As everyone reading this is sure to have a smartphone and/or tablet you are all too familiar with apps. I love when I find new ones that are so helpful and make me wonder how I was ever able to function without them. Today I am sharing my Top 5 Apps for Design. Don’t be mistaken there are quite a few apps that I use on a daily basis- most of which I keep sorted into folders on my home screen for easy access.
1. SwatchMatic Pro– This app is great because it allows me to use my camera to capture colors and create a palette right there. But that it isn’t all. I am then able to save my new palette to the Adobe Exchange. This app is currently installed on my phone and tablet so whenever the moment strikes I am ready to capture and create fun new color palettes for upcoming projects. There is also a free version of this app but it does not allow you upload to the Adobe Exchange- but you could always just enter the color codes, one at a time. This app is currently available for Android and can be found in the Google Play Store here. A great option for Apple users is the Adobe Kuler App– I have not used this app personally but would love to hear if you have.
2. SketchBookX– There are many different versions of this available. I am using the free version. This app is a professional grade paint and drawing application. This app works great with the Samsung S-Pen technology, I have not used it with capacitive pen. But with the S Pen it is extremely precise. You can find SketchBookX in the Google Play Store here and iTunes Store here.
3. Evernote– Most people know about Evernote- I would not be nearly as organized today if it wasn’t for the great developers. I love that I am able to save a project and open it on any of my devices- including my PC. Evernote is free- but it is limited. There is also a subscription plan available. You can find Evernote in the Google Play Store here and the iTunes Store here.
4. Instafont Maker– This is such a fun app. It allows you to create handwritten fonts. You can save these fonts to use on your computer, create a font for a Samsung device and compose basic quote images- you know those awesome things flooding Pinterest. Instafont maker is free but it is limited. You can purchase the pro edition for a couple of dollars that allows unlimited font creations. You can find Instafont Maker in the Google Play Store here. A great alternative for Apple users in iFontMaker it can be found here.
5. Adobe PS Touch– This is a very limited version of Photoshop but there are still many great things that you use it for while working away from your desk. This app is probably the expensive that I use on a daily basis at $9.99 ( I was lucky enough to have it Preloaded on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1). You can find Adobe PS Touch in the Google Play Store here and the iTunes Store here.
There you have it. My Top 5 Apps for Design. I would love to hear what apps you use on a regular basis in the comments below. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for another App Wednesday- Top 5 Apps for Blog Management.