20 Useful Android Apps for Designers

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Apps can become great tools for any designer as they can be used to quickly create sketches, draw simple plans, edit colors and fonts for your device, socialize with others from the design community, showcase your designs and more.

Android apps can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store and rapidly installed to your device. Some of the most used editing software have gone mobile too so that you can visualize and edit your designs from your mobile devices. Some great examples are Adobe Photoshop, Pinterest, AutoCAD, and many others. You can use them on your smartphone, your tablet and thus you always have access to your projects, wherever you are.

This collection of Android apps for designers contains apps from different categories such as drawing and editing, architecture and interior design, color and fonts, web design, design communities etc. Take a look at these 20 Android apps for designers, download them to your mobile device and check out their full features!

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is the image editing app that you can always count to create real artworks. You can make your pictures better by adding different filters and then you can share them with your friends.

adobe-photoshop Android Apps for Designers

Fresco Paint Pro

Fresco is a simple painting app that uses layers and filters to ease your design. It is great for both beginners and experts and has all the necessary tools to make beautiful designs on directly on your mobile devices.


Design Dimensions

Design Dimensions is a very useful app that shows you the exact dimensions of different objects. It has a clean interface and it comes with 3d illustrations of the most used objects around the house and more.


3D Interior Room Design

3D Interior Room Design is a nice app that assists you in creating a 3d animated room. You can easily customize your design, change the colors or add more items with a photorealistic look.


AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 is the official AutoCAD® mobile app. It allows you to view, edit and share DWG files, all from your mobile device.



ColourSchemePRO is created by Asian Paints and is offers a very easy method for creating custom color combinations. You can use your own photos for inspiration or you can select a color from the colors available.


I Love Color

I Love Color gives you full access to a great number of colors, palettes, and patterns. You can share any color with your friends by sending the hex code. This is a great tool for any designer.


Color Buddy

Color Buddy is great for generating color palettes that match source colors in hex and RGB parameters. It is a very useful app for graphic designers and just about anybody who is interested in colors.

color-buddy Android Apps for Designers

Typomapp – Navigate Typography

Typomapp comes with 500 typographers and 100+ type foundries around the world. It can give you new perspectives by associating history and geography with typography.


HTML5 Guru

HTML5 Guru is a great app which was created for beginners in the web designing field. It comes with basic information about tags, attributes, and more. Take a look!


DroidEdit Pro (code editor)

DroidEdit is an excellent text and source code editor that has the following features: it uses several color themes and syntax for several languages(C,C++, Java, HTML, CSS, SQL, etc.).



iDeviant is a great app for android that allows users to browse through the projects of over 14.5 million members. It contains works from photography, 3d designs, comics, flash animations, and more.


Sharpee – powered by Behance

Sharpee is an app designed for creative people when they can join the design world and find inspiration for their next projects. There are many projects from graphic design, photography, classic art, architecture, branding, fashion, UI/UX, web design, illustration, animation, and more.


Paperless-Draw, sketch, tablet

Paperless-Draw is an easy-to-use app that gives you the necessary tools to create amazing designs from your mobile devices. You can sketch, paint with water colors, feather, pencil, brushes, and more. Enjoy!


Floor Plan Creator

Floor Plan Creator helps you pre-define room plans by sketching the shape and adding doors, windows, furniture, and other elements. It is a nice app for any designer to use.


Color Pal

Color Pal is a great app that assists you in finding color palettes for your projects. It uses hex, RGB and CMYK color values which you can easily share with others via email.


AndFTP (your FTP client)

AndFTP is an FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP app that can handle several configurations. You can use it to download, upload, synchronize and share features. Download it to your mobile device and check out its full features.



Pinterest is an excellent app that helps you find inspiration for your projects. You can share your work and also view the work of others. It is a great application for any designer to browse through.


iFont(Fonts For Android)

iFont is a great app that allows you to download and use lots of fonts for your mobile device. It has never been easier to change your device’s font.



SwatchMatic is a neat mobile app that helps you capture, combine and share any color you may need for your website, logo, or whatever design you want.


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

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