Kineo — Flipbook Animations 4+

Draw & share your own cartoon‪!‬

Cocoatype, LLC

    • 4.6 • 26 Ratings
    • Free


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 22.0

This update gives you more power over your animation canvas! You can now select a different color for your animation background, such as a bright blue sky, yellow "sticky note", or black for a cool dark mode! Stickers in iMessage now include the canvas, so you can show off the colors you've chosen.

Kineo also now includes a quick guide for first-time users, to get you started drawing and animating quickly.

This release also fixes a few bugs:
- Scrolling the page strip should always have hidden the "previous pages" images. It now does so.
- In some circumstances, you could accidentally trigger the "welcome to Kineo" page multiple times. Now it will only ever appear once.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

finnally PATRICK ,

This is really good, here are some suggestions

I was really into this app and it helps me practice animating, but here are some things that would help it be better. A fill button would be nice because sometimes it’s difficult to get an object filled without messing up. Another button to add is if you could have less onion skin layers because I sometimes can’t figure out which one was the previous layer, so that would be very helpful. Overall, this app is very helpful and could use some other buttons. I do hope you consider adding this.

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!


Jakob Wells ,

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.

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