It's never been a better time to be a content creator. Consumer technology has made such amazing advancements that you now have a powerful camera and computer combined right in your pocket!
There are a lot of creative apps on the market aimed at helping both amateur and professional creators. Mobile and web apps are a very cost-effective way to experiment with different tools to produce eye-catching photo and video content. With so many apps on the market, it can be tricky to find the best one for you and your skill level, luckily we are here to help with that!
We are often asked what the best apps are for creating content and have curated the ultimate list of 100+ best visual content apps that you can use to get creative. Whether you want to learn and look for inspiration, improve your skills, or practise your art, these apps will help you take your content creation skills to the next level.
Camera and Photography
Take your mobile photography to the next level with third-party mobile applications. These apps offer advanced tools and features that give you more control of your phone camera settings for impressive results.
Focos - An iOS app that allows you to refocus images using their technology of computational photography to achieve bokeh effects
Camera +2 - This iOS app offers powerful photography features and built-in editing tools to take the best photos
FiLMiC Pro - A video camera app that gives you full manual control of your phone with its professional video camera tools and features
Magic Hour - The app helps you know the time of the sunrise and sunset for the day and how much time you have left to take great pictures during the golden hour
Halide - This camera app for iPhone and iPad offers professional camera tools, as well as ProRAW support, to help you get the best shots
ProCamera - An all-in-one camera app for iOS users that features professional photo, video, and editing capabilities
Camera FV-5 - This advanced camera app for Android offers users DSLR-like manual controls to achieve the perfect photos
Obscura Camera - This iOS app boasts amazing filters and professional camera features that are friendly to use
Google Camera - An Android camera app for Pixel phones that features portrait, night, and video stabilization modes.
Camera ZOOM FX - This camera app offers tons of photography features such as full manual DSLR controls, Raw captures, photo filters, photo collage, and more
Photo Editing & Colour Grading
The perfect photo does not only end with a simple snap of your camera. Photo editing apps give you creative opportunities to enhance your overall image with manual editing, photo filters, effects, and more.
AColor Story - This photo editing app specialises in adding amazing colour effects that look fresh and on-trend
Ultralight - A photo and video editing app that features great editing tools, amazing photo filters, and a photo collection
Lightroom for Mobile - This editing and camera app lets you capture stunning images and manually edit them using their powerful editing tools
Lightleap (formerly Quickshot) - An editor app that simplifies your editing process with its pre-set filters and effects
VSCO - The app is an all-in-one space for creative photo and video editing, inspiration, and where you can connect with a community of creators
Affinity Photo - This professional photo editing app for iPad is packed with advanced editing tools and customisable effects
Instasize - A photo and video editing app that allows you to easily edit photos and videos with photo filters, borders, resizer, collage, etc.
Snapseed - A complete and professional photo editing app with advanced tools and photo filters you can apply to your images
Pixlr - This photo editor allows you to easily edit your photos as it has all the tools, filters, or effects you need
Photoshop Express Photo Editor - The app is a fun and super easy to use photo editor for one-touch photo transformations and edits
TouchRetouch - This app is a photo editor that makes removing unwanted objects in your photo easy in just simple clicks
Afterlight - An image editing app that features adjustment and crop tools, filters, textures, and frames to enhance your overall image
Pixelmator - This is a full-featured image editor that offers both editing and painting tools to create, paint, edit, and enhance images
Creative and Composite Editing
There are many ways to make your images look unique and add conceptual elements. These photo editing apps that specialise in photo overlays and visual effects can transform your image into a larger-than-life composition.
Photoshop Mix - This is an app that simplifies photo editing and lets you cut and combine two images to turn them into one amazing image
Photoleap (formerly Photofox)- An easy-to-use editing app that lets you edit layers and enhance your image to create artistic photo manipulation
PicsArt - This app is a photo and video editing and designing app with advanced tools to bring your creativity to life
Prequel - The photo editing app offers tons of photo filters and effects with aesthetic presets
Lens Distortions - A photo editor app with a library of photos effects to create cinematic imagery
Lumii - This editor lets you create artistic images with their photo filters and effects
Prisma Photo Editor - This is a photo editing app with amazing photo effects that turn your images into paintings
Motionleap (formerly Pixaloop) - A photo editor that features 3D live photo filters and effects to create stunning images
Bazaart - An award-winning photo editor app that lets you edit beautiful photos and professional designs
Creative Video Effects
Looking for a way to make your video clips more impactful? These applications allow you to transform still image to video or add special effects to your clips to make them more unique and artistic.
Glitch Video Editor - This fun video editor lets you create amazing video effects with their glitch effects, vaporwave effects, retro filters, and more
Werble - A powerful photo and video animator that adds motion to your images to turn them into moving movements
Lumyer - The app has over 200 realistic animated video effects that make your clips look extra fun
Filmr - This video editor transforms your ordinary clips into awesome videos with their filters, effects, and transitions
Filmm - A video editing app has packs of colour grading filters with film textures and lighting effects
Action Movie FX - This cool app gives your clips a movie effect with their Hollywood-style effect templates
VIMAGE - A cinemagraph application that animates your image with their moving photo effects, filters, and overlays
Loopsie - An app that allows you to create video motions effects and create stunning clips using their cinematography effects
Story Z - This photo video maker lets you add motion effects to your photos and create cinemagraph with their video motion and overlay effects
If you're using your phone to edit videos, these applications that offer editing tools and features let you create professional-looking videos.
Videoleap - This video editing app has professional editing tools to help you create professional and high-quality clips in just minutes
Spark Video - A video creator that offers a creative way to create compelling videos with the help of their curated video themes
Magisto - The video editor and music slideshow maker allows you to add graphics, effects, filters, and music to your videos
Adobe Premiere Rush - This is an all-in-one video editor that can let you easily edit videos, add effects and music, animated titles, and more
Splice - A simple yet powerful video editor and maker that helps you create customised and pro-level videos
iMovie - The iOS video editing app can turn your simple videos into amazing movie scenes with their Hollywood-style trailer templates
InShot - This editing app for videos and photos offers an easy way to add music, text, and emoji to your clips or images as well as special effects and transitions
CapCut (formerly ViaMaker) - An all-in-one video editing with easy-to-use editing tools, beautiful effects, a library of music, and more
KineMaster - This video editor boasts lots of powerful tools and downloadable content that lets you create stunning videos perfect for Youtube, TikTok, and Instagram
GoPro Quik - A video editor that allows you to create cinematic edits to your video clips
VUE - This full-strength video editor can create cinematographic video collages that are professional-looking
LumaFusion - The mobile video editing app features powerful tools in video editing as well as video effects to achieve amazing videos
FilmoraGo - An easy-to-use video editor with advanced features to help you produce creative videos
GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Stop Motion Creation
Are you tired of boring stills and videos? These apps bring life to them by turning them into GIFs, cinemagraphs, and stop motions.
Storybeat - This app lets you add music and sound effects to your photos and videos as well as create a stop motion video with music
Flixel - An app that allows you to create cinemagraphs with their pro-level tools
GIF Maker byMomento - This fun app turns your photos and videos into fun GIFs as well as add stickers, filters, effects, and more
iMotion - A cool iOS app that can be used to create time-lapse and stop motion videos that you can export to 4K UHD, 1080p & 720p HD videos
PICOO Camera - This app lets you create cinemagraphs where you can easily highlight the object in your photo and animate that object
GifMe! - The app offers an easy way to GIFs with your built-in camera by creating a sequence or stop motion
GIF Toaster - This is a simple and easy-to-use app that can turn your videos or burst photos into a GIF
Stop Motion Studio - A stop motion maker app with lots of tools and features that are easy-to-use to create animated videos
Life Lapse - An app that helps you to create time-lapse and stop motion videos using their many tools and features
ImgPlay - This GIF maker apps provides powerful tools to turn videos and photos into GIFs as well as edit them
Inspiration & Learning
Stuck in a rut? Get inspired and make everything flow with these visual learning and inspiration apps.
Pinterest - A visual-first platform where you can discover new ideas, explore and save inspiration, and share your own work
TED - This app has a library of more than 3,000 TED talks from remarkable photographers, businessmen, experts, and more
Brainsparker - An app that helps you spark your best ideas with their random creativity cards that you can schedule to notify you daily
Inkflow Visual Notebook - This amazing app lets you capture your ideas digitally and creatively with their user interface that looks exactly like a notebook
Milanote - A note-taking app where you can jot down notes, to-do lists, save videos and photos, texts, and more
Inspiration Maps - This visual learning app allows you to build diagrams, outlines, and graphic organisers easily
We Heart It - A community where you source, save, and share what inspires you whether it's photography, fashion, travel, music, etc.
SimpleMind - This app specialises in mind mapping to help you organise your thoughts, create new ideas, and remember anything that's important
Behance - An Adobe app that allows you to be inspired and browse through portfolios of artists and creatives, such as photography, graphic design, motion graphics, and more
Digital Painting & Drawing
The process of drawing and painting has been made easier. Thanks to these applications, you can create artworks on your phone, tablet, or iPad.
Adobe Capture - This mobile application has the powerful tools to let you vectorise any image with the help of three tools from Adobe: Adobe Color CC, Adobe Brush CC, and Adobe Photoshop Mix
Procreate - A creative app with hundreds of handmade brushes, artistic tools, layer system to help you craft sketches, paintings, illustrations, etc
Bez - This vector graphics editor is friendly to use has flexible and professional tools to help you create high-quality illustrations
Sketchbook Pro - An award-winning sketching, painting, and drawing app the features professional-grade tools that are customisable to draw amazing illustrations and paintings
Tayasui Sketches - This app has beautiful brushes and realistic tools with advanced features that let you make amazing drawings, illustrations, and more
Adobe Fresco - A powerful vector and raster graphics editor that has the world's largest digital brush collection to create professional drawings and paintings
Adobe Illustrator Draw - This vector-based drawing app offers amazing tools and features for artists to make high-quality vector art
Clip Studio Paint - The drawing app has classic illustration, comic, and animation tools to create drawings, such as comics, manga, and webtoons
ibis Paint X - A drawing app with powerful features and over 2000 brushes and other materials to create the perfect paintings, illustrations, and more
MediBang Paint - This digital painting and comic creation app has many creative tools and features as well as cloud storage to easily transfer work between platforms
Augmented Reality and Web Design
Augmented reality gives users a more realistic and engaging experience. These applications can help you to build artistic AR and VR experiences.
Adobe XD - This vector-based design tool offers powerful features to create prototypes, wireframe, and screen designs for digital products
Figma - A collaborative design interface tool for designing graphics and prototypes
Pantone Studio - This applications lets you create palettes that you can test on designs and 3D-rendered materials
Lens Studio - A powerful application where you can build augmented reality experiences using their built-in features, custom shaders, and advanced tracking technology
Giphy World - An augmented reality app that lets you fill your camera with GIFs and stickers
Spark AR Studio - This app features professional-grade tools that lets you create AR effects using their templates and advanced customisation tools
Adobe Aero - An app boasting advanced tools and features that allow you to build augmented reality experiences, even without 3D design or coding experience
Marvel - A collaborative design platform that has everything you need to create interactive app prototypes with their prototyping tools
ZapWorks - This app gives you the tools to create augmented reality and virtual reality experiences on mobile
Want to create professional graphics ready to be shared across socials? These apps give you access to thousands of templates, stock images and videos, and other elements to make designing a breeze!
Canva - A graphic design platform where you can create social media graphics, posters, and other visual content using their own template or you can create your own
Visme - This presentation and infographic tool lets you create, edit, share, and store visual content for your brand
Mojo - The app allows you to create amazing designs for your Instagram stories with the help of their 300+ templates
Impresso - This simple yet powerful application is an Instagram story maker that helps you make amazing animated videos with their templates, rich text library, music, and other tools
Boosted - A video maker that is easy-to-use and allows you to create quick stunning videos using their ready-made templates
Adobe Spark Post - This online and mobile design application has amazing features that can help you to easily create social media graphics, animations, flyers, collages, and more
Adobe Comp - An application that lay out your ideas using assets such as photos, shapes, font, and texts and can be easily sent to Photoshop, Illustrator, or inDesign to finish
Snappa - This software is quick and easy-to-use to make graphics, ads, blogs, and more with the help of their pre-made templates
Crello - The software application is the best way to create professional graphic design and impressive content using their library of professional templates
PicMonkey - This photo editing and design app has artist-crafted templates where you can use and customise to make amazing visual content for socials
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