Pixure 2.2 with PanelKit

Pixure is Louis D'hauwe's superb pixel paintings studio app for iOS that permits you to create retro-styled illustrations. Pixure was already biggest fitted to the iPad's larger present, nevertheless the latest mannequin 2.2 supplies PanelKit – a UI framework created by D'hauwe himself to point out typical iPad popovers into floating panels.

Popovers are a staple of the iPad's interface, and I was skeptical as soon as I observed the first particulars of PanelKit in February. After testing Pixure on my 12.9" iPad Skilled, though, I imagine D'hauwe is onto one factor – when the app is in full-screen, it's good to have the power to re-arrange a palette of devices so it doesn't disguise your content material materials. The best half, in my opinion, is that panels can be remodeled once more to sidebars by snapping them to the sting of the present, which is a unbelievable use of the iPad Skilled's large show display. There's an argument to be made about PanelKit bringing the cognitive load of desktop window administration to the iPad, nevertheless I think about that, for some apps (akin to graphic editors like Pixure), floating controls you possibly can re-arrange throughout the canvas are very important.

I'm testing numerous iPad apps that try and optimize for the iPad Skilled's show display with additional popovers and sidebars, and none of them actually really feel as versatile or as intuitive as D'hauwe's app. For individuals who're an iPad particular person, it’s best to check out Pixure.

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