Inkflow 3's Inkport Does a Neat Trick

in Productivity (E)

[] Seattle, Washington - Qrayon, LLC today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Inkflow 3.0, a major update to their popular digital note taking and visual thinking app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Inkflow's most distinguishing feature is its smooth vector-based ink that can be easily resized and stretched. Version 3.0 is a major update that adds several important improvements, and a unique new capability called Inkport.

Inkport: Copy and Paste from the Real World:
Inkport uses the iPad's camera to scan high-resolution images of your written or printed notes and instantly converts them into Inkflow's native vector ink. Once on your iPad, you can edit, rotate, resize and rearrange things as if you had drawn them in Inkflow.

Inkport lets you easily pull in material from multiple sources and go from paper to iPad without losing your train of thought. See a shape or pattern in a book you like? Use Inkport to pull it into Inkflow and incorporate it into your designs. Easily combine notes and drawings from different notebooks. Inkport works well across a variety of handwritten and printed media, and is optimized for dark inks on light colored paper. Prefer to think in color? No problem, Inkport works with colored inks too.

Inkport is going to change the way you use pen and paper in your workflow. What used to require scanning in your notes, then spending minutes tweaking filters in Photoshop can now be done instantly, right on your iPad. Allowing you to spend more time on your ideas instead of on your tools. Inkport is included in the Plus Edition of Inkflow.

Other Upgrades:
Inkflow 3 also includes a slew of interface and feature enhancements that make it even easier to use. You can now directly access your .inkflow files via iTunes. iPad users also get an adjustable wrist guard, and the ability to set text style defaults. For existing and new Inkflow Plus users: In addition to Inkport, also new is the ability to rotate photos, with a new rotation snap feature. Also new is a new menu option to flip ink. Let's look at these additional features in a little more detail:

iTunes File Sharing:
For users with a lot of Inkflow books, iTunes File Sharing is a powerful way to manage your files directly. To access your books, open iTunes, select your device, then click on Inkflow in the Apps tab. Each book is stored in it's own .inkflow file. You can copy these books to your Mac for backing up, or to another iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with Inkflow installed. You can even access your files wirelessly using WiFi syncing in iTunes.

Wrist Guard (iPad):
Inkflow 3 has an adjustable wrist guard for the iPad. There's a new faint gray tab at the lower right of your screen. Pull it up to show the wrist guard. Drag it up and down to adjust the wrist guard height. You can also tap on the tab to quickly toggle the wrist guard display.

Text Defaults (iPad):
The text editor toolbar now has a new option to set the default font style. Set up any combination of font, font-weight, alignment, size, and color you want, then tap on the new Favorite Style button (with the star icon), and select "Set As Default Style." All newly added text will have this style.

You can also change the currently edited text's style to match the current default with the second option: "Reset to Default Style." This is also a handy way to quickly copy the style from one text box to another.

Photo Rotation with Rotation Snap (Inkflow Plus):
You can now rotate images along with ink. Rotating images is easy enough, just select one or more images, including ink if you like, and drag the round rotation grip as before.

What's new is that you'll notice 8 or more round snap guides appear around the circumference of rotation. Dragging near to these guides to snap to the 8 compass points. You can also drag your finger farther away to rotate to an arbitrary angle. Ink and photos now rotate together, so you can easily keep your annotations pinned to your photos when rotating.

Flip Ink (Inkflow Plus):
Inkflow's signature selection tool has always allowed you to easily scale and stretch ink. You can now also flip ink to create a mirror image. To use it, just select some ink, tap on the selection, then select "Flip Ink." To flip ink vertically, first flip it horizontally, then use the rotation snap feature to turn it 180 degrees. These two new features work really well together. You can now easily create repeating patterns and tessellation effects of your work.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 20.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Inkflow 3.0 is now available in the App Store worldwide in the Productivity category. Existing and new Inkflow Plus users will get access to all the features for free. New users can upgrade to Inkflow Plus at the current price of $7.99 (USD).

Based in Seattle, Washington, Qrayon is a pioneering developer of productivity and education Apps for the iPad and iPhone. Qrayon's suite of Apps include Vittle, Inkflow, Air Sketch, Stickyboard, and Air Projector. Their Apps are currently being used in classrooms and offices all over the world. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2013 Qrayon, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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