GridMaker 4+

Precise grids + tools to paint

NNN Software

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 37 Ratings
    • $0.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Create accurate grids in inches or metric to print or share as PNG, PDF or SVG. Includes Paint Tool with built-in color palettes or add colors to create unlimited custom pallets from images, live camera, color wheel, RGB or HSB codes. Place image behind any grid for analysis or artist grid method.

No ads or tracking.

Purchase includes 3 papers GRID, DIAGONAL, DOT:

— GRID —
• Set to square or rectangle grid.
• Adjust grid line weight.
Set grids to an exact size — perfect for knitters and crafters!
Up to four line colors on a grid, special feature adds custom line colors.
• Label rows & columns with numbers [1,2,3] or letters [A,B,C] and set starting corner, values, and stepping.
• Label grid axes.
• Place axis and label.
• Add diagonal lines to split grid into half- or quarter- triangles.
• Place a center-dot with adjustable placement.

• 5 dot styles.
• Set to isometric or rectangular dot pattern.
• Specify exact dot spacing, then connect dots with horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines.
• Place a center-dot anywhere on the page.
• Label rows & columns with numbers [1,2,3] or letters [A,B,C]. Set starting corner.

• Adjust grid line weight.
• Divide & sub-divide blocks.
Add spacing between blocks, grid, and center-point.

Add 8 hard-to-find specialty papers. Buy any five papers (or
purchase the ’All Papers Forever’ BUNDLE) to unlock all papers forever. Credit is given for every purchase so that on purchase of any fifth paper the bundle is instantly added:

Log-Log & Semi-Log
Triangle (Ternary)

√ Paint Tool. Color grid. Make custom color palettes. Add annotations.
√ Place an image under any grid, then adjust size and placement.
√ Metric (cm or mm) and Inch settings for grid and page size.
√ Choice of Print Settings for standard papers (such as 8.5x11 or A4) with adjustable margins, or set page at a custom size.
√ Print or share grids as a PDF, PNG or SVG to other apps for further editing — even as templates to laser or pattern cutting machines.
√ Share painted grids as a PNG or PDF.
√ Work up close using pinch-n-zoom.
√ Show multiple grids on a page with tiling.
√ Up to four grid line colors, special feature adds custom line colors.
√ Title grid with choice of font, size, bold/italic, and color.
√ Place a center-point on several papers.
√ Library of templates (Quick Picks) offer inspiration and a short cut to creating grids.
√ Purchases work on all devices — iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Don’t see the paper or feature you need? Send an email and we’ll see what we can do!

What’s New

Version 1.29.4

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Susana Katrinka ,

Perfect w/ a suggestion

This app was just what I wanted. Perfect, with a caveat.
I wanted an app to help me in designing, or editing, a Bargello quilt design. This app was a perfect solution. It allowed me to choose the size of grid I wanted (68x108) and to copy or import a picture file onto the grid. The picture underlying the grid let me see that my calculated grid size was off by a few rows AND I was able to adjust the grid to fit the actual “size I need.
The only suggestions I would make would be to allow the modification of individual rows (horizontally and vertically), and to allow substitution of color to the imported picture; ie from original purple to blue. This app would be a great addition for quilters.

Unimaginative Nickname 42 ,

Great for simple graphs and grids

I just need to make basic graph and grid paper with different options such as color, line width, spacing, etc. This app does exactly that! I can save them as high res PDFs, or images with transparency, bring them into Notability, or print them.

The cons:
Besides creating simple graphs, this app is not intuitive at all.

There are some editing functions - drawing lines, freehand drawing, adding notes- that are clunky, and I couldn’t quite get them to work. There is a Help section with some videos, but no written instructions anywhere and the videos didn’t explain the drawing and editing features very well. The developer website also has no additional information.

Overall the app does the basics very very well, and that’s why I give it five stars. It’s worth the .99 to not have to open up Adobe Illustrator to make custom graph paper. I would love to see updates with more robust drawing and editing features and a more modern feel and interface.

I really hate seeing negative reviews because people didn’t take the time to read the app description! This is not meant to be a note taking, drafting, or drawing app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your positive review and kind comments for improvement. The latest release, 1.21.0, focused on making the app easier to use. A snap-to-grid feature was added to Paint, which should make placing and positioning text and lines easier. GridMaker now includes a set of video tutorials that walk through how to get started with the app and tips for using its advanced features.

Sherap6 ,

Good item. Hopefully you guys keep working to make it better.

Good item. Hopefully you guys keep working to make it better. I am having hard time adding left margin, right margin, top margin, and and extra customizable margins. I don’t see these features. And you guys need to optimize these applications to for iPad Pro 12.9 3rd generation. I am currently using this device.

Please add these stuffs. If you add these all features that I mentioned above I am definitely going to purchase other paper types. Thank you. And truly sorry for the previous “rude review.”

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your updated review. A release or two back improved iPencil support on the iPad Pro. The latest release 1.21.0 focused on making the app easier to use. The updated interface should make it easier to find features like margin settings.

In-App Purchases

Brick Graph Paper
Brick Graph Paper
Vertical or Horizontal rows, ovals, fringe
Hexagon Graph Paper
Hexagon Graph Paper
Subdivide for isometric. Label for game maps.
Sheet Music Paper
Sheet Music Paper
Clef, Key and Time Signature settings
Ancestry Graph Paper
Ancestry Graph Paper
Up to 12 levels for genealogy circle or fan
Polar Graph Paper
Polar Graph Paper
Up to 3 levels, control divisions, set labels
Log Graph Paper
Log Graph Paper
Log-Log or Semi-Log. Set cycles.

App Privacy

The developer, NNN Software, 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

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