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Carbo: The Mighty Doodle Digitizer
While at first glance, the Carbo app might seem designed to hook sketch artists, this “drawing” app is so much more. Teachers, creators, and visual…
While at first glance, the Carbo app might seem designed to hook sketch artists, this “drawing” app is so much more. Teachers, creators, and visual learners, this app is for you too.
Carbo digitizes any and everything handwritten. Simply take a picture of your sketch using the app, adjust the contrast, and wait. Carbo files occupy a sixth of the space that a regular image would, so you can store doodles to your heart’s content. (And don’t worry--even with Carbo’s small file sizes, you can still export any image at 1200 DPI.)
Once you’ve digitized your image, you can use Carbo to edit. Carbo features basic photo editing fare like erasing, cropping, and lasso-ing to resize and reposition specific features of your drawing. You can get even more artistic with Carbo’s seven style variations, which will outfit your drawing to look like blueprints, chalkboard writing, pop art, and more.
You can add any notes you’d like to label the image, and tag your files to organize them automatically into color-coded folders. Sort through your tagged folders, or scroll through all of your images chronologically. Carbo syncs with Dropbox, Evernote, and iCloud to give you maximum control over your drawings.
Carbo is optimized for iPad and Apple Pencil. In fact, Apple Pencils draw like real pencils on Carbo: with zero lag and heightened sensitivity to angle and pressure. But you don’t need an Apple Pencil or an iPad to get good use out of Carbo. Carbo lets you collect any and all things handwritten in a legible, digitized format--so if you need to draw a quick graph for math, sketch up a logo, or snap photos of your deteriorating middle school journals, this app will do the trick and then some.
Carbo is available for iPhones at a one-time price of $7.99. Perhaps a steep price for an app, but certainly worth the flexibility and quality of Carbo.
But enough about other people's apps.