Developer: FTW Innovations
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Texting enthusiasts certainly have an array of texting apps to choose from ranging from free texting applications over wi-fi to simple ascii art creators. Among the selections is TextPics – Creative SMS Art for iPhone Texting. A collection of simple ascii pictures grouped neatly into categories for easy browsing, TextPics also features optional symbols and a variety of different styles of texting and crazy font.
With TextPics, users can inject ascii art ranging from animals to birthday cakes, as well as a few Japanese style emotes. Each picture is customizable along with each message you send. The best feature of TextPics is the ability to quickly send messages directly within the app, which automatically connects to your iPhone’s address book.
While there are similar apps in the App Store, some with even more ascii creations, TextPics is a good choice for creative text enthusiasts. The seamless integration with existing contacts and quick sending ability makes TextPics practical, while features like “create” and “favorites” make it easy to both create your own ascii art and save those you like.
TextPics was created to work specifically with iPhone and iPod touch. Thus, works flawlessly with the SMS ability of the iPhone, but may not produce the same effect for recipients without iPhones.
If you’re looking for a fun way to create snazzy text messages or want to play around with creating your own pictures, then TextPics is a solid iPhone app. There is a limited free version to try and the paid version is aptly priced at just .99 and includes periodic updates with new images.