Comixon is an innovative app that makes it easy to turn your iOS photo adventures into fun comicstrips.
Offered for free through the iTunes Store, this app amps up digital storytelling for the creative user.
Comixon, an app by Orange Rockets, is designed to help you make your own “comic-style” story strips.
Specifically, this app does not change your photographs into cartoon versions of the images, but instead it makes it easy to edit photos into story strips, complete with your own self-inserted verbal and/or thought bubbles.
These “comics” can then be saved and shared either through the Comixon social media network, or through an outside network if desired. Editing photos within the app is very easy to do, with the option to add filter effects similar to those of other popular iOS photo editing apps.
In addition to just creating and sharing your stories, you can also view the socially shared stories created by other users of the app as well.
Overall, I was incredibly pleased with the ease in creating a Comixon account and in using the editing tools within the app. While the current user-base of this app isn’t really big enough yet to spend a lot of time looking at the comics created by other users, I wouldn’t be surprised if the user base of this app takes off soon.
Appearance and Layout:
Clear, crisp captions and icons guide you to where you need to go within Comixon.
It’s a snap to navigate through this app, leaving you with really no room to complain. It’s especially easy to navigate if you’re already used to the layout of popular photo editing apps. In-app graphics are kept to a simple minimum, allowing your photographs to really be the focus of the in-app illustrations you’re seeing most of the time.
The options for adding in different thought/speech bubbles into photographs are straight forward and easy to do as well.
As mentioned above, Comixon is a completely free app. This is really something given how much fun it is to create fun photo-based comicstrips. Comixon is a terrific value for anyone who wants to give it a shot.
While sharing memories with Comixon comics probably won’t appeal to everyone, it definitely seems like an app that would delight friends and family members who might not get to see you everyday.
With Comixon, sharing fun stories and photo memories is easily more entertaining for the receiving audience than just getting a plain text-based message.
Comixon requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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