The beta for Sketch It 4 will be launching early August. This is a fresh start for the program and the first major update in nearly 3 years.
One of the first things that you’ll notice about version 4 is the complete redesign of the interface. Complex keyboard commands, which made using the program difficult on a tablet pc, have been replaced by a small toolbar that automatically collapses when not in use.
The second visual change is how the drawing area is selected. You can now choose any rectangular region to draw on no matter the size or number of monitors that region covers. In theory that means that Sketch It 4 can support an unlimited number of monitors, as long as the layout is in some form of a rectangle.
The third change is the ability to insert images into your drawing and resize them. This was a feature requested a long time ago and I’m glad to say that it’s finally in there and working. The ability to add basic shapes, such as lines, rectangles, and circles. is being worked on.
The biggest change to Sketch It 4 isn’t noticeable until you use the program. The drawing code has been completely rewritten making version 4 feel much smoother and more responsive. Transparent brushes are now supported allowing for highlighter like lines to be drawn. The improved drawing code also means that Sketch It will run better on slower hardware.
For more information about Sketch It, check out the Sketch It Page below.