Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers. Share your animations on social media or export your own story-board (PDF/animatic) for further use.

*** iAniMagic 2017 animation contest calling for entries, check the details in the app***

- Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86 App Stores
- Featured by Apple on iTunes Home Page
- Featured by Yahoo Tech
- Featured by TechCrunch
- Recommended by edshelf,, All about apps in YOUR class-room, iPad Educators

• 46+ brushes
• Import video and photo to your animations
• Rotoscoping supported - transform your videos into line drawings
• Colored onion skinning
• Copy and paste tool
• Layers

• Combine multiple animation sequence into an animatic storyboard
• PSD layer compatible, export animation frames as PSD layers or import any PSD files to your animation project
• Advance frame manager: tag and make annotation on each frame
• Customizable shortcut bar

• set up any FPS (frame per second) as your like
• Play animation backward
• Replay your animation in loops

• MOV video, GIF, PSD layers
• PDF storyboard, animatic storyboard
• Export video in 16:9 and 3:4 screen ratio
• Share animations on AniZone, a community for creative artists.

- Enhanced for iPad Pro
- Perfect with Apple Pencil, Wacom and Adonit styli
- Import your animation projects to Write-on Video Cloud for post-production, add subtitles, captions, transition effects and audio to enhance your animation works

* Premium features available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription

- Kdan Cloud: includes 500GB Kdan Cloud Storage
- Animation Desk Pro: includes advanced features in Animation Desk and 500GB Kdan Cloud storage.
- Creativity 365: unlock all features in Animation Desk and Kdan Creativity 365 app series, plus 1TB Kdan Cloud Storage. Free trial available.

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What's New

Version 7.3

• iAniMagic Animation Contest deadline extension – the new deadline is on 31 March 2018, happy animating!
• Screen recording supported
• You can now resize the imported images
• Improved the flow of image import
• Fixed the bug where drawing remains on the editing screen
• Fixed the problem of HD video export
• Stability improvement

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

929 Ratings

929 Ratings

Good! But....

Happy me !! :)

So far I love this app! It works just as it should, except for some reason on my iPad Air 2 I have a different version from what is shown in the AppStore. I’m not sure if this is because of the version of my iPad is old or what but it’s a bit disappointing. I think it would be so helpful to have a setting to sketch and have the ability to copy and paste it on a different piece of paper so that I can create my animated characters without having to redraw it all. This also would be easier to do if I was able to flip my drawings, like the eyes so that I don’t have to draw the eyes two different ways while trying to keep it all even which I struggle with. It occasionally lags but it’s the least of my concerns at this point. I would love it if you would take into consideration my ideas and help out us character animators.

Love this app!


This is awesome! I just wish that it had the ability to import (an) audio track(s) with it and that the brushes were more sharp (at least some of them). Kinda like Adobe flash ^-^ but besides that, it's awesome! I’d also like to be able to move layers around (whether up or down in the panel, or even on-screen like you can an image). That would make it easier for a beginning animator like me. I understand this is supposed to replicate older animation styles like that of a flip book, but I could create much more quality things with these tools. However, it is a wonderful app for the iPad and it is so far my favorite I’ve tried out. Thanks for making it! :)

I LOVE IT!!!! but can you add one thing though?

did you expect me to be lame

So i love to draw and ive always wanted to animate cuz i always watch those youtubers and stuff, so i searched an app and found this. Its sooo good, ive made many animations and everyone i send them to loves them.
Thanks for the good app, but in the next updates, can you add a feature where you can make perfect shapes? Also can you make a feature where you can add more backgrounds for different scenes? I cant quite find any way to do that, but please add those two features.
Apart from that i give this 5 starsssssssssss brooo


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
165.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Creativity 365 $9.99
  2. Creativity 365 $19.99
  3. Creativity 365 $59.99


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