Autodesk Comes to Android, Turns Your Phone into a Sketchpad



Autodesk, maker of 2D and 3D design software, has finally landed on the Android Market with SketchBook Mobile, a drawing application that lets you, well, sketch anywhere you feel inspired to get going. A longtime favorite on iOS, SketchBook Mobile has reached 2.2 million downloads since launching last fall. Autodesk wasn’t so sure they wanted to give Android a go at that point in time, but recent surges in market share have them painting a different portrait now.

While instantly familiar to those who have used the iOS version, SketchBook for Android takes advantage of the hardware button configuration common to Google-laden handsets. Both free and paid versions are available. Hit it up below to check it out.

[via GigaOM]

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  1. finally!!! for the love of GOD finally!! I actually talked to the Autodesks at NY Comic Con about this.

  2. Now the circle is complete

  3. “Painting a different potrait”, I see what you did there :)

  4. Baddass.

  5. Sounds great, bought right away at that price.

  6. Must-have for the price!

  7. this is so awesome on so many levels.. well done for getting such a powerful and important app on android.. may other big developers take note..

  8. finally! gah, i’m a mechanical engineer student and use the full autodesk series daily, great to have a companion on my phone for quick jots of ideas

  9. itold my enineering class about this and they shatbrix

  10. @austin

    shatbrix = word of the year for me!

  11. Anyone can tell me if this is 3D or 2D only?

  12. FYI the free version in the app store is called Sketchbook Express. Sketchbook Mobile is the paid version. I’m not exactly sure what the difference is, besides $0.99.

  13. Big app + no widget -> SD support please!
    I played around with it a bit, and it’s quite neat. I keep instinctively reaching for the menu button instead of the little icon that brings up the palette, but I’m sure I’d get used to it eventually.
    Offer SD support and I will definitely buy it.

  14. This is easily my most used app on my iPad and I’ll without a doubt download this for my Galaxy S.

    Alright, Android, you’re one step closer to getting me to buy an Android Tablet…

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