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Inkist – New iPad Art App From The Developer Of Filterstorm – Temporarily Free Too!


Inkist is a brand new app from the developers of Filterstorm it allows you tp paint on your iPad with highly customizable brushes and tools you expect from advanced painting software. The developers explain, ‘Inkist eschews the trend of hiding interface elements from you, and presents you with everything you need up front. This minimizes the number of taps needed to switch between tools and provides you with a faster, more streamlined drawing experience’.

This app is free for a limited time, after that it will retail for $1.99/£1.49. Click here to download today.



• Stylus pressure sensitivity with Adonit Jot Touch, Pogo Connect and JaJa.

• Ability to screen out non-stylus touches with Adonit Jot Touch (Requires Jot Touch 4).

• Ability to screen out non-stylus touches with Pogo Connect.

• Share layered files with Inkist/Inkist Lite Mac

• Three layers with blend modes, opacity, and opacity locking settings

• Import/export PNG, PSD (Photoshop), and proprietary ISImage file formats

Customizable Brushes



• Custom shape/pattern

• Radius

• Minimum radius (light stylus pressure, or beginning and end of stroke)

• Radius jitter

• Softness

• Opacity

• Minimum opacity

• Opacity jitter

• Flow

• Scatter

• Color jitter

• Hue

• Brightness

• Saturation

• Angle

• Angle jitter

• Make angle follow brush

• Brush files compatible with Inkist on Mac

Other Features



• Blending tool

• Dodge/Burn blending with customizable strength for highlights, mid tones, and temperature adjustment

• Line tool

• Selection tools

• Hue saturation lightness controls

• Luminance curves

• Text tool

• Image sizes up to 2048×2048

• Option to move toolbar for a left-handed interface

• Brush stroke mirroring

• Guidelines

PSD Limitations

• Layers are supported, but layer settings (blend modes, transparency settings) are not

• Layers above the bottom three layers will be flattened into the top Inkist layer

• Inkist may have trouble opening images significantly larger than Inkist’s maximum canvas size


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: