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.
· We removed the splash screen that appeared upon startup, so there is no longer a need or even an option for logging in.
· NOTE: If you are not a SketchBook Pro (enterprise) user and created an Autodesk Account, you may want to delete it. See the article Delete Your Autodesk Account for instructions for how to do this.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent App, a Couple Suggestions
This is a fantastic drawing app, and I am continually astounded by the things it can do. It doesn’t lag even when I have an admittedly absurd number of layers hanging about, and the line correction tool is extremely well-done. However, there are a couple of things I think this app would benefit from. As a webcomic artist, I would personally really like the ability to import new fonts- until then, I’m stuck doing my formatting in photoshop, which works, but using two different applications (On two different systems, notably) is not ideal. Additionally, I would love to be able to ‘favorite’ tools from various classes and have a personalized toolbar where they are- this would save me a lot of time scrolling through the options and remembering which brush I really liked that one time. I would also really like an easy way to copy/paste selected areas on the mobile version (I do all my work on an iPad Pro and it works fantastically), and maybe an easier way to make straight lines symmetrical to the edges of the frame- the only way I’ve found to work consistently is the rectangle tool, which isn’t always the best option. In any case, I adore this app, and I’m really happy that the full version is now completely free. I can’t wait to see the new features you implement in the future.
Great sketching app!
Great app! I’ve had this app maybe for a month but I already love it. The features are a lovely mix of creative and technical that I can really appreciate. I also love that you can purchase the extra tools without having to commit to some yearly payment plan.
I’ve only found one bug so far that keeps this review from being five stars. When I first started using the app, I noticed that using the hold-touch-eyedropper function, even by accident, would cause the app to effectively crash. I could still access all of my projects, but none of the tools would make any mark whatsoever until I went out of the app, closed it out, and restarted it. After I turned the long-hold-touch shortcut off, the bug didn’t pop up as often, but every once in a while, it still does act like I’ve activated the eyedropper and the app will ‘crash’ again. The bug never happens when I manually go into the color wheel and click the eye dropper button, so I think the bug is linked to the gesture shortcut that I can’t seem to turn off.
The bug isn’t a super big deal, but it is a little annoying, especially if you do like to use that shortcut and keep it switched on, and it is irritating to have my work interrupted because I have to restart the app. It would be great if the developers could fix it in the next update. Otherwise, the app is great for drawing and sketching and I would definitely recommend it.
Developer Response ,
Hi Kjolblk, you are the second person in two days who have come across this issue. Would you mind submitting a ticket? This will provide a way for our devs and support to contact you, if they have any further questions. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! (https://support.sketchbook.com/hc/requests/new?ticket_form_id=149598)
It works better than ol’ SketchBook Xpress
About a year ago, I downloaded the SketchBook Xpress app a couple of days after I got my very own iPad Pro, it worked just like the one I have on my Mac computer, but as the months passed, the SBX app told me to ask the developer of this app to update it or just continue with it’s current version, I went to the App Store and this one had no new updates, so I was cool with drawing my digital art in that current version anyway, but a year later after I got my own iPad Pro, I updated my iPad Pro to iOS 11, and when that SketchBook Xpress does not work with iOS 11 updates, it put me back to my home page, and then I started looking around to see if I could find my old drawing app’s name and see if I could update it from there, it was not on the App Store anymore, so I came across this app, watched three of it’s demonstration videos, and so I deleted my SketchBook Xpress app good bye, and gave this new app a try, and... it actually works better than the ol’ SBX app did once, and I’m already getting the hang of using this new drawing app, I feel like I have much better control on the Autodesk Sketchbook app than I did the SketchBook Xpress app, so I like this one now, I’m still learning how to use it, but I know I’m to love this new drawing app from this day forward.
- 122.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.