December 14, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Henley on Thames, United Kingdom - Expressing ideas visually has always been a challenge and it is human nature to reach for whatever is nearby to get the point across, whether it be a scrap of paper or a stick in the sand. Shared Paper harnessed the power of the iPad to deliver the ultimate visual communication tool for for the digital age. Now the release of Shared Paper Lite now makes it freely available, allowing anyone to visualize and share ideas anywhere whether at home, in the office or on the move.
To complement the launch of Shared Paper Lite, Dazzle Labs is also announcing a significant price drop for the full paid version of Shared Paper to $4.99 (2.99) from $6.99 (4.99). It has never been so easy or affordable to explore, share and present ideas on the iPad.
While Shared Paper Lite is free, it still retains the full range of Shared Paper's powerful drawing, sketching, editing and presentation features. In Shared Paper Lite, drawings are limited to 25 objects and 3 active documents. This means it remains a remarkably useful tool in it's own right, as well as providing a thorough experience of the full version of Shared Paper. The paid version removes any limits and adds the ability to collaborate wirelessly, so ideas can be shared on a fully interactive whiteboard between connected iPads.
In Shared Paper Lite it's easy to create both natural sketches and accurate drawings. Powerful editing tools, such as automatic shape recognition, image annotation, graphical text, viewpoint bookmarks, automatic colour palettes, gradients and textures enable impressive results, regardless of artistic skill. This means anyone can now explore ideas on on a vast, scalable canvas and present the results to friends or colleagues as a polished slideshow on the iPad or external display, including Apple TV when using an iPad2. To share the results with others, a screen snapshot can be saved, or the slideshow can be packaged into a PDF document or set of JPG images and mailed directly from the app.
Shared Paper has already received acclaimed reviews for its design and ease of use:
"There's little else like it available on the App Store that works so effortlessly." according to Apps Magazine.
"The auto-refine features make creating polished presentations a snap, while Shared Paper's interface makes sketching and brainstorming as easy as pie. Its interface really is slick..." says AppAdvice.com.
"It's easy to assume most drawing and sketching apps are more or less the same, but we know Shared Paper really stands out." Says Nigel Jenkins, co-founder at Dazzle Labs Ltd. "The feature set is so comprehensive you can be extremely productive. It is not a toy. When we created Shared Paper Lite, we kept all the editing and presentation features of the full version, so that anyone could see for themselves how Shared Paper offers so much more. Anyone with an iPad will find this useful, and now you can experience it for free."
A review by iPadCTO.com confirms this: "As far as we can tell, there is no other app quite like Shared Paper..." says Apps Magazine. "When I decided to look more closely at this app, I was skeptical - yet another drawing app [yawn]. But the more I used this tool, the more I became convinced that this one is a keeper...Two Very Big Thumbs Up!"
"When you have an idea or want to get your point across, you ideally need good sketching, drawing, and presentation tools" says David Hughes, co-founder at Dazzle Labs Ltd. "However you are often nowhere near meeting room facilities and you end up improvising. Shared Paper 'puts a meeting room in your iPad' so you can immediately visualize what you are thinking and present it on the spot. Now Shared Paper Lite gives you a chance to try it out for free."
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Shared Paper Lite 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App store in the Productivity category. The full version can be purchased and downloaded for $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
Dazzle Labs is a UK based software development company, with a background in visualisation, collaboration and computer graphics, focusing on productivity applications for the IOS platform. Copyright (C) 2011 Dazzle Labs. 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.