Rantideb Howlader 28th Nov 2017


If you are a designer or frontend developer, you are one of the most creative one in the world . Sometimes you should definitely use your smartphone to edit, sketch or to design moreover for brainstorming. Here, I am trying to give you a list of some awesome android applications for designers that you will love.

Color Palettes:

  • ColorSnap® Visualizer: Capture color inspiration on the go with ColorSnap® Visualizer .
  • Color Pal: Easily find color palettes and schemes for any design project. Whether you’re a web designer or just looking to paint your son’s room, you’ll find some of the best color palettes/schemes using Color Pal
  • Color Grab (color detection): Color Grab is the ultimate on-the-go color tool. Pick, capture and recognize colors simply by pointing the camera.Leading and worldwide used by designers, artists, professionals, developers and color-blinds.

Photo Editors:

  • Adobe Photoshop Express: Adobe Photoshop Express Photoshop Express has the power of Photoshop CC which gives you the flexibility and control to access your images anywhere using Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Pixlr – Free Photo Editor: Pixlr (formerly Pixlr Express) is the right photo editor for everyone: whether you have never edited a picture or are a pro, Pixlr has all the tools and effects you need.
  • PicsArt Photo Studio: PicsArt Photo Studio has some awsome features that you will love.
  • Snapseed: Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google.
  • Afterlight: Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Our simple design, paired with powerful and snappy tools, will give you the look you want in seconds.

Sketch & Design Tools:

  • Paperless: Paperless is a Drawing application that let you sketch and paint with water colors, feather, pencil, brushes…The engine is Really Fast ! There is No delay between the touch and the following line.
  • ArtFlow: Artflow is free application with more than 80 paint brushes, smudge, fill and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting and drawing application will unlock full power of your imagination. With support for pressure sensitive pens (like Samsung’s S Pen) you device will be changed into real canvas.
  • Infinite Painter: Infinite Painter is a mind blowing app to do many design related stuffs.
  • SketchBook – draw and paint: Autodesk SketchBook is the award-winning drawing app from the leader in computer-aided design.
  • AutoCAD – DWG Viewer & Editor: The official AutoCAD mobile app by Autodesk®. Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go! AutoCAD mobile is a DWG viewing application, with easy-to-use drawing and drafting tools that allow you to view, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings on mobile devices – anytime, anywhere. Simplify your site visits with the most powerful CAD app and do real CAD work on the go.
  • Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator comes from adobe. You can create vector artwork with image and drawing layers you can send to Adobe Illustrator CC or to Photoshop CC.
  • MediBang Paint: MediaBang Paint is a FREE lightweight digital painting and comic creation program that comes loaded with brushes, fonts, pre-made backgrounds, and other resources.


  • Creative Typography Design: Create stunning typography on your photos and have complete control. With CTDesign, writing on photos is easier, more creative, and gets you amazing results using Creative TYpography Design
  • Poster Maker, Flyer Designer, Ads Page Designer: Poster Maker app is good to paractice Typography.
  • Fontest: Fontest is a developer and typography tool that helps you quickly preview how your favorite fonts are rendered on Android.


  • Behance:Showcase your work, and get inspired by millions of projects in the worlds largest creative network –Behance
  • Droidddle – the Dribbble app: Thoug it is not the official app but it is good. Try it.

Hope it will help you to be more productive.I will do update the list if I find more useful android apps for designers.

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