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5 stars out of 5
Lindsey · 10/2/2015
Best Windows app for drawing

Layer support and a wide variety of textures and tools to create with. Has basic transform functions, but the only one I can't quite figure out, if it's even been implemented yet, is selecting parts of a piece instead of the whole thing. Also if there was a crop feature it would make the app really useful as well since there's so much extra space if I don't fill up the whole page. Other than those two things, I love the app.

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5 stars out of 5
Roger · 10/1/2015
Great app but beware upgrade Win 8.1 to 10

I reviewed several drawing programs and found Sketchable worked best for me. Some icons confused me with saving and opening (depending on what screen I was on) , but I got to understand. Layers did just what I want. Well worth the 11.99 to get bundle upgrade. I had trouble with Win 10 upgrade (like many others) and the Store app causing a problem with programs like this. I fixed Store with upgrade (also an issue after upgrade from 8.1) then all seems to work... including Store. One month after fixing - above paragraph - I discovered features weren't working. I thought it was Sketchable but again turned out to be Windows 10 and the Store. I think MS should pay these app developers for all the questions people like me hit them up with when it appears to have been MS issue. Win 10 upgrade still impacting me over a month later.

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2 stars out of 5
Logain · 8/31/2015
Good but some issues

Sketchable is a good creative app overall. The toolsets and customization options allow for a lot of expression and range. I'm using this with a Surface Pro 3 and Sketchable has run remarkable well. But my problems are with the UI. When I started using the app a couple of weeks ago basic functions were entirely too hard to find. Key mark of bad UI design. I couldn't find the fill tool because there isn't one. The fill function isn't better than a dedicated fill tool. How to change layer order isn't immediately made clear. The toolbar is lacking. If a user has to consult a tutorial for basic functions after opening the app, the UI is a failure. Sketchable functions well once the steep learning curve is overcome but I see no reason why a standard toolbar UI wouldn't suffice here. I'll use the app but it won't be my daily driver. Sketchbook for Mobile is still better if more expensive. * WTF, I have 8GBs of RAM in a Surface Pro 3 but Sketchable still limits me to 8 layers? REALLY?

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4 stars out of 5
Andrea · 8/17/2015
Compliments & Complaints

Sketchable is excellent for drawing simple, all the way to elaborate artwork. The tools are fantastic. However, they do have some flaws. First of all, I would like to point out a small problem with the blur tool. It functioned well up until a few days ago, then it no longer blurred and it changed to work like an eraser. I don't know why that is, but I hope that it can be fixed soon! Something else has happened today with the eraser. It used to erase completely, but now it erases faintly and only makes the drawings lighter. I can't seem to find any way to fix it. The problems with the blur tool and the eraser are the main reasons why I am writing this review. I wish to let the developers know what is going on and hope that they fix it. Although, Sketchable has some minor issues, I still think that it is a wonderful app. I would recommend it to any fellow artists out there! This app is superb, and it's very fun to draw with, and I encourage Silicon Benders to keep up the good work! =)

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5 stars out of 5
Wanda · 8/21/2015
Best ever!

Best ever Sketch app...luv it, great job, thanks.

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4 stars out of 5
David · 9/13/2015
Good, but...

Good drawing app, however, you shouldn't need to keep connecting to the Windows store to access the features that you bought. This presents a problem if you want to use offline. It can be very frustrating.

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5 stars out of 5
Reviewer 0374 · 7/24/2015
For Surface 3

I love Sketchable app, the best app to draw, sketch, color whatever you want, your imagination is the limit. One of the features that I like a lot is the fact that you can use layers that a plus. I have tried quite a few drawing apps this is by far the best drawing app in all tools, options, and ingenuity. With sketchable I believe you get a complete set of tools and options than other apps just don't have. thank you for such a great drawing experience!

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4 stars out of 5
Nikki · 7/1/2015
Worth It

Having used several drawing apps from the Windows Store, I can say this is one of the best, if not THE best. I use Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai for most of my drawing, and the tools in Sketchable are very similar. I love having layers and mirroring features. I've seen a lot of people complain about spending $12 for an app, but compared to the cost of major art programs, this is a steal. If you can't afford the programs like Photoshop, Sai, or Painter, and you don't want to be a pirate, Sketchable is a good deal. Giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish I had more customization for the journal sizes. You choose from a list of default sizes and their no way to make your own. Aside from that, I love this app.

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3 stars out of 5
Spencer · 6/22/2015
Loses work too often

I'm not sure the problem that the software is having but on numerous occasions now the software does not save, or does save but returns an unfinished piece: layers missing work but still has some. Colors missing while others remain. There is no save button to save it yourself and exporting to Photoshop means you can never pull it back in. You would have to export each layer as a PNG. Needless to say the software is becoming very aggravating when hours of work are lost simply because you turned your computer off.

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5 stars out of 5
Parth · 9/26/2015

great to see such amazing apps

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  • Layers - Add, Place, Paste, Rearrange, transform, and merge layers.
  • Create the highest resolution journals possible on your device with personalized names, covers, and sizes ranging common screen sizes, hard copy sizes, up to 4k on the x64.
  • Adaptive UI that adapts to touch, mice, and stylus input.
  • Photoshop PSD Export. Move your mobile work into a industry standard desktop application.
  • Brushes - Choose between eight different tools to create the perfect effect. The Brush and Eraser come free.
  • Stroke Preview - Make quick adjustments or delve into the numerous controls of each tool. Advanced features are available advanced features are available after any purchase.
  • Color Pots - store up to 12 unique colors for quick access.
  • Color Picker - make adjustments to hue, value, and saturation while navigating to your ideal color or simply use the dropper to select one, with this in-app purchase.
  • Over a dozen custom paper textures to tweak while using textured painting tools.
  • Undo history that is persistent, and at least 12 deep.
  • Import/Export - Import journals, images, and tool presets from your computer or the web and export them just as easily.
  • Mulitool Stylus Eraser - can assume the identity of any available tool when contact occurs with the tool icon.
  • Stylus PolyEraser - allows for quick removal of areas with a simple press and hold via the eraser end of the stylus.
  • Sharing - Post your ideas, creations, and images for everyone to see without ever leaving Sketchable.
  • Camera - Snap a series of photos into a journal for instant editing and annotations.
  • Familiar keyboard shortcuts for fast navigation.
  • GPU accelerated tools and canvas fuel the smoothest interactions.
  • Page info includes a running count of the operations performed on each page. Amaze yourself with the details behind each creation.
  • Brush Cursor feedback to allow for precise interactions prior to contact.

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Release 33 focused on fixing crashes occurring in the x86 version when using the layers palette or transform tool. Performance has also been improved. "You don’t need a manual to start working. Pick a brush and paint away. Under the hood there is a lot more power than you are first aware of... The speed of the brushes when making strokes is fast and there is absolutely no lag." - Don Seegmiller, Master Painter "Overall, if you are looking for a great little program that packs a bunch of features into an easily accessible interface, you cannot go wrong with Sketchable.” - Don Seegmiller, Master Painter

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