10 must-have apps for NFT creators

Updated: Feb 19

NFTs or non-fungible tokens have taken the digital world by storm. With the rise of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and metaverse, NFTs are a common point of interest among most digital artists. Many app developers all over the world have taken this opportunity to develop software that can serve as tools for these NFT creators.

In this article, we have collated ten applications that will help create NFT artists bring their imaginations into digital reality.

Now, let’s get straight into it.

NFT Creator!


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NFT Creator! is one of the goto applications for NFT artists who use an iPhone. This application can help you create digital art with a few taps. You can use the available options to change the background and add special effects. Features like that make creating digital art more fun and easy. There is also an option that lets you upload photos that you can create NFTs out of.


NFT Creator! is a subscription-based service and the pricing depends on the country you are in.

SketchAR

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Starting in 2017 as an augmented reality drawing app for creators, SketchAR grew and booked a spot in the top 100 apps in Europe in 2021. Founded by Andrey Drobitko, an artist himself, he believes that making money through your original art has become much easier today. This inspired him to create an app loved by many NFT artists all over the world. Furthermore, SketchAR has its own marketplace!


SketchAR is available for both Android and iPhone users.

NFT Art Generator

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NFT Art Generator is a great solution for NFT artists who are interested in creating NFT collections. NFT Art Generator helps you bulk generate images, GIFs, and videos and directly deploy them to Ethereum or Polygon blockchain. The metadata generated along with the NFTs is already compatible with the blockchain of Ethereum, Solana, and Cardano. On top of that, this cloud-based app lets you create smart contracts.


You can use the free plan to generate up to 100 NFT assets. Paid plans start from $179/collection.

TwistedBrush Pro Studio


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Pixarra’s TwistedBrush Pro Studio is the tool of choice for many digital artists in general. It is easy to use, accepts input from graphical tablets, and has a lot of features. Many artists who have been using TwistedBrush Pro Studio for years are yet to explore all the features of the tool. Editing existing images and creating new masterpieces digitally and publishing them in the blockchain is quite simple with this software.


It works on the Windows platform and Pixarra offers a free trial. The perpetual license that lasts a lifetime costs $199.

NightCafé

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NightCafé is a bulk NFT code-free, cross-device image creation tool that works in three simple steps.


  1. Create a base design - This is the ‘frame’ on which your collection will be generated on. Make sure to design a unique one.

  2. Have some coffee - After you create the base design you have to let the AI work its magic and generate your collection.

  3. Download and sell - You can sell your collection on any NFT marketplace of your choice.


The ease of use makes NightCafé a great choice for NFT traders. The ability to generate and sell an entire collection of unique NFTs makes it a great choice.


NightCafé has an interesting pricing model. You need ‘credits’ that can be earned or bought. You can buy 40 credits for $7.99 or buy 500 credits for $39.99.

NinjaFT


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NinjaFT is by far the most intuitive NFT minting, selling, and trading smartphone application because it brings a set of features that are unique. You can play games to earn coins (in-app currency), use the Airdrop feature to win NFTs in giveaways, mint and sell NFTs on different marketplaces, create your own character in Ninjaverse, and many more. It makes dealing with NFTs much more fun.


Apart from games themed around NFTs and NFT related features, NinjaFT features a few wallets where you can safely stash your digital currency. Furthermore, NinjaFT contains a lot of educational materials that you can rely upon to maximize the results.


NinjaFT is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. While minting your NFTs, you can pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay.

GoArt by Fotor

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Fotor is a cloud-based photo editing and graphic designing application that people all over the world love to use. With the rise of NFT creation applications, Fotor released its creation GoArt. GoArt is available on the cloud, Google Play Store, and Apple App Store. Basically, it uses AI-based technology to add HD filters over an image that enables you to make your photos more artistic. The effects of these special filters could make your photo appear as creations of Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and many other famous artists.


After creating an NFT art, you can mint it and sell it on many NFT marketplaces or share it with your friends.

Krita

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Krita is a desktop app for painting available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Krita is a free and open-source painting program that aims to help artists on a limited budget. Ranked as the #1 painting software on TechRadar in 2019, Krita is created by artists for professionals. You can create concept art, textures, matte concepts, illustrations, and comics. It features all the tools you might need like brush stabilizers, resource managers, and layer management. You can create 2D animations that enable you to create GIFs and video NFTs. On top of that, Krita has earned the approval of big players like Adobe Photoshop and Paint Tool SAI. Krita is also featured on blogs like PC Gamer, Life Hacker, and CNET.


Krita is available for free of cost.

HotPot.ai

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HotPot.ai is a cloud-based, AI-powered photo editing tool used by amateurs and professionals all over the world. The tools provided by HotPot.ai are used to remove backgrounds, turn text into art, colorize pictures, fix old pictures, and many more. Furthermore, it also offers lots of templates for all sorts of purposes, including social media banners and posts.


The pricing of HotPot.ai is customized depending on your needs and usage patterns.

AppyPie


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AppyPie’s no code NFT generator has captured the attention of NFT artists all over. AppyPie has already proved themselves with their cloud-based graphic designing tool with multiple templates for every occasion. Option to release your NFTs onto multiple blockchains, limitless scalability, social tokens, initial NFT offerings, and project collaboration are some of the many cool features you can look forward to.


AppyPie provides a free version with limited features and the Pro version is available for $6/month.


Wrapping up

So, there we have it. NFTs are not just attracting professional artists all over, they are also attracting investors, collectors, and traders. No matter where you fit in that spectrum, it will really serve you well to learn about the pros and cons of the tools listed above. We hope that we provided you with unique insight regarding the tools that you might need while working with NFTs.


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