July 30, 2014

Autodesk Releases SketchBook for Android 2.1 and Higher

Autodesk, Inc. has released two versions of their popular SketchBook Mobile app for Android handsets. The digital sketchpad allows users to draw with pens, pencils, markers, and airbrushes create professional looking pictures and paintings. Other details include dynamic resizing, color wheel, layers, and drawing symmetry.

Both the free version (SketchBook Express) and the paid version (SketchBook Mobile) require Android 2.1 or higher and recommend at least 1GHz processors and 512MB RAM for best performance. Looking at the press release, Autodesk says the premium flavor runs $2.99 however when we checked the Market, we see it listed at 99¢ instead. Having not installed both editions, I can only assume the difference is ads tossed in for the free model.

In a related note, Autodesk has named finalist “heros” as part of their Autodesk Sketchbook Hero Image contest. Voting is currently open and runs through December 14th with the winning submission getting announced on December 20th.