AnnaTeamer, Meg Stocks, provides this guest post as a sequel to 7 iPhone/iPad Apps for Digital Scrapbookers, providing Apps of interest to Android users.
............................................................................................................................................................Many of the iPhone apps are available in Android versions and there are others worth checking out too! Almost all of them are FREE and, since Android is an open-source platform, new apps are being designed every day – here are a few of my favorites:
Instagram – [Free] Take a picture (or grab one from your library) and Instagram lets you add filters, frames, tilt-shift, etc. and then you can share with your friends via the Instagram feed, FaceBook, Twitter, etc.
RealBokeh [Free and paid versions] Draw bokeh on photos – even add more than one shape of bokeh! Multiples sizes, opacities, colors and share to Instagram, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. So cool – add lots of fun bokeh shapes and colors to new and existing photos.
PicsArt [Free] This app has it all. Tons of photo manipulations, masks, collages, frames, borders, stickers, text effects, clipart graphics, callouts, crop, rotate, color adjust and more!
- Magic Effects - awesome artistic photo effects such as a stenciler, cartoonizer, sketcher, Orton, Lomo, vintage, cross process, HDR, fattal, pencil, Holgaart, watercolor, contours, comic, neon, gouache, old paper, pastel, red eye remover, Popart 2, smart blur, face fix, color splash, and paper.
- Draw - Many drawing effects including: draw, sticker mode, callouts, artistic brushes and text styles! Draw on your Facebook friend's photos and share your artwork with the World!
- Sharing - if you want to share images, you can quickly share them with other PicsArtists in PicsArt's photo art community, or by adding photos to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, Fouresquare, Tumblr, Blogger, Wordpress and DeviantArt or send photos by SMS and email.
Photo Editor by Aviary [Free] Awesome editing features such as: One-tap auto enhance; Gorgeous photo effects and frames; Fun stickers; Color balance; Crop, rotate, and straighten your photo; Adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, and saturation; Sharpen and blur; Color temp ("Warmth"); Draw and add text; Create your own memes; Cosmetic tools: fix redeye, remove blemishes and whiten teeth. There's even a YouTube video about this app – HERE .Photo Editor [Free] Adjust color, add effects, rotate, crop, resize, frame, and draw on your photos. Color adjustment options include hue, saturation, contrast, and brightness. Additionally, Photo Editor offers a large variety of effects for your photos including gamma correction, auto contrast, auto tone, blur, sharpen, oil paint, sketch, polaroid, black and white high contrast, sepia, and lots more. The easy touch and pinch-to-zoom interface makes it simple to play with your photos and get the exact look you desire. Edit photos from your gallery and camera.
Vignette – [Free and paid versions] Use more than 70 customisable filters and 50 frames in any combination to create many photo effects. Vignette is also a full-featured camera application, featuring digital zoom, time-lapse, self-timer and more. Check out LOTS of examples HERE.
Photo Grid Collage Maker – [Free] Awesome collage creator – Tall, wide, square, freestyle – you name it. Add effects & stickers and then share your collage to: Facebook, Instagram Twitter, Flicker, Picasa, Blogger, Tumblr and other social media.
Pixlr-o-Matic – [Free] (Android version of Hipstamatic) Color overlays help you adjust the mood – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades; Lighting effects add drama, sparkle or a grunge look; Finish off your photo process with the right frame – pick a border style that fits you; Want it all in a single swipe? Try the randomizer to select an effect, overlay, and border at random. No camera required! Select a photo from your gallery and start applying effects. If your device has a camera, you can also snap a new picture from within the app. Share your vintage image directly with your friends through Facebook, etc.
Postagram Postcards – [Free] Postcards live on! Postagram makes it easy to send a printed photo in the mail to yourself, friends or family anywhere in the world. Take a shot with the app or use photos from your photo library or Facebook. Printed on thick, glossy photo postcards at 300dpi resolution. Delivered anywhere in the US for 99c & $1.99 for addresses in other countries (price includes postage) US, European and Canadian delivery takes only 2-5 business days. Other international destinations can take up to 2 or 3 weeks. Postagrams are personalized with the profile photo of the sender. Include an optional 140 character message. Photo pop-outs of the postcard as a 3X3 inch photo print. You can snap a shot with the app or select a photo from your phone's gallery or from Facebook.
EverNote – [Free] Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books; Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research note; Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports; Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later; Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go; View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop; Capture ideas and inspiration on the go.