PixelLab is a simple photo editing android smartphone application that focuses on a combination of photos and text, whether they are photos, decorated with text or just text.
PixelLab application itself has been downloaded more than 5 million times with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The application was last updated in December of 2017. The file size is quite concise to download, only 17MB.
Now, let’s get straight to the point of this review. The first, we will discuss about the interface or the appearance of the application visually, about what is seen by the eye in the main part.
Front view, PixelLab is not long-winded but goes straight to its main function. So, if you open PixelLab for the first time, you will immediately find a default canvas and a text object with the label New Text.
The main menus are located in two places, above and below. We discuss the top first. In this section, there are two menu lines represented by several shortcut icons, including the shortcut plus (+), the disk icon to save, the sharing icon, quotes and three horizontal dots that contain a number of extra menus.
There is no border to separate each icon, so you should have no trouble understanding the function of each shortcut. But from the visual side, the configuration of icons that are too dense looks awkward and rigid.
Under the main canvas there are several template choices that can be shifted to other options.
Unfortunately, the templates offered are only 14 and in my opinion the design is still not very attractive.
Then at the very bottom there are five other main menus that are represented by icons again. Each of the use of shortcuts, we will discuss later in sub Features.
In general, the PixelLab interface seems stiff and unattractive. But for those who don’t like complicated things, PixelLab is clearly able to provide that need.
Moreover, in terms of functionality, PixelLab feels effective and efficient, directly to its main function rather than rambling with various menus, banners and borders.
As an application that is actually quite simple, PixelLab has very many and appropriate features. I say appropriate because almost all the features provided are indeed features needed by the user, not a formality feature that is limited but has no benefits.
As the main concept, text does get more attention from PixelLab. That is why you will find menus to modify text more than other objects.
At the top left there is a pencil icon whose function is to add new text, copy, edit, resize text, rotate and change orientation, color and change border size.