What are the best apps for artists?

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    #1ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook

    ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook
    ArtFlow 2 is a free drawing app that turns anyone into an artist. With this application, you can paint whatever you want. It feels as real as painting on a canvas!


     

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    James Harper
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "My niece is an aspiring artist. She was planning to come and stay with us for a few days and I wanted to find the best app for artists to download and put on my iPad for her to enjoy while she was over. I searched and stumbled upon the app "ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook" and was completely blown away. It is a great app that can be used by any level of artist from beginner to expert. My niece absolutely loved the app as well. "
  2. 9

    #2Art Set

    Art Set
    If you want an art set on your iPad, then you have to get this app! With Art Set, you can paint,  draw and edit photos with tools that feel like real. It is a very simple and fun application.



    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99

    Judith Guzman
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I use Art Set on my iPad and I think it's a great app for artists. I wouldn't necessarily call myself an artists, but I do like drawing and painting using this app. I like the design and layout. "
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    #3Procreate

    Procreate

    Procreate is a professional drawing app designed for mobile devices. Its wide range of brushes and tools, advanced layering system and finishing effects ensures a natural and fluid painting experience. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    Ann Song
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Procreate is a good app for iPhone users to download if they are into creating art. This app makes it easy and fun to make stunning visual creations. The only downside is that this is not available for Android. "
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    #4BandLab

    BandLab
    BandLab is a social music maker app perfect to create outstanding pieces. This application allows people to record, edit, share and find any great music. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Fisher
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This app is good... for people who make music. As far as art goes, unless you're musically inclined, it won't be of much use to you. It doesn't allow any kind of drawing process, but if you're looking to help refine some of the music recording process, this is a good app for you. "
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    #5Paper

    Paper

    Paper is a free application for iOS devices that enables users to create checklists, spot details in pictures, and sketch diagrams. It also has an auto-correction feature for drawings and also has a 3D journal.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jasmine He
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "This sounds like a great way for artists to get down ideas for future artwork at the moment the creativity bug strikes them. They could be at work, running errands, or taking care of family, and they could quickly and easily document their idea for future use. It definitely sounds very inspirational, and I know several artists who could use this app."
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    #6Penultimate

    Penultimate

    Penultimate is a free iOS app for handwriting and sketching as if you were using pen and paper. It uses Evernote's sync and search feature so users can have documents in all his/her devices, and organize and find them easily.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nancy Long
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "As a person who has post it notes stuck all over the place so I don't forget things, this app is awesome. Instead of having the post it, then opening the default notes app and re-typing the same thing, I can just use this! It's also cool it is integrated with Evernote for us Office folks. Also, I have very good handwriting so I like seeing it in app form. "
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    #7Animation Desk

    Animation Desk
    Animation Desk is an animation app designed by Kdan Mobile Software Company. It's a great drawing application that helps us flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, animated movies and e-cards.
    Apps

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

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Summary

Best What are the best apps for artists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ArtFlow: Paint Draw SketchbookApps 14 Free
2Art SetApps 9 Paid
3ProcreateApps 8 Paid
4BandLab Apps 7 Free
5PaperApps 6 Free
6PenultimateApps 6 Free
7Animation DeskApps 3 Free
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