Curious about how Linea Sketch came to be? Check out Episode 20 of the iPad Pros podcast to hear Ged talk about Linea Sketch’s past, present, and future.
April 5, 2018
March 20, 2018
A little over a year ago we introduced Linea, an elegant yet powerful digital sketchbook for the iPad. Today we’re pleased to announce a major update that introduces a bevy of new features that users have been craving. These additions, along with some solid improvements, are all designed to make drawing on your iPad even easier, quicker and more enjoyable than ever. It’s like a whole new app, so we even changed the name!
Tap the new scissors icon in the Layers panel and draw a selection around any portion of your drawing. Linea Sketch automatically selects the content across all layers so you can move it, resize, or even rotate with simple gestures. Tap the Selection icon at the top of the screen for actions like copy, cut, duplicate, or flip. Selections are easily modified using the Add and Subtract buttons.
That’s not even the best part: you can easily deactivate layers when selecting and only work with a part of your content. This works great when you have an inked outline and want to color it in different ways. Just lasso and uncheck the layer, duplicate it, and move the shape. You then have a copy that can be stylized with a background layer.
Create straight lines with ease. Simply draw a rough line with any of the tools and hold down when you reach the end. Linea Sketch automatically straightens the segment for you, eliminating the need for rulers.
You can also tap and hold at multiple points to quickly connect ZipLines and form complex polygons. To make this feature work best for you, there’s a setting to change how quickly it activates. Be sure to check out the new Tips & Tricks page for more info!
Put some reality in your sketch by importing images from your camera, photo library, the clipboard, or even the Files app. Tap on one of your layers and select Import / Paste… to select a graphic. Then resize and rotate to place it perfectly. This feature works great when you want to reference a picture while drawing. Try adjusting the image opacity and tracing over it – helps when you’re doing callouts on screenshots, too.
Portrait Orientation and Split Screen
Linea Sketch now supports portrait orientation while you’re drawing or taking notes (yay!) New sketches are created using the iPad’s current orientation, but it can easily be changed by rotating the canvas 90° and closing. All of your favorite grids & templates have been updated for the new orientation, too.
Speaking of grids & templates, we’ve expanded the collection to include ruled pages for note taking, additional storyboarding templates, app design for the iPhone X, and a smaller dot grid.
Last, but not least, is support for split screen in iOS 11. Linea Sketch works great as a place to collect images and take notes while doing research on the web. With Safari on one side of the screen and your sketch on the other, it’s easy to jot down information and use Drag and Drop to capture reference images.
Split screen also works great if you use Linea with another drawing app like Procreate. Drag out of the Export view into the other app, or use Settings to enable dragging from selections. You can even Drag and Drop colors between apps!
To celebrate the launch of Linea Sketch you can get it from the App Store at 50% off. Current customers will be pleased to know that this huge update is FREE. No in-app purchases or subscriptions are required to get all the great new functionality in version 2.
If you’ve been looking for a digital sketch pad that you can use without muss or fuss, Linea Sketch is the app your been waiting for. We hope you’ll check it out — and we can’t wait to see how it helps bring your ideas to life!
January 11, 2018
We’re pleased as punch to announce the availability of some fun new t-shirts, courtesy of our good friends at Cotton Bureau. The shirt depicts Twitterrific’s adorable mascot, Ollie, and makes the perfect fashion statement for today’s social media conscious world.
The design is available in three styles/colors – 100% Cotton Cool Blue, Tri-blend Vintage Navy and 100% Cotton Purple Rush in both men and women’s sizes.
December 19, 2017
The Iconfactory is pleased to be taking part in App Santa. This yearly event brings together award-winning apps for iOS and Mac, exclusively from small independent developers, and offers them at amazing discounts for Christmas. Now’s a great time to get our popular Twitter apps at 50% off the regular price!
For a limited time, Twitterrific for macOS is available from the Mac App Store for just $9.99. And while Twitterrific for iOS is a free download, we’ve discounted all of the app’s advanced features (Everything IAP) to just $2.99.
But that’s not all! We’re also putting Linea, our wildly popular sketching app, on sale at the same time. If you find a new iPad Pro or Pencil under your tree, or if you just want to get yourself a little something, it’s the perfect time to get the app at a 50% savings.
Even better, this year App Santa will be donating 25% of the profits from affiliate revenue to App Camp for Girls, a non-profit program that promotes gender equity in technology by empowering youth through accessible education, community, and mentorship. You can learn more about the work they are doing by visiting their website or @AppCamp4Girls.
App Santa runs from December 19th through to December 26th and includes award-winning apps from many great developers. Learn more at appsanta.co and we hope that Ollie helps make your holidays even happier!
December 13, 2017
Today we’re releasing updates for both the macOS and iOS versions of Twitterrific that include a host of new features and improvements for Themes, Muffles, and much more.
Key among these improvements is an updated Appearance panel that now includes new customizable avatar shapes and themes. Set user avatars to display as rounded rectangles, circles, squares or even squircles. In addition, Twitterrific on iOS now supports Apple’s Dynamic Type for a greater range of text sizes and increased granularity when adjusting font sizes. Turn on Dynamic Type under iOS Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text and Twitterrific will automatically adjust text size accordingly.
We’ve also added something users have been craving since Apple announced the release of its new iPhone – a true black theme for iPhone X. Running Twitterrific with this new theme looks amazingly sharp and feels great. The timeline and user profiles seem to extend right off the edges of the device creating a wonderful visual experience. We think you’ll be pleased. Lastly, the update includes redesigned versions of Twitterrific’s light and dark themes, both of which have been adjusted for greater contrast and clarity across platforms.
Other improvements include being able to disable Muffle rules without deleting them, the ability to completely turn off media on iOS, inclusion of experimental support for Twitter polls on iOS and a fun holiday edition of our app’s icon called ‘Jolly Ollie’. Finally, an important fix for a Mac memory leak that was causing Twitterrific to use more RAM than was necessary over extended periods of time.
Today’s fixes and improvements are recommended for all Twitterrific users. Be sure to check out the complete list of what’s new in Twitterrific 5.2.2 for macOS and 5.18 for iOS and then download the updates from the App Store. Enjoy!
November 29, 2017
Our handy app for iPhone photographers has been updated for Apple’s new iPhone X and HEIC/DNG file formats. Exify 1.2 also provides full compatibility with iOS 11 and contains a host of improvements that makes examining your shots quicker and easier than ever.
This update is FREE and available to download on the App Store.