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SketchTime app review: an artist's tool

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Introduction

Sometimes you don't feel like lugging all your art tools around yet the moment strikes you that you just want to sketch something quickly. The SketchTime app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives users a way to do quick sketches without any hassle. There's no need to drag your tools with you; the app gives you all the basics you need. Additionally, you can trace photos through the app and it performs just like tracing paper would for a really fun and creative experience. 

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SketchTime - Quick Sketching & Photo Tracing

$1.99

A Hassle Free Option

What the SketchTime app excels in is offering users a hassle-free way to sketch and be creative. While there aren't many added tools and features this is actually the beauty of the app because it means you can launch it and start drawing immediately. The user interface has been designed to be uncluttered, simple, and fast to navigate. Everything you need is at your fingertips and you'll be able to quickly pick your pen color and size before you begin. If you're a fan of gel ink pens then you'll love that the app responds like them with fast pen strokes. Of course there is an eraser tool and you can redo/undo as many times as you like.

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The app was updated earlier this year with an all-new design for iOS 7, a new app icon, and the ability to share your creations on Facebook. The app scores very high with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars. Customers have called the app a no-nonsense approach, simple, fully functional, and easy to use.

Make simple and creative sketches
Make simple and creative sketches

Features Included

The SketchTime app manages to pack in a few tools and features even into its no-nonsense approach. For instance you'll be able to pan and zoom in on drawings, you can import photos and then trace them, you can adjust the transparency when tracing, and it's up to you if you want to rotate/switch to black and white, fit, or fill the screen with the photo. If you're using the app on your iPad there is a palm rest and all devices allow you to lock your sketches so there is no fear of deleting them. Use the app in landscape and portrait mode and don't forget to watch your sketches in play back mode so you can see the creative process.

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Your pictures can be shared by email, Facebook, and Twitter from within the app which gives users a way to really show off their skills.

You are given a small handful of tools
You are given a small handful of tools

SketchTime - Quick Sketching & Photo Tracing

$1.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app provide customers with a way to make quick hassle-free sketches
  • You can choose your pen color and size
  • The app is intuitive and user-friendly
  • You can lock your sketches so they aren’t deleted by a mistake
  • You can import photos and then trace them
  • Share your work by Twitter, Facebook, and email

Cons

  • This one is very basic and simple, maybe too much so for some customers

Landscape mode
Landscape mode

Final Thoughts

The SketchTime app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is the perfect tool for those who want a simple approach to sketching and aren’t concerned about added tools and features.

 

SketchTime - Quick Sketching & Photo Tracing

$1.99
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