NEW & IMPROVED!! Now supporting iPad Pro and Pencil. See below for more information on other updates.
FORGE - Draw. Sketch. Brainstorm. Organize. Annotate. Create.
BRAINSTORM ON YOUR iPad
Forge is a brainstorming tool for your iPad. Collect images for inspiration, draw and sketch your ideas and create layers to build on them. When the time is right step back to organize everything on your project walls and create storyboards, mood boards and more.
Import photos, sketches and visual notes from your iPads camera roll, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, or other iPad apps to use as inspiration. Forge also lets you easily export your creations to other applications and share your ideas on social media.
BUILD YOUR IDEAS
Keep your workflow fast and fluid: Organize your images, notes and concepts on your project walls and get a 10,000 foot view to help you find the best way forward.
TOOLS TO CREATE
Forge works with most styluses including Apple Pencil and the new iPad Pro to give you all the essential tools. Sketch out concepts, create layers, take notes, draw over images and crank through drafts to bring your ideas to life.
First version with YY7
Ratings and Reviews
Lots of potential, but crashy
This is a great app for jotting ideas down and keeping them loosely organized. The UI is nice and mostly intuitive and the organizational structure using cards to represent each page works pretty well — the way you can store cards in the corner of the screen is cool.
Unfortunately it is too buggy. It crashes about half the time I use it. Not what you want when you're trying to get your thoughts down!
Perfect for Ideation and Storyboards!
I’ve experimented with a lot of apps on my iPad Pro when it comes to sketching and storyboarding ideas. Forge is perfect when it comes to getting those quick sketches to well-thought out storyboards! The UI is a pleasure to work in and the functionality is great! Recommend this to anyone who is thinking about downloading
The only thing that I do wish was better was the support for the Apple Pencil; sometimes I notice there is a lag when the iPad registers that my palm is on the screen. Maybe could be fixed with an option to only draw with the Apple Pencil when one is connected?
Use it all the time
This app is a pleasure to use, and the tools feel easy and intuitive to use, even though there isn't a straightedge. If you're stuck between this and paper 53, think about what you hope to get out of them. This is better for organization and, beacause of the layers, illustrations. If you're looking for something more focused on free form drawing, look at paper 53 (it's on the App Store).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.