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Apps for creative minds

Updated on October 30, 2013

While many popular apps seem to cater to either children shooting birds at coconuts, young adults fiddling around editing photos or for the suit checking emails and bank accounts, some apps have been created for the creative in mind. It has become increasingly rare to find a smartphone not attached to someone’s hip. Apps are more than games and social media but can be useful and cater to any profession or hobby. The fact of the matter is that we all love our apps. For the creative musician, writer, photographer and artist, there are a plethora of music making, drawing, photo editing and idea documenting apps available. Below are a list of apps specially used for either Mac, Android or both. So, without further ado, here we go!

Real Guitar is a realistic guitar simulator with a user-friendly interface and great sound quality. All the notes have been recorded from the live acoustic guitar. Master new cords and figure out fun jingles with Real Guitar as you strum, pluck and strike to the sounds of a real guitar. You are able to pay cords of any complexity; with their massive database, choose between a nylon and steel string guitar or search through the songbook for your favorite tune. This is a great app for the musician on the go looking to waste some time strumming along.

Sorry Android users, Apple OS only.

If you always have a rhythm playing in your head Finger Beat is a great app to download. Keep your fingers busy creating fun and rhythmic sounds with the convenience of your smart phone.

Sorry Android users, Apple OS only.

Adobe Ideas is a digital sketchbook that enables you to express yourself wherever you go from the convenience of your Apple or Android tablet. It is designed for quickly sketching out ideas and concepts by layering images, and drawing so you can work on the go when you don’t have the opportunity to use the full Photoshop software on your PC or Mac Computer.

Paper by Fifty Three is an app for the creative that love to sketch and paint. This app allows for the budding artist to pick from 6 different mediums to aid in the creation of their latest piece of virtual art by picking up a tool you can instantly begin to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color. Paper is simple and perfect for creating on the go, there are no fussy buttons or distracting settings making you more productive.

Sorry Android users, Apple OS only.

SoundCloud is a great music making software where musicians and the musically inclined can experiment with melodies, combine sounds and create exciting mixes. Soundcloud offers an easy to use interface that will have the musicians creating and the music enthusiast discovering new and exciting songs by both famous musicians and the up and coming waiting to be discovered.

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. The app is great for developing concepts on the go whenever you have that ‘light bulb’ moment. It allows you to save your work and syncs to all your devices allowing you to access it through your smart phone, tablet or computer. Evernote makes remembering your random thought bubbles easy as you are able to record audio, draw it out, snap a photo or save media found online while surfing.

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