Some of the important features of the Smart Drawing addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Smart Drawing.
In short, Smart Drawing renders Google AutoDraw page in a simple and standalone UI with an extra toolbar at right side to enhance using the app.
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Opens Google AutoDraw page in a simple and detached popup window.
Has an extra toolbar with six buttons to enhance using the draw UI.
Popup window has a feature to make it stay on top of other windows (AllwaysOnTop).
Features all Google AutoDraw functions in a resizable popup (the new size will be stored to the memory).
Lite addon as when the popup is closed, all burden will be removed from the browser.
Available for Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Now you can showcase your drawing skills with the amazing add-on called Smart Drawing. You can simply draw using the smart drawing add-on which uses Google AutoDraw UI and its artificial intelligence engine to analyze your drawing and show you the suggestions accordingly from which you can select your desired shape. This add-on was created keeping in mind the convenience of the users where users could simply click to open a simple popup window and draw what they have in mind and get the results accordingly. The factors that make this add-on better than the rest of drawing tools available on the internet include its simple and smooth interface, easy to use features, and the use of state-of-the-art technology (Google AutoDraw). It is important to note that, Smart Drawing addon is just a wrapper for Google AutoDraw page. It is basically a fan project which is written and maintained independently by its author(s). This addon is not related to Google AutoDraw page/app at all.
The Smart Drawing add-on has two toolbars for the convenience of the users. You can use this add-on simply by clicking on the toolbar icon. The app will be launched on a detached popup window which will allow you to work easily while browsing the internet. The users can resize the popup window according to their requirement making it more convenient for them. The add-on is supported by Chrome and Opera browsers, as well as Firefox. Please note that, Google AutoDraw has the ability to auto save your designs; hence, there is no risk of data loss. The add-on is currently available only to be used on web browsers. However, the results are even more enhanced if used on handheld devices i.e. tablet, smartphones etc. The support for mobile devices will be added soon. Through this add-on, you would be able to export your drawings and designs to your system in PNG format. If you encounter any bug or any other issue while using this add-on, please notify the developers using the feedback form in this page to make it better.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Smart Drawing?
Smart Drawing is a comprehensive drawing addon which uses Google AutoDraw UI in the popup. AutoDraw is new project supported by Google which aims to bring artificial intelligent (AI) in your drawings. Anything you draw with mouse or pen (for smart PCs) will be analyzed with the AI engine and few close suggestions to your drawing will be shown within the app. The user can select a desired shape based on the suggestions. To get more info about AutoDraw project please visit (https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/autodraw) website. Smart Drawing addon, as mentioned above, uses AutoDraw to render the popup UI. Within the app you will see a toolbar at right side which is designed to enhance the usage of AutoDraw UI. On the left the original toolbar for AutoDraw page is placed. Using the app is very easy, just click on the toolbar icon to open the UI. You can resize the window to your desired size, and this will be stored to the memory for next time usage.
2. Why Smart Drawing is considered a lite addon?
Smart Drawing is designed to operate similar to Chrome Apps. In other words, it opens in a simple and stand-alone popup window (as opposed to the toolbar-popup or sidebar), and once closed, completely clears-off from the RAM and will not have any further background activities. Having this behavior, it is considered a very lite Addon and does not add any additional burden to your browser. Moreover, the popup has a built-in "Always-On-Top" feature which makes the window to remain always on top of other windows, enables you to do multi-tasking.
3. How can I download the source code for Smart Drawing?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What tools are available within the popup window?
When you open the popup, you will see two toolbars. The once on the left side is the original toolbar designed by AutoDraw website. The toolbar on the right side, is an extra toolbar added to the UI to enhance using the AutoDraw page. This extra toolbar has 6 buttons and placed vertically on the right side. Toolbar buttons are self-explanatory and if you hover over any of them, a title will show up with a short description.
5. Can I have more than one detached panel (with AutoDraw UI rendered in)?
No, you can only have one detached window. Every time you click on the toolbar button, the window will be focused, if it is already open. If not, it opens a new window. Moreover, once you click on the detached button, the current popup window will be closed and a new tab will be open with the Paint page.
6. Does Smart Drawing addon automatically stores my drawing?
Yes, Smart Drawing app automatically stores all your drawings. In order to download the drawing, please click on the download button on the right side (second button from top). The drawing will be downloaded as a PNG file to your computer.
7. Is this addon available for mobile devices?
No currently it is only released for desktop browsers. In fact, in mobile devices, it is easier to use the website itself (Google AutoDraw) rather than using a separate app.
8. When I click the toolbar button, is there an option to open AutoDraw page in a new tab rather than popup window?
No, currently there is no option to open draw UI in a new tab by clicking on the toolbar button. In future, there might be an option to add this feature, however, the purpose of this addon is to render draw UI in a simple and detached panel. Within the UI, there is a button at the right-side toolbar to open draw UI in a new tab (pop-out). Please note that once the tab is opened the current window will be closed.
9. Is there any keyboard shortcut to enhance opening the UI?
Unfortunately not, but in future versions there will be a shortcut key associated with this feature to open the draw UI.
10. How do I adjust the settings for draw app?
There is not a separate settings button for this app. All you need is available within the UI at the right-side toolbar.
11. What tools are available within the Smart Drawing UI?
There are many tools available in Google AutoDraw UI. As mentioned above, you can also export the drawing to your computer as PNG format. To get more info about google drawing (AutoDraw), please visit this Wikipedia page (https://aiexperiments.withgoogle.com/autodraw).
12. What buttons (at the right-side toolbar) are available within the UI?
As mentioned above, there are 6 buttons available within the toolbar at the right-side. From top to button, there is reload button. Next icon is download button which will save the image as PNG format. Third button is Pop-out, and opens the UI in a new tab. Pin button to make the UI always stay on top. Invert colors button to change the theme to dark. The last button is to open support page in order to report bugs and get info about this app.
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