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Starter Apps

A list of Apps to get you started on your mobile journey and that no iPad should be without!


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Pages
This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.

Share your work by exporting it as a Pages document, Microsoft Word, or PDF file and sending it via Mail or copy via WebDav. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!



Keynote
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app complete with animated charts and transitions.

Use video mirroring to display any presentation on an external display or projector; navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!



Numbers
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device.

Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!




iMovie
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.

Choose from a selection of eight unique themes, each with its own set of titles, transitions and music.



iBooks
The iPad's ebook reader with features like search, highlighting, note making and book marking. (May need to be downloaded and installed separately.)

Books can be imported from the host (connected) computer or created by a number of other Apps. iBooks can also import PDF documents.



GarageBand
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go.

Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends.



Book Creator for iPad

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Publish and read them in the iBooks app.


Now has the ability to import video and music, and record speech within the app.



Creative Book Builder
Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes. All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks.

Latest update includes the ability to design the cover and generate QR codes.



Puppet Pals HD
Develops creative thinking. Good for developing other people's perspectives and thinking. Pupils can record their own voices and sounds in real time as they move the characters on stage.

Purchase the Director's Pass to get all the extra scenes and characters. Cut out extra characters from the Camera Roll or import transparent PNG files via iTunes.



Strip Designer
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words.

Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album or export it as a PDF file.


Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.

Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.



Spellosaur
Unlike other apps that are limited to a set of fixed words, with Spellosaur you enter the words you want to learn - this can be your weekly spelling list, or just a set of words that you have been struggling to learn.

Each time you enter a new word list your prior words are saved for future review - so you can track how many words you have learned and keep practicing them if you like.



Ω Recorder
Good quality recording app which allows 5 free recordings before making an in-app purchase.

Each recording is tagged and sorted by date. This app does not provide editing tools.



Popplet
With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime.

You can also use the Popplet to create online popplets, which can be shared with and edited by other Popplet users, both on the web at popplet.com and on their iPads.




Fotobabble
Fotobabble lets you capture moments in real-time and share with your audience via email.

Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.



TypeDrawing for iPad
TypeDrawing is perfect for creating typography art and even unique watermarks on your photos. Type a sentence, then just draw with your finger.

You can choose from a number of fonts and various controls (size, spacing, and rotation).



WordFoto
WordFoto is an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.

Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.



Doodlecast for Kids
Doodlecast is a drawing app that records your voice as you draw.The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create videos up to three minutes long.

The App comes with more than 20 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to give kids a starting point.




QR Reader for iPhone
The most simple & easy QR Reader. Auto-detect scanning, simply hold and point.

Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.



Easy QR Pro
Easy QR is a tool for you to generate and scan QR code. You can generate QR code from your contact list or any information you input.

Air print support for QR code and scan history allowing you to print your QR codes directly from your iPod/iPad.



Hairy Letters
Letter formation and practising letter sounds. Capital letters and letter names. CVC words and then progresses to longer words.

Really fun for the children with a cute character to keep them on track. The character shows them how to write the letter. There are games for each letter sound.

Literacy Apps

Also see the Apps in the Interactive Books section.

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Booktrack Classroom Reader
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read with a movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for any story, essay or other text.

Students can also create and publish their own Booktracks online at Booktrack Classroom, reading them on the web or on mobile phones and tablets.



Skoolbo Core Skills HD
Skoolbo has been designed to help 4 – 10 year olds strengthen their Core Skills in literacy and numeracy.

Teachers and parents receive comprehensive reports detailing not only strengths and weaknesses, but also suggested individually customized activities for student improvement.



Book Creator for iPad
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Publish and read them in the iBooks app.

Now has the ability to import video and music, and record speech within the app.



Creative Book Builder
Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes. All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks.

Latest update includes the ability to design the cover and generate QR codes.



Puppet Pals HD
Develops creative thinking. Good for developing other people's perspectives and thinking. Pupils can record their own voices, so they can hear intonation, etc.

You will need to buy the director's pass to receive ALL current and FUTURE content



Storyteller HD
Storyteller HD comes with thousands of character ideas, plot suggestions, location ideas and themes.

Provides random story ideas each time you swipe the screen.



StickyWords
Make your own poetry creations by sliding words across the screen onto a virtual fridge!

Creations can be shared via Twitter or Email.


StoryBuddy
StoryBuddy is a magical way to create, read and share stories with the power of multi-touch on the iPad.

You can add customizable text with the built-in keyboard and import images from your photo album then publish your story and flip through its pages like a real book.



The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
The Sonnets presents William Shakespeare’s immortal collection of love poems in an interactive digital edition that allows you to explore, appreciate and understand this great work of literature as never before.

AirPlay enabled allowing the performances to be streamed full screen to AppleTV.



The Waste Land
The Waste Land for iPad brings alive the most revolutionary poem of the last hundred years for a 21st Century audience. A wealth of interactive features illuminate T. S. Eliot's greatest work.

Examine original manuscript pages to see how the poem took shape under Ezra Pound’s editing.



Dandelion

This is the story of Benjamin Brewster and how he defeats the bullies at his school. Your task is to help Benjamin overcome his fears and blow the dandelions from your screen.


Dandelion was written and developed to encourage children to use their imagination to fend off bullying.



Bartleby's Book of Buttons Vol. 1
Help Bartleby in his journey to find new buttons for his collection! Flip switches, press buttons, slide sliders, rotate the iPad, turn in a circle, and carefully read along in this "digital pop-up book" adventure.

Play via AirPlay using Apple TV on iPad 2



The Pedlar Lady
The story, inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.

The user can lock the text in place, thus disabling the accelerometer's effect on the dynamic text.



Comic Life
Comic Life for iPad has everything you need for creating and sharing comics, including fun and quirky templates, stylized image filters, and an easy-to-use drag and drop placement.

New to Comic Life for iPad is an innovative In Tray option which allows you to share your comics with other iPads nearby.




Our Story for iPad
This app enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop interests and skills that will be relevant to them when they start to read.

The App has been developed by the Open University and is free to download.

Numeracy Apps



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Skoolbo Core Skills HD
Skoolbo has been designed to help 4 – 10 year olds strengthen their Core Skills in literacy and numeracy.

Teachers and parents receive comprehensive reports detailing not only strengths and weaknesses, but also suggested individually customized activities for student improvement.



Learn Maths with Beluga
Explore the Beluga world by visiting islands and completing the levels for rewards – change those volcanoes into a green oasis. But can you complete each challenge with the full 3 stars?

Beluga Learning isn’t like other mathematics apps. Instead of covering one specific age group or topic, Beluga is for everyone.




Fractions App
The app uses a simple, tactile interface where you can tap the screen to create a fraction from everyday objects like pizza or a bar of chocolate.

A basic set of fraction tutorials comes bundled with the app to allow you to revise concepts.



Math Bingo
The object of Math Bingo is to get a pattern of five Bingo Bugs in a row by correctly answering math problems.

There are five different games in Math Bingo: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Mixed. Players will be prompted to select a game type before game play.



Numbers
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Numbers lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers.

Share your work by exporting it as a Numbers ’09, Microsoft Excel, or PDF file and sending it via Mail.


iMathematics!
With more than 120 topics, over 700 formulas, attractive interface, with 8 solvers and calculators.

Information on Arithmetic, Algebra, Plane Geometry, Solid Geometry, Analytic Geometry, Goniometry, Analysis, Trigonometry and Probability.



Fruit Picker
Can you pick 6 apples in 6 shots? The controls rotate the Fruit Picker by a given number of degrees. The challenge motivates students while ensuring that they improve their understanding of turns of 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees.

This is just one of a series of maths apps by Sums Online. Each one concentrates on a mathematical area, e.g. addition, subtraction, fractions etc.



Quick Graph: Scientific Graphing Calculator
A powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad.

in the latest version, you now have to specify y=, x=, z= and so on, whenever you want to plot an equation.

Free Spreadsheet
Designed from the ground up for optimal use of the touch interface, Free Spreadsheet has the number crunching power you need.


Capabilities include formula dragging, limited graphing, and import/export of csv files over WiFi.



NineGaps
The goal of the NineGaps is really simple. You have to use your skills to place numbers from 1 to 9 in the missing gaps, while matching the operations presented in the puzzle.

If you like Sudoku, KenKen and TwentyFour but with maths functions built in, you will feel right at home!



Digicubes
Digicubes are squares that change colour to help young children explore number patterns.

The colours used reflect the traditional number materials Cuisenaire Rods.



PopMath Maths Plus
Six pairs of bubbles with numbers float on the screen. Each bubble contains a number: simply pop the corresponding bubbles!

You can choose a specific operator before starting each round: addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

Numbers go up to 1000 for addition and subtraction, and 20 for multiplication and division.




Operation Math
Dr. Odd is on a global quest to eliminate the world’s even numbers. And it’s your job to stop him, by seeking out his secret bases, destroying his menacing mainframes and making the world a safer place for maths.

Coming soon: Operation Math: Code Squad — the new, four-player math game that transforms solo learning into a time-based team adventure.

Developing Literacy



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Dyslexia Quest
Develops memory skills that link with the Aston Index and other screening tests. Focuses on auditory/visual memory, processing speed and visual discrimination.

Fun, interactive and the children love it. Good characters and the children can collect different yeti cards as they work their way up the mountain. It would be better named 'Yeti Mountain' as it's good for all children. Also, only has the ability for one user, so you can't save a child's data (but you can take a screen shot of the results).

6 - Adult

Different age ranges



Spellosaur
Individualized spelling. Personal spelling lists can be entered for each child to practise their spelling words. There are four different ways of learning each spelling word and then they can take a test to check their learning.

Highly rated by the children. The different ways of learning are effective. Multiple users – so a whole class could be entered on to it with their individual words or sets of words could be entered. Older children like it, but it depends on the child. It could be too young for some children.

Reception to Year 6



Hairy Letters
Letter formation and practising letter sounds. Capital letters and letter names. CVC words and then progresses to longer words.

Really fun for the children with a cute character to keep them on track. The character shows them how to write the letter. There are games for each letter sound.

Foundation Phase



Blobble Write
Similar to Hairy Letters. Focuses on numbers as well as letters. Letter recognition, letter sounds, capital letters and formation. Number recognition,

Children can listen to the sounds being blended together to make words. An arrow shows the children how to form letters. A picture illustrates the words formed to reinforce the meaning of the word.


Key Stages 1 & 2



abc Pocket Phonics
Letter sounds, formation and positioning on the line. Digraphs and double letters. After a set of letters have been completed then words are created with those sounds.

Children can listen to the sounds being blended together to make words. An arrow shows the children how form letters. A picture illustrates the words formed to reinforce the meaning of the word.

Key Stages 1 & 2



Phonics Genius
Focuses on digraphs, split digraphs, blends, word endings and word families (onset and rime).

American voice to start but you can record your own voice saying the word. Learn by seeing and hearing the words. Can change the font colour and size. The words can be customize in the word lists.

Year 2 to Year 6



Spelling Bug
Moving the letters to make 3 & 4 letter words.

Colourful and bright pictures to go with the words. American voices and they use capital letters. Some words are the American versions.


Foundation Phase and Year 3



Fab-Phonics 'Road Block'
Filling in the missing letters to make words. Word blending

A fun game for children, they have to unblock the road using blocks with the letters on.

Foundation Phase



Irregular Verbs
Past and present tense

Children need to fill in the missing gaps in the sentences. Can choose what sentences to include. Can add a number of players. Can keep a record of and email the results.

Year 2 to Year 6



Boggle
A word game (like the board game). Make as many words as you can by joining the letters together.

A fun game for children that promotes word building.

Year 2 to Year 6

Homophones - Fun Deck
Choosing the correct homophone to fit in the sentence that is given.


Reads the sentence and the words for you. American voice.

Key Stage 2



Spelling Notebook Free
Individualised spelling. Personal spelling lists can be entered for each child to practise their spelling words.

Can record the word and a sentence to go with it. No animations, so children may get bored. Good for older children

Key Stage 2

Welsh Apps



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Mrs Sprat Next Doors Cat
Mrs Sprat Next Doors Cat is a brilliantly entertaining children’s interactive story and activity book.

Now supports the Welsh language - Pysgodyn Teresa y Gath Drws Nesa’, rhan o’r gyfres Animoolz.


Babog Baby
Bábóg Baby brings you Irish, Welsh, English and Scots Gaelic speaking teddy bears to educate Nursery age children.

BB Bear has 33 words to teach your child, including 10 numbers, colours and shapes.



Cyw S4C
Cyw's world is a safe and colourful bilingual environment that welcomes children and grown-ups alike to learn and have fun together.

Mae'n fyd lliwgar, dwyieithog ac yn gyfle i blant ag oedolion ddysgu a mwynhau yng nghwmni ei gilydd.



Y Lifft
In ‘Y Llifft’, the aim is to reach the top floor and crack the code to escape. There are 7 challenges on the way to the top floor, testing memory, logic, skill, reaction and numbers. Can you beat the Lift?

Yn ‘Y Lifft’, y nôd yw i gyrraedd y llawr uchaf a datrys y côd i ddianc. Mae ‘na 7 tasg ar hyd y daith - tasgau côf, meddwl cyflym, sgil, ymateb a rhifau. A wnei di drechu y Lifft?



Amser Bwyd Bolgi!

Bolgi is a mischievous dog who likes his food! Welcome to Cyw’s world; come to listen, play and read: Amser Bwyd Bolgi.

Amser Bwyd Bolgi is a Welsh Language Storybook App.


Ci bach direidus yw Bolgi sy’n hoff iawn o’i fwyd! Dewch am dro i fyd Cyw i wrando, chwarae a darllen stori: Amser Bwyd Bolgi!



Apsgaliwn
"O ble mae llaeth yn dod?" is the first RAPSGALIWN eBook. RAPSGALIWN is a TV character on the Welsh language service Cyw.

"O ble mae llaeth yn dod?" Dewch am dro gyda RAPSGALIWN a'i ffrindiau bach aur i'r fferm.



RYC
This is your chance to go head-to-head against the best of the Rugby world. Your challenge is to knock-out your opponent in the quickest time. Use your skill, precision and speed to out manoeuvre your opponent and push them into the gunge.

Defnyddia dy sgiliau i daro’r gelyn a’i wthio i’r Stwnsh yn yr amser cyflymaf. Clicia ar dy gymeriad i anelu, a newid cryfder y dafliad, ond bydda’n gyflym! - dim ond 10 eiliad sydd gyda ti i chwarae pob ergyd.



Dr Barnacles and the Bogey Blues

Bogey Blues follows an unfortunate sick dragon who asks Dr Barnacles for help. Laugh along with Dr Barnacles and spots as they dodge fire and snot to administer the doctors Bogey Busters.


Find well over 100 sounds that will rouse roars of laughter and squeals of delight. Ideal for readers and non-readers ages 2-10, they will be able to follow the interactive finger story and voice story. Enjoy Dr Barnacles in English and Welsh.



Welsh Verbs
This highly stimulating "Award Winning" memory App will show you how to learn Welsh verbs and their "key" conjugations 7 times faster than any other traditional method.

With full pronounciation from a native Welsh speaker this App is perfectly suited for students of all levels.



Cwrs Sylfaen - Welsh Foundation Level
The Cwrs Sylfaen App helps you achieve foundation level Welsh, based on the popular CBAC/WJEC course for adult Welsh learners.

This material has been augmented with audio exercises to get you thinking in Welsh, and short dialogues where you can take one of the parts, and practise having a real conversation.



Cwrs Mynediad - Welsh for Beginners

Learn to speak Welsh with Cwrs Mynediad, the standard course for adults beginning to learn Welsh.


When you buy this App you will be able to access material from the first ten units, including audio so you can hear the words and phrases introduced in each unit. Two add-on packs of units 11-20 and 21-30 can be bought from within the App when you are ready to progress to these units.



Ap Geiriaduron
Ap Geiriaduron is as an English-Welsh/Welsh-English dictionary application which gives you offline access to thousands of words from multiple dictionaries, including Cysgair and 'Y Termiadur Addysg'.

Mae Ap Geiriaduron yn eiriadur Saesneg-Cymraeg/Cymraeg Saesneg sy'n caniatáu i chi chwilio all-lein am filoedd o eiriau Cymraeg a Saesneg trwy nifer o ffynonellau, gan gynnwys CysGair ac 'Y Termiadur Addysg'

Sport and P.E. Apps



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CoachPad
CoachPad allows you to sketch out and display formations and tactics all using your iPad in a simple and intuitive way.

Contains full and half field templates for basketball, baseball, football, soccer, rugby, volleyball, tennis, ice hockey, field hockey, Lacrosse (Men's and Women's), netball and even a blank whiteboard for any purpose.




CoachNote Lite Football & rugby
With this simple yet incredibly versatile app, you can create, save and share complex sports tactics that translate effortlessly into real-life sports plays.

With CoachNote you can record save and share your plays into a playable video for players, teammates and friends.



The PE Geek
The PE Geek app is the one stop shop for teachers interested in utilising emerging technologies within Physical Education.

Requires an internet connection via wi-fi as there are links to Social Media sources, more Apps and iBooks.



DK The Human Body App
The wonders of human anatomy are explored and explained in a way that offers hours of learning, fun and entertainment.

Has functions you can feel – grab your iPad and feel the lungs breath, the heart beat and the nerve impulses race.


Fitness Tests for PE Teachers and Coaches

The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility.


Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.



Easy Assessment - Formative Assessment Tool
Easy Assessment is the app teachers, trainers and coaches have been waiting for. A simple way to capture and assess performance in any context or situation.

With one step, add a video or image note to each student showcasing the item/skill/behaviour that you are assessing them on.



PE Apps
PE Apps is your one stop shop for PE Teachers. A simple pocket reference guide for the latest apps useful for the PE/Sport/Coaching/Training.

Simply select the category of app you are after to discover multiple classroom tested options. Requires a wi-fi connection.

Science Apps

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3D Brain
Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness.

Contains text-based facts and figures.



Bones for Kids
Bones for Kids is a fun app that teaches young children several things about the human Skeleton.

Contains a Bones Puzzle where children drag various bones to form a human skeleton.



Frog Dissection
This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum.

Includes step by step instructions with a voice over.



DK The Human Body App
The wonders of human anatomy are explored and explained in a way that offers hours of learning, fun and entertainment.

Has functions you can feel – grab your iPad and feel the lungs breath, the heart beat and the nerve impulses race.




GCSE Chemistry questions
Get the results you need in GCSE Chemistry. All tests have been quality assured and are suitable for the 2012 GCSE curriculum.

The App provides 30 questions free of charge. In App purchases required for extra questions.



The Elements: for UK & Ireland
The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.

Double-tap any object to bring it up full screen. Tap again and the image splits into a pair of stereo 3D images.



Atoms In Motion
A fully interactive atomistic simulation that uses sophisticated Molecular Dynamics (MD) algorithms to perform computational chemistry calculations.

Users can vary the temperature from near absolute zero to over 500K, and add up to 1,000 atoms to the simulation. A free student version is also available.



Chem Lab
In Chem Lab, you're presented with name of a randomly chosen chemical compound. Drag elements into the flask to complete the chemical formula. Get it right? You rock! Get it wrong and "BOOM" -- your experiment explodes.

Scores and times are given for each round of 5 compounds so you can track your own progress or challenge your classmates to a match!



Star Walk for iPad - interactive astronomy guide
Star Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPad at.

App includes a search function - wondering where Jupiter is right now? An arrow will guide you to it



Building Parallel Circuits
Using 3D graphics and 2D electronic symbols, you will build simple parallel circuits by using wires, batteries, switches, and light bulbs.

Also available is Building Serial Circuits by the same developer.


SimplePhysics
SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine.

The slow motion feature lets you slow things down so you can see how your design is failing. Also, check out Dummy Defense from the same developer.

Art and Drawing Apps



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Brushes
Using a basic toolbar at the bottom of the screen, you can select a colour wheel or picker, work with layers and switch between brushes.

A useful feature is the ability to record each brush stroke enabling the user to play back exactly how each piece of art was created.



ArtRage
A wide variety of canvas presets and paper options plus a range of brushes, pencils, crayons and rollers. Also features a dedicated watercolour brush.

In a quest for a realistic art experience you can paint directly onto the screen or apply a blob of paint with one tool and smear it around with another.



Drawing Box
A most suitable app to learn drawing and painting on the iPad. Can be used to create anything from a quick sketch to a detailed study.

Paintings can be exported to the photo library with a transparent background. Useful when using created images in other apps.



Doodle Buddy
Fun doodlng app which is easy to use and develops fine motor skills.

Can change background and foreground colours as well as text. Pictures can also be imported from the camera roll.



iDraw
This is a high quality app capable of producing professional artwork, illustrations and line drawings.

Drawings can be exported as vector based PDF and SVG files for use in other applications.



neu.Draw
A well featured drawing app which also allows freehand artwork along with some basic shapes.

Illustrations can be exported in SVG format for use in other applications.


Inkpad
Vector drawing app from the makers of Brushes. Professional level of tools rivalling the fuctionality of a full blown desktop application.

Can import SVG files, images and fonts and edit photos taken with the iPad camera.



SketchBook Pro
High quality vector drawing and painting app. Has a multi-touch interface and supports layers and blending modes.

Images can be exported as a layered file suitable for opening in PhotoShop. The user interface can be customised for double-tapping.



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