Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers. Animation Desk supports multiple import and export formats, and lets you create and share animations right on your iPad and iPhone.

- Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86 App Stores
- Featured by Apple on iTunes Home Page
- Featured by Yahoo Tech
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• 46+ brushes
• Import video and photo to your animations
• Rotoscoping supported - transform your videos into line drawings
• Colored onion skinning (iPad only)
• Copy and paste tool (iPad only)
• Layers
• Perfect with Apple Pencil, Wacom and Adonit styli

• Combine multiple animation sequence into an animatic storyboard (iPad only)
• 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 (iPad only)
• Customizable shortcut bar (iPad only)
• Add music to your animations

• 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 (iPad only)
• Export video in 16:9 and 3:4 screen ratio
• Share animations on AniZone, a community for creative artists.

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

We offer awesome features in the free version, but if you are looking for something more, here are some options…

• Kdan Cloud 500GB
- Annual subscription: billed annually at $9.99/ year
- Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month
• Animation Desk Pro + 500 GB Kdan Cloud Storage:
- Annual subscription: billed annually at $15.99/year
- Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $15.99/quarter
- Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month
• Creativity 365 (free trial available) + 1 TB Kdan Cloud storage
- Annual subscription: billed annually at $59.99/year after 7-day trial ends
- Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $19.99/quarter after 3-day trial ends
- Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $9.99/monthly after 3-day trial ends

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What's New

Version 8.0

Bug fixed - Layer 03 added back to the free version.
Brush size setting adjusted.
Color filling tolerance adjusted.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.5K Ratings
3.5K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Create animations, storyboards and sketches


Needs some adjustments

This app is very useful, when I first purchased it (for free) I was excited, then the app tried to show me how to use it which wasn’t exactly very helpful. It is very hard (at least for me) to use it because when I try to draw something I forget how to use it at times and I think..what do I do? It’s not like I have any problems remembering! I wish it was less complicated, but once I got the hang of things (kinda) it was a little easier to use (kinda) nowadays I don’t use it often I think I will delete this app. This app is useful and I would recommend it if you love to draw and it’s something your good at. You can make it a movie ish.. and that’s where it gets fun! I love to draw and it’s so fun also challenging, but I am a horrible for me it’s stressful to use this app! Please just try and see how you like this app you never know! It could be a hoppy someday or even more! And I only rate it three star cause I wish it was easier to use and I’m horrible at drawing which makes using it boring and gives me a heart attack not that it will give you one I’m just saying...

Developer Response

Hello Avonette, thanks for the good review and thank you for trying out Animation Desk. Your feedback about the usability problems is received. Thank you for reporting the issues back to us. We'll be continuously improving the app and we hope you'll enjoy the updates!


Things Always Change...

Hey, I just wanted to say that I remember 2 years ago I was still a crappy animator, and a furry, that wasn’t good at animating until I got this app, it was a great thing! But as soon as I starting drifting away things changed, in a good and bad way... There are now multiple brush options which I do enjoy... but there are now things I find annoying (or always have.) the 500 zoom isn’t that good.. I wish we could rotate the frame around so if your doing a upside down picture or animation, you can turn it 180° degrees so you can draw it. Just a suggestion.... Now there’s only 2 frames (not including the background) that you can animate with. Maybe it’s just for the phone version but I found this annoying.. and so far those are my only complaints.. thank you and good day.

P.S. Thanks for adding the paint bucket to the phone version!

Developer Response

Hello Harelow17, thank you for staying with us for such a long time. We really appreciate your support, and are happy to know you are making progress. We got your feedback on the zooming and frame rotation. Those features will be included in our next big update. As for the layer, we will add the layer back in the next update. Happy animating!


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
164.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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