30+ Resources to Design Mobile Apps

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Developing an app can be a stressful experience.  There are a number of things that you have to consider before even writing your first line of code, for example what platforms is your app is going to be built for.

You may think that there are also a multitude of challenges that stand in your way if you want to design the app yourself. Well, I’m here to tell you that design resources are not one of them.

There are a number of tools available for free to help you design you own app.

Some of these are tools are in constant use by entrepreneurs and small businesses so you can always find people willing to give you their honest opinion on the product.

I’ll be trying to update this list every year to build this into a really robust resource.

If you know of a new free design tool to create mobile apps, let me know and I’ll add it into the next update.

30+ Free Resources to Design Mobile Apps

Canva

canva.com
Canva is an online graphic design platform. It offers free access to a wide assortment of design tools and options, as well as premium options for paying customers beginning at $1.

CC Search

search.creativecommons.org
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Dreamstime

dreamstime.com
Download from over 51 million stock photos, illustrations, vectors & videos from the world’s largest community in royalty-free stock photography.

Flat Icon

flaticon.com
A search engine for 16000+ glyph vector icons. Includes a Photoshop plugin to insert icons directly into an artwork.

Free Digital Photos

freedigitalphotos.net
FreeDigitalPhotos.net offers you a unique way to download photos and illustrations. ALL the images on the website are available free of charge, for business, personal, charitable or educational use.

Free Images

freeimages.com
More than 16000 FREE digital photographic images for web, publishing, and design. Royalty and cost free stock photos. Free stock photographic library.

Free Photos Bank

freephotosbank.com
Free photos and images provided by various photographers.

Freerange Stock

freerangestock.com
Free stock photography at freerangestock.com. High-resolution stock images and textures for free with photographer ad revenue sharing system.

gimp

www.gimp.org
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Glyphish

www.glyphish.com
A collection of 1600 glyph icons, 200 of them are free.

GoodFreePhotos

www.goodfreephotos.com
A large Public Domain photo repository with high resolution free photos and vectors. 13950 free and public domain photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors and counting.

Gratisography

www.gratisography.com
Free, use as you please, high-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects. All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire.

Icons8

icons8.com
The largest free collection of iOS 9 icons. Single designer, consistent quality. Free download. PNG and SVG formats.

ImageFree

imagefree.com
The ImageFree.com FREE stock photo gallery is regularly updated with new quality, high-resolution free photos. Registered users can download free images to use in corporate and personal projects.

LibreShot

LibreShot.com
LibreShot.com (former freepix.eu) is a project that contains free stock photos for private and commercial use. All photos and the whole website are made by Martin Vorel.

marvel

marvelapp.com
Turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes.

MakeAppIcon

makeappicon.com
MakeAppIcon is an icon creator that resizes all iOS icons and Android icons. With the icon resizer, you can import app icons to Android Studio and Xcode in 3 seconds.

Morgue File

morguefile.com
Over 350000 high quality, high resolution photos. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.

Open Photo

openphoto.net
The Open Photo Project is a photo sharing platform created in 1998 by Michael Jastremski. Contributors have offered their images free of charge under terms of Creative Commons licensing.

Paint

MS Paint Wikipedia
Paint is a simple computer graphics app that has been included with all versions of Microsoft Windows.

Paint.Net

www.paint.net
Paint.net (sometimes stylised as Paint.NET) is a freeware raster graphics editor program for Microsoft Windows, developed on the .NET Framework.

Photogen

photogen.com
Photogen.com is a free photo site. Photogen provides free, quality stock photography for both commercial and personal use. The aim is to create a valuable resource for designers, graphic artists, bloggers or anyone who needs a photo or image to enhance their website, presentation, homework or print job.

Picjumbo

www.picjumbo.com
In 2013 Viktor Hanacek created the stock photo site called picjumbo with free pictures that are today used by millions of bloggers, designers and marketers all around the world.

Pixabay

pixabay.com
All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.

Public Domain Archive

publicdomainarchive.com
100% free Public Domain Images New free stock photos added weekly No attribution required. Images released under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain.

Public Domain Photos

public-domain-photos.com
All photos on this web site are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial. But if a photo contains logos and products you need to be careful.

Public Domain Pictures

publicdomainpictures.net
Home for Public Domain Pictures. Free for private and commercial use.

RgbStock

rgbstock.com
Rgbstock.com is created by a group of enthusiastic photographers and graphic artists.

Sketch App Sources

www.sketchappsources.com
Sketch App Sources is the largest source for high-quality Sketch downloads. The site is a collection of plugins, tutorials, tips, articles, UI kits, wireframe kits, templates, icons, and many design resources created by Sketch users around the world. Our community thrives by those who want to learn, teach, collaborate, and share their work and passion for design. One of the best ways to learn new techniques and design principles is to study and analyze the work of others.

SplitShire

splitshire.com
Making it easy for everyone to use SplitShire, from designers, bloggers, website creators, social marketing gurus, companies.

Superfamous

superfamous.com
The Superfamous Images are available under the conditions of a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that you can use the work for your own purposes as long as credit is provided.

The League of Moveable Type

theleagueofmoveabletype.com
Since 2009, The League has given only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts.

Unprofound

unprofound.com
This collection of photos is for anyone to use in just about any way they’d like. You may NOT, however, redistribute these photos individually or en masse, as photos, to any other websites or offline buyers. The photos themselves are still the intellectual property of their respective owners and you are merely receiving permission to use them in your designs.

Unsplash

unsplash.com
All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.


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