Ink is a canvas for instantly capturing a rough sketch or back-of-a-napkin idea. The only features are smooth inks on soft paper.

True to our philosophy: Feature number one should always be as few features as needed to perform the primary purpose.

— Sketch instantly
— Tap grabber for share options or pull grabber up to save and clear
— Long press to erase for a few seconds; only enough time for quick fixes.


"Ink perfectly reproduces the simple joy of sketching away on a pad of paper" — Martin Bryant,

"Ink gets right to the point and stays out of the way" — Dave Caolo,

"Ink is a quick loading and simple sketchpad for fast idea capture" — Thorin Klowowski,

What’s New

Version 1.3


This update adds some popular user requested utilities to help you get the job done.

Erase — Long press to erase for a few seconds; only enough time for quick fixes.

Inks (available as In App Purchase) — Sketch in Oxblood Red, Victoria Blue, Pea Green, and Burnt Orange.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

dualedge ,

Minimalist scribble pad

There are lots of complicated drawing and painting apps on the app store so if you want something fancy, don't get this. If you want a clean, simple, easy to use scribble pad, this one is my personal favorite - I recommend giving it a shot. If you are looking for something fancy, don't download this and then give it a crappy review because of lack of features. Minimalist means simple.

BassmanBill ,

Real paper for your iPad. It works!

Simple and easy to use with no "settings" to break your train of thought. Just a pen and paper. For $4.00 you can get four more colors. Cheaper than an analog pad of paper and pens, and great when you want to quickly jot something down or make a quick sketch and don't want to use a full-featured drawing app.

awulf ,

I love this simple scribble app

This is a perfect little scratch pad app on my phone. Every night I have my phone by my bed, and often use it to jot down quick ideas or sketches before going to sleep. I love the simplicity and minimal UI. My only nitpick is that the screen flickers slightly when saving an image, but well worth the 5 stars!


Colin McFarland
14.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Colin McFarland
In-App Purchases
  1. Oxblood Red $0.99
  2. Victoria Blue $0.99
  3. Pea Grean $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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