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.

Animation Desk Ultimate is the fully-working version of the new Animation Desk se-ries. Search “Animation Desk” on the App Store and try it out for free before purchas-ing.

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• 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
- Creativity 365: unlock all features in and Kdan Creativity 365 app series, plus 1TB Kdan Cloud Storage. Free trial available.

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-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscrip-tions 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 2.8

Animation Desk now supports up to 9 layers and layer renaming
Fixed a bug that caused frame manger crashes
Fixed a bug that caused frame lost when an animation contained a video background
Integration with iOS folder improved
Other improvements on audio/ video export.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90 Ratings
90 Ratings

Its alright but a few complaints

I like the idea and the program but the fill tool is a bit clunky because it auto fills everything instead make it like adobe illustrator draw where you hold it and if the shapes arent connected and closed they can’t be filled and this app is confusing to work with. The videos provided are confusing to say the least. Also another gripe I had with it are the brushes they aren’t plentiful enough in opinion.I also feel there should be more brush customization. Ex. A gradient brush that’s starts off dark and goes lighter I would give it. If these thing were improved/made better I would give it a 5 star rating.

Developer Response

Thank you for the useful feedback! We have reported it to the team and we'll keep it in mind as we work on future updates. Happy Animating!


Huge potential, but disappointing

Great interface for traditional animation mired by poor drawing tools. Important clean-up process is made difficult if not impossible as consequence. Lines drawn are extremely jagged/pixelated with any given tool (Don’t look at me! I am an atelier-trained artist with a very steady hand). The actual pixel resolution of the frames and stage themselves outside of their general proportions (4:4 / 16:9) is a mystery.

It’s okay for (very) rough pencil tests and is suitably inexpensive, but it could use a better brush engine, and perhaps vector layers among other things. Looking forward to seeing the developers take this software further; if they research and steal from their competition a little more this could be an incredible tool.

Developer Response

Thank you Vonkaiser, thanks for all the valuable suggestions and the encouragement. We will bring these comments to the team. If you have any further suggestions, please contact us at Happy new year!

The Roman Candle

I’ve had to deduct a star

My initial review of this app was pretty favorable, but as I work through it more, I realize that there are a few points that keep me from loving this as a five-star app. It would be nice to see some features implemented into future iterations:

1) Brushes and eraser that can keep up with strokes. Currently there’s some SERIOUS lag, and I sometimes have to pause my workflow until the strokes catch up.
2) The ability to rotate the canvas; currently you must rotate the iPad at various angles to draw comfortably. Most drawing apps already include the ability to rotate the canvas.
3) The ability to flip between key (tagged) frames.
4) The tool bar should be widened to accommodate the brushes and the layers on the same bar without having to swipe across from one to the other.

Also, one bug that I’ve encountered is that layer names quickly revert to their default Layer names after you’ve named them.

Developer Response

Hello again, thanks for the feedback, we will take a look at it.


Kdan Mobile Software LTD
171.2 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. All Access Pack-3 Months $19.99
  2. All Access Pack-1 Month $9.99
  3. All Access Pack - 1 Year $59.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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