Amidst all of our busy and hectic lives, we always find a way to make time for our phones and apps, and playing around with our favorite social media apps. And, for those like me, it can kind of be time consuming and sometimes boring to find inspiration for posts or inspirational quotes. That being said, I’m always on the look out for apps and programs that will make my life easier in that aspect.
Introducing TextArt by SafeSpace, Inc. SafeSpace, Inc. reached out to me once before, you may recall the awesome Picas App that I reviewed a while ago. So of course, I had to give their newest app a go.
*I’ll go ahead and mention now that I was provided this app for free for reviewing purposes. That being said, my review of this product (as always) will be 100% unbiased and truthful.*
Ok, now that that’s out of the way…
With inspirational quotes with pretty background pictures being all the rage, there’s going to be tons of different apps to choose from. But, only a few of them are quick and simple to use. TextArt is one of them. This app makes creating designs (especially for social media) on the go super easy.
You have a good variety of text stylings to choose from, anywhere between super modern, classic, and even a few playful styles. You can also tap through the different variances of each styling. Like a font style but not exactly happy with how the spacing and grouping is? Just tap away until you’re happy with a layout you prefer.
You can also choose to use your own image as a background or a super pretty premade background from their small image library. My personal favorites are definitely the watercolor backgrounds, if you couldn’t tell from my last two QoTW 😉
There are also options to pick either a specific color for you text, or from one of the many presets of font colors that range from your basic black/white/gray to gold glitter, marble, ombre, and even a rustic wood-grain effect.
So at this point you’re probably wondering, “hey, this looks awesome and sounds super easy to use, where can I find it to play with this neat app myself?!”. You can go ahead and ::click here for the iTunes download::
There are, of course, a couple of downsides to this app however. Firstly, while the app is easy and fun to use, it does come at the hefty price of $4.99 USD on iTunes. I feel like for this price (and absolutely no free download version available) the app should come equipped with a larger background image library, as it is kind of limited as I mentioned briefly above. I also feel like it should also include a larger range of font styles and the ability to manually adjust the alignment of your text choices.
I do understand that this app is definitely made for quick and on the go creations, but $4.99 seems a bit much in my opinion for an app that is so simple, especially when there are other apps out there that cost much less – or are free – for the same thing if not more.
My recommendation? Bump down the price to maybe $0.99 or even a dollar, or create a free version people can try out before buying, then amp up the possibilities with either a full priced version or one time upgrade with a few more image choices in the library and maybe even a couple more font styles and custom alignment options. This is indeed a good app, but I just worry that so many people will simply scroll on by this app without even looking at the description with such a high price.
That being said, who knows what they’ll add to the app in future updates. Maybe they are already working on adding more text styles, etc. to make it worth that $5! I’ll have to keep playing with the TextArt and check back in later if they do.
So what’s my overall verdict?
It’s a 3 out of 5 for me for now. I love the idea behind it, and I loved the fact that they super-simplified the process of creating content, but I just feel like it’s not quite worth the price point they’re looking for. Of course, I’m absolutely by no means an expert on any of this, I just know from personal experience that I’m not very likely to put out almost $5 for an app I have no idea that I’ll like or not.
If there was a free version with a few less options and then maybe an one time upgrade for the rest of the background, text and color options I would be way more into it.
But hey, maybe you’ve tried this app out and love it for all of it’s quick and simple creation abilities. Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are!
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