Asketch 4+

Draw with focus

Andrew Kern

    • $2.99



Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Its deliberate simplicity makes it perfect for beginners who want to learn to draw;
equally, advanced artists will find a wonderful buttery, tonal canvas for their life studies, cartoons, abstracts, landscapes and other subjects. The app is engineered to deliver rapid, but powerful image capture, facilitated by a great transform function that allows you to pick up the drawing, resize it and move it around the canvas, and a amazing zoom that lets you draw in minute detail. So if you want to put a traditional, but digital sketch pad in your pocket, this is the app for you.

Features and functionality:

Gesture based drawing interface: Changing the surface area of your finger on the screen controls the focus of the drawing. Supports pressure sensitive drawing on iPhones that support pressure sensitivity.

Image zooming that actually works: Do amazing detail work when zoomed in. No pixelation of brushes while drawing.

Image transformation: Scale/Rotate the image via a simple pinch gesture.

50 Levels of undo/redo. Swipe the undo/redo button to toggle back and forth. Hold down the button for rapid unwind/rewind.

What’s New

Version 3.3.0

Added "Under Drawing" support:
Tap the color circle to toggle between "under drawing" where all strokes appear underneath previous strokes, and normal drawing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Susancoxart ,

New review

I couldn’t alter my previous review but I want to state that I love this app. You can open it quickly to get your idea down and I like the quality of the brushstroke. The only reason that I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it’s taken so long to get a reply to my question. A stupid question, yes, but some of us just can’t slow down to figure technology out😆

Developer Response ,

You can turn off help hints by opening the Settings App, scrolling down to or searching for Asketch, and then disabling “Display help hints“

Gitarzz ,

Writing a new review…

Skip down to the bottom for the quick version.

Eight years ago I wrote my first review for this app. The app was getting too many bad reviews in my opinion. It was a beautiful idea in it’s simplicity. Give people the ability to sketch on their phones. I was using it on a second or third generation iPod touch. I don’t remember now which it was. But I do remember that this app offered enough to really be creative. The limitations required that the artist experiment and find a way to do what they were thinking. As a musician I always like putting myself into situations where I’m extremely limited and see what I can come up with. This was simply a different art form that was doing the same thing and really forced me to expand my thinking because I couldn’t expand my tools.
Well, other reviewer‘s did not like this at all. They kept screaming that it needed to have this or that and it didn’t even have this other thing that they wanted. It was like they wanted a complete Photoshop or Paint program in their phone eight years ago. So my review was pretty angry against other reviewer‘s rather than promoting how good this app was.

Here’s all you really need to know…

It’s an excellent intuitive app. It has grown with iOS but still creates a mild challenge. It gives you a certain set of tools and challenges you to explore your creativity. It’s an awesome sketch app. Be imaginative!

PhelineCat ,

Need to be able to save colors

Yes, it’s uncomplicated. It has a pencil and eraser, color picker, black and white, undó and redo, save and delete. What it doesn't have is the ability to select a color on the paper or the ability to save colors- at least afaict. It’s strange not to have those because they simulate colored pencils - not oils or acrylic, where it's almost a given that the artist will mix paints and produce shades that aren't in the box. I can blend pencils, too, but I can also reach into my tray of Prismacolor pencils and pull out a specific color. Not here. Here, I have to guess or approximate what I used 7 layers previously. Whoops! No layers either?

Granted, this has good pressure sensitivity, but in so many other ways, Apple’s Markup can do so much more, even if I only use the pencil and none of the other tools.

App Privacy

The developer, Andrew Kern, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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