While it seems Microsoft is still struggling to define what people will see as the evolution of Windows design (Metro, modern, universal or whatever they’re intending to call it in the future); developers like Silicon Benders are throwing their hat into the ring with their new update. Silicon Benders, the company behind Sketchable, just released Sketchable version 2.20 today.
This update comes with a few significant feature additions as well as a complete overhaul of the UI. The new design is an elegant mix of flat navigation and skeumorphic representation, culminating in a cohesive esthetic that’s intended to help usability.
Among the the visual improvements are a more cohesively designed set of icons, redesigned popups for improved usability and anesthetics, improved placement of icons and tools, text in alphabetical order, the reduction of the app bar in size and the auto hide feature being less sensitive. Along with these improvements, there were adjustments made to make the app resolution independent, so it should scale perfectly to any size screen.
As far as features go, the team has added three fingered Undo/Redo gestures for touch screens, pixilated while zoomed settings, and realizable app bar as well.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sketchable, “Sketchable is free to download an offers several in-app purchases. Single tools can be purchased for $1.99 while the color picker costs $2.99. Layers can only be accessed if the entire app has be purchased. The most economical approach to this is purchasing the bundle. This costs $11.99 USD and includes all functionality, including layers. Users who have already purchased a bundle will receive the blending tool and layers free of charge”, they highlight on their site.
Grab the app from the download link below.