What's New

BUG FIXES
Your feedback is always spot on -- here’s what we’ve fixed in this update:

ADJUST: “Selection Not Found” will no longer appear when there is CLEARLY a selection to be found. It will still appear when there is nothing to be found (hopefully only then).
LAYERS: Fixed an issue with layer names being truncated when renaming them.
STYLUS: Fixed a case where strokes drawn with Apple Pencil would misbehave and disappear. They will now stay right where you put them on the canvas. If you’re still having issues, be sure to check your smoothing settings.
STYLUS: Fixed an issue where on some devices Wacom styli would stop drawing mid-stroke. Now it just keeps on drawing, which is not much to brag about as that’s what you’d expect.
KEYBOARD: Fixed an issue with the Chinese keyboard and 3rd party keyboards appearing... and then disappearing. Not so useful if you actually wanted to use the keyboard, which presumably you did.
GUIDES: Removed Layout Guides, as they mostly appeared when you didn’t want them to. They will come back when they are better behaved.
EXPORT: Fixed an issue that made it hard to select Transparent on Export.
ADOBE: Updated to the latest Adobe Creative Cloud SDK.
PROFILE: Email validation now works for the newer series of domain names. About time.
LANGUAGE: Improved Russian, French and Simplified Chinese localizations.
HELP: Link to YouKu instead of YouTube for help videos in China.
HELP: The Concepts manual is now available in Chinese and German.

If you like where we’re heading, please give us a five star rating or review — they’re both super helpful and motivating. Also, check out our Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/Pinterest/Instagram pages to get new training videos and celebrate creativity! (Look for @ConceptsApp)

The Concepts Team @ TopHatch

App Description

Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app. Concepts is made for iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro w/ Apple Pencil so your sketchbook is always ready. Enhance your creative capabilities with our infinite canvas, flexible multi-touch shape guides, completely adjustable vector strokes, and the ability to export in powerful formats like SVG or CAD. Once you learn to use Concepts, you’ll never want another sketchbook again.

Concepts is one of the top-rated design apps in the App Store and it keeps getting better. It has been used to design a new hospital, build a yacht, craft award-winning quilts and create fine art featured in galleries... Concepts really shines when you’re conceptualizing ideas, rapidly prototyping, or drafting quick visual iterations.

Unlock the full power of Concepts with the Pro Pack:
- PRECISION TOOLS. Bring the power of CAD to your sketches, through multi-touch shape guides, automatic measurements and snap-to sketching. We’ll do the math for you.
- ADJUST ANYTHING. Tap-and-hold any stroke or group to move, stretch, smooth, copy, delete, or change ink weight and color.
- INFINITE LAYERS. Seriously. View them without losing context.
- POWERFUL EXPORTS. Send high-resolution (300dpi+) PNG, vector (SVG), CAD (DXF), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), and standard formats anywhere.

If you’re not ready to go Pro, the basic app includes:
- ELEGANT, CLEAN INTERFACE. We get out of the way, so you can focus on your work.
- INFINITE CANVAS, SHARP ZOOM & ROTATION. Also Portrait and Split View Multi-tasking.
- 5 LAYERS with intelligent separation.
- IMPORT IMAGES. Learn by tracing, or mark up images with notes to give feedback to coworkers.
- UNLIMITED PROJECTS. Never, ever stop sketching.
- COPIC COLORS. The beautiful color wheel will make you say ‘wow’.
- BLUETOOTH STYLUS SUPPORT. Connect your favorite stylus from Apple, FiftyThree, Adobe, Adonit, HEX3, Pogo or Wacom. Includes Palm Rejection. Full support for Apple Pencil on iPad Pro.
- GORGEOUS VECTOR BRUSHES. Pencil, Pens, Area Fills, Marker and Airbrush. All free.
- ADJUSTABLE PAPER with real-scale paper sizes, layout guides + rulers, transparency, graph paper and isometric grids.

If you love to sketch, then Concepts is for you. It is the favorite app of Professional Designers, Illustrators, Architects, Industrial Designers and Makers everywhere. It’s perfect for architecture, illustration, organic CAD (DXF) and vector (SVG) shapes, a simple sketch or sketchnote, even layered PSDs!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- Award Winning: Apple selected Concepts for the Best Apps of 2013 in 12 countries! Tabby Awards 2013: Best Creation & Design App.
- "Never before has my finger been mightier than my pencil!!! Creativity has blossomed literally on my fingertips!" - AneSharoo
- "...you can sum up Concepts in one word - irreplaceable." - DADGBE
- "...the ultimate design tool - the freedom to sketch with the power of vector manipulation." - John
- "So much power with a simple, stylish interface. A tool for makers to design and build their dreams." - Dave
- "This makes the Adobe Draw app look like a small-neck clam designed it." - Vonster
- "This is the future in design." – Grim

WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Our goal is to help you bridge the gap between your ideas and the real world. Concepts is the design sketchbook that helps you break free from the desktop, and we're around for questions whenever they come up. Chat with us in-app, at [email protected], or anywhere with @ConceptsApp.

We're dedicated to quality and we update often. If you experience any problems or have suggestions for improvement, please contact us directly so we can quickly address them!

COPIC is the trademark of Too Corporation. Special thanks to Claudine Zafra, Von Glitschka, Evan Bronstein AIA LEED GA and Erica Christensen for cover art!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 18, 2012 Initial release
  • November 02, 2012 New version 1.2
  • November 14, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • November 28, 2012 New version 1.3
  • January 19, 2013 New version 1.4
  • January 31, 2013 New version 1.4.1
  • March 16, 2013 New version 1.5
  • July 19, 2013 New version 1.6
  • August 14, 2013 New version 1.6.1
  • September 17, 2013 New version 2.0
  • October 09, 2013 New version 2.0.2
  • November 28, 2013 New version 2.1
  • December 21, 2013 New version 2.2
  • January 15, 2014 New version 2.2.1
  • February 27, 2014 New version 2.2.2
  • April 11, 2014 New version 2.3
  • April 17, 2014 New version 2.3.1
  • October 06, 2014 New version 3.0
  • November 03, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • November 14, 2014 New version 3.0.2
  • December 20, 2014 New version 3.1
  • January 24, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • February 03, 2015 New version 3.1.2
  • April 29, 2015 New version 3.2
  • May 10, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • July 25, 2015 New version 3.3
  • August 13, 2015 New version 3.3.1
  • August 22, 2015 New version 3.3.2
  • November 07, 2015 New version 4.0
  • November 10, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • November 14, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • December 19, 2015 New version 4.0.4
  • January 16, 2016 New version 4.1
  • February 19, 2016 New version 4.1.1
  • March 24, 2016 New version 4.1.2