Sketchbook 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

Sketchbook Stories August 7, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: 1Password (iOS) $10 (Reg. $18), Deus Ex: The Fall $1 (Reg. $7), iOS freebies, more

Update:

In today’s best game/app deals, AgileBits has dropped the price on the iOS version of its popular 1Password app from $18 down to $9.99. Widely considered to be one of the best apps of its kind, 1Password has received glowing reviews and is within a couple bucks of the lowest we’ve seen it. Don’t forget Touch ID support and a Safari extension is coming alongside iOS 8 this fall.

1Password creates strong, unique passwords for every site, remembers them all for you, and logs you in with a single tap. It’s the best way to stay secure and the fastest way to use the web.

We also have some gaming accessory deals including up to 30% off Logitech PC accessories at Target (here is a list of products the coupon can be redeemed on) and the Skullcandy SLYR Gaming Headset (black/yellow) for $54.99 shipped (Reg. $80) at Amazon. You’ll also find some other accessory deals in Amazon’s featured game deals of the week.

Head below for the rest of today iOS/Mac price drops including Deus Ex: The Fall for $1 (Reg. $7), FX Photo Studio: pro effects & filters, fast camera plus photo editor for $1 (Reg. $3), King Cashing 2 for $2 (Reg. $5) and more. Deus Ex The Fall, along with Final Fantasy After Years and Gangstar Vegas price dropped on Google Play for Android as well.

This morning, Autodesk’s Sketchbook painting and drawing apps for iPhone and iPad went free for the first time ever and in case you missed it yesterday Notifyr is available for free and you can save up to 60% on the Clear reminders and to-do app on iOS and Mac.

For the next week, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Mobile for iPhone are available as free downloads from the App Store. Typically priced at $4.99 and $1.99, this is the first time these popular drawing apps have ever gone free.

Here’s what you can expect to get from these powerful apps:

With the same paint engine as the SketchBook Pro desktop software, SketchBook Mobile delivers fluid pencils and sophisticated brushes in a simple and easy-to-use interface. Capture everything from your smallest doodles to your biggest ideas all in one place with SketchBook Mobile, no matter where you are.

Both apps are rated 4+ stars and the software has an active community of users creating incredible pieces of art. Get started by browsing these free tutorials and how-to videos.

The desktop version was just updated yesterday and is now subscription based with rates starting at $2.99 per month.

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