Aviary (application suite)

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Stable release

Android - 3.3.1
Firefox OS - 2.1

iPhone - 3.2.5
Development status Active
Available in 29 languages[1]
Licence Proprietary
Website aviary.com

Aviary web application suite is a proprietary[2] collection of free multi-media web apps, a platform that allows other networks to include its photo-editing suite. As of March 2013, the platform had been used to edit over 3 billion photos.[3]

In December 2013, Aviary announced to focus developing iOS and Android, but cease to develop Windows 8 and WP8.[4]


The scope of the tools has drawn comparisons to the Adobe Creative Suite. Aviary Suite was closed[5] on September 15, 2012.


  • Aviary Image Markup
  • Aviary Advanced Image Editor
  • Aviary Color Editor
  • Aviary Effects Editor
  • Aviary Vector Editor
  • Aviary Audio Editor
  • Aviary Music Creator

For Everyone[edit]

  • Phoenix – Image editor. A web-based image editor for retouching and manipulating photos, Phoenix includes layers and an effects editor.[6]
  • Peacock – Node based visual laboratory [7] abilities: dragging, dropping, and connecting generators, effects, resources, and controllers. Users can create stunning art by combining terrains, patterns, computational effects, and more.
  • Toucan – Color swatches and palettes creator
  • Rookery – Codename for the file system utilized by Aviary.
  • Raven – Vector editor. for creating scalable vector art appropriate for logos, T-shirt designs, and ...
  • Talon – Chrome & Firefox Screen Capture Add-On. performs a screen capture of the visible portion of any webpage and then open the capture instantly in a basic image editor where you can do markup (draw arrows and rectangles), edit (crop, rotate and resize) and get the exact pixel colors of the image.
  • Falcon – Image Markup. Falcon can be used for resizing, cropping, rotating, and other simple editing. it runs extremely fast even on the slowest connections.[citation needed]
  • Myna – Audio editor[8] for song record and remix.
  • Roc – Beat generator. With about 50 free instruments, able to create music with a simple point and click interface.

In Alpha Testing[edit]

Old style[edit]

Aviary new applications were introduced in alpha testing status. This meant that only 'Pro members' could use them. At the moment there are no new applications under alpha testing; all applications in the suite are available to use for everyone.

New style[edit]

On April 18, 2011 Aviary reinvented Alpha testing on their website. Instead of only letting 'Pro members' use the new Alpha versions, everyone could use them. And instead of launching new and unknown tools, they launched new versions of the existing tools with the changes that were suggested by the community and got the most votes.

April's fools day product announcements[edit]

  • Dodo, branded as a "web-based time machine" and announced on April 1, 2008,[9] was later revealed to be an April Fools joke.
  • Crane, branded as the web’s first paper-based image editor was announced on April 1, 2009. But was later revealed to be an April Fools joke.
  • Birdstore, promoted as their killer business model was announced on April 1, 2010. But was later revealed to be an April Fools joke.[10]
  • Parrot, branded as the voice-activated actions enhancement for the Aviary suite. It was announced on April 1, 2011. But was later revealed to be an April Fools joke.


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