For most of the admittedly short history of web development, the only platform that we could rely on for graphic purposes was the desktop computer.
I probably don’t have to tell you, as SitPoint readers that, thanks to the never ending processes of innovation, there are now many other alternatives. Smartphones and tablets, have moved beyond the realm of mere toy gadgets, and can offer production-quality tools to help us in our work as designers.
The two most important operating systems for these devices are surely Apple’s iOS and the Google’s Android.
The later, thanks to its open source nature and its flexibility, has became the world’s most widespread operating system, acccountinf for more than 1 billion active monthly users.
Thanks to its wild popularity, it boasts an amost ridiculously vibrant app ecosystem, including many dozens of apps brilliantly suited to help designers and developers.
However, choice isn’t always all it’s cracked up to to be.
This colossal range of apps means it takes a lot of time and experience to sift through the oceans of mediocrity in search of the truly useful gems.
That’s why, in this article, we’re going to show you 5 of the best Android design apps that can improve your productivity wherever you are.
Paperless-Draw, sketch, tablet
The first app we are going to analyze is “Paperless-Draw, sketch, tablet”. With this software you have access to 6 different tools that allow you to color, sketch and to insert text annotations. Of course, you can save your works and organize them in books and, if you want to show the images you created to your friends, you can directly share them on Facebook without leaving the app.
“Paperless” gives you the opportunity to create up to three different layers and to manage the opacity of different parts of the picture.
All things considered, “Paperless” is a good application for designers but it won’t be helpful if you are looking to create great masterpieces. In my opinion, this app is more suitable to realize a first draft of your project rather than the whole work.
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