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Bring out your creative side with Colorfy for Android, iOS

Enjoy coloring, or want a quick way to relax? Check out the Colorfy app.

Whether you're hosting or attending parties, spending time with in-laws, or finding the perfect gift, the holidays can be a stressful time. Maybe it's time to give yourself a chance to relax.

Coloring books for adults are not a new thing, but they have become more popular this year. By ditching the need to carry around a book and a collection of pencils or markers, the Colorfy app offers a convenient and economical way to enjoy this relaxing pastime. Here's how it works:

Step 1: Download a free copy of Colorfy for your Android or iOS device.

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Step 2: Pick your an image to color. There are categories like animals, famous paintings, gardens, patterns, and mandalas.

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Step 3: Start coloring by tapping a lined area. If you want to change colors, tap the palette in the upper right corner. The three most recent colors will be displayed along the top. For the smaller spots, you can pinch and zoom for better accuracy.

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When you're finished coloring, tap the share icon along the bottom. Before sharing on social media, you'll be presented with options to change the line color to white or remove lines, and add background textures, if you choose.

Colorify comes with many of its features at no cost, but you can upgrade to get more color palettes and templates from within the app.