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Doodle Buddy for iPad - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Bright, creative drawing app clouded by ads and "bucks."

App iPad Free Other
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

creative entertainment

This was a great way to keep my child entertained while waiting for their sibling’s after-school classes to end. It did help to be watchful to avoid clicking out of the app and into ads.

Is It Any Good?

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This app offers a lot of fun ways to draw and stamp images onto your painting, as well as choose background scenes and more. You can use more than one finger to doodle and create some pretty cool images with options like smudging and glitter. However, this free app has tons of pesky ads and constantly asks kids to download other apps so as to earn in-game "Doodle Bucks" (which can be used to buy other art supplies). Free in this case comes with a cost.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Arts: drawing, Math: shapes
  • Skills: Tech Skills: digital creation, Creativity: imagination, making new creations
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 1, 2010
  • Category: Other
  • Publisher: Pinger, Inc.
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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