This is the 3rd App of this type that I have reviewed (see my review of mRelease and Photographer’s Contract Maker). Each of these Apps promises to eliminate the need for carrying around paper based Model and Property releases. The first App I tried, mRelease was really slick but lacked the ability to create a “custom” release using your own text. Then BestAppSite readers turned me on to Photographer’s Contract Maker, which does allow for custom text but lacks the ability to put in a photo of the model/building on the release and doesn’t let you put in your own logo. Although I knew about Easy Release, I immediately dismissed it back then because it also lacked the ability to do custom releases. However, that’s all changed now with their latest update.
Easy Release 1.5 Almost Does it All!
A BestAppSite reader turned me on to the 1.5 update and while I am satisfied with Photographer’s Contract Maker for the most part (I used it at Photoshop World for both model releases and custom corporate interview releases and it rocked!), I wanted to give this App a spin. Being the most expensive of the bunch at $9.99 I was a little hesitant, However, I was lured in by the fact that it had the missing features I wanted. Not only did the update bring custom releases, but it also has the ability to have a photo (from either your iPhone camera or your Camera Roll/Albums) on the release AND allows you to put in your own custom logo/branding! Cool!
Get it here:
There is one problem though…
They say that the best ideas have been captured on a bar napkin. It's 2010, think green! OK, that's a stretch. However, you do have that shinny NEW iPad with a nice large display and chances are you'll be sitting in a cafe, bar or other meeting and want sketch out some thoughts (ideas). That's where Adobe Ideas comes in. This FREE App allows you to take advantage of your iPad's larger display and using just your finger you can sketch out your ideas in multiple colors and best of all in a vector format.
Adobe Ideas, paper not included
Once you have your Ideas on the iPad you can then easily share them via email right from the App as PDFs. Those PDFs can be opened and edited in Adobe Illustrator as vector drawings. Although Adobe Ideas is vector at heart you can still do things like use an eraser right in the app. Another nice benefit is that you can grab colors from an existing photo in your Library. This is great for when you want to design something quick and you want to use an existing color scheme. It even has 50 levels of Undo and of course you can access a gallery of all your past drawings. The one thing I really like since I can't draw my way out of a paper bag, is the fact that you can bring up a photo as a layer and draw on the drawing layer over it and then turn off the photo layer to just have your sketch!
Adobe Ideas is FREE and you can get it here on the
Of course iPad weekend just past (see my iPad review here) and now you're wondering what are the hottest Apps to get that take advantage of your new IPad. While NEW Apps are coming on board every day from here on out, I thought I share with my iPad Opening Weekend – Top 10 Must Have iPad Apps:
While the above list has some great Apps on it, I did it back in April 2010. A lot has come out since then. See my NEW "Must Have Apps for the New iPad Owner"
The 100 Best Apps of 2010
See our picks here.
More MUST HAVE APPS
10 Must Have iPad Apps for the Office – Here
8 Must Have iPad Apps for Photographers – Here
See my Top 10 Picks for Universal iPad/iPhone Apps. These are Apps that are native to all iOS devices.
Agile Web Solutions have today announced that their 1Password app for the iPad is available in the App Store. You will now be able to sync over your passwords to have with you on the go at the iPad as well, making use of the big screen.
The 1Password for iPad application is available for $6.99 while an update, 1Password Pro 3.0 is available, containing both the iPad and iPhone version, which goes for $14.99 but is a free upgrade for current owners.