Apps for Creativity

This list features 50+ apps to help inspire your creativity and make it easier for you to edit or create images, videos, music, games, animations, comics, digital stories, magazines, websites, apps and interactive designs. It also includes apps to help you stay on track with your creative goals, manage creative workflow, brainstorming, project management and collaboration. All apps and services listed below are free to use or offer free versions with some user restrictions.

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Feb 26, 2016 - - 56

Spark an endless supply of fresh ideas in one easy to use app on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Whether you're facing a challenge at work, in life or with a creative project, join tens of thousands of people who are using our creativity prompts to brainstorm new ideas, trigger creative thinking, overcome blocks, inspire creative writing and spark innovation.

Mar 16, 2016 - - 76

GameSalad revolutionizes learning through applied game development. GameSalad Creator lets you focus on your game and not code. GameSalad is the fastest and easiest way to learn, create, and publish games.

Jun 30, 2016 - - 68

Learning to code? This award-winning app lets you make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play. Use super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Angry Birds, create pixel art, or build something brand new.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 75

Make your own animated GIF and share it. GIPHY is your top source for the best & newest GIFs & Animated Stickers online. Find everything from funny GIFs, reaction GIFs, unique GIFs and more.

Oct 07, 2016 - - 60
Multi-Touch Interface

IntuiLab is the world’s leading interactive digital experience creation platform company. Use IntuiFace to create interactive presentations, digital signage solutions, information kiosks, point-of-sale installations and more.

Jun 08, 2016 - - 76

The best online DJ app to mix SoundCloud music and Youtube videos for FREE! Powered by the iWeb DJ mixer, SoundCloud and Youtube.

Apr 11, 2016 - - 58

BeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker.

Feb 26, 2016 - - 68

Pixlr is a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune any picture. Choose from over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your image. Pixlr makes you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 67

Thinglink is a tool for image interaction that allow content sharing via online images. The purpose of ThingLink, is to allow photos and other images to be made into web links. Use it to design interactive posters and visual content.

Mar 16, 2016 - - 73

Fotor offers free online photo editor with cool effects, collage maker and more.

Jun 30, 2016 - - 77
Pixel Press Floors

Have you always wanted to create your own video game but never knew where to start? Pixel Press Floors offers a revolutionary and simple way to create & play games - create on paper with "Draw-on-Paper" and take a picture of it, create directly on the screen just like you would on paper with "Draw-in-App", and then share & play games created by you and the entire community in the "Arcade".

Aug 03, 2016 - - 68

Build responsive websites in your browser. Launch with a click. Or export your code to host wherever. Discover the professional website builder made for designers.

Apr 23, 2016 - - 65

Triller lets you make celebrity-quality music videos on your iPhone.

Aug 11, 2017 - - 0
Eko Studio

Learn more about Eko’s creative guidelines for creating interactive serialized entertainment, dig deep into our sample project Fiji, and discover other helpful Eko Studio creator tips.

Mar 16, 2016 - - 63
Multi-Touch Interfaces

IntuiLab is the world’s leading interactive digital experience creation platform. Use IntuiFace to create interactive presentations, digital signs, information kiosks, point-of-sale installations and more.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 62

Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and more. Invite friends to collaborate. It’s free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and ChromeBooks.

Mar 16, 2016 - - 64
Music Maker Jam

The free music app Music Maker Jam by MAGIX. Whether you're into hip hop, dubstep, rock or EDM, a complete range of over 100 music styles and an 8-channel mixer give you plenty of room to express your creativity. Easily record vocals and share your songs with our global music community.

Mar 14, 2016 - - 68

Explee allows you to make eyecatching and interactive animated video. Go for video scribing and whiteboard animation to blow your audience away.

Apr 17, 2016 - - 64

Write your music scores online. Use the easiest tool to create sheet music collaboratively. Compose with your smartphone, tablet and laptop with your friends at the same time. Also available for Google Hangouts.

Apr 11, 2016 - - 68

Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media. Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. Export your recordings in many different file formats, including multiple files at once.

Feb 28, 2016 - - 64
Google Story Builder

This Story Builder allows you to create mini-movies or video stories with the feel of Google Docs. You can also personalize the videos you create using the characters, story, and even music of your choosing and when you finish you can share your final product with others.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 70
Comic Master

Comic Master allows you to create your own short graphic novel. Create your own graphic novel with this interactive comics tool that uses prompt questions to help you.

Apr 11, 2016 - - 63
Comic Life

The app is designed to create graphic novels and comic pages using digital photos. Users can drag and drop photos from their libraries, finders, directly from web pages or other programs. Comic Life has an integrated camera feature that allows the user to snap a picture and add it directly to a comic. These images as well as those from iPhoto and anywhere on the hard drive can be 'filtered' to look comic like.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 64

Toondoo lets you create comic strips and cartoons easily with just a few clicks, drags and drops.

Aug 03, 2016 - - 62

Browser based online image editor and drawing application. Community and sharing features for registered users.

Mar 16, 2016 - - 71

Make a free website with our professionally designed templates and easy to use website builder. Free hosting included.

Feb 12, 2017 - - 0

Venngage is an easy to use Infographic Maker. Visualize your data and information with free templates, charts and text. Enhance your infographic by adding icons and images from our library. Customize your infographic design by changing the fonts and colours with our infographic maker. Apply your own style to make your infographic unique.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 58
Make A Gif

Learn how to make a gif. Create animated gifs online with our free gif animator in just three easy steps. Upload, Customize, Create.

Feb 29, 2016 - - 59
Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper's superior inking technology lets you write as on real paper. Writing never felt that natural before. Enjoy your handwriting on iOS, Windows or Android tablets. Get creative with a selection of pens and brushes for writing, sketching, coloring and highlighting. Zoom in for added precision and fit more notes onto the page. Experience Wacom's superior ink engine, providing the best drawing and writing quality on iOS, Android and Windows tablets.

Feb 27, 2016 - - 72

Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Ideament for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more.

Feb 17, 2016 - - 68

Simple design, prototyping and collaboration tool that helps you turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 56

Make and share videos using WeVideo's online video editing software, available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 72
ACMI Generator

A creative studio space to explore storytelling and the moving image. Download free video, images and sound and upload your own media. Create your own storyboards and share them online.

Feb 26, 2016 - - 64

Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 62 is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)... no design experience needed! We provide the canvas, you provide the creativity.

Apr 17, 2016 - - 57

Discover an endless library of free books, picture books, & poetry or use simple tools to create books in minutes. Storybird is a creative community where readers & writers celebrate storytelling.

Feb 20, 2016 - - 70

Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Canva is an online graphic design platform that offers free access to a wide assortment of design tools and options.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 60

Explore beautiful stories from around the world, or create your own!

Mar 16, 2016 - - 73
Immagipic MockUp Scene Creator

ImmagiPic is the first mockUp Scene Creator online. Create your own scene online and choose between many objects. Save your png and use it in your projects.

Apr 23, 2016 - - 57

Make ANY photo talk, just by speaking! Pets, friends, food, family, nature, artwork... anything!

Feb 26, 2016 - - 62

Unstuck is an in-the-moment digital coach that's ready any time you're feeling stuck.

Unstuck offers up personalized digital tools and content to help you get from stuck to unstuck, no matter what the challenge may be. Feeling stuck? Well the app helps you diagnose what’s really going on—with a challenge at work, a relationship issue, a goal that’s just out of reach. It teases out what you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and what you’re actually doing.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 77

Make great videos, easily. Turn ordinary photos and video clips into stunning, HD videos with Animoto's online video maker.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 66

Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users without intensive experience as graphic designers to easily create professional-grade infographics using themed templates. Additionally, the program provides tools to add interactive maps, charts, videos and hyperlinks.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 69

Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Its built-in design engine helps you create professional designs in minutes. With Sway, your images, text, videos, and other multimedia all flow together in a way that enhances your story. Sway makes sure your creations look great on any screen.

Jun 03, 2016 - - 62

Kizoa is a free online Movie Maker, Video Editor, and Slideshow Creator to personalize photos, videos, and music with special effects, text, and more! Users can upload, store and edit photos, then turn their memories into custom designed slideshows with hundreds of creative options to choose from, including music, animations, text, transitions and other flash-based effects.

Jul 20, 2016 - - 65
MIT App Inventor

This is a Google supported platform where you can get to create awesome apps using just drag and drop. It enables you to customize the look and feel of your apps, add buttons, attach objects and many more. It requires a Google account.

Jul 10, 2016 - - 60

Madmagz enables you to create a digital or a print magazine. Try it, it's free! Including dozens of templates created by professional graphic designers.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 76

Easily Create online presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser.

Jul 31, 2016 - - 71

Publishing platform for digital magazines, interactive publications and online catalogs. Convert documents to beautiful publications and share them worldwide.

Jun 16, 2016 - - 76

Renderforest is free online slideshow maker and animated video maker. Create slideshows, promotional and explainer business videos, logo animations and more.

Apr 17, 2016 - - 69

From your hobby to your career, your class notes to your final exam, your mood board to your runway show, padlets help you organize your life.

Jun 08, 2016 - - 66
Youtube Multiplier

Play from 2 to 8 YouTube videos at once, with global control. More images, more videos, more sounds, more fun! Make enjoyable mashups and share them.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 57

Create and self-publish books, magazines & ebooks.

Jun 03, 2016 - - 72

Video and the web are coming together. Experience both like never before with TouchCast- a new medium that looks like video, but feels more like the web.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 68

FlipSnack is everything you need to easily publish captivating online magazines, transforming your pdfs into online flipbooks. It works and looks great across all digital platforms, engaging your customers with interactive experiences and making it easy to sell directly from the pages of your digital publication.

Apr 16, 2016 - - 68

Vectr is a free graphics editor. Vectr is collaborative like Google Docs, and runs both in your web browser and on your desktop as a native app. Link your website's graphics to Vectr documents, then update them forever without touching code.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 64

With Projeqt, your presentations never remain static. Pull in live tweets or blog feeds, insert an interactive map, add audio notes or stream videos. Let your presentations be as dynamic as you are.

Aug 10, 2017 - - 0

The world's most successful publishers & communications teams use the Shorthand visual storytelling platform to engage audiences and move them to action.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 61
Noun Project

Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World’s Visual Language.

Feb 27, 2016 - - 57

Build and Share the Next Generation Story! StoryBuilder allows anyone with text, pictures and/or videos to combine this content into a creative story that can be published and shared with the world.

Mar 11, 2016 - - 77
The Matboard

The Matboard is a social bookmarking hub for creatives which enables users to explore, share, and inspire creative work.

Feb 16, 2017 - - 0
Create beautiful timelines

Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet.

Mar 04, 2016 - - 72

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 56

Build beautiful, simple, free moodboards for sharing designs, inspiration, and ideas quickly and easily!

Jun 08, 2016 - - 71

Freemix is great for fast intuitive creation. Access a nearly infinite pool of images and collage them with a rich array of easy to use tools.

Aug 11, 2017 - - 0

Build your visual story within hours. Publish within seconds. No code, just story. Your story. Prepared to drop some files? Register now for free.

Aug 10, 2017 - - 0

Upload your image. Spot it with annotations. Share your story and make every detail be accessible from any screen. With Closr it's the fastest way to do it. You can publish/share your zoomable images on blogs, online magazines, native apps. Or, you can just use it privately!

Apr 11, 2016 - - 73

Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you!

Feb 23, 2016 - - 77

We've completely re-imagined notes to simplify your busy modern life. Instead of short post-it like cards, in Mammoth you create living, editable boards to capture everything around a topic. Put down ideas, discuss them, throw in links, pictures and all relevant files. Organize it all just like a document. The powerful browser extension is your online research companion and the mobile app puts it all in your pocket.

Apr 11, 2016 - - 77

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Jun 03, 2016 - - 65

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Jun 16, 2016 - - 56

Blender is an open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.

Mar 15, 2016 - - 78

Make an app with AppMachine. After creating an account at AppMachine you can get started right away ! Building an app with AppMachine is free, easy, fun and your app will look gorgeous.

Aug 11, 2017 - - 0

Legend for iPhone turns words into stunning text animations, in video or animated GIF. Perfect for Instagram, Vine, SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp or IM conversations.

Jun 30, 2016 - - 75
Lego Movie Maker

Build your own LEGO® adventure, then capture your story! Bring LEGO characters to life with the LEGO Movie Maker App. This fun app lets you create a custom LEGO stop-motion movie. Simple tools and guides make it easy to shoot, edit, and even score your movie with music. Add one of the customizable title cards then share it online and, who knows, you may have the next summer blockbuster in your hands…literally!

Jun 14, 2016 - - 79
Adobe Spark

The new Adobe Spark suite includes Adobe Spark Video (formerly Voice), Adobe Spark Page (formerly Slate), and Adobe Spark Post (which was just Post before). For iOS and web, lets you quickly design nice-looking images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog with a handy selection of presets. Pick a size, color palette, and title themes. You can also choose from ready-made templates to design videos and web pages. Spark will guide you through each step, doing all the heavy lifting behind the scenes. Most of the themes are stylish and modern, which gives it a leg up over most of the competition. It also allows a lot of flexibility, if you want to avoid making a cookie-cutter image just like everyone else using the same app. On iOS the app is split into three parts for posts, videos, and web pages.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 70

A powerful and easy to use comic and storyboard creator.

Jun 03, 2016 - - 62

RealtimeBoard is an online collaboration software created as a team collaboration and online brainstorming tool. It's super easy to use & free!

Feb 26, 2016 - - 79

With Lino you can freely post memos, pictures and videos you take with your iPhone, and even files as stickies on your virtual pin board or canvas. You can keep what you post private or use it to share your ideas and to have a discussion with your friends and colleagues.

Feb 27, 2016 - - 68

SyncSpace collaborative zoomable canvas lets people express and explore visual ideas together, wherever you are. It is a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net. It is a shared whiteboard plus a whole lot more.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 63

Emaze is the next generation of online presentation software. Simply select any of our professionally designed free presentation templates to easily create an amazing visual experience for you audience.

Feb 26, 2016 - - 63
Paper 53

When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Use this app for visual notes, photos, and sketches. Draw on photos or quickly spotlight details. Sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease.

Jul 31, 2016 - - 61

Search, compare and make free time lines on The time lines can be filled with audio and video fragments such as MP3 and YouTube.


Apr 17, 2016 - - 60

POP turns hand-drawn wireframes to interactive prototypes. Sketch the app ideas on paper; take pictures and add links between the mockups; sync your app prototypes with Dropbox, simulate on iPhone, Android, or web and share your prototype idea online to get feedbacks.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 79
Music Memos

Record song ideas on the go. Add a backing band, keep ideas organised, and bring your best tracks into GarageBand or Logic Pro to add final touches.

Feb 23, 2016 - - 68
Go Animate

Make animated videos online for your business with GoAnimate. Create animated marketing videos, sales videos, explainer videos, training videos and elearning videos. Make video presentations and produce video advertising. Use our powerful animation software to increase the ROI on your video.

Feb 28, 2016 - - 64

Make a video online for free with wideo! Create demo videos, bring animated e-cards to life, create educational videos and lots more.

Feb 26, 2016 - - 57
HTML 5 Maker

Create free animated banners and sliders, which are responsive and mobile friendly. There's over 200 free templates and images to choose from or you can upload you own.

Aug 07, 2016 - - 61

PhotoFunia is a leading free photo editing site packed with a huge library of picture editor effects & photo filters. PhotoFunia can help spice up any photo or add your images into a variety of scenarios.

Jun 08, 2016 - - 59
Soundation Studio

Soundation is a powerful online music studio with professional features like recording, effects, virtual instruments and over 700 free loops and sounds.

May 26, 2016 - - 67

Animaker is an online do-it-yourself (#DIY) animation video maker that brings studio quality presentations within everyone's reach. Animated Videos, Done Right!

Apr 23, 2016 - - 72

A new app called SPUN allows users to mash up videos from their phone along with topical pop culture videos and then personalize their creations using the app’s own library of animations, cutouts, special effects and text.

Feb 28, 2016 - - 64

Make beautiful videos, online, easily! How to make travel movies, wedding videos, promo ads, property virtual tours: just add photos, clips, music and watch your video!

Aug 09, 2017 - - 0

We asked ourselves why podcasting is a medium reserved for tech geeks and media corporations. Our answer is Opinion, audio recording and editing made human. As instant as taking a photo. Yet powerful enough to take your story to the next level.

Mar 03, 2017 - - 0
Story Wars

Story Wars is a place where random writers with amazing ideas in their head come to express their thoughts.

Any person can pitch an idea and create a story, but the moment the story is published, it is no longer truly theirs, but it is adopted by the Story Wars Community. Different users can write a chapter to a story that they like and want to contribute to. The twist is that for your chapter to be official, it has to be voted in. By going up against different authors, you actually have to try. Because of that, you slowly start to become a better writer.

If you want to stop writing a certain book, you can. You can give it to the hands of the community, and watch it flourish into something beautiful.

Feb 17, 2016 - - 63

InVision is a prototyping, collaboration and workflow platform, InVision lets you transform your designs into beautiful, interactive web & mobile (iOS, Android) mockups and prototypes!

Feb 23, 2016 - - 70

Create, share and collaboratively work on mind maps with MindMeister, the leading online mind mapping software.

Feb 27, 2016 - - 63

Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

Jun 16, 2016 - - 64

This effective and extremely easy to use video and animation app will help you make professional video content in minutes. Really, it's the easiest app around for making this type of content and pitches itself as "World's Simplest Video Maker".

Mar 19, 2016 - - 67

Make iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Flash, Windows & Mac games without code. Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials, so you can focus on what's important - making your game yours.

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