At the end of our week reviewing Adobe’s Touch Apps suite we’ve found the experience to be a bit of a mixed bag with PhotoShop proving one of the best creative apps for Android tablets and Adobe Ideas one of the worst. Charging the £6.99 for an app with one brush tool and the ability to use only one drawing layer is just not on.
Competition is fierce in the Android drawing apps market and, to be frank, Adobe Ideas is croaking behind the rest of the pack. Mainly because of its exorbitant price, which is amusingly slashed to £3.99 on Apple’s App Store, but also because it doesn’t offer any value in return for making this investment.
Adobe Ideas is marketed as a sketch app for casual use and the limited range of tools and drawing techniques you can employ using it certainly back up this assertion. For your money you will receive a pen tool, an eraser tool and that’s it.
You can change the colour, opacity and size of your drawings but (again) that’s it. The only way to add another layer is using the photo tool, meaning you’ll have to snap something with your camera or import a picture using Google Images.
We’re not saying that you can’t create something great using Adobe Ideas but it would certainly be a struggle. A struggle that was well beyond our artistic falir and general patience.
The Bottom Line
Far too expensive and severely lacking in features.
Version reviewed 1.5
Requires Android 3.1 or higher