If you are a person involved in creative design services, then you know the value of inspiration in your work. If you are in the right mood, it seems easier to design and create any given concept. However, when you feel tired or distracted, your imagination may need additional sources to get inspiration from.
After checking out the App Store, I’ve collected a selection of what I think are the best inspiration apps for your iPad or iPhone. So, all those graphic designers who feel a serious lack of positive emotions and don’t know how to get new ideas flowing, just download these apps and you’ll for sure find something that will get those creative juices flowing.
A lovely rendered fractal image is a true sight to behold, and all the more so when it’s animated, allowing you to explore deep into it and reveal ever more details. Frax HD does exactly that and more – you can select different fractals, adjust the texturing, lighting and color settings, and, best of all, you can make all of ‘em move and steer your way through the fractal landscape by tilting your device. Best viewed on a recent iPhone or iPad Air, it’s a psychedelic mind trip that’ll get your inspiration gushing from your pores.
Give any photo that splash of a watercolor look with this app. If you try to catch every moment of your life from your breakfast to the last cup of coffee, why not add some new filters? Waterlogue offers you eye-candy effects that will turn your photos into lovely watercolor creations.
If you’re into minimalism, this one’s for you. As follows from its name, Bicolor features only two colors in the interface. However, the design is so elegant and stylish, you’ll be blown away. Play and solve over 240 puzzles to kick start your cranial activity. If you have a client who wants to have something unusual, install this app and let the ideas flow into your mind.
Monument Valley won the Apple Design Award and Game of the Year 2014 – it won’t leave you cold. Explore dreamlike stages together with Princess Ida and help her get through impossible geometry full of secret paths and optical illusions. Outstanding graphics and impossible architecture will help fire up your creative neurons ASAP.
If you’re a big fan of typography or wish to add a smart quotation to your artistic creations, you can’t move further without Path On. It’s a completely different type of typography app. Path On allows you to add text in a creative way in every nook and cranny of your pic. The app comes with over 300 fonts that you can use. So if you want to loosely mock up a type treatment, try this app out.
This really cool app allows you to arrange your thoughts and generate a mind-blowing project. Inkflow Visual Notebook offers you a variety of visual thinkers that you can use to transform your ideas into a set of cute images. You can also add texts and change notebook background to express your feelings. This app is great if you’re creating something for kids.