Flipnote Studio is an application for the Nintendo DSi that can be downloaded at no cost from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Flipnote Studio provides users with simple tools that let them draw and save a series of images to create an animation reminiscent of flipping through a notepad called a Flipnote. Users can add sound to their Flipnotes using the built-in microphone of Nintendo DSi or by using sounds they previously recorded in the Nintendo DSi Sound application. Flipnotes can also be created using black and white images imported from user’s Nintendo DSi Camera album.
After connecting to the Flipnote Hatena service from within the Flipnote Studio application, users can view and download other people’s Flipnotes, and modify them to create their own works. Once people become registered users of the Flipnote Hatena website, users can also upload and share their own completed animations for others to view and download.