HoloLens Reviewer Score: ★★★★☆
Download this app from the Microsoft Store. Download size is 13 MB.
To be honest, we’d basically decided to give this app 3 stars even before using it, based on the screen shots. It’s a basic drawing program – rendering spheres, boxes and lines as expected. The help menu is ugly, and you don’t even know it’s there unless you happen to read the app store notes.
But! Check out the Pen mode – this is pure awesome that we haven’t seen on any other app thus far – use your finger to scribble through 3D space. The effect, after drawing a bunch of loops and lines and scribbles, is very cool! You’ve got to try this!
Draw with your hand in 3D and then walk around in what you have created. Use voice commands to change color or mode.
|User Interface||Without previous knowledge, no way to access the help menu, which is ugly. No way to move objects once created.||★★☆☆☆|
|Graphics/3D Modeling Quality||The drawings aren’t pretty, just very basic 3D models.||★★★☆☆|
|Idea Execution||Good start to a drawing program, could use a lot more features.||★★☆☆☆|
|Amount of Content||Kids will have a blast drawing stuff all over the house, Minecraft-style||★★★★☆|
|Wow Factor||The “Pen” drawing mode blew me away – great use of the 3D capabilities of the HoloLens.||★★★★☆|