Bringing the legendary Moleskine notebook experience to iOS, Flow is an all-new way to create simple drawings, complex works of art, and beautiful notes all on your iPad and iPhone.
Flow has been built from the ground up with creators in mind, offering dozens of combinations for paper types, colors, and tools. And by pairing our custom drawing technology with Apple Pencil, Flow feels as responsive as drawing on real paper.
The state of flow is vital to achieve your creative potential. This led us to make documents in Flow infinite width so you can stay immersed. Create your own set of tools just like a virtual pencil case so you don’t need to constantly adjust colours, size and style. You can have five markers in shades of blue or just a single black pen in the ideal size—it’s up to you!
Flow’s flexibility serves amateurs and professionals alike, offering powerful art tools in an accessible format. With Flow, everyone can create sketches, lists, storyboards, designs, handwritten notes, floor plans, recipes, diagrams, journals and works of art. It’s the perfect space for ideas to be created, captured and shared.
- Infinite width documents for uninterrupted creation
- Create your own unique set of drawing tools
- Dark and light paper with dot grid, squared, lined or blank styles
- Customizable gestures, including double-tap for Apple Pencil (second generation)
- Collections for organizing your creations
- Hideable interface so you can stay focussed
- Export with configurable options like transparency and lasso area
- Drag and drop documents to Timepage to store creations on your calendar
- Multitask on iPad with Split View, Slide Over and drag-and-drop
Membership with Flow includes realtime cloud storage and backup for your documents and tools across all of your devices.
Download Flow to try it free for seven days. After your free trial, Flow requires a subscription which provides you with regular app updates and realtime cloud storage of your documents. Monthly and yearly options are available, with yearly subscribers saving 50%. After your trial, you will not be charged unless you purchase a subscription. If your subscription lapses, Flow remains available in read-only mode.
We love to speak with users, so feel free to reach out at any time via the Flow menu under Help > Contact Support.
If you have a feature idea, please let us know at https://bonobo.canny.io/flow.
Want to learn more about Timepage, Actions, or Flow? Visit https://moleskinestudio.com to read our guides.
We’re also on Twitter—find us at https://twitter.com/moleskinestudio.
Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless automatic renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions and automatic renewal status in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Price may vary by location.
Terms of service: https://moleskine.helpscoutdocs.com/timepage-terms
We are so thankful for your interest in Flow. We’ve put lots of work into making the app the best it can be, and we read every single review you write. If you enjoy the app and want to leave a review, we’d really appreciate it!
–––NEW FEATURES, IMPROVEMENTS AND FIXES–––
• Upgraded the rendering engine to produce sharper lines and improve the appearance of thin strokes when zoomed in
• Improved the pencil drawing sizes on iPhone
• Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash
If you've got a feature idea, tap Feature Request from the Help screen or visit https://bonobo.canny.io/flow and let us know! This is where our members and team decide on what we will work on for you next.
We are working around the clock to update and improve Flow. If you enjoy using Flow, we'd really appreciate if you had a moment to leave a review. If you've got a question or something isn't working quite right please email us. You can contact us directly from the Menu > Help > Contact Support.
Ratings and Reviews
for what it is it’s not worth the price
The app has a very interesting Interface, however the features seem very stripped and bare. No layers < least from what I could see, no optoins to adjust the interface or move things around. Its just a strait up drawing app and nothing else. It seems like a app that should be free in the first place. I’ve already seen lots of apps on the market that offer what this app dose but don’t cost a monty subscription. I can’t justify the cost for what little it is. Creativity for sure but it seems aimed at someone who is just starting out to draw. It seems to just be a rehash of art set or drawing pad.. I do understand that the infinite canvas is why they went with no layers but the Concepts app did the same thing and has both. They also have a subscription model that offers things like a whole constantly building library of assists to access like adobes and payable features that stay unlocked forever. Even sketchbook when it was not free offered a reason to get the subscription. I will say I am in love with out the color system is laid out and how it even goes to naming them. Something nice to see that I don’t in other apps. For now I will not be subbing until maybe the app offers more. Just too many alternatives that do the same thing for far less. I don’t understand how this app made the front page of the App Store being apps we love. kudos to the dev I guess.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your thoughtful feedback. We are a small team that has worked hard for almost 2 years to design and build Flow. We’ve had a great launch, and now we are looking forward to what is ahead as we grow the app together with our users - something that’s made possible by subscription. We’ve made some very deliberate design choices about what Flow does and doesn’t do, I hope you get to use it more and discover how those decisions impact your workflow and creativity. (Also I recommend checking out the guide to find out more about how to customise the UI). Glad to hear you love the color system, front page worthy! -NH
Great sketchbook replacement
I’ve been using the app for a week now and have found that Flow has been a great digital sketchbook. My sketchbooks are mostly for notes, wireframes, or sketches for illustration and product ideas. It’s customizable enough that I can sketch out the ideas quickly without having to think about the tool itself. The ability to have the document expand horizontally has been a huge plus.
I understand the issues others have about not being able to use it to create finished artwork like Procreate, not having the precision and vector abilities as Concepts, not having the advanced capabilities of those other apps, and having to pay a subscription. I don’t think they should be compared to each other, they each have their value and uses. The subscription model is not that big of an issue for me. I don’t expect the team to continue developing and improving the app without getting compensated. This also saves me money from having to continually buy new sketchbooks.
I gave 4 stars because I feel like there are improvements that can be made and are probably being worked on - like importing images for example.
Developer Response ,
Hi jane_ee, thanks for the great review! Really glad to hear the things we designed Flow to do are working so well for you - your thoughts are on point! (Everyone on the team has just read your review and there are lot of thumbs up and nodding happening here.)
You're right there are definitely lots of cool improvements being worked on right now (your suggestion included) - make sure you put any other things you want on the feature request board!
Excellent sketchbook app
I’ve been wanting a sketchbook app for such a long time! One where you open it up and start sketching, and just swipe to advance through pages in much the same way as you would with a physical sketchbook. Moleskine used to have a great little sketchbook app a few years ago and I’m super glad they’ve reintroduced a greatly superior version.
One of my favorite things about this app is its simplicity. Sure, in some ways it might be too simple (like other users, there are a few more options I would like to see regarding tools, some of which I’ve posted in the in-app feature requests forum), but it seems like the developers are open to adding new things if enough users want them. I think it is important to remember that this app isn’t trying to be a fully-featured replacement for a painting application, but rather a sketchbook application containing approximations of the tools you’d reasonably cycle through carrying around in real life.
Some folks have complained that the app doesn’t allow layers but I must say that I kind of love that. Instead, they provide a selective eraser — you can sketch in pencil, then ink your sketch and delete the pencil only, for example. I like that this keeps the interface simple, and also matches the way I work on paper.
Paying the subscription was a no-brainer, by the way. It’s a niche product and it is *very* in my niche.
Developer Response ,
Hi Cambienta, thanks for the really thoughtful review! Great to hear it's working so well for you - we thought long and hard about the design, especially about many of the features we've all become accustomed to in drawing apps that get in the way of our creative flow. We are certainly more than open to adding new things, thanks so much for your support and for getting involved with the feature request forum!
- Moleskine S.r.l.
- 64.1 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Moleskine SpA & Bonobo Pte Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Month $4.99
- 12 Months $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.