When thinking about the use of digital devices such as an iPad from primary school, it is feared that children could step away from handwriting, fundamental skill for cognitive development.
Actually the iPad turns out to be an excellent ally for the acquisition of knowledge, skills and competences and do not be afraid of an abandonment of the handwriting.
MACITY REVIEW :Doodroo - the screen protector - turn the iPad and Apple Pencil into paper and pencil
That the iPad was born to be an excellent substitute for a notebook and a drawing board is a fact. As evidence of this, are the hundreds of apps that appeared on Apple's iPad even before the arrival of specialized third-party stylus or that Apple decided to release its flagship tool for drawing: the Apple Pencil. The latter is available as known in two versions but with a similar feeling when it comes to lay its tip on an iPad or iPad Pro.
Adobe Photoshop for iPad: companion or substitute to the desktop version?
Adobe Photoshop is now available on Apple iPad tablets as well as on the other devices. When it first made its debut - November 2019 - everyone thought that would set an end to the personal computer era. But is it really so? More than one year later, we have enough material to analyze the pros and cons of Adobe Photoshop for iPad and throw our conclusions.
TinyTap is an App that gives several games and activities for children. They are all games that promote independent learning and with them it’s possible to learn by making. A real “learning by doing”.
With TinyTap children can achieve gradually many learning objectives, each one basing on own pace. In fact, this App gives users several learning levels, always organised with gamification processes. In this way learning is even more enjoyable and stimulating.
Astropad it’s the expression of a technology that provides very excellent performances. In fact, this App is the best wireless drawing board you may have, able to satisfy all the needing of the most demanding designers.
Astropad gives a complete personalization of the workspace and then is suitable to every kind of artist, thanks to several customisable characteristics you can use.
Paraphrasing Miuccia Prada, what someone wears is the way to present him/herself to the world. Reality that we’re living in today fashion is an instant language.
For this reason model makers and fashion designers need a fast and performing tool, to create original and high-quality clothing products. For this and much more there’s Prêt-à-Template.
Few days ago we’ve included Explain Edu among the applications useful to make the distance teaching more pleasant.
Even if we are at the end of the school year, we suggest another tool that could be a new step for the last lessons and an investment for future projects.
We are talking about Showbie.
Talking about the concept of nice handwriting or calligraphy could sound as anachronistic.
In fact, today penfriends are so rare. We are the generation that writes messages on a keyboard and that is not used any more to practice the exercise of writing on paper. But it would be a pity to lose this habit. In this regard, there are digital tools, as Calligraphy Penmanship, which still allow performing the beautiful handwriting.
Do you know the drawing tubes in which architects and engineers hold and carry their projects? Practically they use them to carry their works to a building site or to show it in an office, but these tubes today are not a practical solution any more. But there are many digital alternatives to the previous working ways; among them there is Morpholio Trace.
Morpholio Trace is an App of architecture and design accessible to everyone, allowing working meeting the various phases of design. It is made for all those architects, designers and interior ones who need an easy alternative to the drawing board and project on paper.
The distance teaching issue has been certainly one of the most topical one in recent months.
How distance teaching can be made attractive? How students can be involved if Tablets and PC separate us even more?
The answer, in reality, is easy. In fact, there are tools and applications that make the increasingly necessary distance teaching extremely interesting. One of these is Explain Edu!
App like Explain Edu helps both teachers and students to get the best of a device as iPad.
Fresco is an Adobe App made for all emerging artists who love to express their inspiration on digital devices.
As in Paintstorm, even in this case brushes are the real protagonists of the application. They are dynamic and very similar to the original ones, both for consistency, look and function. On Adobe Fresco you can always define the brushstroke thickness. In this way you can crate also 3D drawings. A precious stimulus if, for example, you are an illustrator for kids! You could create a kind of “pop up” book, but on iPad!
Digital paint is mainly a question of brushes and in this app they play a crucial role. In fact, Paintstorm is the first app for iOS created with a wide array of brushes to be adapted to the various painting styles. In this way you can create simple sketches or true professional artworks.
According to Buddhism, who creates a mandala is able to recover peace with yourself and the world. A very attractive prospect, especially in this period.
With Amaziograph creating mandala and tessellations becomes a very easy and relaxing act.
It is well known that the tattoo artist is a profession that requires a lot of artistic flair and the ability to produce sketches and drawings that can conquer the customer’s heart and give him/her an immediate idea of proposals and solutions created for them, before inking the skin.
I was born with a pencil in my hand. My parents remember it well, since the leitmotif, from elementary school onwards, it was always the same: "... he could do more. But he keeps drawing in class."
Over the years I have translated my passion for illustrations into what is my job today, converting paper into "digital" (with simple scans or similar) and then introducing the use of graphic tablets in my creations.
Something was still missing to be able to draw directly in digital
Apple Pencil could be a fundamental solution to change the destructive tendency of mankind. The use of the Apple accessory in a widespread manner would prevent the chopping of thousands of trees per year. In fact, through the use of the Apple Pencil in synergy with the iPad it is possible to do everything that is achievable on paper . You can easily take notes, create drawings and works and easily color everything you have produced.
The doodroo screen protector, designed for iPad, lives up to its promise.
With doodroo, writing or drawing on your iPad (with your finger or the Apple Pencil) will feel as natural as on real paper.
This screen protector offers more traction to the screen, so you will have more control.
It also protects the screen from scratches and significantly reduces fingerprints.