Although I still look back fondly
at my simple and care-free childhood,
filled with sandpits, backyard cricket, hide and seek
& running through the sprinkler on a boiling hot day;
I do look at our current supply of technology with glee.
So many really cool things have been invented and
have become affordable and mainstream,
in the last 20 years.
Mobile phones, LED lighting, DVD’s + BluRay, laser cutting,
digital technology, etc.
My creativity is being stretched and coddled and excited
beyond anything I could have imagined.
It’s so wicked!
So what is my current ‘thing’?
There are so many mobile device (smart phones + tablets) Apps
that offer FREE or inexpensive (we’re talking $2 a month)
software that transforms not only images from our everyday lives,
but also our thoughts that we want to display.
Our thoughts, people!!!
Created in under 15 minutes
We can make our own ‘Inspirational’ posters
on our mobile phones
and then send it to hundreds of people via sms, social media or email.
This just blows my mind!!!
So what are these Apps that I am talking about?
I happened upon a thread at the B-School FB page
(B-School begins next Monday,
– insert real terror here – )
that listed the most awesome catalogue of Apps
and I just had to write them all down.
So here they are.
Check them out and let me know which one is your fave :D
I have listed whether it is compatible with
Android (Ad) + iPhone (iP) + + Tablet (Tb) iMac (iM),
where I can :)
Sorry if I have made any errors.
Feel free to correct in ‘Comments’.
A Beautiful Mess – iM, Ad, iP, Tb
Adobe Photoshop Express – iM, Tb, Ad, iP
Afterlight – iM, Ad, iP, Tb
Be Funky – iM, Ad, iP, Tb
Camera+ – iP, Tb
Canva – iM, Ad, iP
Gimp – iM
Hipstamatic – iM, Ad, iP
Instaquote by Red Cactus – iM, Tb, Ad, iP
Keynote – iM
Lemeleme – iM, PC, iP, Ad
Phoster – iM, Ad, iP, Tb, PC
PicLab – iM, iP, Ad, Tb
PicMonkey – iM, PC
Pinstamatic – iM, PC
PixelMator – iM
Pixlr Express – iM, Tb, Ad, iP
pixlr-o-matic – iM, PC, iP, Ad, Tb
Over – iM, iP, Ab, Tb
Overgram – iM, Ad, iP
Quotes Cover – iM, PC
Quozio – iM, PC
Rhonna Designs – iM, Tb, Ad, iP
Sketch Guru – iM, iP, Tb
Snagit – iM, PC
Stackables – Ad, iP
Statigram – iM, PC
Studio Design by Overlay Studio – iM, Ad, iP
Typic – Tb, Ad, iP
VSCO – iP, Ad
Word Swag – iM, Ad, iP
NB – If you have tried to use one of the listed software Apps above,
and have issues or problems – then PLEASE SHARE in the comments.
I will use YOUR comments in a review of this post in the coming month :)
Thx in advance. xxx. Pia
So what do I use?
Well, currently I am a PicMonkey devotee.
I love that I can create collages REALLY easily and I also love their fonts.
I”m a font addict!
Don’t get me wrong – I’m a total novice
and I am constantly making mistakes that look cool!
I just figure I’ll make sense of ‘how to’,
However, they also have a pretty cool blog,
that shares tips, trends and “how to’s”.
So do you have a favourite?
you can tell me ;)
Share your opinion in the comments.
I’d luv ya to!