Foldify Gets An Excellent Update

Me as "SuperLover" - OK, you can stop laughing now. (Click to enlarge the image.)

Me as “SuperLover” – OK, you can stop laughing now. (Click to enlarge the image.)

Foldify, the papercraft app for the iPad I previously wrote up was updated to version 1.1 today and they have hit the ball out of the park.

The biggest new feature and high on the wish list of many users, including myself, is the ability to import a photo to place on your papercraft figure. This works extremely well as you select or take a photo then you can crop it before placing it on the papercraft just like a stamp so it can then be resized and rotated to place it perfectly.

They have also added a paint bucket tool which I found extremely useful in re-colouring an existing model. It works just as you would expect it to work though I think it would be nice if it didn’t go over a fold line. The final tool added is an eye dropper so you can pick up a colour, extremely useful when working with one of the example models.

The developers have also added to the blank templates, 6 more to take the total to 16 including a heart shape for Valentine’s Day. Also for Valentine’s Day are two new packs of extras, a free assortment of 28 elements (you can see most in my picture above) and 35 elements of underwear, most only suitable for female figures but seven or eight could be used for male figures.

The final change is the addition of a “Trending” tab on top of the previous “New” and “Best” tabs in the online template “store”.

There are still some things I’d like to see added. The biggest would be some more examples already painted and ready to alter. I’d also like it if you could touch up a model you download from the online ones rather than just be able to print them. To really nitpick I’d like to be able to adjust the size of the paintbrush and eraser — now you can add a photo I found myself erasing large areas of a model and this can be tiring with the tiny tools as they are. Even the ability to choose three or four sizes would be good.

That said this little app is an essential for iPad owners who like to do some cutting and folding. Kids will love it now they can have their face on a model.

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