Three in one: the app to create notes, photo editor to alter images in Photos, action extension to make changes on the fly.

Cherkalka is a great tool when in need to note quickly on a photo, just to sketch or write, all these without launching a heavy notepad.
The app includes a photo editor and an action extension.

The photo editor allows you to make notes on photos right from the Photos app without launching the app.

The action extension gives you possibility to handle pictures from any app supporting that feature and share the results. Note: not every program able to receive the result after you press the Done button, e.g., the Photos app does not support that feature, in the case with the Photos use the photo editor.

Cherkalka can:
• draw and erase;
• change width and color of the pencil, color of a note;
• share created pictures;
• utilize photos;
• store created notes and duplicate them;
• eliminate palm touches when you use a stylus.

The full version in addition can:
• resize the note;
• move and rotate layers of strokes and background;
• scale the current note view;
• change width and color of a pencil in the photo editor and the extension;
• sync notes via iCloud;
• to not show the app logo on exported pictures.

What’s New

Version 1.11.3

Fixed the bug which causes​ the app to crash when you try to insert a camera photo.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Ciresica13 ,

Works like a charm with photo notes

I use this app to communicate with my dev team, showing them what I need to be fixed when I am on the road and can't use Jira. I haven't used it yet for fun but for work I find ii already a must! Easy to use, friendly UI, very intuitive. Thanks guys, great job!

flue826 ,

Undo and redo features missing

Their 2 things that could make this a good app
Was no undo and redo features when creating blueprints or patterns to use upon pictures.

This app is faulty with no undo redo feature and also we can’t create notes upon clear background a format that is interchangeable with applications on personal computer like adobe or their competitors .

It would be useful if I could draw in vector compatible format ready to be worked on on illustrator or GIMP or photo editing or Astropad like procreate style app or drawing apps for apple tablet or something similar to a clear background and I can place the note I create upon any photo or picture or background... making it resizable and fully adjustable to different proffessions and trades or functions like creating useful blueprints and patterns and notes for professionals

The fact it was missing this feature makes it a mediocre app but 10 better than the other Apple Pencil apps that seem to be scams more than tools to create legitimate documents or legitimate notes worth using ,,

If u agree,,,, rate one star low simply until we get a decent response.

toothpicked ,


Haven't used it for a long time, but within that time I definitely found a use for the app. And I can easily imagina lots of use cases for it. Be it in the office, or between friends.
It could use an undo button though. Unless there is one and I missed it somehow.
Color selection could really use an update to incorporate smooth scrolling and not just a point selection.
However, I really like how the width is indicated while being adjusted.
Nice app that can be useful.

App Privacy

The developer, Semen Kudriavtsev, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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