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App description: Unlike virtually every other sketching and note-taking app available, Pencilicious lets you easily manipulate lines and shapes AFTER they have been created. *fast, smooth ink with dozens of colors to choose from *vector-like editing ability (move, cut, copy, paste, scale) *zoom, pan *intuitive notebook and page management

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pencilicious-note-taking-sketching/id516556341?mt=8

iDevices used for the reviews: iPad2 - iPad3

Total reviews: 5

Developer: Marta S.

Andrew M.

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What I liked Each feature is easy to use and works intuitively. Import/imbed features work well as do internal fuctions. I especially like the ability to modify not only the color but the transparency of the ink. The export function worked well when I tried emailing a notebook I created. Overall a fun app to use to take notes or draw.


Improvements Almost all the features work very well. I had to nitpick to find suggestions. Having said that, here they are: I do not have a stylus and found that writing lengthy notes on a single page was a bit difficult - possibly because of the size of my fingers? Perhaps this issue would be addressed/solved if the toolbar(s) could be made to disappear while you are writing by double tapping or something like that. Also, when I was using the app, the "fill" option did not work well if the text of the word was too tranparent.


General review This fun app is a good option for enhanced note taking and drawing. Importing, exporting and sharing options work well. All internal features work easily and intuitively and include size, color and transparency selection. Closed figures can also be "filled" with any color at any transparency level. Overall a fun app to use to take notes or draw.
First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Charly J.

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What I liked Ease of use. When I entered the app I thought it may be hard to use however, after going through the tutorial and getting the feel for it I realized it was more simple to use than I assumed. Preconceived notions aside I really enjoyed this app. I loved being able to pull pictures from my photo gallery or being able to take one. I loved being able to paste something inside it. I love choosing lined pages so my kids could practice writing and being able to keep a journal or sorts to show how they have improved. I was able to use without any lag time my finger or a stylus. Very receptive to touch


Improvements I'd like to see a save feature on options as a few times I wanted to just create a cover but not add any content so I could come back later. It did not keep the name of notebook unless I created at least one page. I would love to have options of purchasing more covers or even creating my own cover and the same for paper as I would love to have the ability to create a design and save it and it to my content as a paper or even cover option. Again, the ability to choose more or even clip art pictures (or stickers) for my kids. On the selection tool I would like to have the 'magic lasso' feature t


General review App is very user friendly. The options available to send your notebooks/journals are a huge plus. I can even do just one page instead of the whole notebook which is brilliant. I was able to use this with my children for handwriting exercises and my daughter who just loves to write and draw. I enjoyed being able to take pictures within the app and use them or go to my photo gallery to pick them out. Dropbox being added is a huge plus for me as I u
First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Courtney D.

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What I liked I like that the user has multiple choices for paper color, writing color, etc. I like that there is an option for lined paper, if desired. I like that there are labels given to notebooks and the user can have more than one notebook under a label. I like that it truly has a notebook feel to it. I like the eraser deletes an entire letter/object with a swipe versus haing to be meticulous about erasing. I think this app woud be great for fine motor tasks, following directions activities, working on prepositions, etc. beyond the intended purpose of note taking.


Improvements I wish the lines on the paper were darker for the users who have visual difficulties. If this was an available option to choose, that would be sufficient, as not all users would need this. The options on the sides are difficult to see when the user has selected dark color paper. If possible, it would be nice, in my opinion, if the user could create their own color palette selection. Also, if the writing utensils were labeled with what they are instead of "brush" as they all aren't brushes. I wish the user could record into the app. A voice to text option would be neat!


General review This is a comprehensive note taking app. I like the various options the user is given to personalize each notebook. There is a wide variety of options in paper selection, writing utensil options, etc. to choose from. This app can be used for working on fine motor activities, following directions tasks, prepositions, and fun/entertainment, just to name a few! I definitely recommend!
First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Jim B.

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What I liked Clean and good looking interface. Customization options such as paper type, lines, colors, etc. make using and creating notebooks fun. Options are easily accessed either from the tool bars or drop downs. The vector object manipulation is unique. Numerous 'export' options.


Improvements Zoom mode needs to auto-scroll as I write. Add support for other popular clould services other than Dropbox (Skydrive, Pogoplug, etc.). Support both Import and Export to the cloulds. Add optional keyboard entry. Add Read-Only option to protect notebooks from being further edited or deleted. The homepage should look the same in both portrait and landscape mode.


General review The app is a late entry into the category but it brought something new to the table (vector based manipulation) so it's somewhat unique. The name Pencilicious may keep professionals from choosing it over a couple of more established app in the category. Pencilcious is stable and easy to use but in term of features, it is in the middle of the pack so it will have to play catch up.
First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Chris L.

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What I liked I like how this app allows me to make collections of pictures all together into a notebook, and not just single pictures by themselves. This allows me to make a sort of "slideshow". I also like the copy and paste feature this app has. It might seem very simple, but believe it or not I haven't come across any other drawing app that allows me to do that. I also like the fact that you can change the transparency of lines in case you need something to stand out more than something else. It is also very cool that you can import photos into the app so you can make something like a collage.


Improvements I think it would be really cool if this app would allow you to record yourself while you draw. I have come across an app that did that once and it was very cool. I also think that a multi-drawing tool should be added so that two people could draw at once. This would help if parents are allowing more than one kid to play on the app at once. I also wish to see an eraser that doesn't delete your entire stroke when you use it, because this can get to be quite annoying.


General review This is a very nice app for anybody who loves drawing. However, for $1.99 I think there could be some cooler features added such as being able to record yourself drawing or being able to have a multi-drawing. Although this app does have a couple of unique features such as being able to import photos and make different transparency lines. I would reccoment this app to other people because there are also very few bugs and the app runs very smoothly
First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered