Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be all glue, glitter and paper cuts in the digital age. In fact, a lot of the current tablets and smart phone have apps that let you do some amazing things with the photos you own. I personally tried one for the iPad and the BlackBerry PlayBook. Memorable and embarrassing moments were enhanced in just a few tabs.
The two scrapbook apps that I tried are both fantastic so there’s no excuse not to at least try one of them
ScrapPad – Scrapbook for iPad $4.99 (+0.99 cents for additional theme packs)
The interface for this app is great. It’s designed as if you have different drawers for different themes. Super easy to use with the addition of tabs and drags on the iPad. The $4.99 app has a great selection of themes to chose from. But if you’re looking for something a bit more specific, you do have the option to expand with the $0.99 theme packs. If you mix and match, you can create different looks for each page. I like this app because it is easy to navigate since it’s all sorted by albums which work together to create a comprehensive story. Here’s an example of me Facebook stalking Eddie of his Paris photos.
ScrapPad – Scrapbook for iPad
4 Gears out of 5
BlackBerry Scrapbook App (Free)
Similar to the ScrapPad, it has an awesome variety of stickers and themes making it full of endless fun. What I love about this app over ScrapPad, is the style of it. Although it doesn’t keep your work in an album, all the art is displayed on a fantastic virtual photo wire. I also like the fact that the app can be linked with Facebook for automatic uploads and instant sharing. The selection is a bit more animated which solicited a few chuckles and suited my odd sense of humor a bit better. Considering this is a free app, the limited selection didn’t bother me. Here is an example of what I did with the BSB concert photos my “friend” had.
[Ed. note: Sure.... your "friend". That's what you're calling your shadow these days I see!]
Scrapbook on BlackBerry Playbook
4 Gears out of 5
A few tips to set you up for success.
- Stylus. A handy stylus helps you through some of the sizing, drawing and even writings.
- Try the free trial first. Before you dig out the cash, make sure you like it.
- Be creative. You don’t have to be an artist, just let your imagination run wild. I know I did and I can’t draw on Draw Something to save my life.
- Share! I did some REALLY funny ones and the LMAO moments just keep flowing.
- Get your hands on embarrassing photos. I totally stalked people on Facebook to get photo for my scrapbooks. It’s somewhat legal and they’re still my friends… for now… so… hopefully you won’t get sued.
A quick note, I know the Samsung Galaxy Note also has the capability to instantly edit photos on that amazing screen. Different tech, same idea!