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Morpholio Trace: Design, Sketch, Draw & Architect

By Morpholio Apps

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Awarded as “Best App,” Trace is the designers’ and architects’ dream software. Called “Digital Magic” by WIRED, “First-Ever” by COOL HUNTING and “Perfect” by ARCHITECT, Trace combines the beauty and speed of sketching with the intelligence and precision of CAD. Welcome to the future of design.

Essential to any design or creative process, Trace allows users to instantly draw in Layers on top of photos, images, or background templates, building markups or ideas to generate immediate, intelligent sketches. Morpholio Trace is ideal for architects, designers, interior designers, illustrators, or members of any creative culture. It is the unique drawing app that allows you to easily develop ideas in layers, communicate via drawing markup, and connect fluently with your global network.

Trace has been featured on Dwell, Fast Company, ArchDaily, Dezeen, MacLife, Core77, designboom, Inhabitat, dexigner, Architectural Record, Archinect, Gizmodo and many more. Arch Daily says Trace is "designed to make sketching and communicating with other architects easier than ever."

-SCALE: Draw to Metric or English
-STENCILS: Custom, Entourage and more
-RULER: Draft straight lines at Scale
-TRIANGLE: Draw at any angle
-MULTIPLE PAGES: Size, Scale and Layout
-MOVE PAPER: Moves Like Real Trace
-LAYERS: Copy, Mirror, Lock and more
-EXPORT: Send PDF’s and Sets
-PROJECTS: Save All Your Drawings

-SKETCH: Draw instantly on top of any image, drawing or photo
-SHARE: Effortlessly send or post
-BUILD: Add layers of Trace to build ideas to their final stages
-PAPER: Choose Yellow Trace, Vellum or Black
-PORTFOLIO: Directly connects to your Morpholio Portfolio
-SIMPLE: User friendly interface and navigation
-IMPORT: Access photo library, camera or PDF
-EDIT: Manage layers and drawings
-OPACITY: Adjust to highlight or hide information
-COLOR: Custom pen palettes for multiple uses
-PENS: Various line types and sizes
-TEMPLATES: Custom backgrounds for multiple uses

-MARKUP: Comment on Plans, Drawings, Progress Images or Contact Sheets
-CREATE: Design and Innovate by building up ideas
-DRAW: Simply Sketch or illustrate pictures, people or any idea you have
-COMMUNICATE: Graphically share information that words alone cannot achieve.
-PLAY: Engage in Drawing Games, Sports Playbooks or just color

Architects, Interior Designers, Photographers, Graphic designers, Artists, Fashion Designers, Industrial designers, TV producers, Landscape Architects, Tattoo Artists , Web Designers, Professors, Students, Screenwriters , Cinematographers, Advertising Professionals , Event Planners, Web Designers, Developers & Real-Estate Professionals, Videographers, Retailers, Teachers/Students , Kids and many more.

Morpholio Trace Pro subscription plans are available in the following options:
•Trace Pro monthly for $3.99
•Trace Pro annually for $19.99
Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in your Account Settings after purchase.

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We would be thrilled to have Morpholio Trace be a part of your creative process. Designed to be beautifully simple, clean and familiar in its canary yellow “trace paper” background, you can use trace to build an idea, as well as simplify many other forms of feedback in the design process. We hope you enjoy Trace and if there are any specific ways it could be improved for your use, please send us your feedback.

What's New in Version 3.5.20

Improved for iPad and iPhone


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Customer Reviews

Great app but needs some improvement

Better palm rejection is needed, some times my palm, while using the iPad pencil, will resize the image, will step back the previous line or work you just did, randomly saves work while still drawing a line then that line is lost and sees the palm as the point to start drawing and the pencil doesn't work. Sometimes the step back function goes back multiple steps when only tapped once. Otherwise this app is awesome for trace work.

Quite a productive app.

I'm an interior designer who has always been an advocate of hand architectural drawing and the app is truly productive for concept development and design process sketching. I am even using it for preliminary and final design illustration. Looking forward to the development of a marker color system for the app. I'm impressed! Great support. I enjoy the morpholio apps and the great features you have added since its inception.

Honestly Wow! Architect's MUST have!!!

You could not ask for a better app for architects. I've been looking for apps that deal easily with scale drawing and this is truly unbelievable. As an architect you often need to work in layers, with uninterrupted work flow. This app makes designing anywhere effortless, fast and cool.

My fav functions are:
-custom stencils
-scale setting
-triangle plus a ruler
-moving paper with 3 fingers
-the scale pen function
-the pencil is seriously the best you will find

More color control would be helpful but other then that, this is near perfect. 5 proud stars!

Morpholio Trace: Design, Sketch, Draw & Architect
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.20
  • Size: 87.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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