***Featured as an APP OF THE DAY by Apple***

As seen on THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, in REAL SIMPLE, PARENTS MAGAZINE, and countless other parenting resources, Artkive is the leading and original app to chronologically store, share and print your child's artwork or schoolwork.

Never again feel guilty about throwing away artwork your kids bring home. Get rid of the clutter and start to enjoy your child's work. Turn your Artkive into a high quality, hard cover book or other great products with little more than the touch of a button!

Your kids will love flipping through their Artkive books to see their creations, and they make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones.

Artkive currently offers 3 different membership tiers offering benefits such as free book credits, discounts, and other surprise benefits which offset most, if not all of the cost of membership. Memberships are only required for users who have used the app for more than 3 months AND have more than 40 images stored.

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Artkive(tm) is a registered trademark of The Kive Company

What’s New

Version 4.4

• Added new custom Framed Mosaic product
• Added swipe to select on product checkout for a better user experience
• Updated UI appearance
• Simplified checkout flow
• Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

SuzanneK80 ,

Disingenuously fronts as a free app, but it works

Like many others, I find the bait and switch business model to be unacceptable, and I am discontinuing use of the app. When I downloaded the app, there was no mention of it only being free up until you add 40 images, after which point you must pay in 30 days or loose your photos. Who would use the app that wouldn’t eventually reach the 40 photo limit?
IF you are willing to pay for the service they provide, I can share that the app works just fine. It’s a relatively easy interface and allows you to track art by child and age. So if you’re looking for this then it will probably work fine for you.
I, however, will be moving my photos to another photo app for free (truly free, forever free). It’s a hassle that I’d rather not have to go through, but it’s worth it to avoid being “trapped” into a membership.
I strongly suggest that the company make it clear up front that this is a “free limited trial,” and even make people agree to understanding that they will eventually have to pay. Had I seen this notice I would not have started using the app (which is the point of their tactics).

SaraSmile11 ,

Photos held hostage for annual fee

I started artkive years ago when it was free, then one day they decided to put their pocketbook first and their customers second. They informed their users there would now be an annual fee (over $100) to continue to save their photos. If you want your photos back without the fee you had to get on your pc and download each photo individually within 30 days. Once you cancel your membership they delete all your photos!! They like to tell you what a great deal membership actually is because your annual fee goes towards a photo-book, but photo books cost in the $150+ range so I ended up paying over $200 for the ability to keep my digital photos for a year and make a book. You can just as easily use one of the many free photo apps and make a photo book for $30. I gave it two stars because taking a photo and having the ability to assign your child’s name and age is a handy feature. You can still do this elsewhere without the financial hit. I just think of this as an underhanded company.

Lizzyneeser ,

Great product - poor service - lost artwork

We love our photo book and impressed by creativity of laying out the artwork to capture the sweetness of our son’s first year of life artwork.

The major issue is that for our personal experience, artkive did not use the centrally managed profile information to ensure artwork was being sent to the right home. I had changed our home address when I ordered our book, which arrived at the front door of our new home. Not even a week later I was emailed by artkive notifying me they sent the box to my old address. I responded and said it’s the wrong address and the follow on email informed me it was delivered to our old home. The artwork is not at our old home nor is it the responsibility of the new homeowner to keep track of our mail.

I have tried, to no avail, to speak with someone about the matter. Artkive will not respond to my emails and I am absolutely gutted that I do not have the choice to dispose of my own child’s artwork rather it was decided for me with no resolution. Of course it comes with risk to entrust someone with such a task however, I had updated my information and the company did not reference my centrally located profile data.

I wish you all the best with the service and don’t wish upon anyone else losing all of their baby’s footprint artwork ):


The Kive Company
139 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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