One of the less famous art apps for Android is Infinite Painter, an app that tries to offer natural-looking brushes rather than focusing on extreme precision. However, it has a great feel that makes it a top choice for those who want to effectively just paint on their Note 4 – to indulge their artistic side for its own sake rather than trying to make something a bit larger in scope.
There’s also a separate Galaxy Note version of Infinite Painter that offers full support for the S Pen stylus too. Pressure sensitive brushes like those seen here are the key to getting a natural-feeling drawing app, really justifying the extra cost of something like the Note 4 over a cheaper large-screen phone.
However, Infinite Painter still needs to get better in our book. The biggest issue is the size of images you can make. It’s way behind what we’d expect to see at this point, now we’re dealing with super-powered quad-core CPUs matched with several gigabytes of RAM.
At present, Infinite Painter can only handle images up to 2,048 x 2,048 pixels – that’s only the equivalent of a 4.2-megapixel image. We’d like to see the new version offer much, much larger canvases.
Version 4.0 of Infinite Painter is in Beta at the time of writing, though, and we have high hopes that it’ll fix the little quibbles we have with this otherwise pretty great little art app. What better timing could you ask for?