On Thursday, Apple followed their usual footsteps and named a new App of the Week. The pick this week is the popular SketchBook application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad by Autodesk. If you remember, last week Apple picked Deemo to be the App of the Week.

Both the iPhone/iPod touch (normally $1.99) and the iPad (normally $4.99) version of the application are free this week only as a part of being deemed the App of the Week.



The application is for sketch artists to create sketch art. The developers claim that this is probably one of the closest experiences to drawing on a pad and paper that you're going to get on a mobile digital device. Features of the application include:

The entire screen is your canvas with full screen work space and an unobtrusive user interface
Control the finest details of your art with up to a 2500% zoom
Choose from over 100 preset brushes, including flood fill, pencils, pens, and markers that deliver a natural drawing experience on a tablet
Customize brushes exactly how you want them adjust brush radius, opacity, rotation, and more
Steady Stroke for greater predictability and control of brush strokes
Create perfect shapes in half the time with Dynamic Symmetry
Save speed drawing sessions to your Photo Library with Time-lapse Record
Custom canvas sizes
Easily transform layers with gestures
Save work-in-progress and export to Photo Library or e-mail images
Store canvases on iCloud




To grab your copy of SketchBook Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch for free, you can follow this App Store link. If you're an iPad user, you can download your copy of SketchBook Pro for iPad for free from this App Store link.

Sources: App Store (1), (2)