21 free creative apps for your smartphone

There are a ton of smartphone apps out there for every type of designer. Whether you're into 3D, illustration, graphic design, animation or photography you're bound to stumble upon a few addictive apps to aid your creativity.

If you don't mind paying for a top-quality camera or photo-editing app, check out the best photo apps – but here we pick 21 of the best free apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone to download today! Need some great typography? See our pick of the best free fonts.

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Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.