Quipio by New York based developer Every Second Counts, Inc. takes the form of a photo and allows you to add your own caption and “twist” to it. The app allows you to choose a photo, video, blog post or text message, add your own comment with a variety of typing filters and then share it to a variety of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Quipio, Email, SMS and via your photo library. To use the app you start by typing a message, it can be short or a simple status update, you then use a lightbulb to highlight the most important words and then can choose from a set of filters and themes for the text, add your own photo background or not and then post it to social media. In the time since the app has been released there have been more than 120 thousand downloads, over 90 thousand quips and most users use it about 11 minutes per user per day.
As someone who loves to take pictures and put their own spin on it – I really enjoyed playing with this app. I reminded me of Instragram but was better since I could put my own text on the photo at the moment of time rather than having to take the photo, play with the image and then put the tags onto it. I really liked that the app emphasized highlighted words and added a funkiness to the text while making it meaningful to my photo. Users can comment and like Quips from within the app as well as on your various social media channels.
I do wish the audio sound when you someone says, “mm” to your quip was a bit different. The first time I heard it, I thought that someone hadn’t liked my post. Perhaps a small applause or even a thumbs up option would be good. I would also like to be able to shut off the audio sound as well.
This is an app that I see parent’s using more than younger children just because of the access to social media, however, I can see teachers using it for a classroom or perhaps to create visuals. This app is fun to play with and addictive – I think you will be seeing more of it in my Facebook and social media feeds.
Requirements: Compatible with
Size: 0 MB
NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.
Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.