Ten One Design's Inklet is first 3rd-party app to support Apple's Force Touch trackpad

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in Current Mac Hardware edited March 2015
Pressure-sensitive drawing is now capable with any stylus or just a finger on the new MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad, thanks to an update to the Inklet OS X app from Ten One Design.




Previously, Inklet required users to own a Pogo stylus for pressure-sensitive input. But Apple's new Force Touch technology integrates support for varying levels of input into the trackpad itself.

Available today for $24.95, Inklet 1.6 is the first third-party drawing application to add Force Touch support. It allows any Mac drawing program to gain pressure-sensitive input, and can be used with either a stylus or just a fingertip.

The company says the new trackpad enables "enhanced, highly-accurate pressure sensitivity when drawing on the trackpad" with the new version of Inklet. The app also supports hotkey shortcuts to streamline drawing.

"I did a quiet fist-pump when the new trackpads were revealed," said Peter Skinner, a founder of Ten One Design. "They align perfectly with our vision for Inklet and mobile drawing without the hassle of external tablets."




Ten One Design's Autograph app has also been updated to version 1.8.2 with Force Touch support. It enables pressure and velocity data for smooth signatures that can be pasted into applications supporting PNG or PDF data.

While Inklet and Autograph are the first third-party apps to support Force Touch, Apple's own iMovie software gained haptic feedback support on the updated trackpad earlier this month. Force Touch is currently exclusive to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but will also be featured on the new 12-inch MacBook's trackpad when it becomes available next month.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    How many degrees of pressure sensitivity are available to exploit for devs in Force Touch anyway?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
    Force - horrible name that is - Touch is paving the way for the iPad pro & ? pen.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mr O View Post



    horrible name

    couldn't disagree more

  • Reply 4 of 8
    mr o wrote: »
    Force - horrible name that is - Touch is paving the way for the iPad pro & ? pen.

    I like the name
  • Reply 5 of 8
    adrayvenadrayven Posts: 460member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mr O View Post



    Force - horrible name that is - Touch is paving the way for the iPad pro & ? pen.



    I like the name. Descriptive and 'forceful'.. lol

     

    More importantly, it trademark-able. 

  • Reply 6 of 8
    adrayven wrote: »

    I like the name. Descriptive and 'forceful'.. lol

    More importantly, it trademark-able. 

    Won't stop Googs from coming out with TouchForce or something like that. If Sammy still made laptops they'd have STouch.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    I just want it (force touch) and the new keyboard in external devices. The could have released those too and enabled more 3rd party app development.. that it will get lost, over shadowed by the upcoming apple tv dev ecosystem. And I am in the market for a new mac; but if I have haptics on one, why shouldn't I be able to have it on all????
  • Reply 8 of 8
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    Originally Posted by Patrick Byars View Post



    I just want it (force touch) and the new keyboard in external devices. The could have released those too and enabled more 3rd party app development.. that it will get lost, over shadowed by the upcoming apple tv dev ecosystem. And I am in the market for a new mac; but if I have haptics on one, why shouldn't I be able to have it on all????



    Patience -- I'm sure it's going to happen. There wasn't any options for Force Touch on any Mac just a few weeks ago. Now there is a 13" MacBook Pro, a "coming soon" 12" MacBook and the Apple Watch next month as well.  They are just getting started.  I would bet that all of the laptops will have Force Touch by their next revision, along with the iPhone as well.

     

    Even Apple can't snap their fingers and magically have Force Touch in everything.  Transitions take time, even by Apple's standards.

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