Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing tools.

With a modern and clean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.

Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistics watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brushes Editor
Color Eyedropper
Color editor
Import photos

Use up to 12 layers to simplify your task
Export them as separate PNG with transparency

Stylus support
Sketches GUI has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the brushes are even more realistic while using tablets.

A fast and efficient UI with a touch of Zen
A very clean and simple to use UI offering a lot of powerful functions in a lean design.

• List of tools
- Pen
- Rotring
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes
- Acrylic brush
- Airbrush
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns
- Eraser
- Cutter
- Smudge tool
- Ruler

What’s New

Version 4.8

Fix a crashing bug with text.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Nanio5 ,


So the idea and layout overall is amazing, but everytime I get started on a project it disappears. Basically making the app useless and a waste of money :(. After its disappeared I can see what I’ve done so far on the layer panel, and even paint while only being able to see the results there. The actual “Paper” is no where to be found.

I use a Mac book pro & Wacom Cintiq with the app, if that makes a difference. I was playing around with your app at the Apple store and just had to have it, but even there it would clear away my work… I thought it was my mistake but I guess not. Please, please, please fix this problem or explain to me what I might be doing wrong… I love the flow and simplicity of this app and I am very excited to use it for my work.

Mike49472 ,

no pro features for ruler

so I love the ipad version and when I heard that tey were goning to make a pro mac version I thought they would take all the tool from the iphone and ipad and put it all in the mac app. I am fine with the brushes but what I wanted was the point to point line function from the iphone version (so i can draw line as if they were vectors) and the plentiful arc, elipse and square templates from the ipad version. it would have been the best drawing app on the mac store. if they can include the point to point line, and elipse templates then they can call it a pro appicaton. I do like that i can now chance my canvas size but other than that im stuck using real elipse templeates on my drawing tablet

mewemi ,

There are too many errors after updating to the latest version.

There are too many errors after updating to the latest version. Using the cutter tool suddenly turns off the program.
All of the paintings in layers are lost and there are only empty pages left. There is a fatal error in the paid program, so use a different drawing tool in MAC.


yann le coroller
82.7 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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