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Drawing Desk app review: transform your device into a doodle pad

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Introduction

Sometimes you just feel like doodling, drawing, and painting. Why get out all the art supplies when in fact you could transform your mobile device into a doodle pad? The Drawing Desk app allows you to do just that with a combination of three drawing apps in one package.

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Drawing Desk - Draw, Paint, Doodle & Sketch board

Free

Unexpected Fun

When using this app for the first time I went in expecting to be able to draw, paint, and doodle just as the developer promises. While that was true what I didn’t expect was how fun this app is to use. I started with the Sketch Desk app where I was able to doodle and use a variety of features, then it was time for the Kids Desk.

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I think the Kids Desk is where this app truly shines. It may not be marketed as an app for kids but this section of the app is certainly appealing to younger and even older kids. Kids can use a variety of different drawing tools and different brush sizes/widths as well as all kinds of cool things like stickers, graphics, shapes and more. The whole time kids are creating while using this app there are sound effects and music to help make the atmosphere that much more light and enjoyable.

It doesn’t matter what section you use; there are eraser tools so anytime you want to edit your drawing go ahead and do so.

 

Additional Features

What about additional features in this app? Don't worry, there are tons. Work can be saved and shared by email, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also print your artwork from within the app, which is perfect for printing those masterpieces the kids make.

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In the Sketch Desk section you can use a pencil, pen, or paint brush, while the Kids Desk features brushes. In the Sketch Desk lets you undo and then redo drawings, features a color pallet, and a rectangle, eclipse, and line tool.

It should be noted that not all features and tools are available in the free version. There are a number of in-app options that you can choose from starting at $0.99 and going up to $5.99.

As for the user interface I really like its simplistic and fun design approach. All the features are well laid-out and simple to understand so the focus is on your drawing rather than trying to figure out the app.

 

Drawing Desk - Draw, Paint, Doodle & Sketch board

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • User-friendly features and tools
  • Is three apps in one
  • Contains a Kids Desk which is meant just for kids
  • Save your drawings
  • Share drawings by email, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Print from within the app

 

Cons

  • Not all features/tools are offered for free

 

Final Thoughts

It’s time to get creative and the Drawing Desk app is a great way to do so. I appreciate all the tools and features offered many for free. The Kids Desk was especially impressive thanks to its fun approach, sound effects and music, and kid-friendly design.

 

Drawing Desk - Draw, Paint, Doodle & Sketch board

Free
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