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 or tinted themes.
Choose between the light and dark monochrome themes or the classic Inkpad with user interface tints. The light and dark themes make minimal use of color so that tints in the user interface do not distract from or influence your artwork color choices.
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, 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.
- Improved export of drawing images to PNG and JPG.
- Minor user interface fixes for iPadOS.
Previously in 3.0.0 - Added full adoption of the new iPadOS 13 design system features:
- Light and dark mode system appearances. Also includes the option to override the system setting to light or dark mode for Inkpad.
- Context menus. Added to the drawing gallery and within the drawing canvas. Tap+hold on drawing thumbnails and layers for new menus.
- SF Symbols. Adopted throughout Inkpad for increased platform consistency with built-in and 3rd party apps.
Many thanks to everyone who sent in feedback for Inkpad and have helped shape the future direction of new features and improvements. If you have any comments about Inkpad, please feel free to let us know.
If you enjoy using Inkpad, we would really appreciate if you could take a moment to leave a review in the App Store. Thank you.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Excellent Mobile Graphic and Publication Design Tool
I As I have been a professional designer on a wide variety of projects, I can say Inkpad is really special app with a really special team behind it. This product combines all the most important features of a graphic design application (i.e. illustrator) with the polished and intuitive UX necessary to make repeated use in a high performance environment. Screen real-estate on an iPad is limited, especially without the pixel-perfect input of a cursor, but I feel like the devs have turned this disadvantage into an opportunity to create far more elegant experience.
I want to conclude in saying that the devs have also shown themselves to listen to user feedback, even with the advent of a second Inkpad app. That’s fantastic customer support in my book.
Simple to use; excellent customer service
I am highly impressed with Inkpad! It offers the perfect balance of features, functionality, usability, and price.
I needed an application to help me design, layout, and produce the markings on folding rule prototypes. Not being a graphic designer, Inkpad allowed me to get started without extensive training, or spend exorbitant sums to hire someone. Plus, I could do it all from my iPad Pro [my (nearly) full-time, go-with-me-everywhere “computer”]! The SVG files it produces are directly ingested into the laser engraver driver application.
Derek, the developer, really impressed me. Not only did he deliver my requested feature - the rotation angle display - rapidly, he personally corresponded alerting me to the inclusion of the feature in the latest update. In all of my years of experience with software, I don’t think I have ever received treatment like that!
If you are a novice at vector graphics like me, you should definitely consider Inkpad!
- Envoza Ltd
- 10.5 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Envoza Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Medium Tip $1.99
- Large Tip $4.99
- Enormous Tip $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.