Farlight is an artistic app for your Windows Phone that allows you to create animated kaleidoscopic drawings. It's basically a doodle app with a bit of a psychedelic twist to it.
There really isn't much to Farlight but you may find yourself mesmerized by the app trying to see what unique, colorful, animated drawings you can create. Farlight may not appeal to everyone but I can see it being appealing app for the Kids Corner or for someone just looking for a something different for their Windows Phone.
The interface for Farlight presents you with a black screen with a few moving colored dots. Just move your fingers around the screen, tap the screen or swipe at the screen to add more lines and patterns. Farlight supports multi-touch and each line, swipe or touch of the screen will create a new layer of a different color.
Repeatedly tapping the screen will reduce your animated creation and if you tap enough, it will reduce things down to the colored dots, similar to what you began with.
In the upper left corner is a menu button that will pull down that will allow you to save a still image of your drawing, provide feedback to the developer, rate the app in the Store, visit the Farlight Facebook page, and view the about page.
You can create some fascinating drawings with Farlight but to start from scratch, you'll have to exit and re-start the app. You can tap the screen to darken the existing drawings but Farlight really needs a "clear screen" command in the drop down menu to make clearing the canvas easier.
While Farlight does allow you to create some rather creative pieces, it's not going to be for everybody. I can see this being a popular doodle app for the Kids Corner and being a good choice to keep some of our younger Windows Phone users occuppied. I can also see some unique lockscreen wallpapers being created from Farlight. The biggest downside to Farlight is that the app doesn't have a trial version to let you try it out and decide if it's for you. A trial version with the save feature disabled would let you see if you like the app before buying.
Farlight is available for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. Farlight is currently running $.99 and you can find it here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Is it really that difficult to offer a trial version? It could be time-limited or use-limited in this case
must be really difficult to put that menue in the three dots
Cool app. I wish it had more glowy effects. More trippy please devs!
No buy without a try.
I love these kind of toys. Too bad there is no trial version or other similar apps in the store. I guess when you are one of a kind you can always charge for it. Noticed this with other apps I was searching for.
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