Here’s a list of 5 Kaleidoscope apps for Android which you can use to create the kind of kaleidoscope effects that can be seen in an actual kaleidoscope. With the apps that I covered in the list down below, you can create and enjoy kaleidoscope effects by either creating them yourself or letting the apps themselves create them. Let’s see what we’re dealing with.
Kaleidoscope by Resonos
Kaleidoscope by Resonos will create live kaleidoscope effects on your screen and it will do this in several different ways.
It can load images from the gallery and use them as a pattern, it has it’s own custom made patterns that you can use, or you can set it to use light coming in through the camera to create kaleidoscope effects. Effects can be saved as still images or animated. Use the toolbar in the top right corner to tweak everything.
Kaleidoscope by svsstudio
Kaleidoscope by svsstudio doesn’t quite work like Kaleidoscope by Resonos. It doesn’t generate kaleidoscope effects using images or light from the camera.
It creates the effects randomly, each tap on the screen will create a different effect. App is very simple, there’s no menus, you see kaleidoscope effects right away after running the app. They take up the whole screen, with the exception of the ad, which is a bit of a drawback.
Also have a look at PicsArt Kaleidoscope App for Android.
Whereas Kaleidoscope by svsstudio will just play different pre-made effects, Alive Kaleidoscope lets you actively create them.
The app starts off with a blank screen. By tapping on the screen you add points from where kaleidoscope effects start spreading throughout the screen. Each tap on the screen adds a new shape to the mix, pebbles, rocks, hearts, various geometric shapes, all the things you would see in an actual kaleidoscope app.
Get Alive Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope Pro will create kaleidoscope effects around the taps, swipes and even G-sensor shifts that it detects.
Kaleidoscope Pro is also simple in a way that it has no menus, nothing to weak. It will start animating the effects on the screen as soon as you start moving your phone around or if not that, then definitely after you’ve tapped or swiped on the screen.
Get Kaleidoscope Pro.
Also have a look at Android Fashion App: Fashion Kaleidoscope.
Picasso – Kaleidoscope Draw!
Picasso is a kaleidoscope app where again we get a degree of interactivity. This is actually a painting app that focuses entirely on creating kaleidoscope forms and effects.
Canvas is completely black. As you start tapping and swiping on the screen, meaning drawing, the app will create symmetrical shapes throughout the rest of the canvas. That’s what’s gonna create the kaleidoscope effects, which can be seen on the image above.
Picking a favorite from the list above is very difficult because all the apps are fun, each in their own way. Some of them have more features, like Kaleidoscope by Resonos and Picasso. Others are very fun even though they are quite simplistic, Alive Kaleidoscope for example. Give them all a try and let me know what you think in comments down below.