Scrap It ($0.99) by Dirk Bost is a cute new app you can use for creating scrapbook pages on your iPhone or iPod touch. Whether you print out hard copies or just share with your social networks, you can really get creative with your photos.
First, tap the scissors icon to open up the menu. Tap Canvas to begin adding elements. Pick a photo from your photo library; you get a handful of options to toggle. Border, shadow, B&W, Sharpen, and Aged can all be toggled on and off. Add the photo to the canvas when you’re satisfied. Once it’s there, you can adjust the size and orientation with your fingers.
Back in the Canvas menu, you have a variety of other things you can add to create a cool page. Choose a paper, embellishments, ribbons, and letters. You can also add text; choose from a variety of fonts and use a slider to adjust the size. A color-picker lets you choose any color of the rainbow for your text.
There are plenty of possibilities, particularly if your tastes lean towards the country look. There are embellishments for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Babies, Weddings, and lots more. If you want to delete an embellishment, simply tap and hold to bring up a menu that includes a trash can.
When you’ve finished embellishing to your heart’s content, you can share your creation via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Or simply save to your camera roll by tapping “Snapshot”. Alternatively, you can tap Print to make a hard copy of your scrapbook page.
I had fun playing with this app, but the user interface could use some improvement. For one thing, you have to use the app in landscape mode. The instructions within the app could really be clearer. I was much better able to understand how the app worked when I went to the website. Also, with about 20 pages of embellishments, it would be nice to be able to skip right to a certain page rather than having to swipe through them all to get to it. And finally, since this is the sort of app that would benefit from the iPad’s larger real estate, it would be nice if it were a universal app.
Overall, if you’re into scrapbooking, Scrap It is worth checking out. We have a couple of promo codes to give away. For your chance to win, simply comment below. Contest ends Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Good luck!