Parents' Guide to

Art Set

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Deluxe creative tool will wow artists young and old.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

There are a lot of fabulous drawing and painting apps for the iPad, and ART SET can rightfully take its place among the best, especially considering the $.99 price. The clarity and natural appearance of the drawings (and even the paper before any drawing has been done) is almost surreal. Practically speaking, the "recent tool list" helps users organize the tools they are currently using more than others to "grab" and use them again more easily. One flaw may be that it doesn't have quite as many color choices as some of the other art apps; not a big deal for kids just playing around on it but potentially very bothersome for more advanced artists and art students. Another difference here from other art apps is that Art Set doesn't have the ability to email or post to social networking sites directly out of the app, which could be a plus or a minus depending upon who is using this app.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Arts : drawing, painting
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Release date: November 9, 2011
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: LOFOPI
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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