Rating: 4 out of 5 stars App Developer: Pinger Inc.
Sometimes the best iPad apps are those that do what the user wants them to, and that have no additional complicated features – and Doodle Buddy is a typical example of this. The user can start with a blank screen, and create just about anything using a few simple yet effective features. The user can type, paint and draw to create the desired doodle, and then Email it or save it to the iPad’s Photo Album.
Doodle Buddy allows the user to draw freestyle in any colour using a brush, chalk or glitter. The user can even give his/her drawings a smudged effect, or change the thickness of his/her lines. Of course the user can easily erase anything, undo the last stroke, or clear the entire doodle. The iPad app keeps a record of the last colours used, so that the user can re-use them at a later stage. A large variety of images is available for use in small or large, and stamping of these images onto the screen is accompanied by fun and funky sounds. At any stage these sounds can be switched off. The stencils feature assists the user to create perfect shapes in his/her colour and size of choice. Text can be written freehand, or typed in using a choice of 4 fonts. The text can then be re-sized; moved; and cut, copied and pasted. The user can also zoom in on text. A range of backgrounds is available in the app, or photos from the iPad’s Photo Album can be used as backgrounds. Using Doodle Bucks, which can be earned by engaging in various simple actions, the user is able to purchase extra items for use in the app. The app comes with 170 free Doodle Bucks to help get the user started. Finally, the completed doodle can be sent in an Email, or saved to the iPad’s Photo Album. Help and support are available.
Doodle Buddy is a clever, well-designed, and useful iPad app that can be used by kids and adults – at home, at school, or in the boardroom. This app is so versatile it can be used by absolutely anybody – to learn, teach, remind and communicate, or of course – to just have fun!