Drawp Unlimited by Moondrop Entertainment – Review - The iMums


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What we love…

easy to use child-safe drawing app which features pre-designed canvases as well as the ability to create your own and share with others in a child safe environment.  I also loved the narration feature as well.

What we’d love to see…

more textures similar to traditional drawing media like crayons and colored pencils with the ability to tighten up the tip size more easily

Summary

Comprehensive drawing app that allows both open drawing as well as canvases that you can fill in with your creations. The narration feature and ability to share artwork safely set this app apart from others in the category.

Our Rating

Drawp Unlimited - Family Art and Messaging AppDrawp Unlimited by Moondrop Entertainment is an iPad only app which allows your child to create original artwork.  After the artwork is created it can be shared via the Drawp.it website for viewing/printing via a single swipe which does not require your child to have any external access points.  The app features entry either via a child or grownup section.  Once you are in the app you can either go into the drawing room where you can create new art, view your drawings, see any friends (which are created via a parent account) or look at your profile.

Once you go into the drawing room, you can choose either a blank canvas which allows you to create either using a blank canvas or one of the other pre-designed canvases which are similar to coloring pages where you can fill them in using the color palette.  One of the unique features of the app is the ability to record your voice after you finish your drawing which can be used to narrate it or simply announce the title.  We also liked the uncluttered interface which meant that younger children could use it without feeling overwhelmed with all the drawing options, while older children could and try out textures like crayon wax (similar to shading with the side of a crayon), hair wax (similar to using a highlighter on the edges and a thick tip in the middle), builder bits (which made a design similar to a racetrack with different pieces, thunder trouble (similar effect to a watercolor painting where you do drops on a canvas,Collide-O-Chromes (which reminded me of chopped up crayon bits melted together in a confetti pattern), fluff fiesta (which is similar to using puffy paint), cotton candy (similar to a soft pastel like cotton candy at a fair).  He used both a stylus as well as his finger – the stylus was a bit tricky to get the designs right for his abstract art since he couldn’t choose the tip size perfectly (there is a way to choose larger or smaller but it’s preset limits didn’t let him get the exact tip he wanted).

My son spent hours exploring this app and has used it to create both the pre-made canvases as well as his own versions of abstract art.  He also took a few selfies using the camera function and then drew onto them with a variety of fun designs.    He did use the letters to practice his upper case and lower case letters which was a good way to practice on the iPad using a stylus.  As a parent, I liked that it was easy to use and had a short learning curve for my son to start using it.  He loves creating art and so this was a fun way for our family to be able to see it.  We did use the Drawp.it website but primarily saved it to the camera roll since I wanted to share the photos with our family using the Tinybeans app which I used to share photos already.  One enhancement in the app that I liked, was the ability to print out his creations.  You can print out individual pictures, create a canvas wrap for the wall, create a photo book of masterpieces created throughout the year, or even greeting cards.  I liked the greeting card option, because it meant my son could create a card and then I could have them printed for invitations, or even thank you notes.  I liked that it was easier to upload creations as my son had several traditional media drawings that he wanted to upload to the gallery to share with family. Another fun feature – we hadn’t initially considered was the ability to share drawings like a game of “what is this” back and forth using contacts which was fun since we used it almost like Pictionary or “what is this”.

My son told me he missed some of the traditional textures like colored pencils or a traditional crayon.  There are palettes which allow you to color but they don’t give the refined lines like a crayon or the shading you can get from a colored pencil.  I also had some trouble inside the parental area when I uploaded photos as there was a delay in getting my photos but I’m not sure if that was my wi-fi or just the site being slow.  I also would have liked an easier way to add contacts.

Overall, this is a fun app that has some great enhancements compared to the original including the ability to print your artwork.  It can be used really from toddler age up and provides a medium to be able to store your artwork safely in the cloud.  The narration feature sets this app apart from other drawing apps as it allows your child to provide a description or even share their voice while using the app.

Versions of the app

Drawp Unlimited: creation app with swipe to share capabilities, over 200 paint textures/colors and unlimited cloud storage with no IAP or advertising. Includes access to Drawp.it website where the gallery can be shared with unlimited storage and items can be ordered/printed.

Drawp Unlimited - Family Art and Messaging App
Drawp Unlimited - Family Art and Messaging App
by Moondrop Entertainment L.L.C.

Category: Education, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 59.49 MB

$0.99USD

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Drawp Lite – Free with IAP – All the same features as Drawp Unlimited except there are only 2 paint textures, has IAP for more textures, colors and full version. Parent section of the app has in-app advertising, but the child section/accounts do not have in app advertising. Includes access to Drawp.it website but has storage maximums where the gallery can be shared and items can be ordered/printed.

Drawp Lite - Family Art and Messaging App
Drawp Lite - Family Art and Messaging App
by Moondrop Entertainment L.L.C.

Category: Education, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 59.53 MB

$FREE

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Drawp for School – This app is for teachers and students. It includes all the art and creation tools of the Drawp for families apps, but it also includes teacher workflow features, and tools for monitoring collaboration among students. It does not currently include access to Drawp.it website, although that may be added in the future.


Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.
Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.
by Moondrop Entertainment L.L.C.

Category: Education, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 79.87 MB

$FREE

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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