NoteLedge: iPad App Written Review
Every now and then, an app waltzes across our desk and completely out of the blue, it wows our socks off. This doesn’t happen every day (we’re sort of jaded that way) but when it does, man is it a good feeling! With that in mind, NoteLedge by developer Kdan Mobile Software is simply the best sketching and drawing app we have ever seen on the iPad, barre none. And we’ve seen a few in our days, lads. The app gives you the interface you’ve been hoping for, the drawing tools you need, and the saving options to make the memories last. And if you’re still curious, all you need to do is jump on down below the break to view our whole review of this awesome drawing app for the iPad!
Concept and Functionality
If you have ever used a drawing or sketching app for the iPad before (we take lots of notes with them during meetings) then you’ve already got a solid handle on how NoteLedge operates. The app gives you a blank canvas of paper on which to scrawl, as well as a plethora of natural media tools to use. These tools come in the form of a pencil, a crayon, a pen, etc. All the sort of options you’d expect. From there, intuitive sliders allow you to control the width, opacity and color of your strokes. Don’t feel like adding your own sketches? Fine! Throw in some texts, or some media from elsewhere on your iPad. And when you’re all done, the app’s incredible Navigator function allows you to crop, rearrange, or otherwise shake up all your pages in a single panel. We can’t believe how quick, easy, and otherwise user-friendly this application is. Within seconds, we had several good pages of logo sketches whacked out: And that was completely without a project in our laps! To be honest, we’re looking forward to our next meeting.
However, what makes a really great app really great isn’t the functionality, but rather the interface. And the developers of NoteLedge have knocked this out of the park. Firstly, you’ll be getting Retina Display support, which means all your doodles will look brighter than ever. Furthermore, the lads at Kdan have created sliders that respond to a meager touch, colors that are simple to pick, the aforementioned Navigator bliss, and even a slide-out visual palm rest. Every inch of the interface has been planned for convenience, and the end product shines like gold.
Typically, we expect to pay around five bucks for a good sketching app on the iPad. However, with NoteLedge we need only to get a two dollar bill ready. The app is an outright steal in the App Store, and if you’re using an app like Penultimate right now, we say drop it stone cold. Get NoteLedge, and enjoy the sheer joy that the app’s interface is. You won’t regret it.
NoteLedge requires iOS 4.0 or later and is with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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