Mix 2 Color: Simplified Coloring Fun

Price: $2.99

Mix 2 Color: Written iPad App Review

Mix 2 Color for iPad

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, we tend to see a whole lot of applications aimed at children. We’re not complaining about this at all: In fact, we’re quite happy to field so many within the genre. It’s one of our favorite app avenues, and as such, we’re very excited to be introducing you today to Mix 2 Color by developer Arsidian. The title makes it simple, fun and quick for your kids to have a bit of finger-painting action on the iPad. With a wealth of coloring modes and more than enough patterns to go around, the app is quite the bargain, too. For our full review, you need only to look a bit further down below the break.

Concept and Functionality

The basic idea behind Mix 2 Color goes something like this: The app wonders what it would take to ensure that your child has a fun time painting on the iPad. In order to guarantee this, they’ve included two unique drawing modes. The first is a sort of freeform function. Essentially, the child is given a plethora of brushes, paints, and variations to work with. They’re also presented with a pattern to draw upon, if they like. The child can then paint to their heart’s desire without any need for guides or guidelines. It’s really quite a bit of fun, and we have no problem imagining it’ll put a smile on your kid’s face.

The other mode is a bit more structured, perhaps for the younger children in the crowd. In this, the child must mix paints or use the predefined colors to fill in an outline. To do so, they either drag paints to the center mixer or just click where the hue should go. It’s like a paint-by-numbers designed for the iPad. Out of the two, this was perhaps our favorite, as we feel like the paint mixing will get a lot of grins out of the kids.

Graphics and Design

Mix 2 Color for iPad

Mix 2 Color for iPad

However, as cool as Mix 2 Color’s two modes are, the real boon here is in fact the interface the app supports. It’s downright good looking, which isn’t something we say about most apps aimed at children. It’s got a thick playroom appeal that we liked immensely. Furthermore, it’s incredibly easy to navigate, which will appeal to the youngsters using the app. We have no doubt that they’ll be able to get around without much fuss, tiny fingers or no.

Overall Value

At the end of the day, Mix 2 Color comes with a mountain of fun content to work with. Furthermore, it’s one of the best ways we’ve seen yet for your child to enjoy some finger painting without the need for messy cleanups. All in all, Mix 2 Color is a tremendous value, and we highly recommend it to any parent in need of such an app.

Mix 2 ColorMix 2 Color requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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