iPad Sketching and Note Taking App Bamboo Paper is Free (Until June 30)
Steve Jobs famously said “if you see a stylus, they blew it” with regard to touch screens, but don’t tell that to Wacom. They just released a nice sketching and note taking app for the iPad called Bamboo Paper. The app is intended for use with a stylus (shh, don’t tell Steve Jobs) and looks to improve the quick sketch experience on the iPad.
It has all the standard features you’d want, with different paper types, ink color options, sharing functionality, but maybe most important is that MacWorld says it has one of the “fastest rendering engines for drawing” on the iPad. That’s a big relief if you’ve been annoyed with the rendering lag that exists on some of the other drawing apps out there for the iOS platform.
Get Bamboo Paper on the iOS App Store, it’s free until June 30 but afterwards it costs $2.
If you want to go against Mr Jobs grain and grab a stylus, here are a few to choose from since they all appear to work the same:
- BoxWave iPad Stylus – $15
- Targus Stylus for iPad – $12
- Acase Stylus for iPad – $10
- Bamboo Stylus – $29.95
I can’t give any specific recommendations because I’ve never used a Stylus for the iPad or iPhone, but anything is probably better than that silly sausage that became strangely popular last year in Korea due to their chilly winters.
The upbeat promo video demonstrates the features and speed of the app, and also shows Wacoms Bamboo Stylus product too:
Wacom describes Bamboo Paper on the App Store:
Enjoy the ease of your own natural handwriting as you sketch your thoughts on a neat digital paper note book.
Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your iPad, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles. Paired with the Bamboo Stylus, it turns your iPad into the ultimate paperless communications tool for use at:
School – map out math and science equations, compose music, create arts and crafts projects, learn proper penmanship, write non-Western language characters (think Chinese, Japanese and Arabic)
Work – Communicate with charts and graphs, collaborate during brainstorming sessions, sketch a design while on the go
Home – jot down grocery lists, rough-out landscaping and home improvement designs, entertain kids with coloring and drawing activities at home or in the car
Nice find via MacWorld