Thisissand is an app for making and sharing pictures out of sand.
Watch and listen to the sand piling into beautiful layers of sand on the bottom of your screen and get relaxed during the slow and therapeutic process. Once finished, share your creation and become a part of the community!
• Free to download and free to play
• Does not display ads
• Offers you to sign-up, but does not require you to
• Offers you to purchase a Toolkit of special features, but does not require you to
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Thisissand was created in 2008 as a website. It was a school project of a few art students, and to a surprise for the creators it attracted lots of visitors for years to come. In 2012 Thisissand was developed into an app and is still run by an original founder.
Thisissand offers different kinds of tools for choosing the sand color. Originally and still at the moment on Thisissand website, only the essential Color Palette tool is available. For the app, we have developed a few special kinds of tools which we offer in the Toolkit in-app purchase. Just like on the website, the special tools are not at all necessary to enjoy the app, but they're pretty cool and we're happy and thankful for your support if you're willing to try them out!
COLOR PALETTE: Use Color Palette to choose specific colors from a vast swatch of colors. You may choose a solid color, or multiple colors to variate between. Use the intensity slider to adjust how fast the colors change. You may also use the randomize button to get surprising color combos.
COLOR SHIFTER: Color Shifter continuously changes the sand color subtly or dramatically depending on the intensity slider adjustment. Color Shifter often produces rainbow like hues. To set the initial Color Shifter color, choose a color with Color Palette and then select the Color Shifter tool.
COLOR PICKER: With Color Picker, you may pick the sand color from around you using your device camera. It takes a little practice to point your camera and draw at the same time, but in return you get truly unique colors. Try adjusting the color change intensity low in the beginning to keep things under control!
PHOTO SAND: Want to try making a sand version of one of your photos? Photo Sand picks the sand color directly from the photo you've chosen from your camera roll. Try it out and learn the tricks to make abstract and/or photorealistic representations!
MY COLORS: Save your favorite colors in My Colors and access them quickly by long pressing the color button on the sand canvas. Try saving colors from around with Color Picker!
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We highly value your feedback and questions. Ideas and feature requests for example are warmly welcome, even though with our scarce resources we're unfortunately not able to fulfil them very quickly. So please do send us email if you're having trouble with the app or if you have anything else to share with us, thank you! :)
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• Performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Bug, otherwise great
I love this app. The features are great (and cheap, in my opinion) and it’s a great passtime. It’s easy to feel confident in your work since so many other people spend their time in the Latest section.
However, I’ve come across a bug. When I try to use the image feature, a loading animation pops up as I choose my picture. After the picture is selected, the loading animation won’t go away and I can’t access the interface.
I use an IPad on IOS 11. Fix this bug (and similar issues) and I’ll love this app.
Developer Response ,
Would you please update to the latest version of the app and let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if the problem still persists, thanks! :)
Life Changing. Incredible App.
Dear Creators of ThisIsSand,
I discovered your App unintentionally, but I am glad that I did. It allowed me to discover my true passion in life, and what I feel like the purpose of my life is. If this part if my life had never happened, I’m not sure where I’d be today. I am so grateful for all that you have done for me by creating this Application. What this app does for me is not only let me let out the creativity bottled up inside me, but also relieve stress in my creations without frustration. No matter what you do with this App it will automatically be a perfect work of art when you create something, and trust me, this App will not disappoint. There are no words to describe how incredible this App is, and there is no way to articulate my gratefulness. I hope others will understand my admiration for this App and follow my lead in downloading it. Thank you again creators, I hope there will be more like this in the future.
From, Just Another User of ThisIsSand
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for your kind words, we're truly happy to hear you've enjoyed the app so much, that's the best feedback! :)
amazing chill app
I love this game! it's a very relaxing and chill app. I showed it to my little siblings and now they take my phone all the time so they can make cool sand art. I only wish there was an undo button. sometimes I'll be almost done with a piece then mess up, and I'll have to restart the entire thing. annoying. also a color picker would be nice or a history of all the colors I've used for the last few pieces or something.
besides that, I love this app and use it all the time to relax or take my mind off something. 10/10
- Beige Elephant Oy
- 48.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2017 Beige Elephant Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Toolkit $1.99
- Color Palette $0.99
- Color Shifter $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.