Artbox gives you somewhere to save all your kids' artwork

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What you need to know

  • Artbox gives you somewhere to put all of your kids' artwork so you don't clutter up your Photo Library.

If you're a parent of young children you'll be familiar with the unimaginable amount of art they generate. It really is quite amazing. And then you need to find somewhere to put that artwork. Some people stash things on their fridge door. Others take phones of said artwork and save them in their Photo Library. Neither solution is great, but there might be an answer in the form of Artbox for iPhone.

See, keeping all of your kids' art in digital form is definitely better than putting it on the fridge, but it fills your Photo Library up. Everything gets cluttered, but that isn't the case if you use Artbox – an app that lets you capture photos of the art along with notes and whatnot. And you can even set up profiles for your kids so you can easily see which one created which masterpiece. Genius.

Artbox is just what you've been looking for--a convenient and refreshing way to keep a digital record your children's art projects. No ads. No annual subscription.School art projects? Lego masterpieces? Colored dinner menus? Tidy up the house by capturing your child's artwork and securely store it on your device. Your data stays with you and is never collected or stored on a server.Create a profile for each child and record their birthday. Each project displays your child's photo, the age they were when they made their creation, and a description of the project and setting. You can browse projects by an individual, or use the Gallery View to see all saved projects.

Developer Ryan Klumph tells me he created this app because he needed it which means it's been dogfooded and iterated over time.

If you have young kids you really ought to check this out. You can download Artbox from the App Store right now for free.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.