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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 15.76M
  • Compatibility: 4.0.3 and up
  • Author: Corel
  • Content rating: Rated for 3+
  • Package name: com.corel.painter
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Painter Mobile Review

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Painter Mobile from Corel is one of the company’s first forays into the world of mobile apps. Painter Mobile is a diverse tool that will benefit both beginners and well-trained painters. Although the app works best with a large screen and a stylus, touch gestures can help even those painting with fingers on small screens achieve a beautiful result. 

Art can be created from scratch or traced from other sources.  After a composition is complete, users can easily save it in a convenient format, share and print it. With Painter Mobile, you can create art anywhere you like and take it with you in your pocket.

Functionality 10/10
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The free version of Painter Mobile offers core features, but the variety provided by the full version is much broader so you can: Work with dozens of layers; Use tools like the Eyedropper, Paint Bucket, Eraser, Brush, etc.; Try vertical, horizontal, and kaleidoscope symmetry; Import photos from the web, your gallery, or straight from your camera; Add filters, layers, and special effects to compositions; Adjust color, brush size, image size, and resolution; Apply sprayers and blenders for unique effects; Add chalks, charcoals, pens, watercolors, markers, and calligraphy to your work.

Design 10/10

Painter mobile has a well-organized interface with all the main functions available to the left, top, and right of the composition you are working on. Touch gestures are supported, and have proven very useful for navigation and angle rotation. The icons for various features are self-explanatory, and all the most popular tools are nearby during the work process.

Usability 6/10

Many users report the application crashing in its current version, which can lead to hours of work being lost. There are also reported problems with layer use and advertisements. Apart from these issues, the app runs smoothly. It is probable that these issues will be addressed in the next version of the app.

Cross-platform use 6/10

Painter Mobile is only available on Android devices, and even amongst these, not all phones are supported.

In-app purchases

Apart from an upgrade to the paid version with improved features, Painter Mobile offers several specific improvements that can be purchased to improve certain aspects and tools of the art process.

The Bottom Line

Whether you are someone who loves creating art or are simply looking for a tool for crude drawing, there is a lot one can gain by using Painter Mobile. The current version of the app is not perfect, but it is successful in providing a comprehensive set of features and functions.  Even though art migrates to the digital screen, it does not have to become inferior. Thousands of people have created real masterpieces with this app, and there are even more learning and improving.



Painter mobile is a professional product with plenty of features and unique characteristics. Despite several bugs that have not been sorted out yet, millions of fans can attest to its usefulness.

Pros : Comprehensive drawing functions;
All functions are well-organized in panels;
Touch features are diverse and time-saving;
Create your own brush sets;
Trace art and create it from photos;
Optimized for stylus use.

Cons : Working with layers may cause bugs;
Clicking on advertisements may crash the app;
Options may be difficult to click on small screens;
Spontaneous crashes cause artwork to be lost.

Functionality 5.0

Design 5.0


Cross-platform use 3.0

Average : 3.3

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Painter Mobile Version History

  • Painter Mobile v.2.1.3 for Android 4.0.3+ Dec. 03, 2015
  • Painter Mobile v.2.1 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 17, 2015
  • Painter Mobile v.2.0.2 for Android 4.0.3+ Aug. 01, 2015
  • Painter Mobile v.1.3 for Android 4.0+ Jun. 13, 2015
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