By Anon Arts LLC
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FlipBook® and FlipBook Lite are the #1 animation apps for your iPhone, with well over 2 million downloads! Easily make your doodles come to life and share them with your friends. FlipBook has everything you need to get started animating, from an eraser to onion skinning (which lets you see a faint image of the previous and next frames) to layered drawing. Load images from your photo library, including images taken with your iPhone's camera, and draw on top of them. If you make a mistake, just touch Undo. Touch Play when you're ready to see how your movie looks. Share your movie by uploading it to flipbook.tv so that everyone can see it. FlipBook puts animation into your hands.
Macworld gave FlipBook 5 mice and said that "FlipBook gives users a canvas for creating something special."
TUAW.com called FlipBook "incredibly easy to use" and concluded that it's "a well-designed program with excellent interaction details."
FlipBook Lite is a free version of FlipBook. It's fully functional but limited to 5 movies, with at most 50 frames and 3 layers each, as well as 1 movie hosted on flipbook.tv. Purchase the full version of FlipBook to remove those limits.
FlipBook is a registered trademark of Anon Arts LLC, and FlipBook and FlipBook HD are fully owned by Anon Arts LLC.
What's New in Version 1.5.2
Fixed a potential crash when zooming or scrolling
It's an ok app. The controls are awkward to navigate and all the little symbols are confusing at first. The options for flipping speed should have more variety (because what can we do when there's dialogue and it flips too fast? Right now, pretty much nothing), or at the very least a slider like the eraser and brush size.
Admittedly, I'm a newbie in animation AND drawing on touch screens ("drawing? With my FINGERS? What IS this?!" was my reaction), so I can't for sure say if this is completely UNDOABLE! and OUTRAGEOUS! but, bah, all this clicking stuff to change eraser and brush size is annoying.
If I had a choice, I would pick pencil and paper over this app. Hands down. So... It gets four outta five. Because I don't think it deserves a five but three seems unfair. It's not the app's fault I can't see what I'm drawing when I drag my finger all over the place. And I have a stylus... for that one person who says "this is for people with a stylus" or something along those lines... it's not much help. It's like a really long, numb finger with a rubbery blob at the end that drags back and forth when you draw like it doesn't want to move. Fingers are better.
WELL NOW, I think I've rambled enough for one review, haven't I?
I Have Some Suggestions
I'm on the fence with this app, I've always been good at these since I was a little kid. But sometimes it will crash and you have to re-enter the app and while your playing your movie on 4 flips per second it will freeze and you have to exit and run the app again, then it will freeze and Etc. But sometimes it works great... It's a bipolar app, I enjoy it because I'm always really good at it. For me to spend 5 bucks on the paid version it will have to have a few upgrades: 1. It should have better programing (it won't crash) 2. And a quick select of color (I.e. Instead of having to go to that big select screen for the colors, do it like your eraser/brush select, when you hold one finger on the screen)
Love(d) this app!
Update: constant crashing on iOS 5/3GS. Please fix.
I'm surprised it doesn't have a better rating than 3 stars. I'd give it 4.5, but im giving it a 5 because some reviewers are being unfair. I've tried most of the animation apps on iTunes and this is BY FAR the best. The interface is a little confusing at first but once you spend a few minutes with it, you get it. It's well designed (no crashes so far!) and with nice drawing tools that are easy to use. You can import pics from your photos or even take a photo from within the app (stop motion, anyone?!). Really a lot of fun! Check out the website to see what people have made with it.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 29, 2009
- Version: 1.5.2
- Size: 1.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Anon Arts LLC
- © 2008-2012 Anon Arts LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.