It has to be said, the mission statement for Inkodo UWP is so comprehensive that I can't really imagine anyone using it to create serious documents and artwork on the relatively small phone screen, so this is perhaps slanted 90% at the desktop and Surface tablets, but it's still good to see it on Mobile as well. Regardless, I've tried it out on my Lumia 950 XL anyway, to give you a feel for the UI, below.
From the Store description:
Take notes, annotate, create documents, sketch ideas, make photo montage, keep a journal, ... doodle your world in a creative way ! Depending on your device, draw with your stylus, your fingers or with a computer mouse. You can also combine active stylus and touch gestures to zoom or move the paper.
- Insert photos on the whiteboard from your device, clipboard, camera, or web page.
- Insert videos, audios records on the whiteboard from a file, camera or a web page.
- Import PDF files and insert pages as images on the whiteboard.
- Import PDF files as a book.
- Insert maps as an image on the whiteboard.
- Extract text from images (OCR).
- Handwriting recognition : your inks strokes are converted into raw text.
- Ink shape recognition: convert your ink strokes into geometric shapes.
- Create toast notifications: reminders, alarms linked to your saved pages.
- Pin your saved pages to start screen.
- Record your thoughts and draw at the same time.
- View, sort, organize books and pages.
- Open a book and work on the current book.
- Print pages, books or a set of books.
- Slideshow from your pages with automatic scrolling.
- Save your creation to PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF.
- Share your masterpiece to Twitter, Facebook, E-Mail, OneDrive... it depends on what apps you have installed.
- Launch your saved inks remotely and edit your inks between devices.
- Play slideshow of your saved inks in remote.
- Broadcast the whiteboard on your local network and ink in real-time with other Inkodo sessions.
- Sync your saved pages and books with OneDrive.
And it all works as advertised, though I should sound a note of caution - the undo/redo tools don't act on all elements in the same way and a number of times I'd try undoing a new shape (for example) and end up deleting my last protractor masterpiece or text box. Add this to the relative misery of trying to create professional looking artwork on a phone screen, on the go, and I'd really only recommend this for the very largest phones (Elite x3?) and, ideally, the Surface Pro hybrids.
Still, in the interests of experimentation:
Finally, one of the promo images for Inkodo in the Store, with a Surface in mind, no doubt, shows some of the use cases thought up by the developer - developing logos and ideas, for later fleshing out and importing into some other creative software system:
Although Inkodo UWP is free to download and use in the Store here, there's an IAP to unlock some of the more professional IO features:
- PDF: unlock book import / export features.
- IMAGE FILTERS: unlock export feature.
- MAPS: unlock the destination field to draw a route between 2 locations.