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Bestie is a Selfie App With a ‘Natural’ Theme

August 6, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Selfie apps are all over the Play Store these days, they’re certainly not hard to come by and judging by how popular the act of taking a picture of oneself has genuinely become, it’s no surprise there’s something of a market for these apps. With the likes of selfie sticks and such now becoming a staple at events and special occasions, it’s no wonder people want apps to make the most of the hardware in their devices and their selfie-taking abilities. This is where Bestie comes in. An app from the same developers as Camera360, Bestie is a selfie app designed to deliver natural results, while also making the most of your selfies.

How Bestie does this is by offering up a number of different filters, frames and of course the inane skin smoothing we see in these apps. Having said that, the aim of Bestie is not to create something fake or falsified, at least not entirely, but to deliver a look and feel that simply represents the best photo you could have taken at the time, if you had the necessary hardware. Bestie offers up “moods” as filters or “looks” for people to play around with, and the app is free to download.

This sort of thing is definitely not for everyone, but the fact that you get a real-time preview as well as the ability to use an already taken photo for that perfect Twitter post later on is refreshing to say the least. For a free download, this is a decent app for those looking to take better selfies without having to airbrush themselves manually with a finger touch or any of that nonsense. There’s definitely an element of touching things up here, but this more of a natural approach rather than a full-on change of how you look when taking a photo. It would be nice if the app weren’t quite so obviously aimed towards women that like pink and hearts, not all women have to after all, but it’s at least a decent addition to the pile already available.

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