SketchBook for Everybody!

At Autodesk, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

For this reason, we are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!

We added new features to further help with drawing. We looked at what you use in SketchBook desktop that wasn't in mobile and beyond.
·        Perspective Guides, with 1, 2, and 3 point perspective guides, a snapping toggle, vanishing point lock, and horizon line visibility.
·        Customize, Infinite, and Constrained Grid tools.  
·        Curve ruler, for drawing curves you can’t get with the Ellipse tool.
·        Support for the new Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which includes its double-tap functionality.
·        Support for Scan Sketch for the new iPad.

What’s New

Version 5.1.7

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.8K Ratings

24.8K Ratings

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Great app!

I use to have this app on my phone and I loved it, however I did find it really hard to use. I recently just downloaded it on my I pad and it’s amazing. You can easily draw shapes, write/draw over an image, and even highlight words! At the moment I am enjoying using this app to draw mandalas, as there is a tool which copies your work into sections so they are so much easier to draw. I also used this to complete a worksheet I needed to complete for school. Not only was I able to write down my answers perfectly in the space given, but I was able to highlight the key terms needed to help me answer my questions. There are many tools, each one perfect for a different thing, including a pencil tool, a pen tool, multiple paintbrush tools (watercolour brush, solid painting brush etc) and many more which can all be changed in size, opacity and some even in texture. Perfect for any budding artist, casual drawer, or anyone working from home😊


Wonderful app although..

This app is honestly great, I make all of my art here and it is generally good. I have an easy time finding all of the brushes and even though the layout is a bit fiddly at first I got it and could use all of the features after about a week.
A few issues i have with this however are:
-When I use the time lapse feature it deletes the time lapse and doesn't save it when i tell it to. This has been an issue since I was accused of tracing and attempted to use it to disprove that.
-The app can’t handle large brushes without lagging
-Sometimes when using the predictive stroke it just completely stops working for a few seconds and sometimes even crashes the app. This also deletes some of the drawing I have done.
-When copying and pasting sometimes little random pixels come up, as well as blurring too. It would be fine if every time i had to use this I wanted a pink and green glitch effect but I don’t so this isn’t a very good aspect.

In all I can see through these things and tell that it is and amazing app but the time lapse problem is pretty bad and i don’t exactly want to delete the app and loose all of my drawings on it only to re download it to get it working again, so I hope some of these things can be fixed.

Noodles babe ,

Avoid this if you value your work and time.

I’ve used this for about 6 years, first used it with my MacBook and a cheap tablet (never had an issue with the Mac tablet combo), and thought it was really cool they made it free to use. HOWEVER, using this on my iPad has been terrible, it freezes constantly, can’t handle a big brush without extreme lagging. I was working on a drawing, I had masked it (took me 3 hours to mask this due to very fine lineart) and it deleted that entire layer out of nowhere for no reason. Hours of work just gone, this isn’t the first time it’s happened either, a lot of people have this issue and when asking why just being told it should be backed up. I think this is stupid as you shouldn’t have to back up something in case the app decides it wants to delete hours of work for no reason and with no way to get it back or fix it. The time lapse feature is broken and works every now and again and is very unreliable. Overall I suggest using a different drawing app f you value your work and time. Disappointed as I’ve used this for so long and used to love it. Such a let down.


122.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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