The Android platform is immensely popular nowadays. In fact, it’s arguably the world’s most-used mobile operating system!

The digital ecosystem continues to evolve. Last year, before Google decided to rebrand its Android Market to Google Play, users had to be pushed hard to populate a post of the best Android apps. iOS overpowered the little green alien in that respect. However, as developers became more aware of the opportunities of Android (not to mention its huge install base), there are now a lot of apps on offer for the creatives. In this article, we’ve picked some of the best Android apps, so you don’t have to.

Enjoy!

 

 

Infinite Design

Infinite Design

This vector drawing app has the capability to create even the most complex designs on your mobile device. This app offers a variety of different brushes and 5 different types of symmetries: X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidiscope. Users can export to SVG, and the user-friendly interface makes it even easier to pick up and run with.

 

Sketcher Lite

Sketcher Lite

Sketcher Lite is a basic sketching app that includes 11 brushes, color picker and eraser, and even lets users share their doodle via e-mail and MMS. It’s free to download, or you can opt to splash out $1.99 for the more advanced Sketcher Pro, and enjoy additional features like the adjustable canvas size and the pan/zoom feature.

 

Infinite Painter

Infinite Painter

Infinite Painter is a solid app for digital painting on your Android tablet. It features more than 20 default brushes and 9 pencils. You can also create your own and share it with other users. If you own a Galaxy Note, there’s a specific version of the app for you to use.

Fontly

Fontly

This Android app celebrates the art of vintage typography. Created by Brendan Ciecko, this app works as a community of typography lovers. The app users send in their snaps of signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, and hand-painted vintage typography loveliness. Users can explore the extended, full-screen experience with the community’s curated typography on Fontly’s interactive map.

Serious Paint

Serious Paint

Serious Paint is a free painting app that’s focused on natural brush effects and smooth, pleasant workflow. This app boasts natural media brushes that simulate proper bristles and blending. One of its greatest features is Color Sweep, a configurable swatch of color that you can easily set up and access with a simple gesture while drawing.

Ampergram

Ampergram

Philip Pastore combines typography with popular photo editor Instagram to create this cool app. With Ampergram, you can create endless typographic compositions using cool photos of fonts. You can capture and tag your own letters, or use the app’s amazing offerings generated by the community. The letter results can be filtered by style and the location in which they’re spotted.
Daltonizer

Daltonizer

Do you want to see how people with color blindness perceive your designs? This smart app shows you just that! Included in the app are several color modes, including Protanopia, Deuteranopia, and Tritanopia. You’ll also be able to compare a color blind view with normal vision in split-screen.

Paperless

Paperless

This tablet drawing app enables you to sketch and paint using water colors, feather, pencil, and brushes. This app adds precision to your images with a customizable engine so you can set line thickness, size, opacity, and smoothing. Apart from the ability to share your creative works on Facebook, you can also save images as PNG files.

 

Clover Paint

Clover Paint

Clover Paint may not have the easiest interface to find your way around, but once you have, it will prove itself to be a very nifty little Android art app. The canvas is resizable, can be flipped and rotated, and comes with ‘fix’ and ‘infinite canvas’ options. Included in the app is a blur and smudge tool, and your pen, volume, and back buttons can be assigned to specific tools within the app.

Skitch

Skitch

This free app from Evernote is a basic tool that lets you sketch (or ‘skitch’) something new or annotate an existing image, then share it with others. However, you must first register an account with Evernote, which is also free, before you can download and enjoy Skitch’s features onto your Android tablet.