Monday, March 23, 2015

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Drawing Pad

Today's Free App of the Day is Drawing Pad
Originally $1.99

This is a basic but attractive art program, probably most appropriate for younger artists. It has several different tools--pencil, crayon, brushes in two sizes, markers, stamps and stickers that you can add, stretch and lock in place. You can undo. You can share to email, Facebook and other apps you have installed on your device. You can save your creation to an album or to your photo gallery on your device. (Access the Album on the Home screen--get there by tapping the home icon within a project.) The major complaint is the inability to change the width of lines drawn by individual tools. For serious art, this is a valid concern and is the reason I think this app is more suitable for younger artists. Previously the Free App of the Day in December 2011, and perhaps since then, but that's when I got it.

761 of 906 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Autodesk SketchBook.

As an alternative, this is a slightly more "serious" drawing app without the stamps and stickers of the other app and more choices for tools that let you control the line you are drawing (though you cannot change the line width on individual tools).

51 of 80 reviews are four stars and above.

Compatibility of apps varies. To tell if an app works for your Fire tablet or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page for the "compatible devices" link.

Have fun!

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