Bamboo Paper by Wacom lands on Android, prepare to doodle

July 23, 2014
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Bamboo Paper by Wacom Sketch

Stepping up their mobile offerings, Wacom has just launched their full Bamboo Paper app for Android, Windows and Android powered Kindle devices. Previously an iPad only app, Bamboo Paper offers the same note taking capabilities as their smaller Bamboo Paper memo Android app, with added tools for journaling, drawing, sketching, writing and more. Bamboo Paper is currently free in the Google Play Store.

You may be familiar with Wacom for their PC connected pen tablets, if so, you’ll understand that their goal is to provide as many of the same drawing, doodling, sketching, annotating, writing and more tools and the overall experience to your mobile device. As such, the app is designed to work with many of the Wacom stylus pens out there. If you don’t know what Wacom is all about, check out their website for more info.

As an introductory promotion, for a limited time, Wacom is providing free downloads of many of their premium writing and drawing tools for the app. They don’t say how long the promotion runs for, so don’t hesitate to get in there, if you’re interested.

Bamboo Paper Samples and Tools

For my couple minutes messing with the basic operation, I managed to attack an imported image from my device with various pens and brushes in various colors. Please forgive my lack of artistic ability. The first thing I noticed was that there are limited colors for use. Maybe there is a full RGB color chooser in there somewhere, but I looked and could not find it. Without the ability to customize colors, I fear that this app would not suffice for many professional users.

In their delay to launch on Android, Wacom enters a market filled with many great drawing, sketching and doodling apps. It’s an oldie, but check out this best drawing apps on Android post we did in 2012. Like I said, Wacom is a little late to the game here, it’s a good thing that Bamboo Paper is a solid app with a good amount of functionality for most users.

Having you been looking for your first, or a new drawing, writing, sketching, note taking, doodling, annotating and more app?

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