inStatus – A creative editor making your photos gorgeous
iPhone Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Concept and Functionality:
If you love to get creative with photos on your iPhone, inStatus is just the app you’re looking for. Forget about boring status updates and generic text on mushy and blah backgrounds. You’ll be the envy of your friends when you post photos made with this app because they’ll look just that good. The best part? They were extremely easy to create!
There are a ton of things you can do using inStatus. To start, you need to add text to the photo. You can choose to insert your own words or choose from a wide variety of available quotes that are generated randomly. You can even add your own signature for when you write something that’s truly unique to you. Once your text is on the screen, you can choose from a bunch of great template styles and backgrounds.
The editing possibilities built into inStatus don’t end there, though! For an added touch of creative goodness, you can choose to add color to highlight words in your status or quote. The best part is that this is done with the simple tap of your finger. This color punch helps emphasize important words in text, making your photo even more meaningful and expressive.
If you didn’t think creating visually stunning and profound photo status updates and quotes was cool enough, there are even more features within inStatus that make it even more fun to use. For example, you can easily adjust the size and position of text, along with font, color, and alignment. One of the things that surprised me the most was the sheer number of fonts that are available to use. You won’t have any trouble finding the perfect one.
Also, for the ultra creative users out there, inStatus even allows you to have multiple layers in photos. This means you can add more than one text box, and each box can be a new quote or word in a completely different color and/or font. Layers might not seem like a huge deal, but once you play around with them a bit you’ll find yourself using them fairly consistently.
Lastly, you can share your finished creation with the standard social networks like Facebook and Twitter, along with Instagram. For those of you who like to preview photos before you publish them for all the world to see (myself included), inStatus allows you to do so at any time by swiping your finger across the screen. It’s little details like this that make an app truly spectacular.
inStatus is free in the App Store with optional in-app purchases that will unlock more fonts, backgrounds, and other features that aren’t available in the basic free app. If you’re yearning for a new way to share your feelings with the world or you want to spiff up your timeline with fancy quotes, inStatus is a must-have app!
inStatus is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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