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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa1976, post: 208444
    Now im probably going to get a slap for this, but i really don't see what all the fuss is about.

    It just seem to me to be a bigger version of the touch or iphone (but without the phone part). Isn't it the same principles just on a larger scale. Just seems that Apple just wants our pennies.

    Sorry just my opinion :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 208420
    I am not sure but.... is this any good?

    Sketchbook pro app $7.99
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/…
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    Actually Jeff, that's gotten stellar reviews.

    However, it's more an artists tool than what I'm after. If you're interested, here's a video they did showing it's capabilities. Way more than I need or could figure out. I'm not an artist.

    I'm more interested in something that's more technical illustration oriented. That's got the sketch oriented drawing tools but also some vector tools where, like Keith said, I can draw circles, arrows, boxes, make annotations, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa1976, post: 208444
    Now im probably going to get a slap for this, but i really don't see what all the fuss is about.

    It just seem to me to be a bigger version of the touch or iphone (but without the phone part). Isn't it the same principles just on a larger scale. Just seems that Apple just wants our pennies.

    Sorry just my opinion :)
    Lisa, I actually understand what you're saying.

    However, take a look at that Sketchbook Pro video I put in this post earlier and tell me you can do things like that on the touch or the iPhone.

    The way I see it is that the iPod Touch or the iPhone is a convenience item. They work well for the quick check of email or the internet while you're out. Or perhaps to find the nearest toilet.

    The way I see this thing is more like a revolution in portable computing. Almost like your laptop with nothing but the screen. Between applications like Sketchbook Pro, Apples own iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) and other that are hitting the store daily, I think this thing can replace a laptop in very many cases.

    Tom (... try it, you'll understand!)

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    Maybe that is the key, catrancher; trying it.

    I too wonder how it becomes more than a glorious toy... But I am intrigued. However, way too pricey for me.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 208412
    Argh omni :( theyre so totally macosx. Everything they do is kinda right but they do charge for it :( omnigraffle is so great on the mac though I may be tempted
    Yep. I've used Omni on the Mac since version 3. It's stellar for things like class diagrams. Couldn't live without it.
    And yes, I'm certainly tempted by the iPad version!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 208412
    I dont know exactly what app he was using since I was trying to act cool as if I'd had an ipad from about a year before anyone else had one but I think it may have been photopad. We werent doing anything really adventurous just annotating, arrows here and there etc
    I've got PhotoPad. For free, it's hard to beat. There's some implementation bits I might have done differently but, like I said, for free it's hard to beat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 208412
    If you find a great one let me know, otherwise we'll have to write one :D
    Okay!
    If we have to write one, I know you're a graphics guru but how's your OpenGL ES? I'm still working on mine!

    Frustums, anyone?

    Tom (... neat stuff!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 208479
    Maybe that is the key, catrancher; trying it.

    I too wonder how it becomes more than a glorious toy... But I am intrigued. However, way too pricey for me.
    Or, take a look at these videos Tink! These are the Apple iWork videos:


    There's no way you could do those on an iPhone or an iPod touch. And, if you're like the vast majority of computer users, these are the kind of things you'd normally do on your laptop.

    No, this is a revolution in mobile computing. Some people have said it's a laptop killer. I'm not prepared to accept that yet but for the mobile business person or the casual computer user I feel that this is the wave of the future. And it's here today!

    Tom (... not giving mine up. Ever!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 208412
    If you find a great one let me know, otherwise we'll have to write one :D
    Found this freebie this morning.

    Adobe Ideas 1.0

    It's not bad. Gives you a picture layer (bitmap) and a drawing layer (vector) and overlays the vector on top of the picture. You can then scribble or draw all over the picture without actually doing it any harm. Then you can email the results as a PDF. Really wish it had a text layer and would save your work but then again, it's only 1.0 and it's free.

    Tom (... if it's free, it's for me!)

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