Notion Ink to their credit has been avidly listening to its prospective customer base throughout its entire development cycle. When pre-orders of the Notion Ink Adam were offered a week ago, people jumped at the opportunity. Many people though were holding off because no hands on videos from the upcoming tablet were officially released. Since December the 18th we have seen a ton of videos, such as – showing off their Eden GUI, Email Functions and even yesterday with their sniffer video. Today we see a new video showing off the digital artists tool, Canvas.
Many people have said that tablets pcs are a purely media consumption device, you play games, mess with quirky apps or use it for GPS, and Google Maps. The Canvas app seeks to turn the Notion Ink Adam into a production device for digital artists. Although in Alpha stage, Canvas will function much like Adobe Photoshop, minus all the plugins. It will give you layers, the ability to edit existing pictures, or even create art on the fly. Its nice to see an app bundled with the device as an incentive to open a market for artists. Notion Ink is billing this application to strongly assist with the creation of story boards.
Tablets that rely on the Google Android market see no great artistic creation tools out there, the iPad has a few, released by Adobe and a few others, but no Apple sanctioned app.
Since the Notion Ink Adam supports muilti-touch it will be interesting to see how things play out with a stylus to really bunker down and get some serious work done.