Linea Sketch 4+

Draw and take notes with ease

The Iconfactory

    • 3.7 • 602 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Draw and take notes with ease.

Linea Sketch gives you the right balance of power and control to capture thoughts and ideas effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your creations, not on the tools.

Why Linea Sketch?

⁕ Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea's elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.

⁕ Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or create your own with a single tap. Autogenerated tints & shades save time and effort.

⁕ Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged, locked, or adjusted. Use the file browser and photo library to import images for reference and tracing.

⁕ ZipShapes & ZipLines - Simply hold still for a moment after drawing a line, rough square, circle, or triangle and ZipShape automatically creates a perfect version for you. You can then adjust final size, placement, and corner radius.

⁕ Move / Transform - Lasso part of your sketch, then move, rotate, flip, or resize. Transform one or more layers quickly & easily.

⁕ Watercolor Brush - Create rustic & artistic effects by painting with organic pigment in three modes: Simple, Wet, and Cloud.

⁕ Annotations - Add labels, notes, and callouts to your sketches using iOS Scribble or a keyboard. Fonts, colors, placement, and more can be adjusted effortlessly.

⁕ Time-Lapse - Record your creative process as you sketch! Save a video of the result as either a compressed 30 second clip or a full length movie.

⁕ Grids & Templates - A wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.

⁕ Universal App - Linea Sketch is a universal app for iPad and iPhone. Your sketches seamlessly sync via iCloud to all of your devices, wherever you go.


What do you get?

• Technical Pencil - Hard lead, thin lines
• Art Pencil - Soft lead, thick lines
• Felt Tip Pen - Thin solid lines that vary in opacity
• Marker - Fat solid lines
• Watercolor Brush - Paint with organic, artistic pigment
• Fill - Roll out wide areas of color or tap to flood fill
• Blend - Smudge or soften strokes
• Eraser - Clean up with your finger or Pencil
• Pencil Plus! - Create additional effects using Apple Pencil pressure and tilt

• Always on-screen & easily available
• Tints and shades are automatically generated in six variations
• 11 predefined color sets for various types of drawing
• Create custom colors for branding and consistency
• Drag & drop color swatches with other apps

• Five flexible layers that can be dragged, merged, or cleared
• Import any image from Files, Photo Library, or clipboard
• Lockable to prevent accidental changes
• Adjust opacity or double tap to toggle visibility on/off

• Traditional grids displayed with lines & dots
• Hexagonal, circular, and isometric (3D) grids
• Notepads, to-do lists, and sheet music
• App user interface and icon design
• Storyboards in 16:9, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1 ratios
• Adjustable intensity and can be hidden quickly

Backgrounds & Paper Textures:
• White Bond, Butcher’s Paper, Black Construction, Blueprint & many more
• Adjustable custom background colors
• Paper grain can be toggled on or off

• Save as PNG, JPEG, PSD, and PDF
• Save entire sketch or crop a portion
• Export to Slack, Dropbox, AirDrop & more
• Presentation Mode shows just the canvas via AirPlay - perfect for classrooms

• Organize drawings in project folders
• Share, rename, or move drawings within projects
• Thumbnail previews of drawings save time
• Export PDF of entire project

• Two-finger tap for Undo, three-finger tap for Redo
• Pinch to zoom and rotate canvas
• Tap Compass to lock, flip, or reset your canvas
• Supports portrait & landscape orientations
• Supports split screen and drag & drop

Terms and Conditions:
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What’s New

Version 4.3.2

Change the custom background of your drawing by sampling any color on the canvas with the new eyedropper tool. Fixed iPhone bugs, time-lapse issues, and more.


• Custom Background Colors:
- Use the eyedropper tool to quickly select and set a custom background color
- Expanded the running list of recent background colors from 5 to 6
- Improved the Custom Background Color panel when used in dark mode
- Improved scrolling behavior of the layer texture selector


• Fixed rendering problems with the pen tool when used with Clear Ink and varying opacity
• Fixed a bug that caused layer and tool options to break on the iPhone when Full Keyboard Access is turned on in iOS's Accessibility settings
• Fixed a bug that could cause portions of time-lapse recordings to go missing
• Fixed a bug that could cause delays in the final frames of a time-lapse recording
• Selecting a pre-existing color no longer causes Linea to switch color palettes
• Fixed the appearance of the Layer Options when first opened
• Fixed a bug where the selected pixels of a layer would be erased if that layer had been excluded from the lasso selection and that layer was the merge destination

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
602 Ratings

602 Ratings

3rikK ,

Great for Notes

I initially downloaded the app when it was released as it had been reviewed so well for notes and sketch noting. I’m not much of an artist, just a napkin sketcher and this app makes it fun to just sit and sketch for a while. I primarily use it for notes and brainstorming as I don’t retain much when I try to type notes. This app has always been great for that, and the 2.0 update was a surprise to me and added so many great updates such as the select tool, split screen (great for notes) and the portrait orientation. If I could request one addition it would be the ability to export to .pdf. I have to figure out a workaround currently to get my notes to PDFs and it would be great to have that feature inbuilt.
All in all, this is an enjoyable app to use, simple yet functional. I have recommended to many others and would purchase again in a heartbeat.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the great feedback about Linea Sketch, it's appreciated. True PDF support is on the list for the future but there is a work around for this now that you can use to export to PDF in the meantime. When you go to export your drawing select the option that lets you send the file to your printer. Then pinch-out on the screen and you'll see options that will allow you to save as a PDF. Hope this helps!

lynk;) ,

Still my go to drawing app

This is and will always be my favorite drawing app. I do almost all of my client work in here because it just works the way I expect it to. I forget that I am using an app because it just feels so much like a real sketchbook. over half of my client work is completed using this app because the output matches my style so well. not to mention the addition of layer masking has eliminated the few pain points that I still had with the app. if you’re not using this as an artist my only question is why not??

original review:
I am an artist and illustrator and I find that no matter how many different drawing apps I try I always come back to this one. The pencil and blender brush are great and the fact that they finally added text and a watercolor brush make it indispensable for me as an artist. I know subscription fatigue is real but if I really like the app supporting it’s development is ok by me. And it’s is only 99 cents a month … most people spend more on a cup of coffee daily. I know this is an overly glowing review but it truly is one of my favorites.

Adoptmeimaturtle-AJ ,

Saved my art

For my whole life, I struggled to draw well. I have dysgraphia and low motor skills and I never figured out how others casually make a masterpiece. Here enters Linea. When I entered a new school in 2021, they happened to try giving us iPads same year. They lacked a drawing app until one day, this appeared in our manager. My drawings looked choppy when I first tried it unsurprisingly. Then I found the roller brush. Making lineless blobs and creating distinct shapes without the sloppy struggle of lines and buckets. And the app was easy to learn, too. As other reviewers say, less is more here. Throughout the year I warmed up to the new art form and found a style and technique that for once, made me feel proud of my work. I downloaded Linea on everything I owned after the discovery, and my art has evolved a ton. Fast forward to now and it’s my last year at this school. But ill still be using this program for everything the rest of my life. Ive even used it to make assets for my video games.
Thank you, roller brush. Thank you, Icon Dev team.

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