With today’s update from Autodesk, the OS X version of SketchBook Pro now supports iCloud, joining its iOS counterparts. The trifecta of accessibility — Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod touch — has finally begun.
Draw and save on your iPad, and SBP syncs to iCloud. Minutes (or sometimes seconds) later, you can open up your SBP project — layers and all — on your laptop, desktop, or iPhone and continue working.
The iCloud syncing system is going to make it so much easier for people to work on their data in multiple places. Got an idea while waiting in line at the grocery store? Make a quick sketch on the iPhone. Polish it at the coffee shop on your iPad. Finish it at home on your 27-inch iMac. Email it to a client from your iPhone.
While apps like Apple’s own iWork for iOS take advantage of the new iCloud syncing, SketchBook Pro is one of the first apps to break the iOS/OS X barrier with its syncing capabilities. The great thing about SketchBook Pro is its “pro”-level capabilities, meaning serious companies are taking iCloud syncing seriously.
If you’re not already an owner of SketchBook Pro, try out SketchBook Express. It doesn’t yet have iCloud syncing, but an Express version is available on all devices (links below). If you already own and love SketchBook Pro as I do, head over to the Mac App Store for the free update.