With Kineo, you can create stunning hand-drawn animations on your iPhone or iPad. Kineo’s flipbook-style drawing tools make it easy for you to create and share your animations with the world.

Kineo shows you faint reminders of the last few pages, making it easy to draw the next. When you’re done, you can share your creation on your favorite social networks; you can even use your very own animations as stickers in the Messages app!

While Kineo makes it easy to create basic animations, it definitely doesn’t stop there. Kineo’s great support for the Apple Pencil lets your creativity flow. Use multi-window mode on iPad to preview your animation as you draw it. Need to take your work on the go? Kineo syncs automatically over iCloud so you can take your animations with you, no matter what device you’ve got on hand.

What’s New

Version 20.4

Mostly this update is just to squash a few bugs that happen in the new release of iOS, but I also managed to sneak one small feature in there: when taking a screenshot of Kineo, cropping the screenshot will now nicely "snap" to the canvas, allowing you to perfectly align your image.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The_Norseman ,

Best app in the store hands down!

I researched flickbook for awhile and boy am I glad I bought it. At first, I thought not having the ability to use your own photos or changing pen size might hinder the app a little, however I quickly realized that they did not make a difference as I was drawing away!

Awesome UI, very simple to use, lighting fast playback and a lot of fun. Ollie and Geoff really pay close attention to their customers and to detail. It is very much aprreciated.

The only thing I wish for right now is that the pen size could be changed. I read that there might be updates including using your photos and uploading your animations :)

sxmplyhxiley ,

Needs A LOT of improvement

So, I liked the tool bar at the bottom of the screen, but there are MAJOR problems with this app. For starters, it would be so much easier to zoom in and out. When I saw that there wasn’t a feature to do that, I immediately knew I couldn’t use this app. Not just that, but when I wanted to change the frames per second, I couldn’t find it. I couldn’t even find a settings bar. Another thing that bugged me was the onion skin. I feel it’s best to either make the onion skinS a different color, this way I can’t get my frames mixed up. Also, there should be a setting for turning on and off the onion skin. Another suggestion is that I couldn’t find the “layers” for sketching and such. One last thing was the tools, yes, I like the tool BAR but I feel that there should be more (in my opinion). I don’t hate this app, just needs some improvement!! Overall, this app is good for starters in animation. Please improve!! If you do, this app would be amazing!

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback! I'm trying to keep this app fairly simple (as you say, good for starters), so adding features is done fairly slowly and deliberately. I don't want to overwhelm anyone with a ton of buttons and options. 🙂

That said, I'll definitely take this list of requests into consideration; being able to zoom is an especially common one. Thanks again!


Yuto, an average app reviewer. ,

Like it, but it needs more features.

Hello, Cocoatype. I am really interested in your app. As far as I’ve tested it, it’s really good. However, here are the features I request in order to make it better.

First of all, I would like to be able to zoom in and out, while also being able to rotate the screen. This is so that I am able to make my animations far more detailed, and work with the smaller brush sizes more efficiently.

On another note, I’d be glad to have the ability to change my frame rate. That way, the animators can choose how smooth they want their animations to be.

My final request is that you could add the option to change the canvas ratio. Most animations are animated in the 16:9 ratio, others with different variations.

I hope I could see these features within the next update!

Developer Response ,

“Next update” might be a bit generous (Kineo/Cocoatype is a single-person endeavor), but most of these things are on my radar. Zooming especially is something I’ve heard mentioned quite a bit; hopefully I can have something for you soon!


Cocoatype, LLC
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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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