When Mr. Jim got sick earlier this year and we began to spend a lot of time at the Cancer Institute, I was mighty grateful to have an iPhone and iPad to pass the time and stay connected. I also decided to abandon my overly frugal attitude about purchasing apps. I concentrated on searching for helpful photography-related apps, but I also investigated the availability of art-related apps.
My mobile device world changed when I discovered Frax. I don’t even remember how I stumbled across it, but I’m sure glad that I did!
The version for the iPad is called Frax HD. The basic program costs $3.99. And, once I started playing around with it, I didn’t even hesitate to get the pro upgrade for $6.99. Yep, we’re talking big money for an app. But it has given me countless hours of entertainment, so I have absolutely no regrets! The iPhone/iPod Frax version is less expensive ($1.99 basic/$4.99 pro upgrade). However, I opted to go exclusively for the Frax HD version because I prefer a big screen for the visual effects. (Sorry, Android users, but this app isn’t currently available for your devices.)
What does Frax do? Quite simply, it generates spectacular graphic art images using fractal geometry. Here’s a brief video that shows its capabilities.
Use any images that you create with Frax for your own purposes, without any worry of license or copyright issues. Need a cool graphic for your blog? No problem. Want some beautiful graphic art for note card gifts? This will do it. Looking for a creative program that can entertain children (or you) on a rainy day? Got you covered. Want to create some cool wallpaper for your mobile device? Have at it! For example, here is what my iPhone lockscreen currently looks like.
And, below is a short slideshow that gives you a taste of some of my beautiful Frax images.
Fair warning: This app is very fun and addictive!