There has probably never been a better time to be a creative than now. Artists can record pieces from different corners of the globe without even seeing each other. You could literally write, package, publish, and start selling your own book in one day.
There has probably never been a better time to be a creative than now. Artists can record pieces from different corners of the globe without even seeing each other. You could literally write, package, publish, and start selling your own book in one day. Everyone can create a feature film with nothing but a few DSLR cameras and a video editing tool. There are more ways for artists to express themselves and more options for creative looking to entertain themselves, find ideas, or create better. If you’re a natural artist or creative and want to express your art or simply enjoy other people’s work, here are some great free apps you should check out.
Spooncast is a podcasting platform, social media, streaming site all at the same time. This site allows anyone with a voice to stream for free and start their own streaming channel that people can connect to in real-time.
These can go from the bizarre to the mundane and cover virtually all subjects. People can interact with casters through live chat and you can find the hottest trending casts straight from the home page. A great site if you aren’t afraid of new ideas and want to hear from regular people with something to say.
This app allows you to enjoy talks from all speakers that have been featured on TED over the years. It allows you to quickly find talks based on the subject and download the talks straight to your phone. The app is totally free and can be found on both iOS and Android. A great app for people who love to hear from fellow creatives for inspiration.
Fontli is another great tool for inspiration. Fontli was made with typography lovers in mind and allows members of the community to share pictures of typography from everyday life. The app also allows you to tag certain fonts and quickly find examples of usages of the font in real life.
If you’re looking for original color palettes, then the Adobe Kuller app for iOS is for you. It allows you to quickly sample colors from any image. It also has a color theme creator that will allow you to pick 5 color points from any given picture. For instance, you could use it to sample colors from a painting and use them to create promotional material, a book cover, or some graphic art.
If you want to add some personality to backgrounds on your portable devices, you should check out the Pattrn app for Android. This tool allows you to pick different patterns created by the COLOURlovers community. The app has a massive wallpaper selection available, and new ones are being created every week. You can change the background automatically based on the day of the week or make a library of your favorites.
What makes Garageband so great is the fact that it allows you to create professional sounding tracks for absolutely nothing. The app is totally free to download and comes pre-stocked with a large pro sound library that will allow you to start creating almost instantly.
You can record tracks on the go thanks to its great sequencer and 32 track performance. It also has a neat live loop DJ feature for live performances. And don’t think that it’s just a toy app either. There were actual hits that have been recorded using the tool and it has been used by artists such as Rihanna, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails just to name a few.
These are all great options if you’re a creative and want to find new ways to create and enjoy art. Make sure that you check one or all of these and let your imagination run free.