There’s not a lot I need say about today’s Best Thing Ever, so I’ll keep it brief.
Manga Camera does exactly what its name suggests, and it’s no surprise that it’s a sudden huge hit on the iOS App Store.
It does a great job of turning the real world into manga comics. It cartoonifies your loved ones into excellent, authentic-looking drawn characters, and superimposes manga text and frame effects on top. Yes, there are a thousands cartoonifying apps already, but this one’s different, the results are different, and it’s free. (Note, though, that it requires iOS 5 or later, and doesn’t work on iPod touch.)
It comes with a bunch of cool manga-style templates but you needn’t worry too much about which one to use while composing your shot: after snapping, you can reframe your image with one of the other templates before saving to the camera roll.
It has a couple of other limitations, too. It can’t use your iPhone’s front-facing camera, and can’t import photos from your Camera Roll for editing. But who cares, it’s free and it’s fun.
Go grab it now, and enjoy a weekend turning your world into manga.