***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
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

RedPeridot ,

Publishing my kids’ artwork

I’m a busy working mom so when I heard about Artkive from a friend, I was psyched. I sent in artwork for both of my kids in one box and they professionally photographed all of it and tagged by kid and age. I had hoped to do this at home but I just could never make time and honestly the photos would not have turned out even half as good. I got one keepsake book for each kid, and my kids love looking at their books and showing it to their friends. I chose to have Artkive send the art back, but I honestly don’t even need the originals anymore. My kids and I are enthralled with the books. The service is expensive, but they do everything for you and it’s worth it. Highly recommend!

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.

App Privacy

The developer, The Kive Company, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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