SketchBook for Everybody!

At Autodesk, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

For this reason, we are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!

What's New

Version 4.3.0

We are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now FREE for everyone!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.2K Ratings
5.2K Ratings

Editors' Notes

For when inspiration hits.


It’s the best...BUT...

Sketchbook truly is singularly the most intuitive, fluid fully featured graphics app I’ve ever used and that includes the high end commercial apps and desktop publishing apps. It may not have the refinement and stability of those very expensive commercial packages but they come at a price of a very steep learning curve before you can produce anything marketable.

This program not only has everything you need for commercial success but it conveys the mechanics of design and realisation in such a humanly intuitive fashion as to make it entirely frustrating to use anything else that requires finding the right icon from hundreds or wading through layers of menus to simply blend layers or change luminosity, opacity and brush size of which the latter 3 can all be achieved from the same pen position.

The in the latest release has caused such a bug that annihilates the entire usefulness of this gem stone. Running iOS 11 the latest version of sketchbook will eventually freeze its ability to zoom, a feature which next to actually drawing is probably the most frequently used in all graphics packages on all platforms in any area of the world.

Fix it. And fix it fast. Other contenders are on your heels.


I loved the old Sketchbook Pro, but this new version is great!

I had got to the point with my old iPad 2 where I could use Sketchbook Pro to make costume drawings that people really couldn’t tell from hand-drawn watercolours. I loved using it and recommended it to lots of fellow designers.
However now I have got a smart new iPad Pro, I am having to get used to the new souped-up version. After a rough and sweary start, becoming very confused particularly about the layer functions I am now enjoying using it very much. it’s got some wonderful features and I look forward to having a go at a portrait soon. I do congratulate you programmers because I think it’s very clever.


159.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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