Create hand-‘drawn’ animated gifs on your desktop using this fun, easy-to-use animation creator tool. Draw using your touchpad, mouse or stylus and add up to 1000 frames to bring your drawing to life. Brush Ninja lets you export animations to animated gif format so they can be shared on social media and in blog posts.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, Brush Ninja provides all the tools you need to create your very own animated masterpiece. Perfect for creating animations for presentations, or just for fun!

* 5 different tools; Brush, Shapes, Lines, Eraser and Text with quick access from the Touch Bar
* Easily add, delete, duplicate and rearrange animation frames
* “Onion Skinning” shows you ghost copies of next and previous frames to help with positioning and timing
* Export animations as animated gifs
* Add your own watermark to act as a digital signature
* Use custom background images from the vast library

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

* Added: Brush Previews. Hide the arrow cursor on desktop when using the pen and text tools and replace with a preview of the brush. This gives you a better idea of what will happen when you are drawing.
* Added: Image export. Export all the frames in a grid to create your own comics.
* Added: Change frame duration.
* Added: New move tool. Moves the entire current frame wrapping it when it reaches the edge of the canvas.
* Added: New rotate tool. Rotates the current frame around its center.
* Added: New scale tool. Scales the current frame from the middle.
* Fix: Colour palette quick selector had an issue with selecting the darkest shade of each colour.
* Fix: Tool selector was hidden behind the drawing canvas in Firefox.
* Improve: Animated gif exports are more resilient.
* Improve: Hide frame number when frame is hovered or selected.
* Improve: Speed up exports.
* Improve: Reduce likelihood of errors when using the faux command prompt.
* Improve: Reduce the likelihood of auto saves from disrupting your drawings.


Ben Gillbanks
65.4 MB

OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.