Google Play is chock full of apps with more and more being added daily. Finding the perfect creative app for work or a hobby in such a crowded marketplace can be a little tricky. Luckily for you, I’ve prepared this blog with some of the essential creative apps available from the Google Play store.  

Adobe Illustrator Draw
Free 

If you’ve had any experience with vector drawing and painting, then you’re probably more than a little familiar with Adobe’s Illustrator software on desktops. The app is basically a lighter version of the desktop program, but it is robust enough to satisfy almost all of your vector creation needs, and with integration with Adobe CC, you’re pretty much set. 

Autodesk Sketchbook
Free 

I’m going to be very straightforward about this one. It’s probably the best app for drawing on an Android device, full stop. With a staggering number of customisable brushes and a predictive stroke feature that can help to turn any unsteady or not-quite-right strokes into smooth and steady additions to your sketch. Did I mention that all of that is free? 

Infinite Painter
Free 

This is another great app to use for art creation. With more than 80 brushes and editing tools galore, you can create some really outstanding digital paintings with this app. This app also comes with tools to allow drawing from a number of 3D perspectives, so that you can easily create 3D paintings with absolutely no fuss. 

Adobe Premiere Clip
Free 

Because of the high hardware requirements of real video editing, like obscene amounts of RAM and processing power, it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing any robust video editing software on mobile for quite some time. However, if you’re looking to quickly cut some video together and layer in some audio, then the little brother of the industry standard Adobe Premiere is probably your best bet. 

Adobe Photoshop Express
Free 

In much the same vein as the Android versions of Adobe Illustrator and Premiere, Photoshop Express is a stripped-down version of the powerful desktop application. Photoshop Express will allow you to crop, filter, edit and re-colour your photos with just a few taps. You can do all of this for free, so there really is no reason to go anywhere else. You can even post your edits straight to social media so that there are no delays when posting that perfect selfie. 

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