Zen Sketch is a cross between a note-taking and a painting app. We wanted to give people an app with a balance between power and simplicity: A place that could stay out of the way and let them think, but also contained an environment with the ability to add serious detail to their work. And so Zen Sketch was born. The app goes beyond regular ink handwriting apps by using an industry standard drawing/painting engine, but still organizes your work in a logical fashion like any good note-taking app.

Use Zen Sketch to create powerful notes or paintings. All your work can easily be exported out of the app as images or PDFs, and shared in just about every way imaginable. The app has no learning curve, and lets you work in a streamlined and clean interface designed with the latest technology in mind.

We hope you like the Zen Sketch. And if you do, be sure to check out some of the other great Zen apps we’ve made.

What's New

Version 1.4.0

Bug Fixes and Improvements
Compatibility with iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

Nice icon...


...but there are no brushes that duplicate the brush effect of the Enso in that icon. The app is better than it was, but it needs more and better brushes, more flexibility in the brushes, width and dynamic controls to work as a painting program. It's a handwriting note taking program with some interesting brush textures, but not a painting program yet. And you just can't slap Zen in the name pretending it means simple.

Like it


Still learning what it can do, but liking it so far. The handwriting,drawing is clean.



The pictures in the app's ads are very detailed, leading me to think there was more to the app than there is. Brush and eraser size cannot be adjusted, or if they can, there is no instruction. So the one lovely Japanese style brush has one width only. When i tapped on app settings looking for info, it wouldn't load. I like the way notes can be organized though.


Fishington Studios
14.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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