Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers. Share your animations on social media or export your own story-board (PDF/animatic) for further use.

*** iAniMagic 2017 animation contest calling for entries, check the details 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 class-room, iPad Educators

• 46+ brushes
• Import video and photo to your animations
• Rotoscoping supported - transform your videos into line drawings
• Colored onion skinning
• Copy and paste tool
• Layers

• Combine multiple animation sequence into an animatic storyboard
• 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
• Customizable shortcut bar

• 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
• 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 7.3

• iAniMagic Animation Contest deadline extension – the new deadline is on 31 March 2018, happy animating!
• Screen recording supported
• You can now resize the imported images
• Improved the flow of image import
• Fixed the bug where drawing remains on the editing screen
• Fixed the problem of HD video export
• Stability improvement

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

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Good! But....

Happy me !! :)

So far I love this app! It works just as it should, except for some reason on my iPad Air 2 I have a different version from what is shown in the AppStore. I’m not sure if this is because of the version of my iPad is old or what but it’s a bit disappointing. I think it would be so helpful to have a setting to sketch and have the ability to copy and paste it on a different piece of paper so that I can create my animated characters without having to redraw it all. This also would be easier to do if I was able to flip my drawings, like the eyes so that I don’t have to draw the eyes two different ways while trying to keep it all even which I struggle with. It occasionally lags but it’s the least of my concerns at this point. I would love it if you would take into consideration my ideas and help out us character animators.

Developer Response

Thank you for your detailed review and feedback. We are so glad that you like the app and we've also noted down your suggestions. We appreciate your support. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at and we'd be more than happy to help. Happy Animating!

Love this app!


This is awesome! I just wish that it had the ability to import (an) audio track(s) with it and that the brushes were more sharp (at least some of them). Kinda like Adobe flash ^-^ but besides that, it's awesome! I’d also like to be able to move layers around (whether up or down in the panel, or even on-screen like you can an image). That would make it easier for a beginning animator like me. I understand this is supposed to replicate older animation styles like that of a flip book, but I could create much more quality things with these tools. However, it is a wonderful app for the iPad and it is so far my favorite I’ve tried out. Thanks for making it! :)

Developer Response

Hi there, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it :)) We have forward your comments to the team. There will be an audio feature added in our next update, and after that, we will look into the brushes quality. However, moving layers is not in our pipeline. Moving the layers in an animation sequence might cost a lot of hardware compacity if you have a bigger project.

Love it

emo weirdo

This app is really good for animation, drawings, and I’ve used it for photoshop making silly pictures before. One thing I think you need to do though is let us change the FPS after we save the animation. I have messed up my FPS before and only noticed it after I’ve drawn a very detailed frame. But besides that this app is amazing. I’m just beginning animating, and when I first got the app I couldn’t figure out how to do a lot of things in the app like adding in backgrounds, but after I messed with it for a couple of days I figured it out. So if you have trouble with the app at first don’t give up on it.

Developer Response

Hi there, thanks for the good review. Here is another way to change the FPS after your start editing the animation, We hope this is helpful :) Happy Animating!


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
165.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 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 $9.99
  2. Creativity 365 $19.99
  3. Creativity 365 $59.99


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