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Adobe Announces Photoshop Mix for iPad, Lightroom for iPhone, and More

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 18th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Adobe is making a few announcements today. Announcements like making their Creative Cloud Photography plan a permanent plan ($9.99/month for Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and more - an excellent deal) and further moves into mobile.

First up is Lightroom for iPhone. Earlier this year Adobe released Lightroom for iPad a companion app that allows quick edits when on the go. Today Adobe is releasing a separate app for use on the smaller iOS device. The iPhone maintains the same features as Lightroom for iPad, but some of the controls are optimized for the iPhone.

Next up, Photoshop Mix. It’s a whole new iPad application that brings some of the advanced features of Photoshop to the mobile world for the first time. This includes content-aware fill, layer support, cloud import/save, and more.

Adobe Line and Sketch allow more specific functions for mobile artists and designers. Sketch takes a mobile sketch book and adds collaboration features. While Line is a precision drawing and drafting app.

All of the mobile apps including Lightroom and Photoshop Mix, Adobe Line, and Adobe Sketch are available free. Some features will only work with a Creative Cloud subscription (like the CC Photography one mentioned above).

Oquonie Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on February 21st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PERPLEXING
This mysterious adventure puzzler will have players immersed in an odd and beautifully designed hand-drawn world.
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Tayasui Sketches Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EASY AND SIMPLE
This drawing app features an assortment of artistic tools and an impressive interface that allows users to unleash their creativity effortlessly.
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Penception Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 24th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FINGER ART
This simple yet elegant app is almost perfect for a little on-the-go sketching.
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Couple Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: APP FOR TWO
Couple makes it possible for two people to stay connected on a more personal level thanks to many of its integrated features.
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SketchPhrase Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PICTURE THIS
A whole lot of SketchPhrase's fun depends on who's playing but when it all "clicks" it can be incredibly silly fun.
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Sketchshare Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SKETCH WITH FRIENDS
Sketchshare is a productivity app that allows up to four iPad users to doodle and brainstorm in real time.
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Draw Something Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 5th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DRAWSOME!!!
So as it turns out, combining turn-based social multiplayer with something akin to Pictionary is utterly amazing. No, really. I'm not exaggerating.
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Lead Sketch Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on December 30th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EASY ART
This app turns a finger into a versatile sketching tool with various lead types.
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Vectoria Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Gianna LaPin on October 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REQUIRES PATIENCE
Vectoria is a vector-based drawing program that creates beautiful geometric patterns, but only if you can figure out how to use the controls.
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Cado Review

Posted by Rob Rich on August 29th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: ClearCut Games
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar


Cado is a little eyeball blob-thing that always seems to get itself into tough situations. Since it's also seemingly incapable of getting itself out of said tough spots, it falls on the player's shoulders to get it through each level. How? By rotating the stage itself and rolling the lazy little ball to the exit. It's not quite as easy as it sounds.

The first few levels of Cado are pretty simple, with very little in the way of hazards and hardly any need to restart. Soon, though, things get much more complex. Some levels start the little ball on the outside of a spiral, and players have to ever-so-delicately spin the world around it so it doesn't fall off into oblivion. Then the stages get even more hazardous, using broken-up platforms and throwing spikes into the mix.

Cado is a good deal of fun, although attempting to snag a level's star can get frustrating. Still, it gets plenty addicting and I blew through almost 30 of the game's 40 levels before I knew it. If that sounds like cause for concern, don't worry; the developer plans to release another 20 levels in a future update, free of charge. Something I'm rather interested in seeing when it comes out, because the levels thus far have been both devious and crazy. In a good way.

My solitary gripe with Cado is that it almost feels like it should use accelerometer controls rather than the on-screen virtual buttons. Which feels weird to say because I typically avoid tilt-based control methods but a game like this practically begs for it. That's not to say that it needs them, but sometimes things spin just a tad too slow and I feel like more direct control through tilting would make a difference.

Cado is certainly one fun and hard to put down game. The 40 levels (soon to be 60, total) are somewhat of a mixed-bag as far as challenge goes, but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying this addicting casual physics puzzle-platformer. Or inventing their own string of adjectives to use when they tell their friends about it.

Sketch Hockey Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Sinan Kubba on May 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: A DRAW
Sketch Hockey is a neat, simple, and fun simulation of air hockey, but niggling flaws and limited longevity rob it of true glory.
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32 x 32

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Benjamin Foster on August 10th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: UNIQUE
32 x 32 is a simple and elegant drawing tool that allows even the artistically impaired to create a mini- masterpiece.
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Doodle Jump

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 13th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Doodle Jump is a jumping game reminiscent of PapiJump, but it's got a unique, sketchy art style that oozes charm. Avoiding aliens and UFOs during math class has never been so much fun!
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Gary Lucero on February 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: AVERAGE
Although Multipad bills itself as a "stylish program that is always at your hand," it's actually a clunky little app that does little more than hold a limited number of hand written notes. While most note taking apps give you an unlimited number of pages
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