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April 27, 2012

Essential Android Apps for Designers and Developers

Android is one of the most popular operating systems built for mobile devices. According to the latest data Google is activating over 850,000 Android smartphones and tablets daily.

This post is a compilation of twenty useful application for web developers and web designers, built for Android devices. This list is a sequel of the first article we made on this topic. Enjoy!

Web Design

Color Dictionary

“10+ dictionaries and 2300+ colors included! Still updating! Color Dictionary makes it very easy for you to reference any traditional colors all over the world. Provides RGB/HEX/CMYK/Lab values and detailed color analysis.” grab the app


SketchBook Mobile

“A professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Requires a multi-touch device running Android 2.1 or above. ” grab the app


HTML Color

“A Quick Reference of HTML Color for the Web Designer including HTML Color Name, RGB and Hex color codes. HTML Color can work offline so that you can check your favorite color at any time any where. ” grab the app



“SilverEdit is the ultimate web designer tool for Android devices. With SilverEdit you can Create, Edit, Preview your pages offline or online. Manage, upload and download files through the FTP as well as managing your local files and folders.” grab the app



“Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what the font used is? Whip out your phone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont will identify that font in seconds!” grab the app


OI Color Picker

“This is an extension for OI Flashlight and other compatible applications that lets you pick a color.” grab the app


Woo Sketch

“Layered picture editing comes to android. An application to bridge the gap between photos on your phone and the graphics editor on your desktop.” grab the app


Magic Canvas

“Magic Canvas allows you to create beautiful images by changing color into selected areas. Features includes: use photo gallery or camera images; use zoom two fingers or alternative zoom for devices that not support multitouch; scalable brush size, etc.” grab the app


HS Image Cut

“HS image cut create images that makes your phone more unique. You can easily cut, slice a image and you can make a widget like DVR(Desktop Visualizer).” grab the app


Color Snap

“Capture real world colors for free. With ColorSnap®, it's easy to take color inspiration from a photo in your library or one you just snapped. “ grab the app


Web Development


Drupal Editor

“An editor for Drupal powered websites. Allows you to post and edit articles on sites that use Drupal. You (or your Admin) have to enable the Blog API for this to work. This is very unofficial, my only ties to Drupal is me using it for my webpage.” grab the app



“ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications.” grab the app


View Web Source

“With this application you will be able to view the source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text as well as copy and paste the HTML. To get the source from the page you are currently viewing in the browser, you can now use the share feature from the menu and select View Web Source.” grab the app


Wordpress for Android

“Write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog. WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, view stats, and manage comments with built-in notifications.” grab the app


Google Drive

“With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others.” grab the app


Google Analytics for Andorid

“Mobile GA for Android is a secure, fast and lightweight application for accessing your Google Analytics data. The app is intended to help you keep an eye on your key summary statistics while you're on the move. Please visit the Android Marketplace from your Android mobile phone to purchase Mobile GA.” grab the app


Dropbox for Android

“Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website!” grab the app


PHP reference

“You will find complete references of all PHP functions and constants. At PHP Reference you will find complete references of all PHP functions and constants.” grab the app


HTML5 Reference

“This HTML5 reference lists all tags supported in the HTML5 specification. Tags, tag attributes and a listing of tags removed in HTML5 (valid in HTML4) are listed in a convenient cheatsheet format. This is the most complete, and up-to-date, HTML5 cheatsheet (reference) around.” grab the app


W3C Cheasheet

“The W3C Cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from specifications (incl HTML5, CSS, SVG, XPath) published by W3C, the leading international Web standards community.” grab the app

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