Creative Apps Roundup

by Margaret Penney | September 29, 2016

2016 has been a banner year for the development of creative apps. We’ve assembled some of the most innovative, useful, and entertaining ones out there.



Adobe Experience Design

To the relief of many a web designer, Adobe has released an app solely for the creation of prototype designs. A cloud-based all-in-one platform designers can design, prototype and test their website and apps all from within Experience Design.



Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush is the kind of app that makes you realize, yes the future truly is here. Google Tilt Brusgh is a 3D painting app where users can paint in 3d within a virtual space with a virtual cornucopia of brushes, pens, textures, materials and brushes.




Craft is a useful app that serves a very distinct purpose– it provides filler content for design projects in Photoshop CC and Sketch. Use Craft to quickly add sample images, lorem ipsum text and fake addresses to your project.


Giphy Cam

If you’ve been itching to get into the animated gif game, Giphy is your answer. Giphy Cam is another great app from Google that makes it easy to create your own meme-errific looping animations, add funky filters and upload them to the web.




If you want to develop your color skills, consider this smartly designed color-matching app. Specimen is a color game for mobile that presents more and more difficult color comparisons as the game progresses. Play it seriously or just enjoy the beautiful color-centric animations.



Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


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