Developer: 344 Design
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Coming so soon after Fontify, I was fresh and ready in my attempt to learn to be as artistic as my imagination. Fortunately I didn’t need to worry as Daily Monster offers plenty of options for both skilled artists and people like me. It means that young and old have a fair chance of creating a cool and quirky monster with minimal effort.

Loading up the app offers a simple ink blot in the middle of the screen. A tap of it blows the ink to form the basis of a monster. A series of parts can then be added to add a touch of personality to the creation. Over 150 different parts are available from cartoon like eyes to mouths, arms, legs, shoes, items of clothing and other random shapes to concoct original creations with. Other options involve the possibility of including speech bubbles, hand drawn elements and even photos taken on the iOS device to add as a back drop to the comic monster.

It’s simple stuff to get to grips with and even talentless me managed to create something that resembled a monster. For the less creative, there’s always the option of tapping the insta-monster button which produces a ready made image. It’s fun to do and mostly pretty intuitive with one snag: actually drawing free hand can be a little sluggish which makes it harder to get it accurate.

Other than that, I can see Daily Monster being a particularly ideal app for parents in need of a way of distracting a child on a trip or other event. Adding photos to the monsters adds a whole new dimension for ever imaginative children. It’s easy to use alongside someone picking out the appropriate pieces to create a great monster. Or it might just be fun for the commuter in need of something more relaxing than a game. Creative types definitely need to apply here!


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