how your favorite fonts render on Android devices. This app also offers you 6 free fonts, supports font resizing as well as one-tap feature to switch between uppercase and lowercase.
Android is getting bigger and better with each and every update. Be it startups or enterprises, everyone is embracing Android. It is about time that designers gear up and work smart with these apps. Remember, there are many more apps out there in the Google Play Store. Let me know if you feel there are more apps that need to be featured.