Digitally Archive Your Handwritten Doodles With ‘Draft’




For writers, artists and thinkers who still prefer ink pens to keyboards, there’s now a way for handwritten memos and doodles to live on digitally

Draft is a service that that scans your physical notebooks and archives them in a searchable, cloud-based format.

“Nothing beats a notebook for some activities,” said Jon Wheatley, co-founder of Need/Want, the start-up behind Draft

He developed the idea with his business partner Marshall Haas after he spent an “ungodly amount of time” photographing the pages in his notebooks as a digital back-up, he told Mahsable. After too many blurry photos, the team decided there had to be a better way. Read more…

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ColorSnap Studio Digitally Paints Your House to Help Pick a Good Color


iPad: Painting your walls requires a commitment. You have to choose from thousands of colors, figure out how much you’ll actually need, spend hours doing the work, and hope it all turns out well. ColorSnap Studio takes some of the guesswork by digitally painting your walls and calculating what you’ll need to get the job done.

ColorSnap Studio comes with a variety of features, but digitally painting your walls makes the download worthwhile. Choose a color from the color selector, take a photo of the room you want to paint (or use an existing one), and paint the room with your finger. While you won’t get the most precise results with your finger and an iPad screen, ColorSnap Studio intelligently blends the paint color with the wall to show you what to expect should you actually do the job yourself. When you’ve committed to a color, the app can calculate how many cans of paint you’ll need based on a few simple measurements.

You can download ColorSnap Studio right now for your iPad. We’d like to see an Android tablet version and one that works on smartphone, but obviously a larger screen helps when digitally painting a wall.

ColorSnap Studio (Free) | iTunes App Store