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Top 5 Must-Have Creative Apps

Whether you’re a creative person already or someone looking to step up their creative chops, here’s a list of the top 5 must-have apps and a few notables that will be sure to nourish your creative appetite.

1. Instagram

Need to express your self with video or share your experiences with photos of your colourful life? Instagram lets you do all this and more with an intuitive interface that lets you browse your feed to find out what your friends are up to and it makes sharing your experiences a breeze with customizable filters for your perfect moments. OR you can simply creep on your favourite celebrities and peer into their creative lifestyles.

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2. Behance

Behance is an online platform that caters to the needs of creative professionals around the world. If you’re looking to get your creative work some serious cred, Behance is THE place for you. It also makes browsing through projects fun, and it’s often a rabbit hole much in the same way YouTube is. Browse work done by some of the world’s top creative talent and you’ll find yourself amazed and checking out the next project, and then the next, and then…well you get the idea.

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3. Pinterest

According to Sprout Social, Pinterest’s demographics still favour its online women centric user base but who’s to say that things should stay that way. If you’re looking to start a DIY project or dive into the wonderful world of arts & crafts, this app should be your secret weapon. You can search anything you’d like or pick from categorical interests. This is another one of those rabbit holes waiting to be explored so go out there and explore it. Who knows what you’ll find.

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4. TED

TED’s mantra of ideas worth sharing hits home all too well – from big name speakers to not-so-big but equally compelling, they all share the stage with some of the most brilliant thinkers of our time to deliver insights, breakthroughs or opinions on world issues worth sharing. You can browse through different talks from multiple categories and who knows, along the way, maybe you’ll be inspired to change the world.

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5. Twitter

From back in its hay-day of mundane status updates, Twitter’s evolution has come a long way. It’s now a vehicle for revolutions, sharing great insights and the occasional cat videos here and there. It’s also a great tool for networking and learning from your role models because chances are, they’re on Twitter and they’re sharing their valuable insights right now while you sit there without having a Twitter account! Sign up and follow them already!

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6. Fancy

The global community behind this app scours the online world to find fancy objects that people can browse through and purchase. As a user, you can collect and share items, purchase them and even gift these objects to your friends. Scrolling through the app’s endless feed is fun especially if you have a few hours to kill.

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7. Flipboard

Flipboard is a great example of content and navigation blended into perfect harmony for the end user. Flipping through tagged interests or news, Flipboard makes it easy to stay up to date while having the most current information catered to your personal taste. Just specify areas of interest before using the app. Happy flipping!

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8. Medium

Medium enables users to create and share their insights and valuable experiences with the world. The focus of the app is centered around content that not only looks visually stunning but is also extremely well written. The topics include an endless range of subjects that will surely offer a source of inspiration for everyone.

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