In the app world form and function are key components. Some apps offer complex levels of functionality and others offer dynamic graphic interfaces. Drawing Pad simplifies both form and function by providing pictorial graphic icons to correspond with functions that have a direct correlation to how they are represented. Yet, don't let the simplicity of its design fool you. Behind the simple interface are layers of functionality that can bring out the creativity in any latent artist. Whether you are four or forty, you will enjoy this app!
Graphic Design Each tool featured is presented as a large pictorial image or icon that corresponds with how the tool would actually look like if you were holding it in your hand. Among the tools included are crayons, markers, chalk, erasers, backgrounds, colored pencils, and stickers. The latter can be flipped, moved forwards and backwards, and flattened, so that they can be erased if needed. The app also comes with an option to purchase coloring books, which are ideal with this application.
User Interface Each function is initiated with a tap or swipe. This will enable you to bring up additional layers of tools, reveal or hide the tool drawer, or to navigate to the main menu.
The application is accessible to a variety of ages and is currently $1.99 in the iTunes store.
The makers of Drawing Pad introduced a ton of new features. With the latest version 2.4, you have advanced brush controls, new brush textures, color wheel panel, sketch pencils, text tool, 14 new roller stamps, and much more! Check out the original review by My Apple Podcast below.