Artkive - Save Kids' Art
By The Kive Company
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"An app you can't live without…the book they made of my kid's artwork is absolutely amazing!"
"This is my single favorite app on my iPhone. I couldn't live without it."
As featured on THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and countless other parenting resources, Artkive is the leading and original app to chronologically store, share and print your child's artwork or schoolwork.
*A COOL MOM TECH Pick of The Year
*A DAILY CANDY Favorite Find of the Year
*Winner of a PARENTS' CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD
Never again feel guilty about throwing away artwork your kids bring home. Get rid of the clutter and start to enjoy your child's work. Turn your Artkive into a high quality, hard cover book or other great products (like phone cases, blankets, coasters, pillows and more) with little more than the touch of a button!
Your kids will love flipping through their Artkives to see their creations and they make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones.
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What's New in Version 4.0
*Redesigned book order screen
*Bug fixing and performance improvements
We update the app regularly to add features. improve performance, and fix bugs. We take your feedback seriously. If you have problems, questions, or suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Horrible, service! Dishonest! Stay away!!
Zero star! I actually paid for this app and been using it to doc my kids art for a couple of years and loved it.
Now all of a sudden I got an email saying I need to have a membership in order to continue using the app. They are also holding my kids art hostage and threaten to delete my kids art unless I pay the membership or I can painfully download the pictures. If I knew that it was going to happen, I would have NEVER use this app to save important memories of my kids art. NEVER!
I feel soo betrayed and SCAMMED!!! I never should have trust this company with something so important. I thought because I paid for the app, I can trust it. Well, I was wrong! Been trying to download each file one at a time, but it takes about 2 minutes per file to download with occasional "error screen". It's been 2 hours now and I'm still in the process of downloading. I recommended this app to so many family, friends, and mom groups. Now I'm getting frustrated and upsetting emails from people about this app. And I had to apologize about recommending this app to them. I hope your greed for money was worth betraying your customers (especially those who paid) because you just lost a whole lot of support. Message to those who are looking for a new home for your kids art: I recommend Shutterfly, Blurb, or Google Photo (all of which I've been using for years). Just make a folder for your kids art in one of those site.
Bait and switch
For functionality, it's 4.5 stars. It works well and does its very tight niche well. Easily worth 4.99. For my wife and I, it was actually worth 4.99 x 2 as we both wanted access to our account on our phones, so we both had to buy it. That's a fair price...though given the overall limited scope of what it does, I don't think charging any more makes sense. And in fact, we were both under the impression that in buying the app, we'd have access to the service (the bait). We happily used it for a while then today, on opening the app today, we got a message saying that to keep using the app we PAID for (twice) we'd have to subscribe at a minimum of 3 dollars a month. This is more than it costs for me to have iCloud back up my whole iPhone. And if we don't subscribe they reserve the right to delete our kids artwork. Great. So I'm going to pay now to be able to download all the artwork currently being held hostage...then I'm going to find another solution. There is a free app called artmykidmade that doesn't look as tight, but it does allow for backing up to other services you might already have (Evernote, Dropbox, FB etc). I'm going to give this a try and if it works, I'll post a review over there too. Artkive, shame on your business model.
Bait and switch echoed here...disgraceful
I echo the previous reviews about how disappointing this horrible bait and switch is. I sent the company an email and recieved an equally diappointing email where I was "educated" that "surely my pictures are precious enough to spend the equivalent of a cup of coffee a month to keep them." When I told them that the multiple emails I received were very unclear, they told me they were going to later inform us of other options to obtain our photos. Those options turn out to be a bulk download to the tune of about $50, or purchase an overpriced album...mine came to over $100 because you can only put one photo per page, or download one at a time. The individual download (as stated by others) froze my computer or failed. When it does work, it takes about 45 seconds per picture. This company has a lot to learn about how to transition (they aren't the first) to a paid app, as well as how to treat customers who trusted them with their artwork from their kids that has likely been thrown out now. Really disgraceful.