Flow: Sketch, Draw, Take Notes 4+

Notebook & Pencil Case

Moleskine Srl

    • 4.2 • 5.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Bringing the legendary Moleskine notebook experience to iOS, Flow is an all-new way to create simple drawings, complex works of art, and beautiful notes all on your iPad and iPhone.

Flow has been built from the ground up with creators in mind, offering dozens of combinations for paper types, colors, and tools. And by pairing our custom drawing technology with Apple Pencil, Flow feels as responsive as drawing on real paper.

The state of flow is vital to achieve your creative potential. This led us to make documents in Flow infinite width so you can stay immersed. Create your own set of tools just like a virtual pencil case so you don’t need to constantly adjust colours, size and style. You can have five markers in shades of blue or just a single black pen in the ideal size—it’s up to you!

Flow’s flexibility serves amateurs and professionals alike, offering powerful art tools in an accessible format. With Flow, everyone can create sketches, lists, storyboards, designs, handwritten notes, floor plans, recipes, diagrams, journals and works of art. It’s the perfect space for ideas to be created, captured and shared.

—FEATURES—

- Infinite width documents for uninterrupted creation
- Create your own unique set of drawing tools
- Dark and light paper with dot grid, squared, lined or blank styles
- Customizable gestures, including double-tap for Apple Pencil (second generation)
- Collections for organizing your creations
- Hideable interface so you can stay focussed
- Export with configurable options like transparency and lasso area
- Drag and drop documents to Timepage to store creations on your calendar
- Multitask on iPad with Split View, Slide Over and drag-and-drop

Membership with Flow includes realtime cloud storage and backup for your documents and tools across all of your devices.

—MEMBERSHIP—

Download Flow to try it free for two weeks. After your free trial, Flow requires a subscription which provides you with regular app updates and realtime cloud storage of your documents. Monthly and yearly options are available, with yearly subscribers saving 50%. After your trial, you will not be charged unless you purchase a subscription. If your subscription lapses, Flow remains available in read-only mode.

—QUESTIONS?—

We love to speak with users, so feel free to reach out at any time via the Flow menu under Help > Contact Support.

If you have a feature idea, please let us know at https://bonobo.canny.io/flow.
Want to learn more about Timepage, Actions, or Flow? Visit https://moleskinestudio.com to read our guides.
We’re also on Twitter—find us at https://twitter.com/moleskinestudio.

—MORE—

Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless automatic renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and automatic renewal status in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Price may vary by location.

Privacy policy: https://moleskinestudio.com/privacy
Terms of service: https://moleskinestudio.com/terms

—THANK YOU—

We are so thankful for your interest in Flow. We’ve put lots of work into making the app the best it can be, and we read every single review you write. If you enjoy the app and want to leave a review, we’d really appreciate it!

What’s New

Version 2.9.2

v2.9.2

• Improvements to the onboarding experience.


--- Previous Updates ---

v2.9

• In this update, the "Recent Documents" widget can now show on your iOS16 Lock Screen.
• Flow also now supports the new iOS16 Focus Filters, so you can filter which collections are visible in the app at particular times of day or when you're in particular locations e.g. show your Work collections when at work, and your Personal collections when at home. This is configured on iOS16 in the "Focus" section of Settings.

v2.8.4

Improved drawing latency and fixed a bug causing lag when drawing for some users

v2.8

This update is all about zooming and navigating your documents.

Zooming
Zooming out on your documents is a highly requested feature that we are excited to get into your hands! It’s great for seeing a broader context of what you are working on, as you can now see more on screen at once just by pinching out. To get back to normal size, just zoom the document to near the screen size and it’ll automatically snap back into place, or tap the new reset zoom button at the top of the screen

Panning Document Edges
Working on the edges of your document is much easier now - when zooming in you can pan the edges to the middle of the screen for more ergonomic drawing. We’ve also refined panning when you are zoomed in so it’s more precise.

Pages
Along with this great new feature, we’ve also added an additional page-divider style which visualises your document as a strip of individual pages. You can still seamlessly draw across the edges as before, this is an optional viewing mode.

Scrubber Options
We’ve added new options for when the document panning scrubber appears. You can now choose if the scrubber shows when zooming in, when panning, or not at all. We’ve also used our shrink-ray to reduce the size of it a little, and in vertical documents it not longer replaces the tool editor when shown.

Other updates
We’ve improved the top menu. It now accomodate the system button on iPad with a blank space in the center. The pasteboard button has moved to the left and a new reset zoom button has been added on the right. On both iPad and iPhone the top area of the screen now changes dynamically to keep the buttons legible as your document content moves behind them.

• Fixes an issue that could cause the app to sign out from the current account.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Have you ever written on magic paper? We have. You might know Moleskine for its world-famous notebooks: pages of creamy paper that feel amazing under your pen. Flow by Moleskine brings that experience to your iPhone and iPad.

tcoake ,

Great for Remote Teaching

I have hastily tried around 20 different apps in search of a suitable application to perform remote teaching once Covid had forced me out of the classroom. I’m a math professor and needed an application that allowed an unlimited page length. I attempted to get by with others that had other helpful drawing tools, but having to open a new page every couple minutes ultimately made those apps a deal breaker. Now, apples notes was working well, but the inability to save in a format other than its own proprietary file system left me in search of a solution. At this point I discovered Flow which had almost everything that I needed. There is always room for improvement, but the developers seem to be on top of all that while making continual updates as well as creating new features (rulers as of late). I would like to see the ability to draw a strait line without having to open the ruler for that, but this is something users can ask for and the developers appear to listen. That one aspect alone is a huge game changer for me. I’m just not used to using software where the devs listen to the customer/users. All in all, flow and it’s other apps have proved to be absolutely essential for teaching remotely. I could go on and on about how I use the features to create a learning environment that makes the remote learning process much less painless for both me and my students, but I’d suggest give it a try.

Developer Response ,

Hi - thank you so much! It is always nice to hear positive feedback from our customers. Those words definitely motivate us to do better and better. Cheers, Anj

everette23 ,

Don’t add much, just make it better.

Learn from 53, Flow team. Once upon a time there was an app called Paper, by 53. It failed to improve and progress the way it’s users needed it to and now it’s a piece of crap. You guys are riding a very thin line with having minimal tools and options while still remaining relevant and having a very elegant app that’s a joy to use. As long as apps like Procreate exist, where you only pay once and can be as “pro” or as basic as you want with it, Flow is going to be a challenging sell. You’re riding on brand and aesthetics and that may not carry you forever.
But I get the vision of Flow and I personally love it. I’m a graphic designer, so it’s nice having a digital space to draw and think while not worrying about layers or being too granular with my sketches. Flow gives me permission to be messy, and I like that.
The paper formats are nice, I’ve found myself using the ruled format from time to time to take notes since Flow has my favorite interface (and sounds!) of any drawing app...so why not? Tools are great, I love the color picker and lack of total freedom while still having a TON of options. I don’t feel restricted with color.
I’d be wary with adding much in the way of functionality, but new tools from time to time would be fun. I’m looking forward to the app getting better at what it already does as opposed to becoming more feature-heavy.

Subscriptions

Monthly Membership
Full access to Flow for one month.
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Annual Membership
Full access to Flow for one year.
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App Privacy

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

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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