Developer: Viet Tran
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPad Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Sometimes, whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or for the sake of practicality, it’s just plain better to write rather than type some kind of content. That’s where INKredible comes in. It makes it attractive and simple to write on the iPad, providing a great distraction-free experience.

The app offers a blank canvas with a choice of paper-based background, thereby allowing users to get on with whatever they want to write or draw. It particularly lends itself to note taking and when one wants to join together text and hand-drawn diagrams or sketches.

inkredible5inkredible2A bar on the side of the screen dictates the wealth of options that are open to its users. For instance, for a small price one can buy a calligraphy or ballpoint pen, but there are plenty of free options too. A change of color is a tap away as well as the addition of extra pages for more content. One can erase their drawings by either drawing a line across it or using a tool from the bar. Similarly, text can be moved around by drawing a circle around it to ‘capture’ it. At times, INKredible doesn’t entirely read the situation correctly, but most of the time it hits the spot just fine.

The most impressive feature of all is that there’s no need to keep one’s hand clear of the iPad. Instead, the app can recognize when one’s palm is on the device, ignoring its response and focusing on the user’s fingers or stylus instead. That also works very well with only very minor gripes to be said for it. Export options enabling one to convert their writings to PDF or images complete the array of choice, and prove very handy for those who want to share their content elsewhere.

Personal tastes will dictate whether one prefers to write or type on their iPad, but INKredible keeps up to speed for those who want to use a more traditional way of taking notes. No matter how fast I tried to write, I failed to outrun the speed in which INKredible processes at. For a distraction-free traditional writing experience, INKredible is an ideal solution.


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