There is a lot of creative potential on your iOS device thanks to the over one million apps in the App Store. One app in particular that highlights that notion is Thisissand, which isn’t new, but we did just discover it. Thisissand offers a blank canvas, and gives you sand as the artistic medium allowing you to create unique works of art. Sand art is an enjoyable pastime with actual sand, but it might be even more enjoyable with Thisissand.
You simply tap the screen to drop sand on to the canvas, and each grain piles on top of one another to start to create an image. The sand physics is outstanding to let you truly control the end results. The app provides a zen like experience with the subtle soundtrack combined with the cascading sand that falls into place, and slowly takes shape. The most obvious composition is a mountain landscape, but the only real limit is your creativity. It’s up to you to either precisely place every grain of sand with specific colors, or to have a more laid back approach. You can double tap the screen to start a constant stream of sand, and then you simply tilt your device to change the position, and build up the varying stacks of colors. It’s quite a treat to see the canvas take shape, and you can share you creation, as well as view others.
Thisissand (Free, Universal) is simply a neat utility that is equal parts fun, and relaxing to compose unique creations that you will love to look at.