Ranking - Productivity (iPad)
Concepts: Precision Sketching by TopHatch
DESIGN WITH LINES
They say you only draw a perfect circle once in your life. Using the power of multitouch gestures, we've made it impossibly easy to sketch one perfectly every time. Same goes for straight lines, arcs, angles, ellipsis, and rectangles. Simply place two fingers on the screen, mold and adjust the resulting shape, then trace with your finger or stylus. It's easier to use than explain, so try it out - then pick it up from the in-app store.
SMOOTH, EXPRESSIVE INK
Professionals know the great power and emotion that can be communicated from a single defining line. You'll expect nothing less; a fast, fluid experience (built on hardware-accelerated OpenGL) that makes each stroke you draw beautiful, expressive, and responsive to your slightest movements.
VECTORS, ZOOM, AND RETINA -- Strokes are always clean and smooth - even at high zoom levels - even on Retina.
PRECISION MODE -- Incredibly natural gesture-based drawing aides combine with a Dot Grid overlay to help you put ink exactly where you intend. Harness the power of geometry with straight lines, arcs, angles, ellipses, and rectangles - all fully manipulable with simple gestures.
BACKGROUND IMAGE LAYER -- Easily import from your device photo gallery into the background, adjust the opacity, and draw over the top!
BEAUTIFUL TOOLS -- Always crisp and expressive, there are multiple pens and a pencil, each with multiple sizes.
SMART COLOR CHOICES -- Concepts strikes a perfect balance between too-few and too-many ink colors with its professional palette of color choices that helps your work look attractive and cohesive.
MINIMAL INTERFACE -- A minimalist tool bar with a clean, non-intrusive interface let you focus on your work. Swipe left or right to hide or show the toolbar. The toolbar automatically hides if you draw near it.
CONCEPTS GALLERY -- Name and manage your concepts in a side-scrolling gallery. The gallery intuitively saves your image preview exactly as you want it to be seen, so you can capture and display your work in its best light.
ITERATE QUICKLY -- Use the Copy feature to duplicate your concepts at various stages, and try as many different directions as you can visualize.
ADAPTIVE ERASER -- Our Adaptive Eraser makes it easy to touch up details, scaling naturally as you zoom.
UNLIMITED UNDO & REDO -- Make a mistake? Concepts saves every stroke, and lets you move forward or backward until you like what you see.
CLEAR ALL -- Made too many mistakes? Double-tap the eraser tool to quickly reset your current drawing and start over.
SNAPSHOT EXPORT -- Quickly export the current view to your iPad's Photo Album, send a snapshot via Twitter, or email your concepts to your contact list.
AIRPLAY SUPPORT -- On newer iPads, take advantage of AirPlay support to project your live drawing session to your AppleTV. This is useful for demonstrations, collaboration, or presenting your ideas to others in the room.
CONCEPTS IS USEFUL FOR
Concept art, industrial design, technical illustration, architectural sketching, fashion design, inventing, engineering, interior design, ui design, visual thinking, cartooning, whiteboarding, collaborating, note-taking, fine-art sketching, or even doodling. Kids love it, too!
We are dedicated to quality. If you experience any problems with this release - or have suggestions for improvement - please contact us directly so we can quickly address them. You can also help us by spreading the word about Concepts, showing off the awesome sketches you made with it, purchasing the Pro Pack, and by sharing your positive reviews in the App Store.
Show off your #Concepts on Twitter, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll Pin them!
- [Pro Pack] NEW SHAPES have been added! Create and trace Circles/Ellipses, Squares/Rectangles, and freeform Angles. The Arc tool is now free!
- SINGLE HAND use is now supported! Use two fingers to create the shape, take your hand off the screen and adjust as you see fit, then trace it. The line is sticky, which enables dotted or dashed lines around a curve, or you can adjust the line halfway through a stroke to make more intricate patterns. Tap the screen with two fingers to dismiss the guide.
- REFERENCE GUIDES: Touch-and-hold the blue margin to set guides across the page. These guides scale while you zoom, so you always have a reference.
- IMPROVED INSTRUCTIONS: Tap the question mark button at the bottom of the screen when you first enter a drawing to access the quick help guide. You'll also see it the first time you open the app to bring you up to speed on the new features.
- HEADS UP DISPLAY tells you the current zoom level so you don't have to guess.
We've also done some behind the scenes work to enable some really cool coming-soon features. Get sneak peeks at facebook.com/ConceptsByTopHatch
As always, thanks for supporting us, and be sure to update your reviews! We have an amazing roadmap, and even more amazing users! Keep creating!