misskiwi’s Squara photo app is another very good square format app that integrates nicely with Instagram, but also makes a great shooter on its own. Squara is on sale now for a limited time for only $0.99 — a savings of $1.00.

Click past the jump for info on Squara and my thoughts on the app. >>>


I’m a huge fan of misskiwi’s line of ClassicCAMERA apps, including ClassicTOY, ClassicPAN and others. Squara is similar to these apps, but has some pretty big differences in many ways to distinguish it from the ClassicCAM line.

Squara is a multi-lens, SuperSampler-style square format app with 19 special effects, 6 adjustment effects, 12 borders and 11 light-leaks for a total of over 10,000 combination. The effects range from classic toy cameras to other analog effects to a really cool oversaturated printed halftone effect. I think it’s a slightly broader range of effects than are found in the rest of the Classic series. The effects have the color, textural and tonal quality found in misskiwi’s other apps. I like the consistency and the quality of misskiwi’s effects across the entire line of apps.

Squara lets you shoot in-app or import single images from your camera roll. The app has several lens options from single, to multi-lens to double exposure. It has vignetting and tilt-shift tools. If all of this is a little overwhelming, there’s always the Random button to generate a full set of effects to an image. Check out the App Store description for all of the app’s features. There are a lot.

Squara has built-in Send To Instagram support as well as Apple’s “Open In…” support. You can import your photo directly into a number of other photo apps to continue processing, including FX Photo Studio, Filterstorm, Camera+, PicFX and a bunch more.

The app creates great-looking effects. Where Squara differs from the ClassicCAMERA line is in the naming convention of the filters. Here, the filters are named loosely after cameras in many cases, not the Classic film names I expected from a misskiwi app. I suspect it’s because there’s so much more being applied here than just film effects. Also, on my iPhone 4S, Squara outputs a single frame image at a usable 1440×1440 pixels. Multi-frame images are saved at the full square resolution of the 4S — 2448×2448.

If you’re not already maxed out on square-format apps, Squara is another good addition to your toolbox, especially for the multi-lens options. Grab it now while it’s on sale.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Squara - misskiwi