Animate it! Animation Apps for Your Tablet

Animate it! Animation Apps for Your Tablet

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Joelle Alcaidinho
Oct 12, 2012

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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