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SketchAR – get perfect art with this app

Drawing is hard, tracing is a lot easier. If you’re drawing something on the smaller end of the scale, tracing is an option but it’s not always accessible for large scale projects. SketchAR helps you trace anything on any size and all you need is a smartphone.

This app uses computer vision so you can paste a virtual image to a real life object. Like a piece of paper. In order to get this image to stay on the real piece of paper, grab a drawing tool, keep your eye on the phone and get to tracing.

This is a neat trick for small surfaces but where it really shines is on large ones. Want to draw a mural or do some awesome tagging? You can use this app to fake it if you can’t really make it. It’s available on Apple devices as well as Androids that are also running Tango.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • pfgreen

    I want to install it but the play store says all of my devices are incompatible. That includes a Nexus4 and a Pixel XL.
    I have mailed the developer and will let you know the answer.

    • Donyae Coles

      Boo. Keep it bookmarked for when it rolls out though!

      • pfgreen

        It seems the Android version will now work on most of my android devices, if only for A4 and A5 sheets of paper.

        • Donyae Coles

          Well that’s something! Thanks for the update!

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