Animate it! Animation Apps for Your Tablet

Tablet App Recommendations

While I don't personally posses amazing artistic talent when it comes to drawing, I do love to create very simple stick figure style animated shorts. If you're like me and want to play around with simple animation, or you are quite the animator and want a solution for your tablet, look no further than this handy dandy roundup.

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iPad
Animation Express: Want a free app to easily animate your stick figure drawings? Look no further than this simple, easy to use, app. Free

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Animation Desk: For an app that is easy to use for aspiring animators, as well as those who are well versed in the craft, Animation Desk is a versatile and surprisingly robust choice, with features like onion skinning and pressure sensitive drawing. Free, $4.99

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Animation Creator HD: Another of the more robust options, this app also includes a variety of brush tools and onion skinning. Free, $2.99

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Android
Drawing Cartoons: Although this easy to use app is listed as free, as the reviewers have noted, many of the items that you'd like to use in your cartoons are in-app purchases. Free

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StickDraw: This app is the Android equivalent of Animation Express for the iPad, a simple tool for animated stick figure drawings. Free

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FlipPad Flip Animation Maker: Another simple animation app, this one includes the "shadow image" feature which shows you previous pages that you've drawn. $1.49

What tablet animation apps do you use?

(Top Image: Joelle Alcaidinho, all others as linked above)

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Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.

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