Post by ellietaylorartist on Oct 9, 2014 16:59:20 GMT
The new Sketchbook Mobile app has been released today. It is not an update to the old app instead it is a totally new purchase. When you download the new app you get a few features for free. If you have signed up for a free Sketchbook account, you can get more features for free, if you have a paid Pro subscription you get all the advanced app features for free. If you don't want to fool with all the subscription nonsense, you can buy all the advanced features for a one time purchase of $3.99. I don't like the subscription stuff. I like a one time purchase, especially on programs that are not that expensive. You can buy the PC version of SketchBook Pro 7 for $69 or upgrade for $49. I will gladly pay that much not to have the hassle of a monthly subscription. I can see a use for subscriptions if your program costs over $1000 like Adobe Photoshop or Autodesk's Maya, but not for a relatively inexpensive software. I am glad that Autodesk still gives you a choice. Although to be fair Adobe still offers its cheaper programs like Photoshop Elements for sale. The new features in Autodesk Sketchbook include synthetic brushes, blending brushes, a combined color and brush size puck, and a new UI design. I am disappointed that there is still no playback function for android, it is only available for ios. I hope they will add that feature.
I would really like to see the Android version have a way to distort a selection. Or at least have non-uniform scaling. Also a quick way to flip the canvas (not layer). And have undo/redo on the volume btns. That would free up the bottom corner shortcuts for other things, like "last brush" toggle since you have to click around so much just to change brushes or grab an eraser The "finger to erase" feature many other apps have is also really nice... Sorry to be so negative. It's just that Sketchbook has the potential to be so much better, but if this is their big update for android, i'm giving up on it ever being my go-to app :/