December 17, 2010 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Washington, D.C. - Planet Next today is pleased to announce that Drawthings, their sketching app for the iPad and iPhone that lets users jot down and share great-looking sketches in minutes, is on sale for the holidays at $2.99, a savings of 40%. Drawthings has enjoyed excellent initial feedback after its release to the App Store this month, and this sale will help get the app into more users' hands. Here's what one designer said about Drawthings:
"Hard to imagine that with all the sketch tools out there for iPad, it took this long for someone to get it right... For quick visual expression this is the fastest and easiest-to-use app I've found (and I seem to have downloaded and discarded quite a few.)"
The app includes white-on-black and black-on-white drawing modes, which can be easily switched on a per-sketch basis. The user can also draw in red. The app includes an attractive sketches gallery; users can keep an unlimited number of sketches at hand, and can duplicate full sketches to try out variations of ideas, or to use one sketch as the basis for a series of designs. Once a sketch is created, it may be posted to a wide variety of online services. Users can send sketches to Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and Tumblr, as well as saving them to the Photo Library, copying them to the clipboard, or emailing them. Drawthings takes advantage of new features in iOS 4.2 as well, allowing users to print sketches directly from the app.
On launch, in portrait or landscape mode, the app automatically re-opens the user's most recently edited sketch. Alternatively, the user may choose the sketches Gallery and scroll to the desired sketch, or may choose to begin a new sketch with a blank canvas.
Starting with an empty screen, Drawthings presents the user with a distraction-free sketching environment: translucent buttons allow the user to choose the drawing color or use an eraser, toggle between white-on-black and black-on-white drawing styles, delete the current sketch and start with a new blank canvas, share the current sketch online or use it locally on the device, and return to the sketches gallery. All of the controls can be hidden with a two-finger tap, letting the user see and show off their sketch in full-screen.
As the user draws, the app applies subtle smoothing to the drawn lines, so that even quick sketches have an extra layer of polish. Unlimited undo and redo are available, and buttons appear only as the user needs them. Changes are saved automatically, and the app plays well with the new multitasking features in iOS 4; switch away to another app and switch back, and Drawthings stays just the way it was, so the user can pick up right where they left off.
* Create great-looking sketches in minutes
* Saves all work automatically
* Generous undo/redo
* Line smoothing
* White-on-black and black-on-white drawing styles (you also get red)
* Keep all sketches together and browse them easily in the built-in Sketches Gallery
* Duplicate any sketch with one touch
* Save sketches to the Photo Library, or copy them to the clipboard
* Share sketches via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, and email
* Print sketches from within the app (iOS 4.2 required)
* "Hide everything" mode shows just the sketch and nothing else with a two-finger tap.
* Universal app (buy once, use everywhere)
* Retina graphics
"Until now, there hasn't been an app that is great like a piece of paper is great - when you pick up a piece of paper to sketch, you don't have to spend time choosing line thicknesses or figuring out how far you're zoomed in. Drawthings is what you can reach for instead of that piece of paper," stated company Founder Matt Aronoff. "Whether you are sketching out a new website layout or letting your daughter create her first masterpiece, Drawthings 1.0 will help bring your ideas to reality."
* iPad and iPhone compatible
* iOS 3.2 or later
* 2.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Drawthings 1.0 is $2.99 (USD) until the end of December and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Planet Next is a privately funded company founded in August 2010 by Matt Aronoff. With over ten years of software development experience, Matt's aim is to develop creative tools that are simple, powerful, and fun to use. Copyright (C) 2010 Planet Next. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.