“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
– Albert Einstein
It’s a new year and a new month, and it’s dedicated to creativity! January is World Creativity Month – a whole 31 days allotted to celebrating the individuals who add colour to the world around us. Creativity can be seen across fields and lands, finding its source in countless individuals, regardless of colour, age or gender. However, while there are untold numbers of creative spheres out there, there are four major ones that claim the most artists and the most fans. Music, movies, books and fine art – these are the big four of the world of creativity. It is hard to find an individual who lacks interest in even one of these. So today, we take a look at 5 astonishing apps that are dedicated to the creative minds belonging to music, movies, books and fine art – 5 innovative apps for 4 creative types!
Music is one of the biggest industries in the world. With countless songs recorded every year and innumerable new artists coming onto the scene every season, music is probably the most loved form of art and entertainment. Considering this, it is no wonder that there are also hundreds of apps dedicated to the field. However, towering among these as one of the most awarded music apps available, is ‘Korg Gadget.’ The proud winner of the TECH AWARD 2015 for “Best Music Production App,” Korg Gadget offers over 20 different synthesisers and drum machines called “Gadgets.” These are designed to assist you to produce “powerful” electronic music. This “ultimate all-in-one music production studio app” is a musician’s dream come true!
With video being the dominant form of content on nearly every social media platform available, it is clear that making videos/movies is an art that everyone wants a piece of. However, there are also a lot of individuals who are particularly gifted with skills in filmmaking. Looking to be the ultimate app for this set is an iOS app called ‘iMovie.’ Although the app has features that are especially a boon for serious filmmaking enthusiasts, iMovie is simultaneously a great app for anyone who enjoys making videos. The app will help you make “Hollywood-style trailers,” with a feature that lets you choose from 14 trailer templates. iMovie even lets you customise movie studio logos, cast names and credits.
Our next app is aimed at the writers out there – those geniuses who create whole worlds in their works, transporting us to lands and times that help us better understand our own. However, geniuses though they are, writers face a horrid situation when they’re met with a creative block. Looking to combat such blocks is an app called ‘The Brainstormer.’ This whirlwind of an app has three spinning wheels featuring plot/conflict, theme/setting and subject/location. You just spin these and when they stop, you get combinations that make fantastic creative prompts for writing. What’s more is that the app isn’t limited to the writer. The Brainstormer is a useful tool even for those who draw or design.
If we’re dealing with creativity, fine art has to receive a mention. The arts belonging to this sphere are so beauteous that they’re a source of wonder and joy even for those who don’t contribute to them. Again, there are a plethora of apps for drawing, sketching, painting and the other arts belonging to the category. However, one of the very best is probably ‘Procreate.’ The winner of Apple’s Design Award, Procreate is a powerful sketching, painting and illustration app designed to help you “create” on mobile devices. Touted as the “complete artist’s toolbox,” the fascinating app features ground-breaking canvas resolution, 128 incredible brushes, an advanced layer system and is powered by Silica: the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS!
Creative Whack Pack
We’ve given you an app for musicians, video/filmmakers, writers and artists. Then, what is the fifth innovative app on our list about, and whom is it dedicated to? Meet the ‘Creative Whack Pack’ – an app for all four of the creative types on this list. A “creative workshop in an app,” Creative Whack Pack consists of 84 illustrated creativity strategies for any artistic individual. The incredible platform has strategies to help you explore, create, make decisions, give you a much-needed push, and to expand your thinking. Praised by Elle Magazine as “a cross between a tarot card and a best friend,” the app is truly – as in the magazine’s words – one that “forces your psyche to look in the mirror and challenge what it sees.”