Pictures drawn on Doodle look to be every bit as bad as those on a real Etch-a-Sketch
Get ready. I’m about to blow your mind with something so obvious, so clearly right, that I’m amazed you never thought of it before: Etch-a-Sketch on a Kindle.
That’s right. There’s an app — called Doodle — which turns the e-ink on the Kindle into the same hard-to-control lines you find on the frustrating magnetic drawing toy. Doodle, which costs a buck, actually looks better than the original, control-wise at least. Instead of annoying knobs which you twist to snake out a wobbly line, you can use the “5-way” or the keyboard to move the line. The keys will also let you move diagonally, something nearly impossible on the Etch-a-Sketch, and you can choose to draw in black on white or white on black.
Doodle, from the folks at web development company 16 Hands, looks just about perfect for entertaining the kids on a long journey (assuming they’re too young or too stupid to just read a book), and because this is the Kindle, the battery will likely outlast the attention span of the most avid jaggy-line enthusiast.
Doodle is available now, in the U.S Kindle store only.