In this next article about Android apps, we investigate the Best Android Apps for Graphic Designers. Graphic Designers are often technology gurus and they are at the forefront of advances in this field. So how could some Android apps be of benefit to them? You may be surprised by the findings below. At the end of the article, I would love to hear of your area of expertise and what Android apps benefit your work. But back to the graphic designers in our midst. What Android apps will enhance your work?
Best Android Apps for Graphic Designers – Business Management
Google My Business – (free)
This allows the world to see that you are in business and ready to interact with clients all over the world. Customer reviews and insights can be managed from this one location. Reports and insights regarding who are searching for you is important for business growth, so Google My Business will manage all that. Photos that advertise the portfolio of graphic designers can be shared so that your potential clients will appreciate your brand. Android Downloads: over 1 million. Play Store ratings: 4.3/5.
Quick Books Online (in-app purchases)
With Quick Books cloud accounting, running your design studio is now so much easier. Accounting is a breeze since you can manage it from the office computer or on your tablet while out at a project meeting. Invoicing clients, sending estimates, and keeping payments received details can now be seamlessly integrated so that you can maintain your focus on producing contract winning designs. Professional invoices can be created along with those dreaded over-due notices that occasionally need to be sent out. Granted, if you use the full package, it will cost you some cash, but a good accounting system can save you time and money in the long-term. Android Downloads: 500,000. Play Store ratings: 4.3/5.
Facebook Adverts Manager
Maybe you are thinking outside the box when it comes to marketing your small design studio. We may have our business listed on Google but what about social media? Do you have a presence there? Facebook Ads are proving effective for many small businesses. With a graphic design business, there is so much you could do to facilitate growth. Facebook Adverts Manager helps you manage and create your ads. Edit the text, change images, adjust your Facebook spend, etc. can all be done in this app. Notifications let you know when an ad campaign is ending or when you have reached your spending limit. As a studio you have access to so many images, allowing you to keep ad content fresh and alive. This could be an excellent tool to drive your advertising budget further. Android Downloads: 500,000+. Play Store ratings: 4.2/5.
Best Android Apps for Graphic Designers – Developer Apps
Sketch Book Express
This is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for your Android tablet. It must have a screen size of over 4″. Its interface allows you to sketch on the go so that ideas you have when not in the studio can be captured and saved. It gives you multi-touch navigation with a 2500% zoom. SketchBook Express allows you to import an image from you device’s gallery and add it as a layer to your sketch designs. There are 15 pre-set brushes and 4 different draw styles. Any completed image can be saved to your gallery or shared on social media, especially on DeviantArt, one of the world’s biggest social network for artists. Android Downloads: 5 million. Play Store ratings: 4.3/5 (120,000 ratings)
This is an app that you use to add typography to your image or sketch. By combining it with filters, picture frames and artwork, you have the tool to showcase rich and creative photos. There are 120 fonts with options to download others. Text colour can be changed, transparency added, and even shadows inserted. Text layers, shape frames and over 400 stickers, all combine to give you the tools to showcase your image creation capabilities. And as with so many apps these days, the finished designs can be incorporated into your work project or shared on all the usual social media platforms. Android Downloads: 5 million. Play Store ratings: 4.3/5 (120,000+ ratings)
Best Android Apps for Graphic Designers – Conclusion
Now these are just a handful of Android apps for graphic designers. There could be hundreds that could be considered but these are very highly rated and have been tried and tested by users worldwide. So if you are a graphic designer, and you have used these or other Android apps, let the world know what they are. We would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below.
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