You Doodle - draw on photos

You Doodle - draw on photos

Review

If you’ve been waiting for photo manipulation apps, You Doodle is worth a try. This app is heavily reminiscent of the old Windows 95 MS Paint days, with a bit of technology added for effect. For a doodling app, You Doodle is feature-rich and offers multiple ways in which you can manipulate your photos. But there’s nothing revolutionary here. The images or sketches that you create are not anything near professional, so don’t get deluded into thinking this is a potential Photoshop on your device.

Once you launch the app, multiple tutorials are availed to guide you through the app itself. Therefore, you won’t spend too much time trying to find your way around if you are new to the app. The pro-version of You Doodle with every paid feature like stamps, ad removal and collages costs a decent $2.99.

Design 3/5

The general UI of the app and the design are tailored for convenience, with lots of editing space and supported images as large as 4096x4096 unscaled. The menus and editing tools are tucked away at the top and bottom of the drawing screen, which is neat. The app’s design is effective but also quite bland with nothing too spectacular. That’s apart from the color picker whose design is quite a jump from the rest of the app.  

Content and Features 4/5

What You Doodle lacks in a refreshing UI it makes up for with all its frames, effects, stamps, stickers, collages and numerous other tools which you can use to create images. Aside from working as a regular photo editor, the app is also a texture editor, though it isn’t as versatile as the former feature. There are extensive drawing tools, and you can adjust various settings to achieve your desired effect. The ability to create layered images comes in handy when you need to combine different photos or edit individual sections.

User Experience 3/5

You Doodle has lots of content to choose from. Drawing and editing are generally straightforward. Although even with the tutorials, a few parts of the UI seem quite unintuitive. The app connects to Apple Pencil and is also integrated with Pogo Connect, which makes drawing even more fun. One thing you may dislike about the app is that you are constantly inundated with requests for an upgrade and prompts to connect with friends on social media once you are ready to save your sketches.

Compatibility 4/5

You Doodle is supported on both Android (for devices running on 5.1 or higher) and iOS (for iPod, iPad and iPod touch running on 9.3 or later). Having iOS 10+ enables some extra features such as adding stickers and GIFs to iMessage.

Conclusion

While You Doodle does pack some savvy features, anyone looking to do professional sketches and drawings or those seeking to print high-quality images should explore alternative apps like Photoshop. It might be great for younger kids who don’t need to put a lot of thought into their doodles and who are merely looking for a fun drawing tool.

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You Doodle - draw on photos review

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Catherine Ross

You Doodle - draw on photos review

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If you’ve been waiting for photo manipulation apps, You Doodle is worth a try. This app is heavily reminiscent of the old Windows 95 MS Paint days, with a bit of technology added for effect. For a doodling app, You Doodle is feature-rich and offers multiple ways in which you can manipulate your photos. But there’s nothing revolutionary here. The images or sketches that you create are not anything near professional, so don’t get deluded into thinking this is a potential Photoshop on your device.

Once you launch the app, multiple tutorials are availed to guide you through the app itself. Therefore, you won’t spend too much time trying to find your way around if you are new to the app. The pro-version of You Doodle with every paid feature like stamps, ad removal and collages costs a decent $2.99.

Design 3/5

The general UI of the app and the design are tailored for convenience, with lots of editing space and supported images as large as 4096x4096 unscaled. The menus and editing tools are tucked away at the top and bottom of the drawing screen, which is neat. The app’s design is effective but also quite bland with nothing too spectacular. That’s apart from the color picker whose design is quite a jump from the rest of the app.  

Content and Features 4/5

What You Doodle lacks in a refreshing UI it makes up for with all its frames, effects, stamps, stickers, collages and numerous other tools which you can use to create images. Aside from working as a regular photo editor, the app is also a texture editor, though it isn’t as versatile as the former feature. There are extensive drawing tools, and you can adjust various settings to achieve your desired effect. The ability to create layered images comes in handy when you need to combine different photos or edit individual sections.

User Experience 3/5

You Doodle has lots of content to choose from. Drawing and editing are generally straightforward. Although even with the tutorials, a few parts of the UI seem quite unintuitive. The app connects to Apple Pencil and is also integrated with Pogo Connect, which makes drawing even more fun. One thing you may dislike about the app is that you are constantly inundated with requests for an upgrade and prompts to connect with friends on social media once you are ready to save your sketches.

Compatibility 4/5

You Doodle is supported on both Android (for devices running on 5.1 or higher) and iOS (for iPod, iPad and iPod touch running on 9.3 or later). Having iOS 10+ enables some extra features such as adding stickers and GIFs to iMessage.

Conclusion

While You Doodle does pack some savvy features, anyone looking to do professional sketches and drawings or those seeking to print high-quality images should explore alternative apps like Photoshop. It might be great for younger kids who don’t need to put a lot of thought into their doodles and who are merely looking for a fun drawing tool.

Pros:

  • Layer controls even for edit tools
  • Feature-rich with multiple frames, filters, and effects
  • Multiple export options

Cons:

  • Drawing tools and general UI seem a bit outdated
  • Pen selections are imprecise and clumsy

Design 3

Content and features 4

User Experience 3

Devices 4

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