During a visit to my sister’s home a few weeks ago one of my nieces proudly showed off her coloring skills– on her iPad. That’s right. A coloring book on an iPad. Over the weekend I found a few iPad and iPhone coloring books and gave one a try. Guess what?
Coloring is a good way to relax and de-stress. For adults. The iOS app I selected is called, appropriately, Coloring Book for Me and is aimed more at adults than pre-schoolers (as you’ll see with some of the images and how intricate they can be).
Take a look.
See? This isn’t exactly a coloring book for pre-schoolers, is it?
Coloring Book for Me is packed with a variety of pictures to color– almost two dozen categories; from animals and people to fantasy and flowers. Even comics. Not only will you find plenty to color, there are advanced coloring tools, too– more than 30 different preset color palettes with eight colors in each one.
Beyond the basics there are options for tap-to-color, apply filters and textures, and there is support for Apple Pencil on both iPad Pro and the new entry-level iPad which also handles Pencil.
The benefit for adults may be similar to the benefit for children. Think de-stress. Think relax. Think of getting your mind off the world’s problems for awhile. Instead of inflaming your psyche on Fox News or CNN, grab your iPhone or iPad, whip open Coloring Book for Me, and learn to relax and calm down with a coloring book for adults.
Just in case you really have a rough professional life and need de-stressing and calming beyond the basics, Coloring Book for Me has three subscription options which provide more pictures and tools, no ads or watermarks. Plus, you can import your own photos to color or capture an image on the iPhone or iPad’s camera.
The only negative is with the free version where advertising often pops up in the middle of coloring. That seems to add stress. Otherwise, nicely done and it does work to help introduce a new level of calm into a busy life.