Linea Sketch by The Iconfactory (Universal)
Released: Jan 31, 2017
Version: 3.0
Size: 64 MB
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Linea Sketch

The Iconfactory
Linea Sketch gives you the right balance of power and control to capture your thoughts and ideas effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your creations, not on the tools.

What People Are Saying:

⁕ The best possible sketching experience whether you are drawing, prototyping an app interface, storyboarding, taking notes, or something else. - MacStories

⁕ The color swatch in Linea is fantastic...It fits a spectrum of color options into a very compact space. - 9 to 5 Mac

⁕ Linea is approachable for all – and will quite likely prove to be useful and enjoyable by all. - SlashGear

Why Linea Sketch?

• Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Auto generated tints & shades saves time and effort.

• Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea Sketch’s elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.

• Move / Transform - Lasso part of your sketch, move it, rotate it, resize it. Transform your creations quickly & easily.

• Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged & adjusted. Import images for reference or to trace on top of from Files, Dropbox & more.

• ZipLine - An intuitive way to make straight lines and polygons. Draw a line and hold at the end to automatically straighten it. Tap & hold to connect ZipLines to form polygons.

• Grids & Templates - A wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.

• Flexible Exporting - Export your work as a layered Photoshop document, transparent PNG, and more. Export entire drawings or cropped portions to a range of services including Slack and Dropbox.

• Touch Eraser - Ever used your finger to erase a whiteboard? Linea Sketch lets you wipe the screen with your finger to correct mistakes and your hands stay clean!

• iCloud Sync - Automatically keeps all of your sketches & projects up-to-date across all of your devices.

Complete Feature Set:

• Technical Pencil - Hard lead, thin lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Classic Pencil - Soft lead, thick lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Felt Tip Pen - Thin solid lines that vary in opacity with pressure
• Wide Tip Marker - Fat solid lines that vary with pressure
• Eraser - Clean up your work with a finger touch or pressure sensitivity
• Tilted Rendering - Each tool works differently when an Apple Pencil is used flat against the screen.

• Always on-screen & easily available
• 2 banks of pre-defined colors + 6 tints & shades each
• Auto-generation of tints and shades
• Drag & drop color swatches into Linea Sketch from other apps
• Creation of custom color sets
• Hue/Saturation adjustments

• 5 flexible layers
• Easily merge & clear
• Import images from Files, Dropbox & more to reference
• Drag & drop to rearrange
• Opacity adjustment

Grids & Templates:
• Notepads with wide & narrow rules in both portrait & landscape
• App user interface and icon design templates
• Traditional grids in lines & dots
• Storyboards in 16:9, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1 ratios
• 3D isometric grid
• Hexagonal graph paper

Backgrounds & Paper Textures:
• Turn paper texture on/off
• Paper grain
• Butcher’s paper
• Black construction
• Blueprint
• Gray Bristol

• Save as layered Photoshop PSD, transparent PNG, or flattened JPEG
• Save all or just a portion of each drawing
• iOS Share sheet support
• Export to Slack, Dropbox, AirDrop & more
• Presentation Mode to video out or AirPlay to Apple TV

Project Management:
• Organize drawings in project folders
• Share, rename, move and remove drawings / projects

• Two-finger tap for quick Undo
• Three-finger tap for Redo
• Compass shows which way is up
• Tap Compass to lock, flip, or reset
• Long-press the Compass to reset
• Supports split screen & drag and drop

Terms and Conditions:
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What's new in version 3.0
New universal app for iPad & iPhone, record your creative process with Time-Lapse, QuickToggle options when drawing, new app themes, adjustable template intensity & more.

NOTE: Linea Sketch v3 is now a free download. Subscribing removes banners, periodic reminders to support development and watermarks on exported artwork. Customers who purchased Linea Sketch v2 in 2019-20 get one year free!


• Universal app for iPad & iPhone

• Time-Lapse: Record your creative process as a time-lapse movie as you sketch!
- Access Time-Lapse settings & playback via (...) > Present Sketch menu
- Export a compressed 30 second version or full length
- Export the entire canvas as a Time-Lapse or just a portion via Crop & Export
- Pause and re-start Time-Lapse recording at any time
- Sketches containing Time-Lapses are badged in the Project View for reference
- Option to turn off Time-Lapse (saves storage space) for new sketches in Settings

• QuickToggle: Put a finger down while drawing on iPad for additional control
- ZipLine snapping - ZipLines temporarily snap to isometric & oblique angles
- Pencil tilt - Temporarily turn off tilt when sketching with the pencil tools

• Custom background colors
- Choose a custom color to use as a canvas background
- Select custom colors via the picker, recently used or hex values
- Toggle paper texture on / off to apply over your custom color

• App themes and alternate home screen icons
- Customize your Linea home screen app icon & interface theme via Settings


• Templates: adjustable intensity (light/medium/strong)
• New checkerboard (transparent) canvas background
• Re-organized & improved Settings panel for clarity


• Fixed an issue that caused lagging when drawing with the Pen Tool
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Linea Sketch is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $4.99.
  • + Linea Sketch is currently ranked #105 in free Productivity apps for iPad.
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