***Featured as an APP OF THE DAY by Apple***

As seen on THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, in REAL SIMPLE, PARENTS MAGAZINE, and countless other parenting resources, Artkive is the leading and original app to chronologically store, share and print your child's artwork or schoolwork.

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 with little more than the touch of a button!

Your kids will love flipping through their Artkive books to see their creations, and they make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones.

Artkive currently offers 3 different membership tiers offering benefits such as free book credits, discounts, and other surprise benefits which offset most, if not all of the cost of membership. Memberships are only required for users who have used the app for more than 3 months AND have more than 40 images stored.

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Artkive(tm) is a registered trademark of The Kive Company

What's New

Version 4.2.6

Bug fixes in app. Please be sure to update. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us anytime at

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings

Keeps Crashing

Lyndsey Loo

Right now I’m switching back and forth between my Photos and Artkive to double check the dates of my kids’ artwork and the Artkive app keeps crashing! Eye roll. It’s very frustrating and yes I have the latest update.
Also, I have 5,000+ photos on my phone. I’ve saved some artwork to my Favorites file to make finding it easier, but Artkive does not have an option to load photos from your favorites file. :( Instead I have to scroll through 3 years worth of photos to find one phallic-looking light saber that my 10yo drew in first grade. This app is such a great idea in theory but it’s cumbersome to use.
Plus why does it have to start out with a login screen that has to authenticate my account EVERY TIME I open the app, even if it’s in the background and I’m toggling between apps? If someone is looking through my phone without permission, I highly doubt they’re going to try to login to my Artkive app and view my kids’ juvenile artwork.

Love the app, hate that they make everyone do a membership


I started using the app when my son was one or so. At that time, I was just using it as a free app to store his art. But last year they started making everyone have a membership. I paid for last year because I wasn’t able to even access it without choosing a membership. But Now I just want to back up all the last three plus years of work loading all his art. And since I had it on the app, I didn’t keep all the art. I just hope I don’t lose all his art. Just wish there was a way I didn’t have to pay $33 dollars a year for a place to keep my kids artwork. If I would’ve known it was going to cost me, I would’ve thought of another way to keep it. Other than that I love the app, it works great.



I have been using this app for quite a while and PAID the (somewhat hefty) price of $4.99 to download. I loved the app as it was - but now out of the blue we’re being asked to pay a monthly subscription.....and I can no longer access ANY of the artwork I uploaded. These are precious pictures to me that I trusted Artkive with. They are essentially forcing users to pay in order to access any of their previously saved artwork. Honestly, I’d be ok with a monthly charge if this was more upfront and if they weren’t holding our artwork hostage. I feel totally scammed and agree with the other user reviews - AVOID THIS COMPANY. There are tons of other options and companies with more integrity.

***Also be sure to read all of their responses to all their unhappy customers - they have no desire to make things right and are extremely defensive in their responses.***

Developer Response

Sarah - sorry you're frustrated. We'd have loved to continue offering free, unlimited, lifetime storage but it just wasn't realistic. Nothing is being held hostage. As you know, we gave you time to go in and access your account to download your art if you didn't want to support our service.


The Kive Company
131.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 The Kive Company


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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