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Simple, beautiful, and rich, Pen & Ink presents a stunning assortment of beautiful brushes in a simple interface. Learn it in minutes, explore it for years. Try it for free!

Pen & Ink offers beautiful pens and watercolor, rich and delicate Asian Ink Wash, bold and vibrant Art Markers, and nuanced textured Pencils and charcoal tools. Explore negative space with our Erase & Smudge tools, from hard eraser to fan brush to kneaded erasers. Swipe the tool tray to create additional brush sets and arrange them your way. Control the flow of ink with your hand's natural motion and easily configure color, size and pigment loading.

Organize your ink in layers. Move layers up or down, change opacity, and merge ink from one layer into another. Import images from your photo library into any layer for digital mixed media and collage work.

Export notebooks or pages to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, AirPrint, email, or photo library. "Open in App…" to open files in your other apps. Print your artwork on full-size canvas with GreatBigCanvas.com. Hand your iPad to friends to show off your creations; with our new read-only viewing mode, they can't accidentally make a mark on your art.

Unlimited levels of undo and redo. Pinch to zoom and rotate the canvas.

Drag and drop to re-order pages and notebooks. Select multiple pages and move them across notebooks, make copies, or delete.

Trace images from your photo library or camera, draw freehand, keep a journal or sketchbook, and jot down what's on your mind. Our interface puts the essential tools at your fingertips.

What's New

Version 3.2.1

Bug fixes and performance enhancements. Resolve issues with layers menu and eyedropper tool.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
92 Ratings
92 Ratings
Piperrionn ,

I still love it but...

(I still have the same issues so might as well leave the same review as last time plus a few things)

I have had this app for a while. Even before the major update and when I found it it was just what I wanted. I didn't mind spending money on it and even now I have no regrets, however, I can no longer use it. It ALWAYS crashes after maybe clicking 3 or 4 things, sometimes it won't even open and whenever I open it it opens on a random file and then crashes. Sometimes I can't navigate it and search through the notebooks and files, it becomes unresponsive. The orientation (is that the word?) of the canvas has gone bunkers, now every file is upside down or rotated 90 degrees and I can't fix it with just adjusting the ipad's orientation. If I open a file sometimes I'll just be shown a black screen and if the image eventually appears it appear rotated. To be honest I thought the problem was that I had a 1st gen ipad but a lot of other people seem to have issues with these newer versions of the app. I tried searching for a different app like this but found nothing that could even compare (much less for ios5, since I have 1st gen ipad). So for the moment I wish I could at least have a way to back up the files, and I don't mean just the picture but the layers if it's even possible.

Kge3 ,

Love it, but some problems

I have had this app for a couple years now, but I haven’t used it in a while. I absolutely love it and all is features.
A couple things though:
-Spinning the screen: when I used to spin the screen, the drawing wouldn’t spin, while my toolbar spun around to whatever side of my iPad I was on. Recently I’ve noticed that when I spin my iPad the picture swings funny and the toolbar swings with it, sometimes disappearing. I liked it better before, when you could turn the iPad and the picture stayed in the same place
-Layers: I noticed that there are only a certain number of layers and if you delete one, there is no way to add another one to your project. I also noticed that different sized canvases have different amount of layers. There should be a way to add layers to your projects.
- Stylus: There is no way to connect any Bluetooth styluses to the app, which is slightly disappointing. I would have liked to been able to use my stylus with the app.

Zekryuem ,

Doesn't feel right anymore

Okay so I've had this app installed onto my iPad mini since 2013. Ever since the last update the app had always been crashing and I was never able to look at my drawings again without the colors being changed to a negative tone... There has also been drawings that were deleted by this app that I haven't touched on since the crashing begun. Every now and then I've gone back to this app to see if I could make any new drawings ... Long story short it was impossible to do that. I've tried reinstalling and it's still given me the same problem. I'm giving this three stars because it was the first app I got that I was able to my first few digital drawings on. Even spent money on a few tools for this app. Thankfully I have sketchbook pro installed and have been able to make plenty more drawings on it but now it's feels as if I wasted my money and time for no reason on this app.


Stepping Stone Software LLC
60.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Stepping Stone Software
In-App Purchases
  1. Everything $7.99
  2. Full Version (2.x only) $7.99
  3. Pro Tools $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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