Shake and Draw !
Simple, fun and educational, this Magic Slate turns your iOS device into a blackboard.
Shake to erase and draw with your finger.
Thank you for your encouragement and schools they use my app.
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Here are a few small new features:
- A small trash can has been added to clear without shaking
- The rendering engine is greatly improved to manage the finger pressure: more you press more the line is thick
- 64-bit supports
- The application is always free and without ads
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for teaching
Request: add ability to erase with finger when using pencil. I use this to help my kids learn algebra, the ability to erase small mistakes without starting over would really help, but aside from this, I think this is a great app.
It is the easiest way to quickly get writing with no frills, no creating art boards, just grab and go. There is a reason that this was the way kids learned in school for years. The slate was a great tool.
Neat that there is a ghost image as you erase.
Easy to use, hard to erase
Basic chalkboard, white on black. Very easy to use, all lines same width.
Drawbacks: The only way to erase is to shake the device, which is easy with a phone but hard with an ipad. The blank slate is not black, but slightly mottled, like a real chalkboard after being erased. After shaking to erase, some of the marks remain, faintly, but seem to accumulate so the slate becomes greyer and greyer, reducing contrast.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.