Designing is one of the most demanding professions in the world. From keeping updated with newer tools and tech to being constantly in search of inspiration, designers have a lot on their plate. In such circumstances, some useful Android apps can come in real handy.

So, here’s a long list of useful Android apps for designers that can help them manage their daily tasks swiftly on the go. The list encompasses everything from social media and invoicing apps to image editing and photo manipulation apps with a lot more.

PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt is the best photo editor and collage maker app. It offers some really cool effects, clipart library, various stickers, and a set of drawing tools for editing pics.


ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is a functional file manager for smartphones. It helps you to manage and share files including designs and photos with others over Wi-Fi.



Pinterest helps you discover inspiration including ideas and sample projects for your next design to try. You can save ideas and organize them per needs.



Pixlr is a fantastic photo editor with lots of free effects, filters, and overlays along with editing tools. Also, you can share your creation on social networks.


Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is an ultimate photo editing app with a collage maker. It packs in multiple corrections and looks along with quick editing features.


ibis Paint X

ibis Paint X is a social drawing app, which lets you create excellent drawings and publish them or the process of drawing them to Facebook, YouTube, etc.


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is another fantastic app for clicking, editing, and sharing photos. It also features organization and synchronization features.


IKEA Catalog

IKEA Catalog packs in ideas, inspiration, and how-to about home furnishing. You can explore images and stories, and save favorite images for later as well.


QuickEdit Text Editor

QuickEdit is a full-featured code and text editor. It features a syntax highlighter for 50+ languages, a tabbed interface, and more features for coding on the go.



AirBrush brings the best photo editor and filter features to you. It packs in many cool filters, retouch tools, and numerous features for editing pics.



Houzz is an app full of interior design ideas along with annotation and sketch features. It packs in much inspiration for building or decorating a house.



Flickr is a free service to upload, edit, organize, and share your photos from any device. You can add filters, crop images, and do a lot more editing using it.


Google Pay

Google Pay is a quick and simple way to pay and get paid. Using this service, you can accept payments for providing design projects and services to others.



SketchBook is an app to unleash your creativity quickly by creating conceptual sketches as well as fully-packed artworks directly on your smartphone.



iFont is a font app to get beautiful fonts on your smartphone. Using it, you get access to hundreds of fonts, which you can browse and apply on your device.



Sketch offers drawing and photo editing features for everyone. You can draw sketches, enhance photos, and inspire and get inspiration from its community.


Font Studio

Font Studio is a featureful font editor for your photos. You can add stickers and text to your pics using beautiful fonts and typography to make them look cool.


Find my Font

Find my Font is a font search tool that can find and identify a font in an image. You can click or load a photo from gallery and ask the app to find the font.


Color Touch Effects

Color Touch Effects is an app to recolor images and add beautiful photo effects to them. You can import photos from Facebook and later share them on it too.


Toolwiz Photos

Toolwiz Photos is a tool to become creative with your photos. It is a pro editor with 200+ tools including magic filters and numerous image processing tools.



Todoist is a to-do list app that helps to keep track of all of your tasks. It offers app integrations, real-time sync, and many more task management features.



AutoCAD brings the power of AutoCAD to your mobile. It offers drawing and drafting tools that help to create, edit, share, and view CAD and DWG drawings.


MediBang Paint

MediBang Paint is a comic creation and digital painting program. It avails many backgrounds, brushes, fonts, etc. along with cloud sync and more features.



Canva is an excellent tool to help you create beautiful collages, designs, and photos. It packs in stock photos and templates along with photo editing tools.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows you to monitor your business and website on the go. You can check metrics and reports and monitor real-time statistics data as well.


Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Illustrator Draw lets you design vector artworks with drawing layers and more details including different pen tips, shape stencils, and vector shapes.



PaperDraw is a painting app that lets you draw a doodle, graffiti, or painting. It packs in a color library, handwriting signature, various paintbrushes, and more.


Adobe Photoshop Mix

Photoshop Mix helps you edit and transform your photos. You can apply filters, change colors, combine pics, and enhance and share them on social media.


Infinite Painter

Infinite Painter is a superior painting app with lots of brushes and brush presets. Also, it has blend and layer modes, guides, symmetry tools, and much more.



Behance is the largest network of creative enthusiasts and professionals. You can browse projects, follow great designers, and share your creations with others.


Infinite Design

Infinite Design provides a drawing canvas with path editing, boolean operations, and more superior tools along with perspective guides and unlimited layers.


CL Mobile

CL Mobile brings the Craigslist to your mobile with many user-centric features. You can search classified ads and post ads directly from this unofficial app.



magicplan allows you to create floor plans by just taking photos. You can use its floor and wall editor to create job estimates, plan DIYs, and furnish your home.


PicsArt Color Paint

PicsArt allows creating digital illustrations. It packs in a full drawing suite with features like a color mixer, layers, paint brushes, texture brush, and a lot more.



Shoebox is a personal photo backup and storage solution with unlimited storage. You can download and save photos from Facebook and create photo slideshows.



ArtFlow is another digital sketchbook app that offers 80 paint brushes, smudge, fill, and eraser tool as well. It supports digital pens and many advanced features.


Invoice Simple

Invoice Simple is an invoice app for generating, sending, and tracking estimates and invoices. However, it supports just a limited number of free invoices.


Adobe Capture CC

Adobe Capture CC is a creative app to discover fonts, patterns, and vectors as well. You can easily create vectors by capturing a drawing or uploading a photo.



Invoice2go is another invoice app for freelancers and small business owners. It allows to create and send invoices, capture expenses, and do more on the go.


Color Pop Effects

Color Pop Effects is a photo editor with effects and highlights. It allows to select parts of a photo and keep them colored and convert them to black and white.


Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Adobe Photoshop Sketch brings you drawing tools including markers, pens, pencils, erasers, brushes, and a lot more tools to design creative artworks.



Timesheet allows keeping a record of your work hours effectively. You can add breaks, expenses, and notes to your timesheets and export them as well.


Color Grab

Color Grab is a fantastic color tool that helps to capture, pick, and recognize colors by just capturing a shot. It also packs in a color mixer and more tools.


Sketcher FREE

Sketcher is a drawing tool with numerous features like brushes, color picker, adjustable canvas, multiple modes, and more including sharing features.



Desygner is a graphic design app with 100k+ layouts and templates. It packs in powerful tools along with fonts and graphics to draw out your imagination.


Color Reference

Color Reference is a color tool for the designer in you. You can discover new color schemas, get inspiration, browse colors, and create new color palettes.



Twitter is a place to read about breaking news to common interests. You can follow people and discover the latest trends to keep yourself updated.


Adobe Comp CC

Adobe Comp CC allows you to create wireframes using fonts, photos, shapes, and text. You can transfer the final wireframes to other apps to refine them.


Color Harmony

Color Harmony is a robust color matcher that lets you create, discover, and save color palettes. You can grab a picture with the camera to see matching colors.



myPANTONE is another color tool with lots of color libraries. It also offers features to create color palettes and share them with others for inspiration.


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