Create storyboards: draw, arrange, time, write, and animate.
Use the simple drawing interface to sketch a panel or import (with drag and drop) from any other app. Set the timing, write dialog, action, and SFX for each panel. Play the board back as an animatic to get a feel of your final project.
Export as a video, PDF, HTML, images, or text file.
Timing can be as small as a single frame, so real-time animations can be demonstrated within the board. Tap on the "scene" circles to increment the scene count (swipe to decrement).
Made for iPad, works on iPhone.
* Added thumbnail caching (memory and disk).
> This greatly improves board overview performance.
> New board button (a gear) can be used to clear (thus reset) the cache.
* Made large complex drawings "flatten" their layers.
> This greatly improves panel load time, canvas switching smoothness, and file size.
> Note: this removes the infinite undo history.
> You may experience one-time slightly longer loading when leaving panels made before this update.
* Fixed laggy opacity slider.
* Fixed slow layer popover display (introduced last update).
* Moved board zoom button next to other layout buttons.
* Small improvement to live playback.
* Other internal refactoring.
Caching and drawing flattening have been in the works for a while; thank you to those who contributed your large projects for testing.
Ratings and Reviews
Great App. If it had a timeline it'd be in a class all its own
I've done extensive research and workflow testing, across iOS and desktop applications in hopes of making the iPad Pro my main storyboarding tool. The drag and drop from procreate is amazing, I wish more apps let you do that.
The one feature I'd beg for is a visual timeline like an NLE. Even a basic timeline that let you see your shots in order and let you scrub to control playback would be a total game changer for story artists. As it is now you can reorder your shots and assign them a duration, which is nice, but if you look at storyboarder for desktop you will see how powerful it is to go sketch-> timeline.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. The idea of a proper timeline is something I'll need to play around with adding eventually. You can get a similar effect by going into the horizontal scrolling mode, then tap the magnifying glass to make the panels smaller. The width will be fixed, but you can still see the order in a way similar to an editors timeline.
Overall extremely useful tool!
After seeing my friend’s iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in action, I decided to venture into using a dummy stylus to make storyboards with my iPad 2 mini. I watched a few tutorials on how to draw figures and faces, and jumped in to using the Storyboard app.
This app is incredibly simple and useful, and I’m amazed how quickly my boards are coming together. The straight line tool was hidden in the sub-pencil menu, and is incredibly useful, just keep in mind that turning it on breaks the eraser from functioning normally—it seems like nothing erases. This should be fixed to be enabled under an eraser sub-menu so they can function independent of each other.
The functionality of having layers, quickly cloning boards, and giving run time to boards so they can play is truly useful.
For the price, I give this app 5-stars. There are some things that would be nice:
The pencil thickness slider at the smaller end, it ramps down very quickly and I often have to try a few times to get the desired thickness. It shouldn’t be linear but rather slowly ramp the smaller diameters.
The ability to paste images would be nice.
There should be opacity and feathering for strokes.
A history of chosen colors at the top row of the swatches would be helpful, too.
Overall, this app is great!
Losing Work is Unacceptable
I really wanted to like this app. The ability to organize your boards quickly and leave notes that can be exported and presented quickly and professionally into a PDF format was especially attractive to me.
That said, this software’s propensity for losing work is unacceptable. I am a very patient person, and I have a better tolerance for minor bugs and glitches than most — however, spontaneously deleting a particularly difficult panel after I had spent an hour toying and problem solving to get the right emotion and angle was infuriating.
I went through the settings and deactivated all touch and swipe actions hoping that perhaps it was human error and that the glitch could be resolved. Second redo of the board and the app started to bug out again. I tossed the drawing to my clipboard before closing the app thus saving my progress, but that’s two strikes and I’m not willing to chance a third.
I ultimately exported remaining image sequence to a folder and imported the layers into a tried an true software package (Procreate). It may not be built explicitly for boarding, but I will take the inconvenience of toggling off Layers to losing my work any day.
To the developer, maybe run a more extensive beta testing phase before releasing a software package I assume was intended for professional use — had I been working on a deadline this could have really shot me in the foot.
I am NOT a happy customer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.