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.

* The stage is yours - iAniMagic Animation Contest calling for entries. Find out more information 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 classroom, iPad Educators

• 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

• 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.

- 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 7.7

Minor bug fixes
Free markers
Wacom SDK updated
Fixed the problem with the photo library import

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

282 Ratings
282 Ratings

Great and easy to use but...


A month or two ago, I had downloaded the app onto my iPad Air to make an animation showcasing the process of my science project instead of doing a regular slideshow of pictures or video collage. It was really simple to use and the result was great but I recently downloaded the app onto my iPhone and noticed the difference in format which threw me off at first but I got the hang of it after a few minutes. I had downloaded the app because a recent school project required me to make a stop motion film or animation (due to unrelated reasons I couldn’t use my iPad) and I chose the latter. I had just started creating my animation when I noticed that there was no cropping tool. On my iPad there was a cropping tool that allowed me to crop the drawings from a frame and copy or paste them onto another frame. The cropping tool was what helped me create an animation more efficiently and now I have to redraw them every time I want to reposition my drawing and/or put it in another frame. Please help, this is such a great app that is fun and useful and adding onto the mobile format a cropping tool could make it just that much more enjoyable, easy and efficient.

Tips for this crazy awesome app


I absolutely love this app but plzz plzz make a shape bar so we can instantly draw shapes and lines also if you could this would make this app awesome if you add symbols so we can easily save like an arm or something that would be soo cool.

I don’t know if you can do this but can you add an art part of this app so you can make really cool designs then turn them into symbols and use them to animate and add slow motion animation.

Thank you 😊

Developer Response

Hi lord123, good to hear from you again. Thank you for your feedback. We are working on the shape and lines, but these features will not be available in the next update. Can you tell us more about the art part? Do you mean like some ready-to-use pre-install design? Thanks.

Amazing apart from one thing.


This app is great quality, easy to use, and all around amazing. There’s just one thing, it isn’t major but it’d make the app that tiniest bit better. Anyways, I had coloured my whole background grey and continued drawing, when as usual, I made a mistake. I went to press ‘undo’, but I could hardly see it due to it being the exact same grey as my background colour. If you could somehow fix this inconvenience, It’d be greatly appreciated ;)


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
171.8 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 $14.99
  2. Creativity 365 $27.49
  3. Creativity 365 $89.99


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