Thisissand 9+

Art, Creativity & Relaxation

Beige Elephant

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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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What’s New

Version 2.4.5

• Performance improvements
• Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

SkiBearz23 ,

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! :)

clayd is my name on this app ,

I enjoy this app a lot!

This is a really fun and entertaining app to have. Also super calming and relaxing app! It’s really cool making different things in the sand. It’s a challenge sometimes when you want to make cool things but this is good it makes you never get bored of the app. I love seeing other people’s art and seeing what they can do. I really do like this app but there’s some things that could make it way better. First I would love if you write comments on the art and suggest things to them and give them complements but for what ever reason you can’t. Second there’s a small glitch that makes me really mad so what happens is if you hold the sand for a long time and go up and down the painting after you stop it keeps going and messes up your hole painting. I believe this could be really easy to fix. Third is there needs to be a way of erasing the sand you put down. This bothers me the most because if you mess up or the glitch I was saying happened then you have to restart. This would be very easy to add in so I hope that you would please add something like this in it would make the app way better. Thanks for reading bye...............

jvicidinero ,

Great stress reliever

This app is a hidden gem, I love the way you can share your creations and everyone makes it on the popular page often, makes you not feel left out like on ig. I’ve paid for the extras on my Samsung and iPhone, unfortunately I’ve had to pay a 3rd time for some reason but It’s not expensive and the color saver makes it worth it! Just wish I could save more than the allowed amount because there are just so many combinations. I really wish I knew how to get the photos to look good using the photos sand option.
Everything in this app is great besides the lack of a undo button which would help when you mess up such a good piece and also the issue with not being able to use my iPhone flashlight if the app is open !! Another thing, lately I haven’t been able to post anything and am getting an connection error/connect to network even though I am so I’ve had to just give up a good piece to start another.

This app helps with my anxiety and allows me to be artistic without the stress of not getting another project done so thank you for making this app!

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