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Three compelling features put the Wacom Intuos5 at the top of any artist's shopping list: design, software, and touch.
The Joy Factory's two styluses, the Monet and the DaVinci, offer a taste of the range of nib styluses currently on the market. The Monet is an elongated model that excels for painting, but not much else; the DaVinci is a solid, all-purpose tool, but not the best available.
iFaraday's inexpensive line of styluses may not be the flashiest or best touchscreen pens on the market, but they get the job done. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell takes a look at the iFaraday Stylus, Artist Stylus, and RXII.
Adonit has taken a shrink ray and a steel cutter to its popular Jot stylus to produce the more diminutive Jot Mini, the company's newest offering. But though the Jot Mini is a beautifully constructed offering from Adonit, it left me wanting more in the useability department.
Just Mobile's AluPen Pro is a revamp of the company's original AluPen stylus, adding 2-in-1 functionality in a slimmer package, while keeping the great design ethic.
Aluminum-machined styluses are all the rage these days, with Arctic Accessories's Architect Stylus the latest in a long line of impeccably-designed devices. But while the Architect may take its cues from Adonit's line of capped pens, and the sleek figure of Wacom's Bamboo, it winds up being in a class all its own.
There are styluses for writing, styluses for painting, styluses for navigating, and even styluses for playing a virtual guitar. Whatever your use case may be, here's a guide to help you find what you need.
Bert Monroy creates hyperrealistic paintings almost entirely in Photoshop (with a little help from Illustrator). Times Square took four years to complete.
Per Se does its best to approximate on the Mac the old school pulp and ink journaling experience, while adding in some very cool features that could only exist in a digital notebook.
Grappler is a nifty little Mac application that lets you download videos and music from YouTube and the Web easily and quickly.
Apple launches Final Cut Pro X and companion apps Motion 5 and Compressor 4 on the App Store.
Calibre is an ebook manager, ebook creator, and desktop ebook reader. It's also a must-have tool for any bibliophile with an ereader and a growing library.
Avid on Thursday announced its first iPad application, Avid Scorch. Based on the same engine as Avid’s own Sibelius music notation software, Scorch lets you import your existing Sibelius files or purchase and download sheet music from its own in-app store.
When Brigham Young University-Hawaii's digital media lab needed to turbo-charge its high-def video processing system, it plopped a solid state drive into its MacBook Pro laptop. It chose the latter and its drive performance immediately improved by 16 times, which allows the lab to process the 4K video resolution being recorded by its cutting-edge, $25,000 Red One video camera.
TapeDeck streamlines the process of making and organizing audio recordings. And does so with a user interface that will bring a smile to those of us who used an actual cassette deck back in the day.