Rating Artkive - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Artkive

Artkive has created a clever, digital solution to organize and preserve kids’ art clutter and refrigerators gone MIA.  Their free app for iPhone, iPad and Android allows you to take photos of your kids’ artwork and then tag, share, and organize a chronological art portfolio and ultimately, construct a photo book, mug or other keepsake. It is super simple and fun to use! 

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How Artkive works

When you sign up with ArtKive, you will be asked for your name, email address, and your child’s name (grade or age can be left blank). Once you save that information, you can start uploading images or you can add more children.

You can rotate and crop the images you upload but I could see no way to adjust brightness. With a sliding selector, you choose which kid created the artwork, add a date and an age or grade. You can also drop in additional information such as a title or a description of the artwork. Pictures are saved to your private Artkive account or you can save and share them with members of your sharing circle and/or the ArtKive Museum. If you do share the images with the museum, they will be visible to anyone with an Artkive account.

How to use Artkive

  1. Have fun arranging your kids’ artwork for photos!  Maybe you want to get really creative and make their artwork look even more impressive than before.
  2. Share your photos on social media platforms directly from the app and show off your child’s genius paper gluing and spelling techniques.
  3. Once you have 20 photos, you can print a book. Just select an album, hit print, give it a great title and choose your cover image. Artkive will do the rest.


  • There is a “share circle” feature where you can specify who will have access to your child’s images.
  • The printed books are fantastic.


  • You are asked repeatedly if you want to share the work.

Additional Information



iPad, iPhone




Cognitive Development
Creative Development


In-App Purchases - No


The Kive Company

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