Roadmap for iOS

What we're working on, and what we've accomplished recently in one tidy list. See the Features list for a full platform comparison.

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What's New?

6.0

FILES & FOLDERS, NEW DESIGN, NEW BRANDING

Concepts is turning 10 years old (already!), and we're excited to share our latest with you: a new folder-based Gallery, a more efficient Canvas, new Color options, and all new branding.

Thanks to your continuous support and feedback, Concepts is actively growing and evolving. As we enter our sixth-generation design phase, we hope you'll appreciate our commitment to exploration, flexibility, and your creative pursuits. We think our new logo and style reflect that, and we're glad to have you on this journey.

Completely rewritten, the Gallery is now optimized for file and folder-based workflows, interchange with the Files app, and ready for our final push towards iCloud sync.

  • On first launch, we'll automatically migrate all of your drawings from Project > Section > Drawing to Folder > Subfolder > Drawing. Some drawing names may have numbers added if they're not unique, as required by the filesystem.
  • A new collapsible sidebar displays top-level folders in the Concepts directory on your iPad / iPhone, plus a special section for Recently Deleted drawings.
  • You can create as many folder and subfolder levels as you like.
  • New grouping and sorting options are available and remembered across folders.
  • Notes are saved straight to the folder as Notes.txt.
  • Pinch to zoom the Gallery to see more / fewer drawing thumbnails.
  • You can now share / export drawings directly from the Gallery via tap + hold.
  • You can now access and manage drawings directly from the Files app.
  • Our next (and last!) step towards iCloud will be built on these changes.

The Canvas now adapts more efficiently to your drawing workflow. We hope you appreciate how key interactions are more fluid and less hidden.

  • The status bar has been split into sections to free up central canvas space, provide quicker access to import + export, and better adapt to both smaller screens and resizable app windows.
  • New buttons are easier to hit and don't interfere with the most recent system navigation gestures.
  • Importing is a critical part of many workflows, so it's been separated from Objects and sits on your status bar. This requires one less tap to reach your photos / PDFs / clipboard / etc.
  • Clear up more space on your canvas by hiding the Precision / Layers / Objects menus entirely via the new Actions section at the top of your screen.
  • A new Measurement popup activates by tapping the canvas zoom + rotation button on the status bar. Here you can access zoom presets, selection measurements, and lock / unlock zoom + rotation options.
  • You can now input measurements of varying systems (imperial, metric, percentages, etc) and they will automatically be converted to your workspace's unit system.

As a special birthday gift to you, we've added not one, but two new color systems!

  • Explore the full spectrum of color with HSL (Hue, Saturation and Lightness) sliders.
  • RGB sliders are an ancient favorite, made new in Concepts 6.

Lots of little things:

  • Precisely adjusting selections was tough before, but now things stay where you put them.
  • All overlays now have Close buttons to augment the tap or swipe-to-dismiss methods.
  • Fixed a bug where exporting a selection as PDF resulted in a blank file if the canvas was rotated.
  • Fixed a bug where the off-screen arrows disappeared quickly in large drawings.
  • Fixed a bug where the app could become unresponsive if starting to draw while an overlay is closing.
  • Fixed a bug where reveal-type custom brushes did not show up in layer thumbnails.
  • Fixed a bug where the grid was not exported when exporting a selection and grid was enabled in the export settings.
  • Updated the news feed in the help menu and added unobtrusive notifications for new content.

Please note that you'll need iOS 15 or greater to run this update.

Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement thus far, and keep it coming! We're glad you're here with us. Tune in to @ConceptsApp on your favorite channel for updates, drawing tips, and regular inspiration.

For a deeper look, check out the full release post.

Submit your feedback and feature requests here.

Released October 2022

Past Releases

5.10.11

BUG FIXES

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5.10.10

BUG FIXES

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5.10.9

BUG FIXES

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5.10.8

BUG FIXES

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5.10.7

BUG FIXES & STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

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5.10.6

BUG FIXES & STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

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5.10.5

MODERNIZATION UPDATE

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5.10.4

USABILITY UPDATES

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Concepts for iOS has been in active development since 2012. See the Features list for a full platform comparison.