Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers. Animation Desk supports multiple import and export formats, and lets you create and share animations right on your iPad and iPhone.

- Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86 App Stores
- Featured by Apple on iTunes Home Page
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• 46+ brushes
• Colored onion skinning (iPad only)
• Copy and paste tool
• 9 Layers
• Perfect with Apple Pencil 1,2, Wacom and Adonit styli

• Import/export Photoshop layers
• Combine animation sequences into an animatic storyboard. (iPad only)
• Tag and comment on each frame (iPad only)
• Customizable shortcut bar (iPad only)
• Export GIFs (up to 640x480px)

• set up any FPS (frame per second) as your like
• Play animation backward
• Replay your animation in loops

• Import video, images, PSD layers, and ad.package
• Export MOV, GIF, PSD layers, PDF, and GIF
• Export video in 16:9 and 3:4 screen ratio
• Share animations on AniZone, a community for creative artists.
• Add music to the animations

* Premium features available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription

We offer awesome features in the free version, but if you are looking for something more, here are some options…

• Kdan Cloud 500GB
Annual subscription: billed annually at $9.99/ year
Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month
• Animation Desk Pro + 500 GB Kdan Cloud Storage:
Annual subscription: billed annually at $15.99/year
Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $15.99/quarter
Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month
• Creativity 365 (free trial available) + 1 TB Kdan Cloud storage
Annual subscription: billed annually at $59.99/year after 7-day trial ends
Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $19.99/quarter after 3-day trial ends
Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $9.99/monthly after 3-day trial ends

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What’s New

Version 8.9

iAniMagic winner announcement on Dec 10, 2019

Fixed frame jumble that happens after video preview

Enable shortcut menu to move around the frame

Interface improvement

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6.8K Ratings

6.8K Ratings

gato_feliz ,

Great but hard to use

I don’t know if i am supposed to be using this app in a iPhone 7 (LOL). But it is lots of fun. But i have many problems. I dont know how to use images. Like, if i take a picture and want to use it in my little stupid cartoon short thing, but I don’t know where the button for putting the picture on it. Another problem is the color copy option. It, it’s just broken. When i use it it puts a random nearby color instead of the color i am pointing at. Making it very hard to use the same color. The undo button does not work when i change frame. Normally this wouldn't be a problem but sometimes I accidentally use the fill button and change frame accidentally or confuse the undo button with the change frame button and i have to start over. Also the change frame button is SOOOOOOOOO SMALL! I can barey use it and it is very hard. Also i would like you to change it from FPS to a bar like the one Flash uses. I would also live to be able to add sound recordings and sound effects to tge animations.

Overall good app but very buggy.


Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for the encouraging review! Animation Desk supports inserting photos to a frame. You can import photos by tapping the “folder” icon in the layer menu. However, we found some mistakes in the interface, and will soon adjust the problem and make this feature work as designed. We also try to copy the color on an iPhone Max, and the function seemed to work when we tested it. Can you double check for us, if you tap the “yes” button after you select a color? Thank you for all the suggestions on the interface, we have put them in a backlog, they are extremely helpful.

😄😁😊🙂😀 ,

Pretty good!

This app is pretty great! All though, I’ve only been using the app for a few days and have not discovered every feature about this app. I’m not sure if there are any tools such as a ruler, a circle maker, and maybe a cut-out. Maybe I am just not looking hard enough. (That’s probably the case.) But yes, I do recommend this app to anybody. Maybe even starters. I do recommend this app over FlipaClip. In FlipaClip, you can’t really draw straight lines. So basically everything just looks rough. Congrats to the developer(s) who made such a great functional app! You did so good! But, I do feel like this may be confusing to some people just by reading the reviews. Also, I’m glad you are commenting back to others in need of help. I was wondering if maybe you could tell me we’re the tools are if there are any. If you see this comment and respond, thank you for reading this. Once agin I do recommend this app. Please do download this if you are into animating and drawing. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your detailed feedback! Unfortunately, ruler tools will be available on in the next couple of update, but we are working on it now. If you are interested in making animation, you might be interested in our iAniMagic animation competition. More information will be available in our newsletter and Facebook page.

Seagull Squad ,

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!


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
199.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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In-App Purchases
  1. Kdan Cloud $9.99
  2. Kdan Cloud $2.99
  3. Animation Desk Pro $15.99


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