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Colorfy

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+

About Colorfy

Colorfy is the coloring book that brings enjoyment, zen moments, and creativity right to your fingertips. Although this app's designs are geared more toward adults, this app is a top choice with children. And, teachers who trialed this app in the classroom appreciated the app for it's reinforcement for building fine motor skills.

Teacher Review

Colorfy is a really cool and easy-to-use colouring book app (for adults and kids alike), for iOS and Android, that’ll rock your artistic world. One wish for this app was that there was a way to resize the color palette buttons, which were hard for larger fingers to maneuver at times. But, the ability to zoom in and out by "pinching" the screen was a nice to have feature, making the canvas sections larger when needed.

The students who trialed the app were observed, engaged for long periods of time and was used during a mindfulness time during the school day.

What’s hot? 

Great UI

The app is really clean looking and easy to use: high quality, simple and modern, mostly grey-toned interface to amplify the importance of your artistic work and to make it easier for you to envision what you want to do. It’s your chance to disconnect and create – take it!

Awesome filters to add to your work of art

App-of-the-Week-Colorfy-Share-your-picture--add-filtersRemember how we told you there would be some similarities to Instagram? It’s the best parts of Instagram actually: if you feel like sharing your drawing with the world, you have the option to add some filters to it before doing so. Adjustments to the lines inside your drawing and seven types of “texture filters”, ranging from brick (yeah, brick!) to leather, jeans, paper and even wool, will definitely take your drawing to the next level.

We left the best part for last: you can create your own drawing! Yep, that’s right – draw whatever you want on a piece of paper, take a picture of it using the in-app camera feature and start coloring. It’s that easy; and really fun. 

What’s not?

No way of shading your colours

72 colours to choose from sounds like a lot and you’ll probably think we’re crazy for saying this, but the colour range is somewhat limited. You’ll find a pretty blue and you’ll wish you could turn it a shade darker, or lighter, or greener, or whatever. There’s no way of doing that – you’ll just have to make do with the colours on hand. Unless you’re willing to pay for the “500+ images, mandalas and colours”. Then you’ll probably never have to wish for another colour again.

A little too pricy

About that: Colorfy Plus, the app’s paid version, is a tad pricy. On the other hand, you can have a do-over with the drawings available to you, as many a time as you want to. If the price really doesn’t do it for you, you could give another similar app a try. We found Colorfly to be a good alternative: it’s totally free, easy to use, with pretty designs and a bunch of colours.   

Could we get a colour picker?

Not as much of a con as it is something that could come in handy: a colour picker. The app does remember the last three colours you have used when colouring and you can go back and forth between them easily. But if you’re using more than three colours you might have a hard time remembering which colours you’ve used a few strokes ago. 

Bottom line

Colorfy is a nice and engaging colouring app. Its high-quality templates and looks overall, user-friendly UI, not to mention the great variety of both drawings and colours make it stand out. It’s easy to see why it got voted Editor’s Choice.

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Creative Development

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Fun Games For Free

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Publisher's Description

The ORIGINAL coloring book! Join over 25 million users in a relaxing experience. Paint mandalas, patterns, animals, florals, and thematic images from our artists - or upload your own drawings and give them even more life!

The new AR virtual gallery lets you visualize your drawings in the real world, as if they were a painting on your wall!

Colorfy also offers a "draw mandala" mode - with a few swipes, create beautiful mandalas! Let your imagination run wild.

Colorfy Features:

- 1000+ pictures to paint: mandalas, florals, animals, patterns, cats, gardens, famous paintings and more.
- Easy to color: choose your color palette and tap to color.
- Select from different brush types for advanced effects.
- The best rated coloring app: over a million 5 star ratings!
- Get inspired by the community - view and share drawings with people from around the world
- Easily share your drawings in your favorite social network
- Optimized for the newest iPhones
- Works offline! No wifi needed!
- Paint your own drawings! Draw on paper, take a picture of it, and give it the colors it deserves.
- Draw your own mandalas with an innovative new mode!
- The new AR virtual gallery lets you visualize your drawings in the real world, as if they were a painting on your wall!

Colorfy Plus subscription

- You can subscribe for new weekly updates (every week, new images will be available for download)
- All prices are subject to change without notification. We occasionally run promotion prices as incentives or limited time opportunities for qualifying purchases made during the promotional time period. Due to the time sensitive and promotional nature of these events, we are unable to offer price protection or retroactive discounts or refunds for previous purchases in the event of a price reduction or promotional offering.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- You will be able to color all available images for the duration of the subscription
- Subscription automatically renews for the same price and duration period as the original "one week"/"one month"/"one year" package unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package (weekly, monthly or yearly package)
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's iTunes Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription setting through your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 for more information
- You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your iTunes Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period
- Any unused portion of a free-trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a Colorfy Plus subscription

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