Best Free Art and Design Apps for Android 2017

Mobile applications have become so much popular in recent years that people have even become addicted to them. This is especially true of instant messaging apps (IM) that are now 20% more popular than social media platforms in terms of monthly active users. The field is wide and diverse. People with different interests can find apps that can help them with their work or just have fun. Mobile apps developed for art and design are among them.

Before we could proceed with our discussion about art and design apps, let’s see how Pinngle, one of the best IM apps on today’s market can help you easily and affordably keep in touch with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Pinngle was launched by Zigma Telecom SIA in October 2016. The app is available both on Android and iOS devices. Today, the app has already been downloaded by almost 5 million people all over the world since it offers a number of great features you’d expect from an ideal messaging and calling app. Pinngle works in any VoIP blocked country and can operate with overloaded WiFi. Pinngle’s reception quality is good even in 2G. The app can work even with the slowest Internet and allows you to send files in any format and without any limit. Pinngle provides the highest level of data protection thanks to end-to-end encryption across all its platforms and never stores data on its servers. Moreover, Pinngle offers extremely low rates for calling and has low data usage. No wait times with Pinngle.

Now, let’s focus on the mobile applications developed for art and design and see what are the best art and design apps that you can download and use.



PicsArt is the #1 photo editor and pic collage maker on mobile. With PicsArt, you can make awesome pictures and have fun by remixing free-to-edit pics into stunning collages and memes. You can create awesome edits and show them off on, e.g., Instagram. PicsArt offers collage maker and grids, photo editor, free stickers, clipart and sticker maker, drawing and camera, photo remix and free-to-edit images, edit with friends-remix chat, creative contests, and photo challenges.

2. Animatic


Animatic is a fun way to create flip book-like animations on your Android device. Anyone can use this animation tool. All you need is to scribble on the canvas, add a new frame, see the previous one to line things up, and then scribble some more. With Animatic, you can create an animation that you can play and turn into a movie or GIF

3. Adobe Illustrator Draw

adobe illustrator draw

With Adobe Illustrator Draw, you can create both creative types and fashion. This is a great tool for creating logos and elaborating illustrative fare. The focus is on freehand artwork. The app comes with a layers system that can be used to separate elements or trace over an imported photo. It offers a 64x zoom, multiple configurable pen tips, perspective grids, and shape stencils to temporarily set on the canvas while you’re busy making your work more accurate.

4. Adobe Photoshop Sketch

adobe photoshop sketch

Adobe Photoshop Sketch offers an extremely serious Android-based fingerprinting environment. The app comes with a layers system and configurable brushes. You can draw with pencils, pens, markers, erasers, thick acrylic, ink brush, soft pastel, and watercolor paint brushes to create artwork. This great tool features an Adobe stock, creative cloud libraries, and you can try using it with Capture CC, Photoshop CC, and Illustrator CC.

5. Pigment


Pigment is a unique adult coloring book with the help of which you can color the way you’d do on paper. The app offers a wide variety of hand curated, professionally drawn illustrations, 8 types of pencils, markers and brushes, and a great choice of colors. Once completed, you can share your works with your friends and family, or just print them out. Pigment is a unique coloring book that provides the users with the most realistic coloring experience.

Are you looking for a great mobile app that can allow you to enjoy art and design? Go through the options mentioned above and see which is the best one for you. If you have other suggestions, don’t hesitate to share your comments below.