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If you're unfamiliar with what a moodboard is, Wikipedia describes it best as "a type of poster design that may consist of images, text, and samples of objects." That's just what it is - a creative way to develop design concepts and gather inspiration for a website. Moodboards can be created in all types of programs from Photoshop to Microsoft Word, but on the iPad your best bet is the Moodboard for iPad app.

Key Features of Moodboard for iPad

  1. Import photos from your library or clip images and other content using the built-in browser
  2. Print your Moodboards or share them on Facebook, Twitter, or by email
  3. Use various touch gestures like zooming in/out and rotating objects and text
  4. Create your own color swatches and palettes with the built-in color picker
  5. Use 1 of 18 premade themes or create your own
  6. Organize your boards into collections
  7. Use the layer view to lock layers so you won't move items them by accident
  8. Open the toolbox to get special elements and customize your font


Once you get started with Moodboard for iPad, you won't want to stop. Below is a sample Moodboard that I created within 10-15 minutes of playing around with the app; it's simple yet stunning. image01asdsf.png

Working within Moodboard for iPad

I started out with just a blank slate and the wooden background. It was easy to choose my colors with the picker and then drag them onto the white bordered background you see above. The borders for the color swatches can also be customized; I used white borders to blend in with the white background. It was a bit hard to line them up, but I'm sure it will get easier with practice.

The push pins, masking tape, and arrows are all elements that can be found within the toolbox. Many of these items started out pretty big and had to be scaled down and rotated to the right positions. All of the fonts were also customized (color, size, style) from within the toolbox. The 3 images in the bottom right were clipped from the built-in web browser with ease.

There is no need to save your board, because it's automatically saved as you work. So if you happen to accidentally close out the app you won't have to worry about losing your work. It's also easy to find the board that you were working on from the home page of the app with the nice thumbnail view seen below.
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Moodboard for iPad is also great for organizing photos from events such as a vacation, wedding, or party. You can even use this app to help you decorate a bedroom or office. It's definitely a great tool for creative minds, but unfortunately the app isn't free. It comes with a price tag of $9.99, which is a bit steep, but well worth it if you plan to use quite it often. Other than the price tag, Moodboard for iPad unquestionably does not disappoint.

Do you create moodboards? If so, is this an app that you'd be willing to invest in?

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