Create beautiful vector artwork on your iPad with Inkpad.
Draw with accuracy and speed.
Quickly align new or existing objects either to a grid, points, or path edges. Alternatively draw freehand bezier paths using the brush tool. Select, scale and rotate hundreds of objects with high performance in real time. Cutout elements of artwork, photographs or patterns with masks.
Flexible typography effects.
Position text at any angle or to follow along paths. Apply multiple effects to text, with stroke, fill, shadow and opacity all dynamically adjustable. If the over seventy built in fonts don’t quite fit your design, you can import any of the millions of OpenType and TrueType fonts available.
Take control with unlimited layers.
Feel free to add as many or as few elements in each layer to organise your drawings. Rename, rearrange, delete, hide and lock layers as you draw. Isolate the active layer for easy editing. Adjust each layers transparency independently to get your ideal composition.
Powerful editing at your fingertips.
Easily manipulate single or multiple elements with powerful scale and rotate tools. Associate individual elements into groups. Interactively edit gradient fills on the canvas. Perform a range of Boolean operations on paths, including Unite, Intersect, Exclude and Subtract Front.
Colors to match your imagination.
Picking the perfect color is easy with the freedom of the expressive color wheel. Or modify colors using RGB and HSB sliders. Enter the hexadecimal value to precisely match existing artwork colors. Sample colors using the dropper. Store and recall colors from the swatch library.
Import, export and sharing.
Import drawings from desktop vector applications as SVG and include photos directly from your camera roll, or import PNG and JPEG images from cloud services. Export your drawings for sharing or importing into other apps as SVG, PDF, PNG and JPEG to all cloud storage services. Send drawings as photos directly to your camera roll.
Light & dark modes.
Light and dark mode system appearances with the option to override the system setting to light or dark mode for Inkpad.
If you’ve got an iPad Pro or the 2018 iPad, Inkpad works great with the Apple Pencil.
Praise for Inkpad.
Some of the kind feedback received in emails and App Store reviews:
“Works perfect on latest iPad Pro, Apple Pencil.”
“It’s really beautiful to use with an iPad Pro.”
“Inkpad is one of the killer apps for the iPad.”
“Inkpad is my favorite graphics app on any platform. Inkpad is just the right balance of enough power without being too complicated.”
“If you’ve worked with Illustrator or Inkscape, this is the vector drawing app to download for your iPad. Especially nice with the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.”
“I love this vector drawing app for its easy-to-use interface and pared-down tool bar. It covers the essentials perfectly and the developers are very responsive to questions.”
“Inkpad is my main vector design tool for mobile. This is the app that Adobe Draw should be.”
“Thank you guys, I use this app all the time.”
“If you used to work with Inkpad in the past you should get this app to continue working with it.”
Thank you to Martin Coffey, Rita Flores, Yve Müller, Armin Popp, David Rivera, Nicolas Saez, Erick Villagomez, Felipe Villela and Jason Wray for contributing artwork to the ‘Designed with Inkpad’ app preview video and screenshots. Please visit our website to see more of their artwork and for links to their portfolios.
Inkpad was originally created by Steve Sprang in 2011, but it disappeared from the App Store in 2015. I took over development because my wife Lindsay uses Inkpad and I wanted to ensure the continued development and support of a product we and others enjoy so much.
Terms and Conditions: http://inkpad.art/terms-and-conditions/
When exporting your drawing from the canvas there is now a new screen where you can view a preview, select the export file format and scale the content for pixel based formats.
Choose the format:
- PNG with transparency.
- PNG flattened (no transparency).
Scale the content (PNG and JPG):
- Enter a new width or height with the other dimension automatically adjusted to maintain the aspect ratio.
- Enter a scale factor which will be applied to the width and height.
Maximum dimension and scale values are displayed which vary automatically based on the memory capacity of your iPad.
So now you can export your artwork at a different size from the created canvas dimensions without having to rework your drawing. You are free to export smaller versions for when you encounter upload size limits or create larger versions that still maintain crisp details when printed or displayed at higher resolutions.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
It’s good! But...
Well, this app is good. The vector feature thing certainly is useful, but... I have one complaint. The paintbrush tool... well, here is an example of how it works. If I were to draw a circle, it would fill the circle in automatically. ...I don’t want it to do that! Not unless I tell it to. I can’t make a curvy line without it turning out super weird, and then having to go erasing parts of it until it is a thin line. And that’s inconvenient, and a tad difficult. Why isn’t there just a normal paint brush??? I want to make a nice drawing with this, but i guess I’ll have to go into a different, FREE drawing app i have and make a drawing that is better than anything I could ever make in this app, which WASN’T free! Give me a normal brush, and I’ll give you an extra star.
Developer Response ,
Hi, it sounds like all your problems can be solved by simply turning off the fill for the paths you are drawing. Then you will get a line as you are expecting, the stroke of which you can vary as required. Please get in touch via email if you need more explantation or links to our YouTube tutorials.
Could not live without this app!
I’ve been using Inkpad since it’s first inception back in 2011... When Envoza took over the development and maintenance of the app, it literally “saved my bacon 🥓” (and given that I am a vegetarian, that says a lot). I am a semi-professional cartoonist and Inkpad is the heaviest workhorse in my cartooning arsenal. There is not a single vector problem it can not solve (or at the very least help me work around). If I could give the app more than 5 stars I would. I live in fear every time Apple updates its iOS that it might leave Inkpad unsupported. If I were to suggest one small improvement that would make it a perfect app... that would be the addition of “nudge” controls. It is very difficult to shift a selected object only a few Pixels left/right/up/down using a touch drag. If Envoza ever saw fit to add that function to the app, I would be eternally grateful (that and never ending support for the app itself).
I cannot say enough good things about this app. I read about Inkpad in the book “Artists For iPads” and it has changed my life. I wanted to do vector art but couldn’t afford Adobe Illustrator (and honestly couldn’t see myself buying it) and this offers what I’d need from Illustrator. It’s easy to use and has everything you’d need for vector art.
I sketch on paper or find an image, vector it, then manipulate it into my own design. I use it finalize designs which I then pass over to my partner who conceptualizes it for 3D printing. I also use it import designs into a Cricut which I then cut out to make greeting cards. Everything has become so easy now that I’ve been able to sell “crafts” from my designs.
I would like to see is an in-app palm rejection option which I would normally take away one star for but this app deserves the 5 stars.
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- Envoza Ltd
- 17.2 MB
- Graphics & Design
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Envoza Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Inkpad Yearly $6.99
- Inkpad Monthly $1.49
- Enormous Tip $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.