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Good... But not good.
on December 17, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I love this app to death, but there are many, many things wrong with it. Also a heck-load of bonuses!
-More paint options. There are now 6 pages of paint tools instead of 3! But one of the pages is is a little lame. The brushes are grass and flowers and bark.
- I like the new menu. It's a whole lot more accessible than Sketchbook Mobile, and it just looks nicer. You can keep brush options visible while drawing, so that's really cool.
-AWWW YEAH! A RULER! Straight lines AND eclipses!
-This is my absolute FAVORITE upgrade: you can flip your drawings every which way!! Very useful when drawing humanoids, because if you flip it upside-down and backwards, you can see what's wrong with the drawing.
-The new layer bar is very nice. Now you can just add a layer instead of it asking if you're sure you want a layer or whatever. A lot faster.
- You don't have to switch back and forth between the color options and the brush options.
-No smudge tool. I mean, SERIOUSLY?! NO SMUDGE TOOL?! iPad got it, why can't Android users too! Painting and shading is now such a pain without a smudge tool.
-It's locked in landscape mode. Ugh. I never even USE landscape mode. Sure, you can tilt your device sideways, but then you have to tilt it back again to change your brush or whatever.
-It seems a little slow to register that I actually put my stylus on the screen and started drawing. Very slow reaction time, unlike PicArt, which is REALLY fast. Sketchbook should take a hint from them.
-Six layers? Come on! I normally use 8 or 9.
-Only 6 fonts, and all stink. I have to upload my drawing into PicMonkey to get a decent font! I don't mind entirely, but it takes FOREVER!
- No horizontal symmetry line. That doesn't bother me too much, but it might bug some other people.
-It might just be me or my kindle fire, but whenever I click on the brushes, the app fails. Super annoying.
-There aren't as many options for editing your brush.
All in all, it's a wonderful app with not that many cons, but I think the cons outweigh the pros. HELLO?! NO SMUDGE TOOL?! What's with that? But if you really still want this app, go buy an iPad and get Sketchbook Pro on there, seriously.