Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app loved by professional and amateur animators.
Dream big with Animation Desk. Draw frame animation from scratch, or create animations and animatic storyboards upon videos, images, Photoshop layers. Animation Desk supports multiple export formats. Create animation, unleash your creativity, publish videos on YouTube, Tiktok, and social media!
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• Import Photoshop layers (PSD)
• Make animation over videos and pictures
• Create animations with different aspect of ratio, FPS, and duration
• Brushes, customize brushes, and Erasers
• Onion skin
• Color-coded onion skinning*
• Selection tools
• Color palettes for developing and managing color schemes
• Perfect with Apple Pencil 1,2, Wacom and Adonit styli
• Frame tags *
• Frame viewer and timeline
• Zoom-in and zoom-out
• Canvas rotation
• Export individual frame into image
• Combine multiple animation into an animatic storyboard
• Export videos
• Export PSD layers, PDF, and GIF (up to 640x480 px), PDF*
• Export video with different aspect of ratio
• Add music to the animations
* Some features are available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription
The basic plan includes many free tools, but if you are looking for something more, here are the options,
• Kdan Cloud 500GB
Annual plan: billed annually at $9.99/ year
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $2.99/ month
• Animation Desk Pro with 500G Kdan Cloud storage
Annual plan: billed annually at $29.99/year
Quarterly plan: billed quarterly at $10.99/quarter
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $4.99/ month
Special Price for Students and Educators
• Creativity 365 with 1 TB Kdan Cloud storage
Annual plan: billed annually at $59.99/year after 7-day trial ends
Quarterly plan: billed quarterly at $19.99/quarter after 3-day trial ends
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $9.99/monthly after 3-day trial ends
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Animation Desk Pro iOS Education Offer added!
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Ratings and Reviews
Great app, but lose the glitches
I have been using this app for a while, and the tools available from the start (without the pro version) are enough to create some decent looking art. The app does also offer optional layering for your animations, which will also enhance your drawing’s appearance. As a final pro for the app, it does pretty well tracking your finger and other makeshift pens, if you do not have pen device available for use and lag is rarely a problem. However, there are a handful of major problems with the app that should be looked at. First example, you may experience a bug that causes a section of drawing to be completely erased for no particular reason, and when the user tries to reverse the bug (with the back button) it does not work. This is a rare occasion, however it is still a major problem I have come across. To expand on the back button, I don’t understand why the button only offers a certain amount of times you may go back when it is pressed. This is a problem, because when you have a background already drawn, and you run out of back button uses, you have to erase the portion you don’t want. But, along with the erasing of the unwanted portion, it will erase the background portion as well. Please adress these problems, because I love to use this app.
Developer Response ,
Hi Kendall, thank you for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it. We will report the bugs and your suggestions about the redo/redo feature.
Some REALLY helpful updates that can really improve Animation Desk:
I thought of some really helpful updates that would really help the drawing community. The first one is the pen. The pen which draws a circular line is to small at max size, and should be bigger at max size. Its hard to draw stick figures with such a small pen, and it would be amazing if it could be bigger. Also, the majority of animators who animate with this application animate on an iPad Pro, like me, and drawing with one hand on the screen and an Apple Pencil on it at the same time interrupts the drawing that were drawing. I think their should be a setting to make it so that the screen doesn’t sense my hand but only the Apple Pencil. Many other applications already have this and it would be great if this did to. Stabilizer: If you’ve ever used Paint Tools Sai, you know what I’m talking about. In Paint Tools Sai, they have an option called the stabilizer which makes lines more smooth by giving what your drawing a delay to make the drawing more curvier. In Animation Desk, my circles always turn out straight and not round. A circle looks lie 7 lines put together and if Animation Desk hade a stabilizer tool, that would be AMAZING! I really hope you read this, because it took me a long time to type, and if you did, please please please add these things to Animation desk in the next update! Thanks! 🙂
Developer Response ,
Hello RoiBRocker, thanks for your awesome review. We have put your suggestions about the brushes, palm rejection, and stabilizer in the backlog. Thank you.
This is the best animation app you will find!
I have found many great animation apps, including FlipaClip, sticknodes, this one, and even more. After all that, Animation Desk is, and has always been-in my opinion-the best one out there, and the easiest to use. Thank you to the creators of this app. I might get Animation Desk ultimate one day. Though this is one of the best animation apps there is, I have a few suggestions; sometimes I want to loop one part of an animation, so I copy the frames, but each copy goes after the original frame. I would really like the copied frames to go to the end of the animation. This would make it much easier to do that function. Another thing that isn’t necessarily a drawback, but would be a nice addition would be a v-cam. One final suggestion would be to make all the animations arranged as thumbnails, and you could be able to scroll up and down, to find things more easily. Thank you for reading my suggestions, and I hope you consider adding them. All in all, this app is awesome, and I really recommend it.
Sincerely, a really happy animator.
Developer Response ,
Hello Seagull Squad, thank you for much for your positive review and the valuable suggestions on the frame copying, the vcam, and the frame view. We are working on the new sequence manager page right now, and will remake the editing section once we complete it. Those are very useful and interesting ideas, we will look through it. Thanks!
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- In-App Purchases
- Creativity 365 $9.99
- Animation Desk Pro (Month) $4.49
- Creativity 365 $19.99
- Creativity 365 $59.99
- Animation Desk Pro (Year) $29.99
- Animation Desk Pro $15.99
- Animation Desk Pro $3.99
- Animation Desk Pro (Quarter) $10.99
- Animation Desk Pro $8.99
- Kdan Cloud $2.99