Announcing Stickyboard 2!

by qrayon 8. October 2011 13:56

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Stickyboard has continued to be popular in the App Store, and we have received plenty of feedback from you guys on how to make it better. Thank you! We’ve been listening carefully, and have actually been hard at work on a completely new version for a while. Truth is, the original Stickyboard was among the very first Apps ever designed specifically for the iPad. We’ve learnt a lot since then, and have created a completely new release, rebuilt from the ground up.

With Brand New Features:

Board Gallery

Board management is completely redesigned around a gallery view. Flip through large thumbnails of your boards. You can now name your boards, and make copies of them easily.




undo redo buttonsStickyboard 2 supports unlimited undo/redo. Don’t worry about messing up your carefully arranged layouts again.


Cut Copy DeleteCopying notes is now a snap. Select multiple notes using our unique lasso-select, then tap to cut & paste. This also makes it easy to move notes across multiple boards.


ink scribbleThe ink system is based on a brand new OpenGL engine, and is much smoother than ever before.




And A Little Magic…

The most exciting feature of Stickyboard 2 is something we call Magic Arrange. One of the biggest pains of working with many sticky notes at a time is having to arrange and rearrange them. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just wave your hands and have them neatly arrange themselves? Well, with the magic of the iPad and Stickyboard 2, now you can!

Just select a bunch of notes, then swipe with 3 fingers to instantly arrange them into neat piles, or fan them out into a grid, columns, or rows. Here’s a video of Magic Arrange in action:


This is going to change the way you work with sticky notes, and you are never going to look at paper notes the same way again!

A Free Offer for our Fans:

Update: The Public Beta has now ended. Thank you for all your great feedback! Download Stickyboard 2 here.

Stickyboard 2 will soon be available for purchase from the App Store for the iPad and iPad 2. Because the code is literally all new, it will be released as a separate download. However, we wanted to reward our loyal users and readers of our blog, so are offering a very limited number of free download codes. To request one, just write in via our feedback form with a brief note on what you would use it for, and if you are an existing Stickyboard user. Preference will be given to those who have purchased the original Stickyboard (we’ll use the honor system here Winking smile). All that we ask in return is that you use Stickyboard 2 and let us know what you think about it in email.

Thank You for your Support!

We continued to be fascinated by the magical things you can do with the iPad, and are committed to bringing more and more innovative Apps to you. If you like what you see, please continue to rate our Apps in the App Store and tell your friends about them. We also appreciate your continued feedback on what else you would like to see in the future. There’s still lots more to be done!

A Sneak Peek at Air Scanner – Beta Testers Wanted!

by qrayon 15. April 2011 09:02

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It’s been a busy Spring between the iPad2 launch, update releases, and of course trying to answer all your email. We really do try to get back to everyone who writes in, but don’t always get to – rest assured we do read all our mail, and your feedback is very helpful in prioritizing updates and new releases.

One request we’ve heard from a number of people is to provide video support as an add-on for Air Projector. This would be useful as an overhead document camera or an easy-to-use scanner. We took a hard look at this problem – it turns out that doing any kind of video processing is not  easy – and think we’ve ben able to come up with a useful new App.

Announcing Air Scanner: Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless HD document camera!

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If you are familiar with Air Projector, Air Scanner works the way you would expect. Fire it up and anything you point the camera at is projected to a web browser on the local network, in full 720P HD quality. It turns out that the camera on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Gen is more than good enough to transmit high-quality images of a full page legal-sized document or picture. Air Scanner works by taking rapid photos and sending them to the browser wirelessly – with a good network connection updates should happen about once per second.

This works great with a homemade DIY cardboard stand, which you can easily make out of scrap cardboard. Here are a couple sites with instructions to build one (Lifehacker, VitaminCM). If you’re lazy, we found that a standard cardboard document box is the perfect size when you place it on it's side (handle-holes facing up and down), and put your iPhone’s camera over the top hole and what you want to scan below it. The only downside is you need to face the open end of the box to a light source.

While we don’t expect your iPhone to replace fancy document cameras that cost hundreds of dollars, this would be a great tool for projects such as show-and-tell, or for letting large groups of people view a physical object simultaneously.


Beta Testers Wanted!

Air Scanner is currently in final Beta and we are looking for more Beta Testers. If you are interested, just drop us a note via the feedback page with a brief blurb about what you think you would use Air Scanner for. We have a limited number of download codes, but if you receive one, it’s good for a free download of the full version of Air Scanner plus future updates. All we ask in return is that you use it and send us your feedback on what you think:

1. Do you find it useful on a regular basis? i.e. how do you actually use it as part of your work?

2. What do you like and not like about it / what would make it a more useful tool? Did you run into any issues using Air Scanner?

3. Do you know anyone who might find this App useful? Please let them know and help us spread the word!

Air Scanner requires an iPhone (3GS or higher, but supports lower-resolution on 3GS), or iPod Touch 4th Gen (the one with a camera).

Bloggers and reviewers: If you are interested in writing an article or review on Air Scanner, drop us a note too – we have a few codes reserved for you.


Thanks for your feedback.

We appreciate all your continued support in the form of feedback and App Store ratings. Please keep them coming. 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year. We have a few more products as well as updates planned. Stay tuned!

A Sneak Peek at Air Projector for the iPhone and iPod Touch!

by qrayon 21. August 2010 12:43

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It has been quite a summer! While we have been hard at work releasing major updates for Air Sketch and Stickyboard, we have also been busy working on our next “secret project”. Well, the secret’s now out of the bag, and today, I’m happy to be able to share with you what we’ve been hard at work on.

Announcing Air Projector: Project PDFs and photos directly from your iPhone to a local browser over WiFi.

When we released Air Sketch, we were overwhelmed by the positive response we received from our users (thank you!), as well as feedback on where you would like to see us go next. One direction was to do an iPhone version of Air Sketch, so that you could take it with you wherever you go. We thought long and hard about this, and even worked on several prototypes. In the end however, we found that sketching on a screen as small as the iPhone would not be an optimal experience. We chose to focus on what would make an iPhone version really great instead – as a slideshow presenter.

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There have been several apps that let you use your iPhone as a remote control for PowerPoint, Keynote, and other desktop apps. However, we realized that we could make the iPhone serve up the presentation content itself and use it as the ultimate presentation clicker. The wireless approach used in Air Sketch would be ideal for this as well, since no one wants a long heavy VGA cable attached to their iPhone.

We also had to completely rethink how the interface would work. One of the Apps that works exceptionally well on the iPhone is the Photo app. It feels completely intuitive to navigate even a large collection of photos by tapping and swiping. We realized that this would be a great model to follow.

We designed Air Projector to look almost identical to the Photos app. Navigating albums and photos works in exactly the same way. The major difference is that whatever photo you are looking at is also simultaneously projected to a web browser.

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Air Projector projects images via WiFi from your iPhone or iPod Touch to a browser connected on the same local network. No additional client software is required. To use it, you just need to fire up Air Projector on your iPhone and type in the displayed URL in your web browser. Images show up as you navigate them on your iPhone.

We also added the ability to project PDF documents in the same way. Air Projector does not store PDFs directly. To project a PDF document, send it from the Mail App, or a third party document manager such as Dropbox, to Air Projector. This works great with exported PDFs from PowerPoint or Keynote (note: transitions and animations are not stored in PDFs). BTW, we wholeheartedly recommend checking out Dropbox if you haven’t already. They have an excellent service and their iPhone client works great with Air Projector. They are also currently offering a free 2GB subscription.

Coming soon to the App Store

Air Projector will be available for the iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS4. It is currently in final Beta and is scheduled to be available in the App Store in early September 2010.

We hope that you will find Air Projector a useful addition to your iPhone’s capabilities. We plan to have a special introductory pricing at launch time, so please subscribe to our twitter feed to be the first to hear about the launch. Also check out the Air Projector homepage for more details.

If you are a writer, and would like an advance copy of Air Projector to review for an article, please drop us a line and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.

Stickyboard Sneak Peek: Email PDF

by qrayon 6. May 2010 07:14


This has been a top hotly requested feature by our beta testers since day one. We’re happy to announce that the feature is now ready and will be in the next major update. What do you think of the icon?


We wrestled between choosing to implement different means for sharing Stickyboard content, including file-sharing via iTunes, sending images, and integrating with upload sites like Flickr. Our internal testing found email to be far and away the most convenient method that we chose to use daily. Our iPads are always connected via WiFi, and rarely docked with iTunes. To be honest, we struggled quite a bit to use the file-sharing feature on other Apps. It’s not very easy to find or use on the current version of iTunes.

Emails in contrast are fire-and-forget. Sending them from in the app feels very much like a slightly fancier save-as dialog. Emails are also a very convenient way to archive boards that go through successive changes, like our scheduling boards. They server as an official record of what was agreed upon at a given time.

What file-sharing features do you find you use the most on iPad apps? What has been your experience?

We hope to have this out and in your hands within a couple of weeks (that’s the nature of working with the Apple review and deployment pipeline). We are also working on a couple of other really cool features that will be out soon. Stay tuned!

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