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HOME OUTSIDE® PALETTE: Landscape Design for Anyone, Anywhere

By Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio, Inc.

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HOME OUTSIDE® PALETTE: Landscape Design for Anyone, Anywhere
***As featured in The New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today
“Home Outside allows you to create intricate and varied landscapes….And when you’re finished designing your yard or indulging in a little dreamscaping, you can e-mail results to friend.” –Kate Murphy, The New York Times
“I can’t imagine a designer who wouldn’t want to have this on their phone or tablet. I’ve tried this app … it’s a great tool for a ‘quickie’ design that you can show clients … and then refine as you like.” –Jane Berger, Garden Design Online
Home Outside® Palette is a landscape design app with all the tools you need to mock up your property, create new designs, and share them with friends and family.
Ideal for homeowners who want to try out fresh ideas for their yard. Useful for landscape professionals to share designs with clients and contractors. Also perfect for children and adults alike to exercise their imagination and creativity!
Use Home Outside Palette to select and place beautiful hand-drawn elements including trees, gardens, pools, patios, hammocks, driveways, houses and sheds, solar panels, and anything you might want for your property.
Helpful features include:
• Resize, Rotate, Undo/Redo, Duplicate, Flip, Group
• Choose from 15 different colored backgrounds
• Import an image as a background to your design
• Create different layers for your design. Reorder, lock, and make layers visible or invisible.
• Share designs on social media
• Friends can edit one another’s designs and email them back and forth

What's New in Version 3.1.4

This update fixes a bug that made previous in-app purchases unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please download the update, and your purchases will be restored!
We have improved the rotation function so that elements stick slightly every 90 degrees, making them easier to level. We’ve added a grid of guidelines that can be turned on/off, so users can line up elements accurately. It is now possible to lock your layers to prevent inadvertently selecting elements. The palette menu is condensed to make it easier to find the element you’re seeking. Enjoy a number of new free elements as well: lighting, fences, walls, and more. We replaced the Specialty Elements & Tools in-app purchase bundle with the Palette Plus Tools bundle ($9.99). The Holiday palette is now free.
Palette Plus Tools ($9.99) includes:
•Sketch Tool (allows users to draw garden beds and other free-form shapes with an eraser and brushes of different colors, widths and opacity)
•Map Tool (This highly accurate mapping tool based on Google Maps allows you to drop pins at the corners of your property and import the map image with measurements into the app as a background.)
•Snap to grid (elements snap to guidelines, can be turned on/off in Settings)
•Rulers (visible at edges of design; can be turned on or off; user selects feet or meters)
•North arrow (appears with Map Tool)
•Notes (allows users to tag elements in their designs with typed comments or descriptions)
•Animated Figures (a palette of animated elements—a person, dog, cat, bird, and car—that move through your design)

Events Palettes ($2.99) includes three new palettes—Event, Wedding, and Party—with 50 functional, beautiful, and fun elements for planning your special event (indoors or out). Also included is a Counting Tool to help you keep track of the number of seats you’ve placed for your guests. From the tents and tables to the chafing dishes and disco ball, these brand-new palettes let you plan the perfect celebration.

Plants Palettes ($2.99) includes four specialty plant palettes: Shrub, Perennial, Grass, and Container.

Unlock all in-app purchases for $14.99.


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Customer Reviews

Not worth the cost

This should be a 99cent app. How it was advertised is not how it appears. Everything is cartoonie. I tried the map option, it was a Google earth image from 2+ yrs ago which wouldn't be so bad except the huge oak tree that covers my whole front yard in the image is no longer there, which is why I am doing landscaping. So I tried the picture option, I had to take three pics of the frontyard, my house is a starter home, not a mansion. Basically it adds cartoon shrubs, which also cost $. I could use paint on my computer on top of the 1 image of my front yard and get results just as good.

Waste of time

Don't bother. This app will only allow you to construct the layout of your structures. After that, you have to buy anything else you want.
While constructing the layout of my home, I was exploring different tabs and last my work twice. Deleting after writing this review.

Limited & Buggy

Very limited textures for turf, no stone or mulch options. An hour after purchasing the complete upgrade for $15 the app no longer registered my purchase and locked everything again. In-app help is useless. Just overall disappointed with this app.

HOME OUTSIDE® PALETTE: Landscape Design for Anyone, Anywhere
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.4
  • Size: 81.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Specialty Elements & Tools$9.99
  2. Palette Plus Tools$9.99
  3. Plants Palette Bundle$2.99
  4. Get all in-app purchases$14.99
  5. Events Palette Bundle$2.99
  6. Holiday Palette$0.99