Concepts by TopHatch, Inc. (Universal)
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Released: Oct 6, 2012
Version: 5.6.3
Size: 191 MB
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Concepts

TopHatch, Inc.
Concepts is a flexible space to think, plan and create. Sketch plans and whiteboard on the infinite canvas, write notes, doodles and mindmaps, draw storyboards, product sketches and design plans, then share with friends, clients and other apps.

Concepts’ vector nature means every stroke is editable. Pens, pencils, watercolor… if you mess up, just fix it with the Nudge, Slice and Select tools.

Concepts is used by amazing people at Disney, Playstation, Philips, HP, Apple, Google, Unity and Illumination Entertainment to take ideas from concept to reality. Join us!

Concepts has:

• an infinite canvas sketchbook / whiteboard with many paper types and grids
• dozens of realistic pens, pencils and brushes that flow with pressure, tilt and velocity, plus create your own for comfortable and flexible drawing
• a tool wheel or bar you can personalize with your favorite brushes and presets
• customize your gallery, canvas, tools, gestures, everything
• the beautiful COPIC color wheel
• editable vector-based sketching - move, organize, edit by tool, color, size, scale, smoothing, opacity; transform or nudge lines to shape them anytime
• drag+drop images + PDF files right onto the canvas
• unlimited layers with adjustable opacity
• create, store and share vector object libraries synced across devices
• shape guides, scale and measurement tools that calculate real-world dimensions - useful for architects, contractors and makers
• define exports with a custom movable artboard, and export images, vector SVG + PDFs to scale for printing, portfolios, team + client feedback and efficient flow between apps (including Procreate, Sketchbook, AutoCAD and Adobe)
• share directly to email, text, Files, cloud, photos, your favorite social apps and present with AirPlay

"I use Concepts more than any other tool. I absolutely love it. The natural, fluid, vector-based workflow is so easy to use, but incredibly powerful. The technology never gets in the way of creativity. The fast and clean user experience makes it a joy to use.” - Yarrow Cheney, film director

"The Concepts app has not changed what I do, just transformed how I do it. It offers me the power, flexibility and adaptability of technology with all the sensitivity and immediacy of traditional hand drawing. In short, it is an app that I now cannot imagine being without, and the only time I’ve experienced something that betters pen and paper.” - Ewen Miller, Calderpeel Architects

“I use it just for everything. Drawing, making notes, brainstorming, PDF markup, wireframing, design — EVERYTHING. And it delivers.” - natanaeldekross

Sketch FREE. Enjoy awesome tools, COPIC colors, five layers, our infinite canvas, paper + grid types, and JPG exports. Optimized for use with the Apple Pencil.

Pay-As-You-Go. Become powerful with Essentials and edit your strokes; unlock infinite layers, shape guides, measurement, basic shapes and custom brushes. Export PNG, PSD, SVG, DXF and CPT native file formats. Object packs, professional brushes and PDF sold separately.

Subscribe to Concepts Everything and sketch freely with every feature, brush + object library we’ll ever make. Enjoy Team Sharing for smooth collaboration, including live-sharing of object libraries, color palettes and brushes.

If you opt to subscribe monthly or yearly, payment will charge to your iTunes Account at time of purchase. Your plan will renew automatically at the price shown above within 24 hours of billing period end unless turned off beforehand. You can cancel or make changes at any time in your iTunes Account settings. Unused portions of any free trial period are forfeit if you make changes to your subscription.

We’re dedicated to quality and update often. Your experience matters to us. Chat with us in-app via Ask Us Anything, email us at concepts@tophatch.com, or find us anywhere with @ConceptsApp.

COPIC is the trademark of Too Corporation. Many thanks to Lasse Pekkala and Osama Elfar for cover art!

What's new in version 5.6.3
Since version 5.6, Concepts has been running full speed on iOS 13, including dark mode and faster ink response. In this release we have made improvements to pave the way for things to come:

• Added previews for .concept files in the Files app. Export a drawing to Files either via the Export menu or with Drag & Drop from the gallery. Open the Files app and you will now see a thumbnail preview of the drawing.
• Improved the snap behaviour of basic shapes in the Shapes pack. The corners of the shapes are now snap points, making connecting them easier.
• Updated SVG export to use the drawing’s units (e.g. inches or cms) as the coordinate system in the exported file.

Other changes and bug/crash fixes:

• Fixed the brush preview breaking when testing Slice in the brush menu.
• Renamed Hard and Soft Erasers to Hard and Soft Masks, to more clearly communicate the purpose of these brushes.
• Fixed keyboard issues related to iOS 13.
• Fixed a crash when initiating drag & drop while a drawing was closing.
• Fixed a crash condition with opening a gallery popup and a drawing simultaneously.

If you appreciate what we are doing, please leave us a five-star review on the App Store. To keep up with the latest news and updates, follow @ConceptsApp on your favorite channel.

The Concepts Team @ TopHatch
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Concepts is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + Concepts is currently ranked #81 in free Productivity apps for iPad.
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