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*** Editor's Choice Award – Children's Technology Review ***

"Probably the best animation iPad app we have had the pleasure of using. Like all the best iPad apps, its simplicity is a key strength. Regardless of your skill level DoInk, with its powerful vector tools, key framing and bezier curve editing should keep you entertained for some time to come." – iPadCreative

"… an easy-to-use, fairly powerful… vector based animation experience for the iPad...If you like to introduce a child to the principles of animation, this app is definitely worth the download." – Children's Technology Review

"… incredible app that brings sophisticated graphic arts tools to any child, anywhere." –Teachers with Apps

"one of those amazing apps that really gets the wheels in their brains turning as they try to master this powerful animating tool… for a movie… or presentation at school-be it science or history – Mindleap Tech

Key Features & Benefits:
• easy-to-use, yet powerful vector drawing tools
• simple enough for doodlers, with advanced features for skilled artists
• flipbook-style animating – great for beginning animators
• keyframe animating – graduate to powerful animation techniques
• drag your finger to create motions paths – easy to make sophisticated animations
• make H.264 movies & PNG images – view on your iPad or save to the camera roll
• extensive collection of reusable art "props" (static and animated)
• extensive documentation embedded in the app

Drawing Editor:
• create frame-by-frame animations or single-frame vector artwork
• powerful vector-based drawing tools, with automatic curve smoothing
• paint brush, pen, pencil, and fill tools for freehand drawing
• geometric shape tools (rectangles, ellipses, polygons, stars, flower shapes)
• transform/scale/rotate/arrange tools
• advanced bezier shape editing
• custom color palette
• gradients colors
• drawing layers
• rotoscoping: draw or trace over images and videos
• grouped shapes
• two-finger pan and zoom for precise drawing
• frame "ghosting"
• snap-to-grid, snap-to-paths, snap-to-points

Composition Editor:
• drag & drop your drawings to place on canvas
• easy-to-use key-framing for timing, position, rotation and scale
• intuitive timeline (similar to iMovie or GarageBand)
• nest compositions within compositions for complex animation effects
• opacity
• adjustable frame rates, up to 30 fps

Export Options:
• animations rendered in H.264 on your iPad
• drawings rendered to PNG format
• save to the Camera Roll for easy sharing to YouTube, e-mail, etc.
• Support for HD (16 x 9), standard definition (4 x 3), and square (1 x 1) aspect ratios

Created by the team behind www.doink.com, an animation site of 400,000 users worldwide who created 2 million pieces of art, the Green Screen by DoInk app, featured in iTunes as a "Best New App in Education" and Doink Express app for creating animated clips using photos, drawings, art "props", animations and sound.

Please send any suggestions and/or feedback to support@doink.com

Art by Priscilla Alpaugh Cotter http://www.priscillaalpaugh.com

What's New

Version 4.5.2

• iOS 11 support.
• Enable Apple Pencil on all iPad Pro models.

New in version 4.5:
• Export all frames in a drawing sequence to the Photo Library or to a GZIP archive in a single operation.
• Export drawing sequences as SVG files.
• Export to and import from more locations using standard iOS activity views.

Please enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews


Forever late (now)

Great animation app I use it all the time but now whenever I use the fill option the app freezes please fix or I may lower the review sorry it’s just performance issues

Very efficient animator but there are things that need improvement.


I use this app daily and make lots of animations and it's really helped my animation quality. I've tried many apps on iOS and for me this one works the best. There are a few problems though. As I'm sure you've seen the undo button often glitches. The rest aren't really problems but more features that would make it a lot better. I need to use colour palettes a lot and It would save a lot of time if I could colour drop colours from imported images. I've struggled a lot with importing gifs and videos from my photo library into the back of animations and I would appreciate it if there was a simple action where I could go straight to my photo library and add them instead of going though drop box and all. I also have a few ideas for the select tool. It currently either selects the whole image, layer or it has to be inside the select square. Could we have be able to loop around things and more flexible, like the normal pencil tool, but a selector. Being able to add audio would be great for when I'm animating lip syncs and such. If these where added I probably wouldn't need to get a computer for animation at all and just stick with this.

The best animation app for education by far


The new user interface, photo import and text features are great - much needed in an educational context.

It is now much easier to create animations too with the pop up labels providing readily available guidance on how the tools and authoring screens work. Students of all ages will appreciate how quickly animations can be produced with this powerful app. Do Ink is unique in the way it avoids all the usual difficulties in animation authoring.

Do Ink has huge potential for educators at all levels who want their students to be able to explore ideas dynamically then demonstrate what they have learned in new and powerful ways. Exciting times ahead for this brilliant app!


DK Pictures, Inc.
13.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 DK Pictures, Inc.


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