There is no shortage note taking apps and drawing apps on the iPad and when I come across one, I usually download it just to give it a try. One such app I checked out was ePaper from effectmatrix. It’s a sketching app that has tons of different features that make it more than just a sketchbook. In fact, it can be used for note taking, making graphs, or even for music notations. ePaper also features one of the largest set of brushes I have ever seen in an app of this type boasting 100 types of high-quality natural brushes and tools.
I’m going to start off and say that upon first opening ePaper, I was surprised with some similar this app is with Paper by FiftyThree. Mainly the way ePaper presents sketchbooks and its pages are very similar to Paper. Sketchbooks are presented side by side and you need to swipe left or right to choose the sketchbook you want to access. When you tap on it, it will open up slightly allowing you to view all the pages inside it in an accordion like view. From here, you can also swipe left or right to flip through the pages until you get to the page you want to view. This is almost exactly like Paper in presentation, except for the ay the graphical elements look. This however is where the similarities end because ePaper is Paper on steroids.
Once you load up a page, you can do a lot of things you can’t do in Paper. You can choose from 2 different background types (plain white and an aged parchment look) and 5 different styles of paper (plain, horizontal ruled, vertical ruled, graphed, and musical notation). The app also allows you to add photos to your pages as well as typed text. Now here is where ePaper also beats the pants of Paper. It has around 100 different brushes and tools you can use and you don’t even have to pay for any of them! The entire app is free as well as all the brushes!
Last but not least, there are several ways you can also share the content of your sketchbooks. You can save pages to your photo album, you can email pages, and you can also export as a PDF file and email that as well.
ePaper is a pretty fantastic sketchbook app considering how much you get in this free app. I mean you get more in this app than you do with a lot of paid apps. Sure it might copy a a bit from the original Paper app, but at least it goes above and beyond anything that that app did. If you have an iPad, I recommend you download this app and at least check it out. You have nothing to lose and you may end up really liking it.
ePaper, a sketching app, is the easiest paperless communications tool for EVERYTHING – Planning, storyboarding, problem solving and letting you share your ideas visually anywhere, anytime.
Please kindly click Support URL at the top right to watch a quick 1 minute video showing how ePaper on an iPad was used to sketch the storyboard.
ePaper features highlights:
➤ 100 types of high-quality natural brushes: brush, pencil, pen, airbrush, watercolor brush, chalk, charcoal, neon pens, special effect pens and so on.
➤ Undo / Redo function (10 steps !).
➤ Transparency, Pressure-sensitive, Radius, Hardness of a brush could be adjusted.
➤ Easy add one page to exist book or delete one page from it.Just swipe from the edge to add another page.
➤ Add more books or delete existing books.
Fluidly zoom in while drawing to create fine details, and zoom out to see a complete view and add larger elements.
➤Import images or photos from your device into a page;
➤ Edit book name.
➤ Custom colors.
➤ Export to image files.
➤ Export page to pdf file and share it over email.
ePaper helps you create modest, elegant simplicity virtual notebooks. It works the way you think.
[via App Store]