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.
25 Levels of undo/redo. Swipe the undo/redo button to toggle back and forth. Hold down the button for rapid unwind/rewind.
Added line re-trace functionality that increases focus and line width. Tapping with Apple Pencil now works. Fixed issue with incorrect focus circle/zoom enabling on menu close. Other various bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Extremely simple app
Very simple and easy to use app. There’s no frills and that also makes it less distracting but maybe it could use some other feature like importing pics or a way to control the brush thickness. Also I’m not sure is the second icon an eraser or a brush?
Writing a new review…
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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!
Easy to learn fascinating to use
First, please keep this app simple. I barely use the color option. If you draw this is an amazing app. I promote this to every artist I know. It’s not drawing exactly the lines I put down. There is a wonderful aspect that’s surprising and engaging. So much fun. And so simple without a million menus and choices. Just open and start working. Love it! Slight learning curve now that they added some things but besides procreate this is the only drawing art app I use on every one of my phones, iPads etc.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the awesome feedback!
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- Andrew Kern
- 12 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2010 Andrew Kern
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.