Sold only as a set with the Slide ruler, Adobe Ink is a 5.67-inch digital pen manufactured by the Photoshop maker’s hardware partner Adonit. With an aluminum shell and weighing less than an ounce, Ink communicates via Bluetooth 4.0 LE with recent iPad models, and is capable of writing or drawing on the screen and making menu selections from any app. So how does Adobe's first foray into hardware fare? Read on to find out.
Clibe is an interesting note-taking app, as it strives to combine this basic concept with social media, by letting you share your notebooks with anyone on the web. Notebooks are saved online and accessible via iPad or Clibe's website, and can be shared with the wider user base, just a few friends, or nobody at all. Images, text, and backgrounds can be easily added to the digital pages, plus you can write and draw with your finger or stylus as desired.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to iOS apps: textured, skeuomorphic designs that try (often too hard) to create a level of real-world familiarity for the user, or clean, sleek interfaces with modern flourishes and a heavy emphasis on functionality. Paper by FiftyThree is iPad minimalism at its finest. With a compete emphasis on the digital experience, Paper pays little attention to mimicking its real-world inspiration, resulting in a slick approach that puts the focus where it should be – on the art you create.