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Apps for Creativity

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

GameSalad

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.

Hopscotch

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.

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GIPHY

GIPHY

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.

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.

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You.DJ

You.DJ

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

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MixBit

MixBit

Videos are created by adding the clips, photos, music and theme and an option to invite your friends to contribute. In just minutes, we’ll auto--magically create a beautiful video with your content.
Edit at any time - even after your video has been published.
Share anywhere! You can automatically export your videos to YouTube, Vine, and Instagram or share them directly via Facebook, Twitter and Email.

BeFunky

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

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Pixlr

Pixlr

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.

ThingLink

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.

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Fotor

Fotor

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

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".

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Webflow

Webflow

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.

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Triller

Triller

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

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.

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.

Soundtrap

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.

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.

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Explee

Explee

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

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Flat

Flat

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.

Audacity

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.

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.

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.

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Toondoo

Toondoo

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

SumoPaint

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

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Webs

Webs

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

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    Dr Jodie Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies at SAE Creative Media Institute, Brisbane. Through the lens of critical pedagogy, Jodie’s praxis-orientated approach to education is guided by the desire to help students become aesthetically inspired, media literate, culturally sensitive, critical and creative thinkers.

    She is the author of Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity & Queer World-making (Peter Lang 2012), and co-author of Redefining Mainstream Popular Music (Routledge 2013) and The Festivalisation of Culture (Ashgate 2014). She has published more than 30 scholarly articles & chapters on popular music, gender, sexuality and ageing; queer theory, youth culture and subcultural style; and ethical relations in ethnographic fieldwork.

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