What's New

A few bug fixes and improvements, including more control of the ZipLine in settings and a fix for wrongly oriented image import into portrait sketches.

• Added an option in Settings to control the polygon part of the ZipLine feature.
• When drawing with a finger, tapping (without drawing a line) now leaves a dot behind (making it easier, for example, to dot i's or write periods when not using an Apple Pencil).

• Importing images into portrait documents should now rotate the image correctly.
• Fixed layout of Settings when larger text sizes.

Linea Sketch 2 now lets you move and transform selections, import images for reference, draw straight lines, use new templates in portrait or landscape, drag and drop in split-screen, and more to help bring your ideas and creations to life.

New features. Same simplicity.

Move/Transform Selections
• New scissors icon in Layers panel - see in-app video for a demo!
• Resize by dragging the orange handles
• Rotate with two-fingers or by dragging the selection box outline

• Quickly create straight lines and polygons - see in-app video for a demo!
• The delay needed to activate ZipLine can be adjusted via Linea’s settings

Image Import
• Add images to a layer - see in-app video for a demo!
• Import from your camera, photo library, clipboard, or a file browser app

Portrait Orientation
• Linea now supports portrait orientation for drawings and notes
• New sketches are created using the iPad’s current orientation
• Change the orientation by rotating 90º and closing sketch

New Templates & Grids
• Take notes on Notepads with wide and narrow rules
• All templates work in portrait and landscape orientation
• New storyboarding template with 1.85:1 ratio
• App Design templates updated for latest devices
• Added small dot grid

Split Screen
• Linea can now be used while it’s side-by-side with another app
• Reference an image in Photos or on the web
• Take notes while researching in Safari or any other app

Drag and Drop
• Drag images from another app and drop them into the active layer
• Drag images out of the Export view
• Turn on the Settings option to drag out from Selection

• Reduced size of the smallest eraser
• Added support for Smart Invert Colors to help folks with low vision

App Description

Linea Sketch gives you the right balance of power and control to capture your thoughts and ideas effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your creations, not on the tools.

What People Are Saying:

⁕ The best possible sketching experience whether you are drawing, prototyping an app interface, storyboarding, taking notes, or something else. - MacStories

⁕ The color swatch in Linea is fantastic...It fits a spectrum of color options into a very compact space. - 9 to 5 Mac

⁕ Linea is approachable for all – and will quite likely prove to be useful and enjoyable by all. - SlashGear

Why Linea Sketch?

• Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Auto generated tints & shades saves time and effort.

• Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea Sketch’s elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.

• Move / Transform - Lasso part of your sketch, move it, rotate it, resize it. Transform your creations quickly & easily.

• Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged & adjusted. Import images for reference or to trace on top of from Files, Dropbox & more.

• ZipLine - An intuitive way to make straight lines and polygons. Draw a line and hold at the end to automatically straighten it. Tap & hold to connect ZipLines to form polygons.

• Grids & Templates - A wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.

• Flexible Exporting - Export your work as a layered Photoshop document, transparent PNG, and more. Export entire drawings or cropped portions to a range of services including Slack and Dropbox.

• Touch Eraser - Ever used your finger to erase a whiteboard? Linea Sketch lets you wipe the screen with your finger to correct mistakes and your hands stay clean!

• iCloud Sync - Automatically keeps all of your sketches & projects up-to-date across all of your devices.

Complete Feature Set:

• Technical Pencil - Hard lead, thin lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Classic Pencil - Soft lead, thick lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Felt Tip Pen - Thin solid lines that vary in opacity with pressure
• Wide Tip Marker - Fat solid lines that vary with pressure
• Eraser - Clean up your work with a finger touch or pressure sensitivity
• Tilted Rendering - Each tool works differently when an Apple Pencil is used flat against the screen.

• Always on-screen & easily available
• 2 banks of pre-defined colors + 6 tints & shades each
• Auto-generation of tints and shades
• Drag & drop color swatches into Linea Sketch from other apps
• Creation of custom color sets
• Hue/Saturation adjustments

• 5 flexible layers
• Easily merge & clear
• Import images from Files, Dropbox & more to reference
• Drag & drop to rearrange
• Opacity adjustment

Grids & Templates:
• Notepads with wide & narrow rules in both portrait & landscape
• App user interface and icon design templates
• Traditional grids in lines & dots
• Storyboards in 16:9, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1 ratios
• 3D isometric grid
• Hexagonal graph paper

Backgrounds & Paper Textures:
• Turn paper texture on/off
• Paper grain
• Butcher’s paper
• Black construction
• Blueprint
• Gray Bristol

• Save as layered Photoshop PSD, transparent PNG, or flattened JPEG
• Save all or just a portion of each drawing
• iOS Share sheet support
• Export to Slack, Dropbox, AirDrop & more
• Presentation Mode to video out or AirPlay to Apple TV

Project Management:
• Organize drawings in project folders
• Share, rename, move and remove drawings / projects
• Thumbnail previews of drawings save time

• Two-finger tap for quick Undo
• Three-finger tap for Redo
• Pinch to zoom and rotate
• Compass shows which way is up
• Tap Compass to lock, flip, or reset
• Long-press the Compass to reset
• Works in portrait & landscape orientations
• Supports split screen & drag and drop

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • January 31, 2017 Initial release
  • February 08, 2017 New version 1.0.1
  • March 21, 2018 New version 2.0
  • March 21, 2018 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • March 22, 2018 New version 2.0.1
  • April 27, 2018 New version 2.0.2