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.
Sharing your animations just got a big overhaul! Animations aren't tied to an ugly pointy square any more—you can now share them with the canvas you see in Kineo.
Kineo now also supports different video shapes. In addition to the existing square, there's now support for both horizontal and vertical videos, so your videos will look their best, no matter where you share them.
We've also made it easier to switch between looping and bouncing animations—switching between these is now just the tap of a button.
Ratings and Reviews
Flickbook vs. Flipbook = ownage
The App Store has been flooded with apps lacking any sort of Mac sensibility—a sensibility this app possesses and it's competitor doesn't. I've used Flipbook, and I was overwhelmed with options, underwhelmed by it's usability, and left with the bitter taste of Windows-esque software. It's clear that the developers didn't focus on cramming as many features as possible into the interface of Flickbook, as the developer of Flipbook did (seems a bit inappropriate on the iPhone, no?), but instead focused on making it pretty, useable, and easy to make flip-books (isn't that what's really important?). While it currently is not as feature rich as Flipbook, I dare say there is no comparison. As others have said before me, sometimes it's more about what you don't put into an application.
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!
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!
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- Cocoatype, LLC
- 2.2 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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