Napkin by John Shea (iPad)
Released: Oct 25, 2011
Version: 1.3.6
Size: 13 MB
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John Shea
This is a note taking application that allows you to as quickly as possible put down your ideas in diagrammatic and textual form - with nice arrows to relate things.

Use it to visually put down thoughts, explore ideas, make a point, or to help you remember a process. Napkin's number one goal of speed sacrifices other aspects of drawing or painting - it differentiates itself in this way - its a quick use program, not one that you doodle in for hours.

- How's it do it? -
Napkin tries to balance ease of use - with the need for speed. For example, drawing lines or arrows with a finger is quick and intuitive. However to draw an object you still just drag it out in one motion, drawing properly a big circle or square is too slow.

- What its not! -
Napkin is not an art program. It is not a word processor. It can do simple diagrams,text and relate them with arrows and lines. Any additional functions or capabilities are kept to a minimum in order to allow it to achieve its main goals of quick visualisation.

- How to use -
Create lines, arrows, boxes and text boxes by selecting the appropriate tool and drawing with your finger
Double tap an object to edit text
Connect objects with arrows
Duplicate, expand, rotate objects, change color, text etc
Change arrow length, curvature, connection point
Drag multiple objects around
Export to photos or with email
Import images from your library/Photos app
For Help and Preferences press the info "i" button in the Napkin itself
Tap three fingers down to get a multiple object helper to easily create cycles, hierarchies and other useful object combinations.
To rename an Napkin tap on its name

- Support -
Please contact us at: support at jmsapps dot com for any support issues.

What's new in version 1.3.6
Quick update for iOS 7. (Crash issues, toolbar issues, icons)
Fixed an issue where objects z position was incorrectly saved, so when reopening a napkin objects should be overlapped as intended.
Fixed an issue with line draggable endpoints.
Our verdict: Ok
  • = Napkin has average ratings (3-star).
  • + It is currently 40% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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