Eight free creative smartphone design apps brings forth a collection of as many smartphone apps which are creative and free. For zero cost, you can download any of these apps and get creative with painting, sketching, photo editing or picture effects. So what are you waiting for?
Up first is SketchBook Express by Autodesk – available in two versions depending on view-port, this is one creative app. You can even use layers and detailed brushes to make this work. Or just create simple sketches.
Pixlr-o-matic may not turn your world upside down. But a smartphone app with options to work with 200 different borders, 275+ overlays, all kinds of picture and image editing features and 100 different effects – this is definitely a keeper for the amount (which is free, by the way!)
If you are a typography and fonts nerd, there is seldom a better option than to network and collaborate with other designers. Thankfully, there is FONTli – your very own social network for Fonts and Typography geeks around the world. Pramati Technologies do a swell job.
Futuremark brought the age-old benchmarking standards for your PCs to your iPhones and droids. Does your device handle the 3-D physics well? how many frames per second can it handle? Is it delivering on it’s pixel depth promise? Find out with 3DMark
Evernote‘s free app let’s you ‘skitch‘ new illustrations, or annotate existing ones and share once you have an Evernote account. The app can be downloaded in tablets, or smartphones. Platform independent and versatile – Skitch is available in Android, iOS and Windows OS
Behance is already among the most-loved online portfolio sites, with great selection of designers and creative projects. Now they have an iPhone application as well. It ties seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop images, WIP (work in progress) features and Pinterest.
Rounding off the list is Repix which allows you to superimpose some of the most brilliant creative filters and effects ever. Apply them to an existing pic, and watch in awe.