Gone are the days where a photo editor had to be chained to a desktop and Adobe Photoshop in order to edit pics. Mobile apps that allow users to jazz up run of the mill pictures, including an Adobe Photoshop app, are becoming more and more in demand. Although Instagram is one of the most popular photo editing communities, and allows users to frame and filter their images in a creative way, there are dozens more that offer a distinct brand of photo editing. You don’t have to be a professional to have some fun with filters, textures ,brushes and other editing tools.

Check out our top three most fun and easy to use photo editing apps below!


User: The Clip-Artist

Operating System: IOS and Android

PicsArt is a one stop shop for photo editing and collage making. Users can upload clipart to enhance photos, choose from cutting edge filters, and create cool effects such as blur or distort. Images can also be shared to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp easily. One of the coolest thigs about PicsArt is the ability to use different collage making templates. Users can design fun pictures to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions to share with friends and family. Once you download this cool and easy to use app, you’ll never take a boring pic again. My favorite filter? The Pop Art.


User: The Budding Design Artist

Operating System: IOS and Android

Repix allows users to make magic out of everyday photos. It’s secret weapon? A number of different brush sets whose affects can be applied with the use of your fingertips. In order to use all of the brush sets it costs 5.99, but it is oh so worth it for the ability to add dope graphics such as flying ravens, starry skies, graffiti writing and more. Another great feature is the applications filter’s which can be compared to Instagram filters on steroids! I personally recommend using the spotlight filters which add different angled spotlights to the focus of a picture. If you aren’t looking to spend too much money on apps, there are a small selection of free brushes that can be used without a purchase of a set, however, once you start editing, my guess is you won’t be able to stop and will eventually upgrade.

Font Candy

User: The Typography Enthusiast

Operating System: IOS

Font Candy is a super cool photo editing and typography app that allows users to filter photos and add text using different fonts. The app also allows users to size photos so that they can be used to create objects, for example you can make your photo the size of an iPhone 7 or a pillow case, then print so that you can use it on one of those items. Another cool editing tool is the use of sayings and quotes that can be added to your pic to give it more meaning. Want to know the best part about Font Candy? The price tag, it comes absolutely free of charge! Users do have to pay $.99 to remove the watermark from edited images. What are you waiting for? Go and get your font on!


Elizabeth Aguirre is a Digital Writer and Retail Design Project Manager living and working in Chicago, Il. When she’s not tweeting about social justice issues, she can be found meditating or blogging at cultureofthechi.com.