AutoDesk releases SketchBook mobile for iPhone and iPad

AutoDesk has released a new SketchBook app for iPhone and iPad/Android, AutoDesk SketchBook Mobile. SketchBook use the entire screen of your device as a canvas and features many customization options for brushes and colors.

SketchBook wants to provide a powerful creation experience. you can customize your own brushes, adjusting everything from radius, rotation, and opacity. There are also ten preset brushes that include pens, pencils, and markers. You can zoom into your creation up to 2,500%. With a $3.99 purchase of the Pro Tools, you'll get a collection of over 100 presets, full layer controls, advanced selection tools, and more.

SketchBook Mobile is available for iPhone and iPad/Android on the App Store/Google Play Store (opens in new tab) right now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

6 Comments
  • Thank YOU! I love it so far. :)
  • This looks much better than the old app of the same name. I wonder why they created a whole new app with the same name rather than just update that app. Sent from the iMore App
  • "I wonder why they created a whole new app with the same name rather than just update that app." Money.
  • Can you explain how this is different than SketchbookPro and Sketchbook Express? Does this mean they will never fix the bug that breaks Pro in iOS 8 where the finger or stylus never makes a mark until it is lifted up? If I bought SketchbookPro do I get credit or something or am I supposed to buy a new app? Hellllllp. So confused!
  • Ok, I did find some info in the Support menu of the new app: "For a SketchBook “Pro Member”, log in to activate the “Pro Tools”. When you do this, you get all future Pro packs and feature update"
  • As far as customizing your own brushes, I don't think that's accurate. You can customize the brushes already present in the app, but you can't save them as a new (your own) brush. Also, I'm using the Creative Stylus 2 with the app, but the lag time and offset make this a most frustrating drawing app.