iPaint

Doodle away with this Paintbrush clone

Important Note: Since this review was written, iPaint no longer seems to work correctly. It worked fine in OS X 10.5 at the time of the review but will not work in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard despite the developer claiming it supports 10.5+- View full description

PROS

  • Free to use
  • Improvement on Paintbrush

CONS

  • Extremely basic and limited

Not bad
6

Important Note: Since this review was written, iPaint no longer seems to work correctly. It worked fine in OS X 10.5 at the time of the review but will not work in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard despite the developer claiming it supports 10.5+-

iPaint is a simple drawing application based on the classic Paintbrush application

The similarities between iPaint and Paintbrush are considerable. Everything from the interface to the editing tools and ease of use are copied to a tee. iPaint, however is a superior product - being easier to use, more polished and with a few more added features than Paintbrush

iPaint will mainly appeal to beginners (Photoshop fans need not apply) but it's also suitable for simple retouching, or kids that just want to have a good scribble. It features all the classic tools you'd expect from a paint package including pencils, eraser, brushes and geometric shapes. It is, however, highly frustrating in that there really isn't much scope for creative drawing, apart from scribbling and graffiti style effects.

Simple to use and an improvement on Paintbrush, iPaint is a good option for those that want a basic paint program without the fuss of a major paint package.

iPaint

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iPaint v11 1.9

— User reviews — about iPaint

  • alexandfran

    by alexandfran

    "Crash BandIPAINT"

    Open...crash...open again...crash...place in trash! I have no idea why this doesn't work, i am using the latest generat... More.

    reviewed on October 29, 2010

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "@Crash Problems"

    To all those that are suffering crash problems with iPaint, I have just tried it again and can confirm that it crashes a... More.

    reviewed on October 13, 2010

  • ralphmorgan

    by ralphmorgan

    "Crash Program"

    I spent twenty minutes, at least, four times doing some edit work on a photo. Just about the time I thought I was finis... More.

    reviewed on October 11, 2010

  • zon4130

    by zon4130

    "crashes EVERY time"

    All I wanted to do was make a couple of boxes, and three stars. Every time I tried to draw the box the program crashed!... More.

    reviewed on October 11, 2010

  • cruisngrrl

    by cruisngrrl

    "nice and simple"

    does your basic paint requirements, it's no adobe photo paint or seashore but it will let you draw straight lines, write... More.

    reviewed on April 1, 2010