Skip the tablet, Inklet lets you use new MacBook touchpad to draw

While not a full replacement for a Wacom, it could be the right tool for simple sketches or beginner artists

Apple's MacBook touchpads are already pretty legendary but with the new MacBooks, the touchpads now are more force-sensitive. This 'Force Touch' technology as Apple calls it gives a higher level of sensitivity and accuracy, which a new app is taking advantage of. Inklet pretty much uses the new MacBook touchpad to add a tablet-like feel to drawing.

A stylus for your MacBook

With Inklet, you can use a stylus to make draw, select images and use varying pressure to adjust the thickness of lines. It's a lot like using a full-on tablet but with a smaller surface area and your finger alone won't cut it. Inklet also claims its software has advanced palm rejection, so leaning your hand on the trackpad won't suddenly create unwanted drawings.

Inklet already has a decent list of compatible software including Photoshop (CS4, CS5, CS6, and CC versions), Pixelmator, GIMP and Sketchpad Pro among others.

As to pricing, Inklet is only US$25, far cheaper than any tablet on the market while a Pogo stylus is included if you buy it as part of the US$35 package. To purchase it, you can head on over to the site, where you can also try demos.

[Source: The Verge]