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Animation Desk Classic is an animation app for iPad that allows you to create hand-drawn frame animation. Easily get started with your first animation on your mobile device.

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• 8 Brushes
• Pigment cans
• Cut, copy, paste tool
• Supports 3 layers

• Insert shapes
• Graphic stickers
• Motion backgrounds

• Add recordings
• Add soundtracks

• FPS options: 3, 6, 12, 24
• 3:4 and 16:9 safe view window
• Onion skinning

• Export videos, PDF storyboards, and ad.Package
• Share videos to Photo and other social media
• Connect to AniZone, a community for animation enthusiasts

- Kdan Cloud: includes 500GB Kdan Cloud Storage
- Animation Desk Pro: includes advanced features in Animation Desk and 500GB Kdan Cloud storage.

Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hour prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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What's New

Version 4.1

- Brushes parameter adjustment
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
140 Ratings
140 Ratings

Good for drawing, not good for anything else

I find that the more and more and longer I use the app the more problems pop up that take forever to fix or never get fixed. One of the biggest issues I have with the apps recently is how the sound only works like 70% of the time and when I say that I mean that it literally just records the sound itself, but when it comes time to put the sound with the animation it works only when it wants to which is for all practical purposes never once. I don’t even understand why doesn’t work most the time. I mean I’ve been using this application for years and only now the audio is being unusable so I am aware that they have the ability to make a working audio system but they don’t seem to be doing it. Some other issues are with how files are stored while the system works very good sometimes I’ll make a new file and put some projects in it just for me to close the then come back to the app just for the file to be gone and all my projects back where they were. I find this problem is rare enough for it to not really be all to bad but it seemed worth mentioning. But it does have more intuitive design then most apps so I can give it that. I also know that this review has been mostly negative but it does have some good qualities but this review is already to long. My final thoughts are that it’s good for beginners but that’s about it. But just a couple of changes and it could be amazing.

Riles The Crocidile 🐊

Each update gets worse

I’ve been a long time user of this app, I loved it big time. This was the very first app/software I used to start animating. But... each update gets worse. I’ve started to dislike this app each time there’s an update. With each update there’s a glitch or the previous glitch gets worse, and worse, and worse. One glitch that made me stop using this app was when I go to record an audio. The audio won’t play even after I’ve recorded it multiple times, used different projects, different FPS, it just wouldn’t work! This really frustrated me to the point I’ve stopped using it. Then another problem is you either lose your frames and/or lose the audio each time you go back to your project. The FPS would change and when I go to change it back, it deletes my audio. Plus when I go to download the animation it’d delete some frames making the animation choppy and not very pleasing to look at. It’s a shame that my favorite and first animation I’ve used gone bad because I used it since it came out. I would’ve rated it two stars but I gave it 3 because of its features included. It’s a nice app but the glitches ruined the fun of it. Please fix these. I would love to use this app again but it’s too frustrating to use. Thank you for reading if you have.


Not for artists just for kids

Definitely you can’t get more, it is not intuitive functionality, every time I try to download my sketches in, it took me time to scroll down to my find my last sketch, I try to duplicate just a frame, I couldn’t do it, it duplicates 3 or 4 frames, I had to delete the rest, then I have to download it again...I try to follow the names of the bottoms, to figure it out the functionality of the app it will take more time figure it out how it works, but what I figure it out!!... that it is not going to do what I want it is so basic...sorry you need to work more for intuitive functionalities...

Developer Response

Hello Julio, thank you for your feedback on the user interface and functionality. We have a newer version of Animation Desk available on the App Store. Maybe you would like to give it a try?


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
157.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Brush Pack_01 $0.99
  2. Brush Pack_02 $0.99
  3. Deluxe Creative Pack $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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