Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad that fits in your pocket. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Its deliberate simplicity makes it perfect for beginners who want to learn to draw;
equally, advanced artists will find a wonderful buttery, tonal canvas for their life studies, cartoons, abstracts, landscapes and other subjects. The app is engineered to deliver rapid, but powerful image capture, facilitated by a great transform function that allows you to pick up the drawing, resize it and move it around the canvas, and a amazing zoom that lets you draw in minute detail. So if you want to put a traditional, but digital sketch pad in your pocket, this is the app for you.

Features and functionality:

Image zooming that actually works: Do amazing detail work when zoomed in. No pixelation of brushes while drawing!

Image transformation: Scale/Rotate the image via a simple pinch gesture.

20 Levels of undo/redo. Swipe the undo/redo button to toggle back and forth.

What People are saying:
"Fantastic intuitive system for creative expression." -Nagabohimina

"This is my favorite art app! I have bought it for three of my friends already and they all love it. We send drawings back and forth everyday. Really good job on this app!" - SmurfedYa

"I bought ASketch about three months ago and couldn't be happier. It seemed too good to be true when I bought it, but within 45 minutes of purchasing the app I finished a full drawing and was amazed at the realistic results! Since then, it's been a "go to" tool and lives with my most important apps on the first page of my iPad. But this is the incredible part; when I meet fellow artists in school lounges and on the train to campus while I'm drawing in ASketch, they usually ask me what app I'm using. And 95% of the time, they in love with it before even buying-- Heck, I've even had a few friends (and a teacher) purchase it right on the spot! Plus, the final pieces have fooled a few folks into thinking these are actual graphite sketches. That's the power of ASketch's results. You won't be disappointed!!" - FLASHY! cat

"I keep buying and trying other drawing apps but none get close to the quality of this one. I can actually create art on this app. Art that I can use. Art that I feel I can share with others. Other apps LOOK like they were created on an iPad and seem only good for sketching ideas. What can be produced using this app is smooth and beautiful and looks like it was created on paper media. You can almost smell the graphite. I can create a final product with this alone. If I had to have only one app for my iPad, I would choose this one." - Steplander

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

Squashed some bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
almmohd ,

Extremely simple app

Very simple and easy to use app. There’s no frills and that also makes it less distracting but maybe it could use some other feature like importing pics or a way to control the brush thickness. Also I’m not sure is the second icon an eraser or a brush?

jonnyyoyo ,


Amazingly simple and intuitive drawing program. Try it!

Kid Rock C ,

Needs options to make it work

In general, the idea behind the app is really good and it's mostly well executed. Sure, color would be nice, but it's not required. What doesn't work well is the pencil adjustment via pinch and zoom as well as the double-tap to bring up the menu; both problems have been pointed out by other reviewers. If you are using a stylus, having to use the fingers to change the pencil options is cumbersome. What's really getting in the way, though, is the fact that the menu pops up when you try to draw short strokes fast enough that the program things you double-tapped the screen. This is the real show stopper. There needs to be an option to disable this or at least designate a corner for double taps. Designating corners to adjust focus and line thickness would also be a welcome addition for those not using the fingers to draw. It also appears that the app hasn't been updated in a while. Is the developer still around?

Update: Latest version addresses the main problems I had with the program so far and adds some useful features. I can recommend this app now to anybody who likes to draw with a pencil. It feels very natural and is almost as smooth as Penultimate.


Andrew Kern
12 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Andrew Kern


  • Family Sharing

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

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