November 19, 2013
drawing, painting, Paper, Pencil, stylus
Paper, the app that lets you create, paint, draw, and write, introduces a new kind of stylus. It connects to all iPads with a Retina display and iPad mini only. It Does not connect to iPad 2.
After syncing with paper, on one end you can draw, the other let’s you erase.
The bluetooth device comes in Graphite Brushed Aluminum or Walnut. The rechargeable battery is supposed to last about 1 month and charges in any standard USB port. The pairing takes place when you press the device to the screen while using Paper.
Walnut currently costs $59.95 and Graphite is $49.95. You can learn more about Pencil here.
You can learn more about Paper from the video below.
May 8, 2013
draw, Notes, paint, Paper
Paper is a free app for jotting, drawing, painting, creating ideas in a journal like form. This is a great app for a back of the napkin kind of idea.
There are several in app purchases for different kinds of brushes, inks, water color like effects, etc. However, the basic app may get you so hooked you won’t mind splurging for the few extra dollars to get the wide variety of pens, brushes, and inks.
New in Paper 1.3.1
• MADE WITH PAPER—Find inspiration in this feed of fresh ideas from creative minds around the world.
• ZOOM—Get closer to your ideas. Pinch to bring up zoom without losing your place.
• INK UPGRADE―Our Expressive Ink Engine™ is now built on OpenGL for faster rendering.
You can watch the app in action below.
April 1, 2012
app, drawing, iPad, Paper, productivity
Recently, Fiftythree released Paper for the iPad. This “creative” capture app consists of 5 parts. Each part allows you to perform a different function. You can sketch, write, draw, outline and color. The first “included” piece is Draw. You can purchases additional “tools” with an in-app purchase.
The company promotes the app as a way to quickly capture ideas in a familiar journal like format. The tools and choices of colors are intentionally limited to allow you to focus on getting an idea down. The app is not supposed to be a full fledge drawing or painting app.
If that is what you are looking for, you will not be satisfied. Some have complained that the various in-app purchases to increase the tools available to you are not worth the price. However, the smooth drawing and feel of the app certainly warrant downloading the free version to try it out.
The interface is fun and allows for some unique interactions. You can squeeze to close your journal or flip to a page in a journal in a graphically pleasing way.
If you are the kind of person who likes to jot down ideas on a napkin or sketch out a rough idea for a presentation, this app is worth downloading and trying.