Thisissand is an app for making and sharing pictures out of sand.

Watch and listen to the sand piling into beautiful layers of sand on the bottom of your screen and get relaxed during the slow and therapeutic process. Once finished, share your creation and become a part of the community!

• Free to download and free to play
• Does not display ads
• Offers you to sign-up, but does not require you to
• Offers you to purchase a Toolkit of special features, but does not require you to

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Thisissand was created in 2008 as a website. It was a school project of a few art students, and to a surprise for the creators it attracted lots of visitors for years to come. In 2012 Thisissand was developed into an app and is still run by an original founder.

Thisissand offers different kinds of tools for choosing the sand color. Originally and still at the moment on Thisissand website, only the essential Color Palette tool is available. For the app, we have developed a few special kinds of tools which we offer in the Toolkit in-app purchase. Just like on the website, the special tools are not at all necessary to enjoy the app, but they're pretty cool and we're happy and thankful for your support if you're willing to try them out!

COLOR PALETTE: Use Color Palette to choose specific colors from a vast swatch of colors. You may choose a solid color, or multiple colors to variate between. Use the intensity slider to adjust how fast the colors change. You may also use the randomize button to get surprising color combos.

COLOR SHIFTER: Color Shifter continuously changes the sand color subtly or dramatically depending on the intensity slider adjustment. Color Shifter often produces rainbow like hues. To set the initial Color Shifter color, choose a color with Color Palette and then select the Color Shifter tool.

COLOR PICKER: With Color Picker, you may pick the sand color from around you using your device camera. It takes a little practice to point your camera and draw at the same time, but in return you get truly unique colors. Try adjusting the color change intensity low in the beginning to keep things under control!

PHOTO SAND: Want to try making a sand version of one of your photos? Photo Sand picks the sand color directly from the photo you've chosen from your camera roll. Try it out and learn the tricks to make abstract and/or photorealistic representations!

MY COLORS: Save your favorite colors in My Colors and access them quickly by long pressing the color button on the sand canvas. Try saving colors from around with Color Picker!

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We highly value your feedback and questions. Ideas and feature requests for example are warmly welcome, even though with our scarce resources we're unfortunately not able to fulfil them very quickly. So please do send us email if you're having trouble with the app or if you have anything else to share with us, thank you! :)

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What's New

Version 2.3.51

• Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Super App From zlaughingdog


Did have problems with this app at first, but contacted app support and received help, app is working great now. Anybody having problems I definitely advise to do the same thing, support is great at helping with problems, super awesome! This app is being updated and refined and getting greater all the time. Don’t give up on this app!!!
Screen Name: ZLaughingdog

Great but one thing

Jake, Logan Paul

Need an undo button,
And when you let say hold on blue and then you transfer in a pink red orange yellow green blue or these other colors will only let you do so much if you want to do more but should let you go up to at least 30.
I still love the app but just those things yeah.



This app was shown to me by one of my friends. It looked really cool. But...- when I got the app, and tried to open it, the app kicked me out!!! I was not very happy, so I deleted the app. Now I'm re-downloading the app hoping it'll work this time. Please make sure that everyone that gets this app is able to use it. Thank you. Alright, this app really does not like me. Every single time I try to open it, it kicks me out. Please fix this miner problem and post an update as soon as possible. Until then, I do not recommend this app.

Developer Response

Sorry about the app crashing on you. :( Is your device perhaps running iOS 7? Our current version crashes on iOS 7, but we're working on a fix. If you're on iOS 8 or newer, please send us email into so we can look into it deeper, thank you! :)


Beige Elephant Oy
41.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2017 Beige Elephant Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Toolkit $1.99
  2. Color Palette $0.99
  3. Color Shifter $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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