The times have changed. No longer do you need bulky desktop computers in offices to create graphics. You can create all sorts of art on your mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones, even online.
We recently reviewed Pixlr, a website that allows you to create visuals.
Time now for a selection of mobile apps that can help you design amazing graphics for your website, blog or even social media. Create unique image quotes, eye-catching marketing imageries, even memes and logos right from your phone.
If you have an iPhone, this is one app that you cannot miss. It allows you to use a photo as a background, and then overly text to create wonderful images that you can share on your blog or social media. Only available for iOS, and retails for $2.99.
Another simple app that allows you to add text to your images. You can even create a new canvas, and then completely customize your text — from stroke and shadow color to size and gradient. Several font combinations are included for pretty much infinite styles. Free.
Odd name, but an astonishing app. The magic lies in the heaps of options that this application provides to enhance your images, including frames, masks, filters, and of course, fonts. One of the more powerful photo editors available on the iOS platform. Highly recommended. $1.99.
A pretty neat option for those of you that use Instagram to promote your business or services. This one lets you create pictures for sharing on the site. You can customize elements like background, fonts and colors, and then seamlessly upload your creations to your Instagram account. Free.
Another inspiring photo editor, this one allows you to add textures, borders, shapes and filters to your images. You don’t get too many built-in graphics in this one, but the typography features alone make this worth a download. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Free and $1.99.
Need a little sketch in your life? This handy little social networking app lets you browse through images to find one they like, and then turn it into a sketch, doodle or a sculpture. Creations can easily be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Free.
What is a collection of app without a collage maker? PicCollage lets you combine images and photos and turn them into incredible collages. And it doesn’t stop there. You can overly them with all sorts of stickers, frames and text. Free. For iPhone and Android.
A Beautiful Mess
A beautiful name for a remarkably simple app that is perfect for adding captions, quotes and text bubbles to your photos. Plenty of hand drawn doodles are available for you to use. While some more advanced features would be welcome, this one does what it sets out to do. $0.99.