Draw.to is a fun tool that allows users to make their own drawings online. Not only can the user exercise their creativity and create something from a blank page, they can also share it. The finished image can be sent through email, instant messenger programs, Twitter, Facebook and other popular sites. Draw.to provides a few basic but functional drawing tools, including varying pencil sizes, text tools, eraser, undo and redo, and color selection. The selection isn’t extensive, but it is enough to allow users to explore their creativity and show the world what they can do with a drawing.Show more screenshots »
Draw.to is relatively new, still in the beta stage. The site was designed to allow anyone to easily and quickly share their latest hand drawn creations online. Although there are other tools that can be used to do this, Draw.to is one of the simplest available. No expensive imaging software or the use of a scanner is needed. Visitors can begin drawing and sharing their latest creations with ease.
Draw.to offers an easy way for users to share their drawings online. The user can stop by and create something, share it, and be on their way. That being said, it is quite easy to use but it is also a very watered down tool. Most computers have a paint program that offers far more features. Uploading images to the internet is not a terribly difficult task these days, with sites like Photobucket for image hosting available for free. Draw.to may not be ideal for someone that is serious about their drawing, but for a user just looking to have a little fun and spread it around, Draw.to is effective enough.
The Draw.to website features a lot of black and white with character. The fun logo and playful text makes it an inviting place for casual users. Of course a professional or serious drawer may not be enthused by the lack of features, for a casual artist, Draw.to offers an appealing atmosphere. There is no clutter or obnoxious advertisements to get in the way.
Draw.to does not currently offer users a personal account. This really adds to the simplicity of the site, but in a good way. Users can choose from many of the most popular sharing options, including Twitter, Stumble Upon, Digg, Delicious, Facebook, and Reddit. Rather than creating a Draw.to account, the user can “save” their creation to one of these or send it through email or an instant messaging program.
The features and functionality of Draw.to is rather limited, although this does not limit the creativity of the users that frequent the site. The site is currently available to all users for free. There is no registration process and no premium account. This works in Draw.to’s favor to attract return users.
Anyone who enjoys social networking and has a creative flair can enjoy Draw.to. The site is intended to let users inspire one another and create things that can be sent to the people they know. Although there are many skilled individuals on the site, a humorous image could be drawn and sent to a friend for a laugh.