Concepts

Concepts


Sketch, note & draw infinitely


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6.12.1for iPhone, iPad and more
9.3
4K+ Ratings
TopHatch, Inc.
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160.7 MB
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Apr 10, 2024
Update Date
#178
in Graphics & Design
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About Concepts

Think, plan & create – Concepts is a flexible vector-based sketchbook where you can take your ideas from concept to reality.

Concepts reimagines the ideation process – offering a safe and dynamic workspace to iterate and explore your ideas, organize your thoughts, and experiment with designs.

With our infinite canvas, you can:
• Sketch plans and whiteboard ideas
• Make notes, doodles, and mindmaps
• Draw storyboards, product sketches and designs

Concepts is vector-based, making every stroke editable and scalable. With our Nudge, Slice and Select tools, you can easily change any element of your sketch without redrawing it.

Talented creators at Disney, Playstation, Philips, HP, Apple, Google, Unity and Illumination Entertainment use Concepts to develop and realize extraordinary ideas. Join us!

Concepts has:

• An infinite canvas with optional paper types and grids
• Realistic pens, pencils and brushes that flow with pressure, tilt and velocity or create your own
• A tool wheel or bar you can personalize
• HSL, RGB and COPIC color wheels
• Editable vector-based sketching – move, organize and edit the tool, color, size, scale, smoothing, opacity; transform or nudge lines to shape them
• Unlimited layers
• Scale and measurement tools that calculate real-world dimensions

With Concepts, you can:
• Drag + drop images + PDF files
• Create, store and share vector Object libraries
• Export images, vector SVG + PDFs to scale for printing or efficient flow between apps (including Procreate, Sketchbook, AutoCAD and Adobe)
• Share directly to email, text, Files, cloud, photos, or your favorite social apps and present with AirPlay or a second screen
• Store your work safely in your personal iCloud Drive

FREE FEATURES
• Infinite canvas
• A selection of paper, grid types & tools to get you started
• The full COPIC color spectrum, RGB and HSL color wheels
• Five layers
• Unlimited drawings
• JPG exports

PAID FEATURES
Subscription:
• 200+ brush and Object libraries, features, and services
• Enjoy Team Sharing for smooth collaboration, including live-sharing of object libraries, color palettes & brushes, with new updates arriving all the time
• Unlocks everything across platforms
• TRY PREMIUM FREE FOR 7 DAYS

One-time-purchases:
• Buy the Essentials for life and unlock selection & editing tools, infinite layers, shape guides, custom brushes, custom grids, and exports to PNG / PSD / SVG / DXF.
• Pay for advanced features as you need them – object packs, professional brushes & PDF workflows are sold separately
• Limited to the platform you purchase on

Terms & Conditions:
• Monthly and yearly subscription payments are charged to your iTunes account at the time of purchase.
• Your plan will renew automatically at the end of the billing period unless canceled 24 hours before the billing period ends.
• You can cancel or make changes to your subscription at any time in your iTunes Account settings.
• Unused portions of any free trial period are forfeited if you make changes to your subscription.

We’re dedicated to quality and update frequently based on your feedback. Your experience matters to us. Chat with us in-app via Ask Us Anything, email us at concepts@tophatch.com, or find us anywhere with @ConceptsApp.

COPIC is the trademark of Too Corporation. Many thanks to Lasse Pekkala and Osama Elfar for the cover art!
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What's New in the Latest Version 6.12.1

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024
Old Versions
Quick fixes to our iCloud Drive release. This update fixes a bug with the Slice tool and a crash trying to drop files to iCloud Drive when it’s not enabled on the device.

With the introduction of iCloud Drive, you can now

- Sync your work across all your Apple devices and safely store backups in the cloud
- Manage projects in the Files app
- Drag+drop entire folders or individual drawings into iCloud Drive
- No longer worry about losing your drawings if you delete the app or lose your device
- Open files from a shared iCloud folder (not-collaborative)

Read more at https://concepts.app/en/how-to-use-icloud. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
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Version History
6.12.1
Apr 10, 2024
Quick fixes to our iCloud Drive release. This update fixes a bug with the Slice tool and a crash trying to drop files to iCloud Drive when it’s not enabled on the device.

With the introduction of iCloud Drive, you can now

- Sync your work across all your Apple devices and safely store backups in the cloud
- Manage projects in the Files app
- Drag+drop entire folders or individual drawings into iCloud Drive
- No longer worry about losing your drawings if you delete the app or lose your device
- Open files from a shared iCloud folder (not-collaborative)

Read more at https://concepts.app/en/how-to-use-icloud. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.12
Apr 2, 2024
6.12 - iCloud Drive

Concepts now supports iCloud Drive. Sync your work across all your Apple devices and safely store backups in the cloud.

- Manage projects in the Files app
- Drag+drop entire folders or individual drawings into iCloud Drive
- No longer worry about losing your drawings if you delete the app or lose your device
- Open files from a shared iCloud folder (not-collaborative)

Read more at https://concepts.app/en/how-to-use-icloud. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.11.2
Mar 13, 2024
A quick fix for a crash when adding stamps to custom brushes and a few other stability improvements.
6.11.1
Mar 7, 2024
A quick update to fix a couple of stability issues we unwittingly introduced in the last release.
6.11
Mar 3, 2024
6.11 - UNDER THE HOOD

This release fixes bugs with picking a custom background color and the quick clear popup sometimes hanging the app. We’ve also added some polish on Accounts and worked on the backend to prepare for the next big release featuring iCloud Drive.

Read more at https://concepts.app/ios/roadmap. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.10.3
Feb 15, 2024
Quick fix for a bug that blocked some users from signing up or signing in to their account using Sign In With Apple.
6.10.2
Feb 6, 2024
This release fixes a performance issue with Fill strokes and a bug where Fill strokes do not appear in layer thumbnails.
6.10.1
Jan 24, 2024
A few quick updates to improve our latest release which focused on Accounts. If you appreciate what we're doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.10
Jan 17, 2024
6.10 - ACCOUNT UPDATES

The Accounts UI and backend have been redesigned for a more modern look, better usability, and a more seamless experience when working offline. We also updated the Help and About menus and added a questionnaire which will help us focus on delivering updates that are meaningful and useful to you. You can find the questionnaire in the Accounts menu if you are signed in. Please take a minute to fill in your answers.

In this release we have also addressed bugs with the gallery sidebar, snap auto-complete, presentation mode and workspace saving.

Read more at https://concepts.app/ios/roadmap. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.9.2
Dec 4, 2023
6.9.2 - BUG FIXES AND STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

This quick update fixes the following bugs:

- Fixes the color picker not working when trying to change the color of an active selection
- Fixes settings menu closing when changing units
- Fixes bugs related to using “open-in” for drawings stored outside of the Concepts folder in Files

If you appreciate these quick updates, please leave a great review in the App Store, and follow @ConceptsApp on your favorite social channels for tips, inspiration and more. Happy creating!
6.9.1
Nov 26, 2023
6.9.1 - BUG FIXES AND STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

This quick update fixes the following bugs:

- Text editing overlay didn’t stay open when editing a selected text label
- PDF sometimes wasn’t rendering properly while drawing a stroke after panning/zooming
- Updating the workspace layout in a drawing affected the layout of the next drawings that were opened

If you appreciate these quick updates, please leave a great review in the App Store, and follow @ConceptsApp on your favorite social channels for tips, inspiration and more. Happy creating!
6.9
Nov 15, 2023
6.9 - UPDATED SNAP OPTIONS

- We have updated the snap menu to use toggles and have added an option in the menu to turn on/off the traceback feature for snap/align to grid
- Fixes strokes drawn with align to grid to preserve their dynamics
- Fixes a bug where having a / in the drawing name prevented moving it between folders
- Fixes a bug with mask tool hover previews not adapting to zoom levels properly
- Other bug fixes

Read more at https://concepts.app/roadmap. If you appreciate what we’re doing, send us feedback or leave a review!
6.8.1
Nov 1, 2023
A few stability fixes for our latest release that improved text rendering and added lock screen widgets.
6.8
Oct 22, 2023
6.8 - TEXT RENDERING FIXES & LOCK SCREEN WIDGETS

This release fixes text rendering issues, making sure your text labels don’t change size when zooming the canvas and improving the performance of drawings that contain a large number of text labels.

We also added new widgets for the customizable Lock Screen in iOS 17+ that let you create new drawings with a single tap, and fixed several small bugs and improved stability of the app.

If you appreciate what we’re doing, please leave a great review in the App Store, and follow us on your favorite channels @ConceptsApp for tips, inspiration and more. Happy creating!
6.7.2
Sep 17, 2023
A few quick bug fixes for our last major release, which focused on Keyboard Shortcuts and Align to Grid improvements.
6.7.1
Sep 7, 2023
6.7 - KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS, ALIGN TO GRID UPDATES
Speed up your workflow with a variety of customisable keyboard shortcuts. Check out the full list by holding down the command (⌘) key or go to Settings > Interaction > Keyboard & Mouse > Edit Shortcuts.

Align to Grid has been reworked and now supports tracing back on your stroke, enabling a snappier experience and makes it easier to draw strokes of exact length. Enable Align to Grid by tapping the Snap Options under the Precision menu on canvas.

If you enjoy using Concepts, please leave us a great review in the App Store. You can also follow @ConceptsApp on your favorite social channels to hear more about what we are working on.
6.7
Sep 5, 2023
6.7 - KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS, ALIGN TO GRID UPDATES
Speed up your workflow with a variety of customisable keyboard shortcuts. Check out the full list by holding down the command (⌘) key or go to Settings > Interaction > Keyboard & Mouse > Edit Shortcuts.

Align to Grid has been reworked and now supports tracing back on your stroke, enabling a snappier experience and making it easier to draw strokes of exact length. Enable Align to Grid by tapping the Snap Options under the Precision menu on canvas.

If you enjoy using Concepts, please leave us a great review in the App Store. You can also follow @ConceptsApp on your favorite social channels to hear more about what we are working on.
6.6.1
Aug 1, 2023
6.6.1 - PERFORMANCE & STABILITY UPDATES

This update improves the stability of the app and fixes a number of bugs and performance issues. Additionally, the settings popup is now a floating window that can be dragged anywhere on canvas.

Later this year, we will be deprecating the iMessage stickers extension due to its limited use and the significant cost of keeping it working. This will allow us to focus our effort on core product features.

Check out concepts.app/roadmap to see the bigger things we are working on.
6.6
Jul 28, 2023
6.6 - PERFORMANCE & STABILITY UPDATES

This update improves the stability of the app and fixes a number of bugs and performance issues. Additionally, the settings popup is now a floating window that can be dragged anywhere on canvas.

Later this year, we will be deprecating the iMessage stickers extension due to its limited use and the significant cost of keeping it working. This will allow us to focus our effort on core product features.

Check out concepts.app/roadmap to see the bigger things we are working on.
6.5.2
Jun 16, 2023
This quick update fixes a crash related to measurement labels and a bug that caused performance issues with very large drawings.

If you appreciate these quick updates, please let us know with a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap.
6.5.1
Jun 7, 2023
6.5 - GALLERY PERFORMANCE

The Gallery is now faster than ever: interface loading, renaming, duplicating, and creating new drawings have never been so speedy. Especially for those of you with several thousand drawings.

We’ve also improved power efficiency on drawings with lots of strokes. Hover support for tilt and azimuth is better and we fixed bugs with the stamp preview orientation sometimes being wrong due to device orientation.

If you like our frequent updates, please let us know with a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap.
6.5
Jun 7, 2023
6.5 - GALLERY PERFORMANCE

The Gallery is now faster than ever: interface loading, renaming, duplicating, and creating new drawings have never been so speedy. Especially for those of you with several thousand drawings.

We’ve also improved power efficiency on drawings with lots of strokes. Hover support for tilt and azimuth is better and we fixed bugs with the stamp preview orientation sometimes being wrong due to device orientation.

If you like our frequent updates, please let us know with a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap.
6.4.1
Apr 29, 2023
A few stability fixes for our latest update. Check out the new Settings menu with more direct access on canvas, collapsible sections and improved organization.

If you appreciate these quick updates, please leave a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap.
6.4
Apr 23, 2023
6.4 - SETTINGS MENU
We’re updating the look and feel of our menus to be less obtrusive and adapt better to various workflows. This time, we’ve improved the Settings menu, adding collapsible sections and combining the Stylus and Gestures tabs into a single Interaction menu.

Also in this update:
- Improved hover support on various menus
- Improved file conflict handling (part of our ongoing work to prepare for iCloud sync)
- Improved error messages for some rare cases
- Improved stability

If you enjoy these updates, please let us know with a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap
6.3.1
Apr 1, 2023
If you’ve updated to iPadOS 16.4, this release improves Apple Pencil hover support with accurate azimuth control, adds a toggle in settings for Hover Brush Previews (on M2 or later devices), and includes a quick fix for objects not working as stickers in iMessage.

In case you missed it, you can now tap the drawing name in the canvas status bar to rename a drawing without exiting to the gallery.

If you appreciate these quick updates, please let us know with a good review or reach out on social @ConceptsApp. To see what’s next, check out https://concepts.app/roadmap

Concepts FAQ

Click here to learn how to download Concepts in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of Concepts.
iPhone
Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Concepts supports English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Concepts contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
Everything Monthly + Trial
$4.99
Essentials
$39.99
Everything Yearly + Trial
$29.99
Everything Monthly
$4.99
PDF Essentials
$4.99
Everything Yearly
$29.99
Essentials (iPhone Only)
$4.99
Make Your Own Objects
$3.99
10 Object Packs
$14.99
Pro Pack [Legacy]
$7.99

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