Bamboo Loop For iOS: Visual Messaging Using Handwriting & Style Templates
Wacom is a company best known for their innovation in the art and design field with their range of professional and consumer graphics tablets. As modern do-it-all tablets like the iPad continue to collect more users, Wacom have branched out into the mobile space with some mini (and not so mini) styli , in particular the Bamboo Stylus Mini which is essentially the reason Wacom built this app.
Bamboo Loop is a visual messaging app for iOS which allows users to create “loops” of quick messages in-app, with a variety of visual styles. There’s no need for a stylus at all, though the range of inking tools will probably make you wish you had one . That’s the main aim here anyway, as the app itself is free to download and use albeit with a few pricey in-app purchases.
Wacom seem to have nailed the basics, and the app does its job well. The quirky styles and writing tools are fun to play with, and the rapid-fire approach to sending quick messages is bound to hold attention spans. Whether $1.99 for each new “style” is worth it is up to you, but remember there are some similar “full price” $1.99 apps out there that come with everything unlocked.
- Send quick “loops” back and forth with your friends.
- Take pictures, add styles.
- A variety of inking tools for realistic and artsy handwriting.
- Designed to promote the Bamboo Stylus Mini, though a stylus is completely optional.
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