#ABeautifulMess App Update!

ABM photo appPhotos clockwise from top left: @annaleeneale, @jodaisy, @wilenedw, @mkzotov

An update (1.05) for our #ABeautifulMess App just hit the app store! We're happy to announce we're finally able to offer the undo/redo feature! Now, if you place a font, border, phrase, etc., you can just swipe left to undo or swipe right redo something you've just undone. Simple, right?

I can't tell you how much the whole team here just browses the #ABeautifulMess hashtag to look at all your wonderful creations. We get kind of obsessed!! So from time to time we're going to start featuring some of our favorites here on the blog (with permission of course) and credit the Instagram account. So keep 'em coming!#abeautifulmessPhotos clockwise from top left: @createlovesholly, @jeremy_buckland, @ohkatieday, @jordyn_christine

Update 1.04 issues and how to restore your purchases
For those of you who installed the 1.04 update that came out Tuesday night, you might have noticed some missing bonus packs in the app. There was a bug that didn't come up in testing but affected a lot users. We found the problem and promptly developed 1.05 to fix the issue. If you still aren't seeing bonus packs you've previously purchased, we added a "RESTORE PURCHASES" right on the bottom left corner of the home screen that will make sure you get everything back. Sorry for any confusion that caused!

Leave us a review in the app store!
We're learning new stuff every day about the app world, and a big one is how the review system works. The reviews that affect the rating that everyone sees reset with every update. That means that all the sweet reviews you left us on the first version aren't part of the rating people see anymore. If our app maintains a high rating, it continues to stay strong in the app store, and we can continue to put out new updates with more features and fun stuff! So if you still enjoy the app, just open it up in the App Store and leave us a review.A beautiful mess photo app!Photos clockwise from top left: @robyncaitlin, @malyssanicole, @rafaelacristinas, @ladybb13

We can't thank you enough for your overwhelming support of this app. You guys are pretty amazing! xoxo. Elsie + Emma

P.S. Don't worry Android users. We're working on a version for you!

  • Hello. I had this application. A beautiful mess. I changed my iphone but now I can’t find your application ????.
    Please, vélo me, I loved il.
    Julie from France

    • I’m sorry, but it’s no longer available! We have a new (free) app called A Design Kit that’s similar.

  • Hi,
    I had high hopes for this app after reading reviews but it doesn’t seem to be working for me. It is extremely slow compared to my other apps and it gets stuck frequently. The pic folders also show pics that aren’t even in those folders when I click on them. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but that didn’t help either. I have an iPad 3 with plenty of space. Can you recommend a fix for this?

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  • There is also another app called a beautiful mess express that is using your stuff too!

  • please just make a similar app like this for Android users like us !!! I love all the pictures using the app so muchh!

  • I am dying to purchase this app for my Android!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Hurry!!!!!! (in the nicest way possible)


  • will youo be making this app for windows phone 8 too? I’m really curious about the app and I would love to try it!

  • Soooooooooooo excited for this, eagerly waiting for the android version!

  • Your app is one of the few things that makes me really wish I had a smart phone!

  • I too brought this for my iPad and the menu and everything I can find pertaining to the software doesn’t apply to the iPad version and the menu options and functionality is not the same. I’m a software analyst and for the life of me, I annotate get this one picture that deleted that continually gets added as a default background and cannot be deleted. Please help or provide guidance as to how to use the iPad version of this software, as its very frustrating purchasing an application that is useless. Thank you.

  • Super pumped about the Android version (and THANK YOU for thinking of your Android-loving admirers)! Sounds like we’ll have our version in time for my favorite season — FALL! Hooray!

  • Yaaaaay totally looking forward to that Android version of your app! 🙂

    When would it be ready, aprox? (I mean, I guess you guys don’t know the exact date, but you know, three months, two years…)


  • Can’t get it! I’m an Android lover! So sad! :(:( << see this face and bring us the goodies! This app is adorable! Want!

  • Cannot wait for an android version. Hate missing out on all the fun:/

  • Love your app! The new undo/redo feature is great!



  • Love the app! Such easy and fun photo editing, thanks so much girls!


  • This is my favorite photo app! Thanks so much for developing this. FINALLY something that reflects us girls who love to make things beautiful! You guys really know your audience!

  • Hello Emma and Elsie,

    I’m glad I bought The Beautiful Mess App and I found that was my little child (8 years old girl) who most create absolutely genius compositions. I’m not familiarized with instagram for charing there her creations 🙁 but I will make un effort. Thank you for your talent and generosity on charing it with us.

    Yours sincerely,
    Eleonor Castilho

  • The sooner the better for the Android version of the app – i cant wait to play with this.

  • The very second I get a smartphone, I’m going to buy this… sadly, I have yet to join the rest of the world. Still rockin’ my LG EnV.

  • I have bought the app just yesterday and I’m already in love with it. Pictures can change so much when you simply add some text. And the fonts are gorgeous. I can’t imagine all the work it took – but it really paid off!! Thank you so much for that great app.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  • I need to go get this app, it looks like such fun.


  • please encourage iTunes to remove that TERRIBLE “A beautiful mess PLUS” app that is taking everyone’s money! he has totally stolen ABM icon and images and made it seem that it’s the newest version of your app! I unfortunately downloaded it before realizing…and now i’m so angry!

    however – i did download the ACTUAL app and IT’S MY JAM.

  • Can’t wait for the Android version! Hurry hurry hurry 🙂 I made my sister in law download the iPhone vs and she loves it.

  • I have to buy this app such cool features! thanks for the update. great job it turned out amazing! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • I can’t wait for it to come out for Android
    Emma x

  • Emma, thank you for your response. About 5 minutes after I posted I figured that it had to be a scam. In the mean time I have purchased the correct app and I LOVE it! thanks again!

    Visit my blog for the 30 day self portrait challenge. melissaswalls.com 🙂

  • I do app reviews on my blog and I’m totally going to review yours sooner than later – Love it!! I’ll definitely let you know when I do!!

    Dana Ivy
    www.iadorewhatilove.com – Check out my blog!!

  • Can’t wait for this to be available for android!! Looks like so much fun;)

  • I just loooove this app!! My friends are like: won´t you ever post normal photos again? Nop. The answer is no.
    Congratulations on all your success! I am positive it is completely well deserved.
    I love you guys!

  • When will the android app be coming out? ! I am s so excited. I want it now!

  • When I searched the app store, I saw two apps. The first that came up was ‘A Beautiful Mess’ and then the second one was ‘A Beautiful Mess Plus’. Are they both your app? Which one is better and why are there two?

  • I love your app so much (and looking through the hash tag). I love that it brought Instragram back to life a bit!! xo

  • Thanks for the update!! Super useful!!

  • Im gonna update my app right now!!! :)))


  • Just a little obsessed with this app. Okay really obsessed! Thank you!!


  • Love your app! Use it all the time!


  • so cute!
    loving this app 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • SO in love with this app, I wish it was available for Windows phones!

  • Melissa A- We’re so sorry this happened to you! We’ve been trying to get that scam app (A Beautiful Mess Plus) taken down for over a week now. Please report them to Apple and hopefully will get taken down even quicker:

  • Boo! I thought this was going to be a post to announce the Android app! ***whine***

  • Hi! I want to download but I read a comment on your site that says there is also an imposter version?
    How do I know I am downloading the right one?
    I want to assume yours is the “Red velvet Art LLC” and not the “John Harlampa”?

    can anyone shed some light please?

  • YAY!! Super excited for the android version!
    Congrats on all your success xx

  • i am in love with this app… and i am not one to buy many, actually this was my first! love love love! THANK U!

  • I am so impatient, was hoping the announcement would have been that the android version was ready 😛 can’t wait!
    Love Sx

  • Looking forward to the android version ladies! Congrats on all the success 🙂

  • Congrats! I am so happy about your app! I use the Color911 app for all my color inspiration, taking a lot of your design ideas and planning my colors with the Color911 app… its so much fun… Love having both of my favorite apps inspiring me every day!

  • That undo/redo feature is going to come in quite handy! Love this app!

  • I just discovered your app and I am in love! I’m going to make sure I get the update!

  • I’m so excited that you are coming out with an android version. This app has significantly increased my iPhone envy!

  • This last sentence just made my morning a whole lot better 😉 Yay !

  • Are you thinking of doing something for those with the windows phone? we are alway s the last to get awesome apps

  • oh man, this app makes me want to get a smart phone even more! I really feel like I’m missing out! It looks like so much fun! One day I will get there!

    Ngaio xx

  • Hi,

    In the app store there are 2 “A Beautiful Mess” apps with the same logo and same price, one of them is called Plus.
    This was extremely confusing since both look the same, I bought the Plus one because it had better reviews so I thought it would be the “proper” one, but when I opened it didn’t look right at all, so I assumed that the Plus app is a con from somebody else. Are you already aware of this? this looks really dodgy.


  • can’t wait for this app on Android, I feel like I’m missing all the fun! haha


  • Thank you for featuring my photo! Love the app! 🙂 x


  • I cannot wait for it to come to android! Haha, it’s quite sad but I will randomly say to myself ‘oh I must download a beautiful mess app’ and then remember it’s not out yet. It will be a worthy wait though!

    Congratulations on the success of this app – you ladies deserve it!

  • The best app ever! I love it! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Is the other ABM app a rip off of yours? The reviews seem fake but everything else is an exact copy of your app?

  • Your app has been one of my best app purchases. Absolutely love it and so glad you made it 🙂


  • I can’t wait for the Android version to come out! Quick! I need it! 😉

  • I can’t tell you how excited I am for the app to come out for android! I love seeing everyones photos on instagram using the app – it looks like so much fun!

  • Hey Elsie and Emma! Wanted to download your app today and By mistake I downloaded A Beautiful Mess Plus by John Harlampa, not Red Velvet. Is that app connected in any way that you know of with you? The design is really bad and it seems like a cheap rip off your app. I did download your original one though and I love it!

  • Thank you so much for featuring my picture!!!! This is seriously the best, however my instagram account is jordyn_christine not jordan_christine.

    Thanks again!

  • Oh congrats ladies! I don’t have the app (yet! still waiting for Android) and I LOVE perusing the hashtag. How exciting that you will be featuring photos from insta on the site! Love it!

    Juliette Laura

  • I just purchased a beautiful mess plus for iPad and either I’m super slow or this is nothing as its advertised to be. How can I contact someone? I was really excited about it but disappointed doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling now that I’ve been working in it. I don’t see any of the editing options shown in the app description. A response would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

  • Yay finally! The undo feature is amazing. My favorite photo is the second last one, with the girl and the black and white selfie. I like her edit choices.


  • I absolutely love the app! But now I need to step up my game, because these are so much better than mine!

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