FatBits: Draw and Share Icons in Real-time with this app for iOS
Have fun drawing and sharing tiny icons. FatBits is a pixel-art app with a twist: you can see three other people drawing icons at the same time. FatBits is like a chatroom where you can communicate by pixels alone. Download FatBits and start making icons today.
Fun things you can do with FatBits
Draw icons, or guess what others are drawing. Feeling competitive? Try to draw a better icon. Say “Hi”, or complement other's icons. Tap on a series of saved icons in succession to make animations. Repost your favorite icons to share them with a new audience. You can even play Tic-Tac-Toe.
FatBits gives you a 169 pixel canvas to share your art with the world. Creating icons with only 169 pixels may at first seem like a challenge, however scrolling through thousands of saved icons reveals a wealth of creativity and variation. Tap on any icon to enlarge it, or improve it, and save it as a new icon.
FatBits is available on the Apple App Store for free
The free version features black and white icon editing. There is an in-app upgrade available to add color editing. The color upgrade features an intuitive color picker and scrollable color history, all for $0.99.
Where does the name come from?
Longtime Mac users will remember the name “FatBits” from a feature in MacPaint, released in 1984 with the first Macintosh computers. It let you zoom in and switch individual pixels between black and white, and see a small preview of the image at normal size. The FatBits app brings back a little Mac history to iOS.