SketchBook Mobile Stories November 28, 2014

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad: Graphite $40, Walnut $50 w/ free shipping (orig. up to $75)

Amazon has the Pencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad for $39.95 shipped in black graphite aluminum and $49.95 shipped in Walnut. Regular $50 for the black and $60 for the wood model, this is more than 20% in savings and beating the lowest we’ve seen on either model by $10 respectively.

Supported by a number of apps, Pencil by FiftyThree allows artists, designers, or just anybody to sketch and take hand written notes directly on iPad. Along with eraser functionality on the back end, it features surface pressure, blending modes, and adaptive palm rejection technology to allow users to rest their hand on the display comfortably.

Pencil by FiftyThree is compatible with a growing list of iPad apps including Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, Mobile Mouse, and more. Head below for more details on the “artisanally crafted” smart writing devices:

Great tools inspire great ideas. Pencil by FiftyThree is the most natural and expressive way to create on iPad. Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools.


  • Walnut model with Magnetic Snap (attaches to Apple iPad Smart Cases & Covers)
  • Digital stylus for iPad
  • What’s included: Pencil, Rechargeable battery, Extra tip, Extra eraser
  • Try all paid tools in Paper FREE when using Pencil
  • Works on iPad 3, 4, Air (all) & Mini (all). Connects via Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
  • Connects to Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, and others

It is currently the #2 Best Selling graphic tablet pens on Amazon and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 550 customers.

This sale is part of FiftyThree’s Black Friday discount, is available on both Amazon and the official site and will run through Cyber Monday.

SketchBook Mobile Stories August 28, 2014

Autodesk has released a new Mac version of its image editing app Pixlr today, while its popular SketchBook Mobile for Android goes free. SketchBook Mobile is a “professional-grade painting and drawing application” with 65 preset brushes and a wide range of customizable workflows. It has received excellent ratings from thousands of reviewers on both iOS and Android.

While still offering in depth editing for more professional users, Pixlr is designed to to make it easy “to transform everyday images into stunning works of art.” It features all of the same basic editing capabilities you’re used to along with an interesting double exposure effect and the handy Color Splash brush for injecting (or removing) color into particular aspects of an image. You’ll find over 100 effects, 340 overlays, 200 borders and more, but only a certain portion of the feature set is available for free:  expand full story

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