3 Apps for Creating Artful Masterpieces

Creating the freshest presentations, sketches, pictures and drawings has never been easier. Whether you love drawing your favorite super heroes, sketching a beach sunset or teaching others about the solar system, these apps will help you craft exactly what you want, whenever and wherever.

Explain Everything (Android, iOS)

Draw, type, move, zoom and inspect to form the perfect project or presentation. With Explain Everything you can create, collaborate, share and discover. Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard and presentation app that can be used to teach, present, create explanation videos, provide media feedback, create templates and animations and much more. With real time collaboration, you will be able to work on projects with friends or co-workers.

Autodesk Sketchbook (Android, iOS)

Don’t have pen and paper with you? Not a problem with Autodesk Sketchbook. Autodesk Sketchbook will be your new favorite sketch book with no pen, pencil, marker or paper required. Available for your smartphone or tablet, you will be able to use hundreds of advanced, natural-feeling brushes to paint, draw or color whatever you want. Use predictive stroke tools to get precise lines and symmetrical circles. Even start on pen and paper, scan your sketch and edit, add color or anything you want to transform your work.

Adobe Illustrator Draw (Android, iOS)

When you get inspiration from a fabulous flower or an energetic animal, Adobe Illustrator Draw will help you bring your ideas to life. Draw freehand or snap a picture to trace and transform. You will be able to choose from a variety of brushes to execute perfect strokes. Refine your drawings by zooming in to ensure every detail is precise. At any time, you can transfer your work to other Adobe CC tools on your desktop.

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Calendar Apps for Making the Most of Your Day

Everyone and every day has a different schedule. With to-do lists, meetings, birthdays and events, it’s easy to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for your busy schedule. One of the best ways to manage this stress is to keep a personal calendar, and with these apps, it’s easier than ever for you to keep up with. So, make the most of every day and get organized!

Cal (Android, iOS)

Need help balancing work, life and me time? Cal by Any.do is an intuitive calendar app that makes it easy to complete schedules and tasks. With Cal, you can create events, find a place to meet and invite anyone you want. The app can recognize who you want to meet with and where you should go based on your habits. You will never miss a birthday and can celebrate your family and friends directly from the app. Cal integrates other apps such as Any.do, Google Maps, Uber and more for going about your day with ultimate efficiency.

Tiny Calendar (Android, iOS)

Tiny Calendar has tiny in its name, but there is nothing tiny about the abilities of this calendar app. Tiny Calendar by Appxy, has a simple and easy to navigate design that integrates seamlessly with your Google Calendar. It provides eight standard views to fit your specific preferences including day, week, month, 4-days, year, mini-month, week agenda and agenda views. Whether you are online or offline, you can still edit your calendar. Your changes will cache while offline and then automatically sync with your Google Calendar when you get back online.

Jorte (Android, iOS)

Have you always preferred a paper organizer over a digital one? If so, we challenge you to check out Jorte. Jorte is an app that was developed with the ease of using paper organizers in mind. The app is much more than just a calendar and contains an extensive variety of customizable features. You can create diary entries with photos, change calendar themes, create event calendars, sync multiple calendars and more. Jorte is also interactive, so you can invite others to follow your calendars, or you can follow calendars that interest you.

 

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Apps for Expanding Your Art Skills

Art class is in the palm of your hand with these apps that will teach you basic art skills whether you are at home or on the go. If you are a pro, these apps can help you sharpen your drawing skills, but if you’re a novice, they can help you reach your artistic goals! From people to animals to trees to planes, you will learn to create your own artful masterpieces.

How to Draw (Android, iOS)

What do cars, penguins, fairies or flowers have in common? Well nothing…but with the How to Draw app you can learn to draw all of them, plus many more! You’ll have a personal art teacher on your smartphone. Each drawing includes numbered steps that are easy to follow and guide you through the drawing process. Starting with simple lines and shapes, you will learn to create a full variety of objects and images.

Handy (Android, iOS)

Hands, heads and feet, oh my! Say goodbye to six-toed feet and disproportionate ears. With Handy you can learn how to draw lifelike hands, heads and feet. Rotate and light each 3D image to fit the perfect pose or position for your drawing. Whether you are an experienced painter or just enjoy drawing as pastime, Handy is guaranteed to help you bring your art to life.

Pose 3D Tool (Android, iOS)

Drawing lifelike people can be very difficult, but with the Pose 3D Tool by Alien Think, you will be able to turn your stick figures into realistic people. Whether you are looking for an average pose or one that is way out of the ordinary, the app allows you to customize male or female figures into the perfect pose to fit your project. Want to draw something besides people? Alien Think also has a variety of other versions to download for horses, dogs, elephants and more.

 

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