3bdd's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
Too slow when sketching
Masso Chailly's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
Completely useless because the app is too slow and the delay feels awful. Stupid app.
Idbean's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
I'm an interior designer and this has been great for building up concepts and mood boards to show clients. Would love to be able to share projects. Keep up the good work!
AppGrabbing101's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
I have been patiently waiting for the development team of the Forge app to reduce the sizes of both the app itself and the artwork files it creates, for more than 15 months till now. I shouted out in two previous reviews in the AppStore, but nothing has changed. The ArtStudio app is only 28 MB in size, but it is 10X better than Forge in terms of its functionalities for sketching, drawing and painting with 150 brushes and unlimited number of layers, plus being also a capable photo editor with double exposure with 21 blend modes. And what is the size of Forge that can't do any of these - 201 MB. 8X more size providing 10X less functions. Even one-man developers like You Doodle are doing everything they can to reduce the size of their apps, utilizing technologies like iOS bitcode etc. And what has the developers done at Adonit, a company maybe 100X bigger? In my view, the Adonit management should fire the entire development team and starting all over again, starting from the head of the team for negligence and being blind to competition requirements. I really like the concept of the Forge app, e.g. its project wall, yet I also really hate to find a 3 MB sketch take up more than 20 MB of storage on my iPad. I also don't believe a file management module for the project wall would take up 180 MB in size. Wake up Forge developers! You only have 2.5 stars left for all-versions reviews, which means users are leaving, like myself. Last review: The difference between this and the old version really is just that this so-called "New" Forge app comes without the 135MB sample file. Its size is 6 MB less than the old one, to be fair. Allow me to give a little more details why I feel sorry for the Forge development team. As a comparison, except for the project wall view, the ArtStudio app does everything ten times better than this Forge app, but it's only 21.8MB without sample files. With that 21.8MB it is able to offer you 120+ brushes, unlimited layers, plus a full-featured photo editor and some filters. You can also add text with one of its 150+ fonts. It also helps create unlimited looks and feels with 21 blending modes. Its gallery view is not much less than the project wall view of Forge, if you just have to see all your drawings and photos together on one blank background, whatever you call it. Other leading drawing apps like ArtRage and Aurin Ink are around 30MB. Paper, Tayasui Sketches, Bamboo Paper, Adobe Illustrator Draw, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Illustrator Line are all under 70MBs in size. Not to mention Procreate, the golden standard of the drawing and sketching category. It packs everything you can think of for a drawing app into a body of 68.4MB without the sample files, plus some of the best photo editing features. And one of the best user experience. I have written a review 6 months ago calling for a slim down of the old Forge app, because I like the Forge concept, and was considering buy the IAP. But it seems the developers have made no progress on this version of the Forge app, except putting the word New on the icon. For its current functionalities, this Forge app should be around 20MB in size, without the scooter sample file, which by itself is also ridiculous, a 135MB sample file!? What a shame! Come on Forge development team, you can do better than that. Like I said last time, I would buy the IAP and give it 5 stars if you guy are able to lose enough weight. Good luck till then!
chalkmuncher's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
This app is perfect for storyboarding. You can rearrange pictures in all sorts of wonderful ways. Batch download and upload images from/to Dropbox. Move whole scenes to the clipboard and drop them somewhere else. This is the ONLY app I could find that suits this purpose so well!
Leonglass's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
I have had this app for 3 weeks and in that amount of time it has closed unexpectedly 15 times, erasing my most recent sketches and work and putting me behind schedule on assignments. It's not worth getting.
cekuhnen's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
The brainstorming part of the app is perfect. But it offers no Apple pencil support and it is very laggy land lacks certain drawing tools. It feels rather like an advertisement tool made to sell their own styluses.
Don Swet's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
The latency for Pencil input is ridiculous. If you draw too quickly, the strokes will be straight-up inaccurate. There's also no pressure detection. Instead, pressure is inferred through s***** speed, which of course has nothing to do with my intention to create a thicker line or not. Otherwise, there could be more options for pen types. I like the idea of creating sketch tree-structures and the ability to look at the history of an idea. Just get these basic things together.
Haunted Ghost's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
I've never been so happy to see an app come back from the ashes. Jumping for joy.
cre8ist's Review of ForgeReviewed on 12/25/18 1:37 PM
September 2016: Great update of adding "pressure sensitivity" to the drawing engine. It might not be adjustable, but for what it is, it is excellent! Glad to have it now! More stabilize when using. Thank goodness! Plz tell me there are these features in the update road map: Lasso and Move tool? Copy, Cut, and Paste (And across files?)? Transform anybody? iCloud support? There's definitely more, but these would be my immediate personal wish list... Having said all that... You guys are amazing! Great job Team Forge! I love your app, and continually use it everyday! August 2016: Ah!!! I am so elated that the Forge team are still together, no longer in stealth mode, and the Forge app is being updated again! This was one of the best sketch / ideation apps prior to the Apple Pencil release, and with the update that actually supports the Apple Pencil that got rid of the unacceptable lag, this app is back in my work flow. I am back drawing quickly again. Sketching out ideas, iterating and moving ideas around so quickly. This app is second to no one in that respects. I can nip pick on the drawing engine, but for what it does, it just awesome, which is getting ideas down and iterating quickly. Looking forward to the new updates that continue to stabilize the app from crashing, plus support for better cloud storage transfer. Maybe psd conversations would be great as well.