Flipbook v. Flickbook/Kineo?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mrgreen4242, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Anyone buy both of these able to give a comparison review? I tried the Flipbook Lite/Demo version and liked it enough that I though about buying the full one, but Kineo looks similar and is half the price so wanted to see what the major differences were.

    Flipcook is offering a 25% off the Pogo stylus with purchase so it sort of negates the price difference, BUT I'm experimenting with making my own stylus at the moment, so I might not need to buy one...
  2. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    Unless Kineo has new features, Flipbook has zoom, brush sizes, eraser sizes, layers, copy and paste layer, duplicate entire frames with layers, forward and backward onion skin, unlimited color selection with custom swatches and eye dropper, can drag around layers so you don't have to always redraw, import photos from your camera roll.

    Then you got flipbook.tv, a free site to upload your animations to in .mp4 format, which once online you can at anytime change it from portait or landscape, adjust the framerate, make it private or public, and also download it. And the dled .mp4 format works with youtube. You can also export each image to the camera roll, don't know if Kineo has an export option yet. I'm glad I had my stuff online, because my iPhone crashed and my backup was corrupt. Oh, and the developer seems to be improving the website, as I get comments on my animations and such.

    Kineo is pretty much one size brush, pick from a limited amount of color, can only shade by drawing over the same spot, only onion skin on previous frame. Besides undos, I can't recall if it has an eraser. It's very very basic, but does what it says. If you want more, the higher price of Flipbook is totally worth it.
  3. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    I agree with TimothyB. Flipbook may be twice the price, but has five times more functionality and is totally worth it. I've been having a lot of fun with it so far.

    However I hear Kineo is also a great app for the "casual" doodler, who just wants to have some quick fun making a flipbook. So it all depends on how serious you want to get with your creations!
  4. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2008
    Yeah, depends on what you do. I first pushed Flipbook to the limit and found I'd rather do something more rough. So my second animation focused mainly on drawing lines of one size, no color, etc. I was moving a lot faster enjoyed the results.

    But even then, Flipbook's many features made such a basic process so much better. Duplicating frames, so I wouldn't have to redraw backgrounds, copy and paste when I needed something again from a previous frame, layers which helped keep the background separate from the animated layer, then especially dragging things around. Those all came in handy to save time and effort even when doing the roughest animation sketches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqnS40EV6iw
  5. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    You guys convinced me. Thanks. I would have likely ended up with Flipbook because they offered me a trial version, and I really, really, appreciate that. I can't remember ever buying a piece of software without a trial version.

    Just wanted to check to be sure I wasn't missing the boat with Kineo, so to speak.

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