This week I have been trying out some sketching apps to see if I could find one almost as easy as just using paper and pencil. I tried out Autodesk Sketchbook Express, which I found quite fiddly to use, and Paper 53 which I am going to talk more about here.
Paper 53 is a very simple to use app. It has been designed to be a close to a paper experience as possible. Before you ask ‘why not just stick with paper and pencil’, I wanted to find some alternatives for those pupils who want to produce their controlled assessment completely electronically. Currently we have to scan in all the pupil’s designs, which is surprising time consuming.
Paper 53’s interface is very clean and simple, although you can have as many notebooks as you want.
Each notebook has several easy to rearrange pages. I also liked the fact that you can zoom in on the page to put more details in.
I felt that the best way to show how easy it was to use was to make a video. So here is a quick demonstration of Paper 53.
I’m going to keep sketching designs on Paper 53. If you are interested in seeing the designs I come up with then you can follow my tumblr.