Friction - Draw on your Mac 4+

It's not fiction, its Friction


    • 2.0 • 4 Ratings
    • $1.99

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Friction is a light-weight app designed to allow you to draw on your Mac with your iPad. Perfect for teachers, students, professionals and anyone who needs to annotate.

How it works
1. Download Friction on both your Mac and iPad
2. Plug your iPad into your Mac
3. Open Friction
4. Start drawing on your iPad!

Sometimes, you might need to draw diagrams on your Mac while screen sharing. Wouldn't it be nice to just turn your Mac's screen black or white? That's pretty much what the black/whiteboard feature does. Turn it on using View > Blackboard/Whiteboard.

Nice diagram, but how to save it? Well, you could screenshot it but that's not as fun as going up to File -> Download Drawing and the drawing will be saved to your Photos.

Maybe you're a teacher drawing a diagram. Drawing the same diagram over and over again is annoying and time consuming. Just draw it once, go to File -> Save to Sketches and it'll be in the Sketches folder. From your Sketches folder, just tap on a drawing and you can use them as many times as you want. You can also hold down on them to delete them.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Improved Menu Bar
- Added a Frequently Asked Questions button in the menu bar.
- Menu bar menus now close when you tap outside of the menu bar.
- Tapping on the Friction icon in the menu bar now brings up a menu instead of redirecting directly to the website.

For more on the changes, visit

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

learningisbest ,


To work you need a MacBook what if I have a MacBook but don’t have something to plug them together like if there’s another way pls tell I just don’t know if those $2 spent correctly

Akbreezy ,

nice addition to my workflow

I found this app because I wanted to be able to draw on my screen with my Apple Pencil while presenting. This app works flawlessly and exactly as advertised. I’ve since found other unique things to do with it like drawing over a calendar while I discuss travel plans with my wife.

While I love the retro design, I think I’d prefer if this app just used the default iPad drawing tools that are native since that is what I’m used to. Also I can’t seem to delete sketches.

Great app!

jm032024 ,


Fake app. No screen annotation over iPad as claimed. No refund.

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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