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Artbox keeps your kids' artwork safe and now there's a Mac app, too

Artbox Promo Art
Artbox Promo Art (Image credit: rakTech)

What you need to know

  • Artbox is an app for storing all the artwork your kids create.
  • The app now has a Mac version so you can always save, and see, what your kids have been creating.

Artbox is a popular app for saving all of the artwork kids create so that it can be looked back on whenever parents want to. Previously an iPhone and iPad app, Artbox is now available on your Mac, too.

I've written about Artbox before, but a lot has changed since then. The updated app now has a Mac version so you'll always have your kids' artwork to hand. But there are changes on iPhone and iPad as well — including new widgets, a "greatly improved iPad experience," and custom icons.

The updated Artbox is in the App Store (opens in new tab) as a single app, meaning you only need to pay once and you'll receive all three versions.

Artbox Promo Art

Artbox Promo Art (Image credit: rakTech)

The full rundown of features includes:

  • Private & secure profile for each artist - stored only on device and on iCloud
  • Project Details capture the artist, artist age, date, and description
  • Browse projects by individual artist, by favorites, or the entire gallery
  • Profiles and Projects are editable
  • Milestones keep you encouraged along your decluttering journey
  • iCloud Backup / Sync
  • iPhone + iPad + macOS support
  • Colorful Widgets spotlight artists and projects on your home screen
  • Automatic Light/Dark Mode based on device settings (configurable)
  • Localization Support (English, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Chinese)

Anyone keen to give their kids' artwork a home can download Artbox from the App Store right now (opens in new tab). It's priced at $2.99 and is perhaps the best iPhone, iPad, and now Mac app for keeping memories safe and sound. As a parent myself I know I've lost tons of artwork my kids have created over the years. Check out Artbox if you don't want to fall into the same trap I did.

Oliver Haslam
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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.