What's New

iPhone 7 and iOS 10
• Fully tested and optimized for the new iPhone 7, 7 Plus and iOS 10
• Improved 3D Touch support so that changes in pressure affect brush stroke size and opacity smoother and faster than ever before
• Haptics now provide tactile feedback throughout various aspects of the UI to let you feel widgets like switches and sliders, actions like dropping a color onto a palette and notifications of success like saving a painting to your Photos
• Improved overall brush stroke rendering performance by up to 1.3x on new devices

Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3
• Fully tested and optimized for the new Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3
• Greatly improved performance while performing actions, selecting colors from a palette and generally keeping in sync with the iPhone app
• Updates now refresh in the background when the app is in the new Dock and at other opportune times
• Complications are now updated more frequently and reliably while painting
• The new extra-large complication is now supported

Messages Integration
• You can now create a painting or drawing with Inspire right within the Messages app
• Start from a blank canvas or choose an image from your Photos to paint on top of
• The painting UI has been streamlined for Messages to fit the smaller space and makes creating a quick sketch faster and easier than ever before

Adjusting Brush Size and Opacity
• The hotspot to reset the zoom level at the top of the screen has been replaced with 2 new hotspots that can be used to quickly change the brush size or opacity / dry brush pressure
• You can now touch and slide to the left or right, starting on one of these new hotspots, to invoke the Quick Change mode, instead of having to use a 3-finger pan gesture like before
• These new hotspots give you one touch access to changing the brush size or opacity of the current brush, without having any sliders always taking up space on the screen and covering your artwork while you paint
• Don’t worry, you can still reset the zoom level using a quick pinch gesture (more below)

Quick Pinch Zoom
• You can now use quick pinch gestures to reset the zoom level or zoom to the previous level
• Pinching your fingers together quickly and then releasing them off the screen, as if you're zooming out, will reset the zoom level of the canvas back to the default — this has the same effect as tapping on the old hotspot at the top of the screen
• Spreading your fingers apart quickly and then releasing them off the screen, as if you're zooming in, will automatically zoom the canvas back to the previous level, centered at the starting location of your pinch — this is the same as what the “Double Tap Zoom” option used to do, it has now been removed since it could not be used at the same time as the “Paint with Taps” option anyway, which is far more useful

Miscellaneous
• Improved the performance of brushes in the Oil Paint set by 20%
• Hotspots have a new look with some improved icon designs and more translucent backgrounds behind fully opaque outlines and icons
• Twitter doesn’t count characters for uploading an image anymore, so you now have 23 more characters to use when writing a tweet for uploading your artwork
• Several bug fixes throughout the app improving reliability and general goodness :)

App Description

Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed to be beautifully powerful and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and multi-core GPU of iPhone — Inspire delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPhone, Inspire.

Brushes
• 70 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 7 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers and Chalk
• 60 more brushes are available in the Inspire Shop, divided into 6 sets: Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter, Spray Paint, Shape Outlines, Charcoal and Patterns
• All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser
• Over 20 different settings are available to customize brush strokes with powerful versatility and variation

Painting
• Sorcery™, the fastest 64-bit painting engine on the App Store
• Full-fledged pressure sensitive painting with 3D Touch
• Create a canvas of any size up to 6K (24MP) on iPhone 7 & 6s, 4K (12MP) on iPhone 6 and 3K (9MP) on iPhone 5s
• Dual-texture brushes
• 64-bit color
• All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
• 1000 levels of undo and redo are available
• Touch and slide hotspots can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
• The eyedropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors from the canvas
• The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
• Use your Apple Watch as a companion to perform actions, select colors and quickly glance at how long you've spent on a painting
• Create a painting right within the Messages app, starting from a blank canvas or an image from your Photos

Canvas Playback Video Recording
• Brush strokes are automatically recorded as you paint without any delay
• You can play the video of your artwork being created stroke-by-stroke directly in the gallery
• A Canvas Playback video can be exported to your Photos, Email, iTunes Documents or Dropbox
• Exported videos are high quality HD at up to 1080p resolution

Color Picker
• Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
• HSB and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle, color square and opacity slider
• Your latest colors are saved to a palette automatically while you paint
• You can also save your favorite colors to a palette with drag and drop

Saving, Importing and Exporting
• Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
• Inspire files include your artwork's image, video and all associated metadata, for the ultimate back-up
• Images can be imported from your Photos, iTunes, Dropbox or the camera and positioned, rotated and scaled onto a new canvas
• Paintings can be sent via email from within the app
• Paintings can be uploaded directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
• Paintings can be printed from within the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through CanvasPop

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iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 02, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 06, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 04, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • November 23, 2011 New version 3.1
  • November 25, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • November 30, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 23, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • January 03, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • February 05, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • June 08, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 16, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 19, 2012 New version 3.2
  • September 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • September 27, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 13, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • November 18, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • April 06, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • April 16, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 18, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 23, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • July 30, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • August 27, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • January 27, 2015 New version 4.0
  • January 27, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 03, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • March 06, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • March 07, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 14, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 24, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • April 14, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • April 27, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • June 08, 2015 New version 4.0.3
  • June 08, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 17, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 22, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • July 01, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • July 07, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • July 19, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • July 27, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • August 16, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • August 19, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • September 13, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • September 20, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 26, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • February 05, 2016 New version 4.1
  • February 08, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 15, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • March 17, 2016 New version 4.1.1
  • July 01, 2016 New version 4.2
  • July 09, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • July 17, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • August 14, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • August 20, 2016 New version 4.2.1
  • August 20, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 07, 2016 New version 4.2.4
  • November 07, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • December 06, 2016 New version 4.3

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