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Linea Sketch gives you the right balance of power and control to capture your thoughts and ideas effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your creations, not on the tools.

What People Are Saying:

⁕ The best possible sketching experience whether you are drawing, prototyping an app interface, storyboarding, taking notes, or something else. - MacStories

⁕ The color swatch in Linea is fantastic...It fits a spectrum of color options into a very compact space. - 9 to 5 Mac

⁕ Linea is approachable for all – and will quite likely prove to be useful and enjoyable by all. - SlashGear

Why Linea Sketch?

• Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Auto generated tints & shades saves time and effort.

• Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea Sketch’s elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.

• Move / Transform - Lasso part of your sketch, move it, rotate it, resize it. Transform your creations quickly & easily.

• Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged & adjusted. Import images for reference or to trace on top of from Files, Dropbox & more.

• ZipLine - An intuitive way to make straight lines and polygons. Draw a line and hold at the end to automatically straighten it. Tap & hold to connect ZipLines to form polygons.

• Grids & Templates - A wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.

• Flexible Exporting - Export your work as a layered Photoshop document, transparent PNG, and more. Export entire drawings or cropped portions to a range of services including Slack and Dropbox.

• Touch Eraser - Ever used your finger to erase a whiteboard? Linea Sketch lets you wipe the screen with your finger to correct mistakes and your hands stay clean!

• iCloud Sync - Automatically keeps all of your sketches & projects up-to-date across all of your devices.

Complete Feature Set:

• Technical Pencil - Hard lead, thin lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Classic Pencil - Soft lead, thick lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Felt Tip Pen - Thin solid lines that vary in opacity with pressure
• Wide Tip Marker - Fat solid lines that vary with pressure
• Eraser - Clean up your work with a finger touch or pressure sensitivity
• Tilted Rendering - Each tool works differently when an Apple Pencil is used flat against the screen.

• Always on-screen & easily available
• 2 banks of pre-defined colors + 6 tints & shades each
• Auto-generation of tints and shades
• Drag & drop color swatches into Linea Sketch from other apps
• Creation of custom color sets
• Hue/Saturation adjustments

• 5 flexible layers
• Easily merge & clear
• Import images from Files, Dropbox & more to reference
• Drag & drop to rearrange
• Opacity adjustment

Grids & Templates:
• Notepads with wide & narrow rules in both portrait & landscape
• App user interface and icon design templates
• Traditional grids in lines & dots
• Storyboards in 16:9, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1 ratios
• 3D isometric grid
• Hexagonal graph paper

Backgrounds & Paper Textures:
• Turn paper texture on/off
• Paper grain
• Butcher’s paper
• Black construction
• Blueprint
• Gray Bristol

• Save as layered Photoshop PSD, transparent PNG, or flattened JPEG
• Save all or just a portion of each drawing
• iOS Share sheet support
• Export to Slack, Dropbox, AirDrop & more
• Presentation Mode to video out or AirPlay to Apple TV

Project Management:
• Organize drawings in project folders
• Share, rename, move and remove drawings / projects
• Thumbnail previews of drawings save time

• Two-finger tap for quick Undo
• Three-finger tap for Redo
• Pinch to zoom and rotate
• Compass shows which way is up
• Tap Compass to lock, flip, or reset
• Long-press the Compass to reset
• Works in portrait & landscape orientations
• Supports split screen & drag and drop

What's New

Version 2.1

Working with color in Linea Sketch is now even easier: more ways to pick and manage your colors. Also includes new templates for productivity and web design.


Custom Color Picker - New superpowers to get the right color
- Eyedropper that lets you quickly pick a color from the canvas
- Type in hex colors to match a color from a web site or other design
- Slider to adjust lightness or darkness of a color
- Keeps a history of changes making it easy to experiment

Color Sets - Customize the palettes of colors you use in Linea
- Tap the Color Sets icon at the top of the palette to access options
- Each of the three palettes can have its own color set
- New color sets include pastels, art deco, flesh tones, app design & more
- Each palette has a set of custom colors: build a color library
- Recent Colors makes frequent color changes a snap

New Templates - Now use Linea for productivity and web design
- Lay out multiple responsive Web Design concepts with or without notes
- Also works great for mobile apps on multiple devices
- Monthly Calendar for scheduling in portrait or landscape orientation
- Checklists for to-do items, groceries, and more


• Pencil & pen tools have lower latency to provide the best drawing experience
• Tool size indicators display the current color of the tool


• When copying or dragging from a portrait-oriented document, the content is now kept in the proper orientation
• Fixed cosmetic issues


Developing new features is expensive. Now you can contribute beyond your initial purchase to help fund future updates with the Tip Jar. It’s a subscription-free way to show your love for Linea Sketch.

• Donate at any time using the Tip Jar item in the Settings view
• Tipping is optional and reminders are only displayed after new features have been added

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Sometimes our artistic ambitions exceed our technical know-how, which is why we’re so grateful for the simplicity of Linea. This sketching app eases us in gently with tools and settings we instinctively grasp—pen types, color shades, line widths—before revealing cool features like multiple drawing layers and templates. No intimidation, just pure creation.

Excellent drawing, poor organization workflow


I will start by saying I love Linea. It is excellent for sketching with a razor like focus on the drawing experience workflow.
The main area I have issues with is organization. I do mostly UX work, and I have a very large amount of files across multiple projects and clients. The lack of any kind of organization, beyond naming is severely restricting. This is not specific only to linea, as most apps have daily poor organization. But the introduction to folders with at least 1 level deep nesting would go a really long way in helping to manage this.
Another feature would be faster iteration workflow. Forge solved this really well, although it’s now mostly abandon ware, but something similar in linea, for me to have something akin to a book, or a more branching flow, would be awesome. I frequently have to go back and forth opening and closing drawings.
I would also really like to be able to add accurate colors by hex or rgb/cmyk. Reorganize and copy. Or have folder/project based palettes.
I’m eager for a really juicy update, but as always I’ll always be looking at the tools that allow me to have the best workflow.

Developer Response

Thanks for your excellent feedback on Linea! Adding an additional level of folders inside of projects is something we'll definitely consider. Also, color improvements are on the list for the coming year as well including saving color palettes with an associated sketch or project so stay tuned (hopefully) there. We want to be able to select colors by hex value as well and that too is on the list to do.

A major update is coming to Linea tomorrow (March 20th). It won't address these issues specifically but it will improve some major areas in the app that we think you'll be pleased about. Be sure to check it out and thanks for your detailed review, we appreciate it!

My go-to sketchbook just got even better.


It feels like I’ve tried *every* sketching app on the iPad. Linea is the one I keep coming back to because it’s the most intuitive I’ve found. During version 1, there were some missing pieces, but even with those missing tools, it was my chosen app.

Version 2 just added the missing pieces I was looking for. It sounds simple enough, but the addition of a selection and move tool makes an already-great app even better. Thanks and congratulations to the development team.

Developer Response

As designers, we had tried them all too and found them all lacking in different ways and many were just too complicated to immediately pick up and use. It's a tough problem to give the app the power and flexibility you need to do your work but not overload the user with options. Glad to hear we're on the right track with Linea Sketch. Thx for your review and your feedback, enjoy!


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39.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Medium Tip $4.99
  2. Small Tip $1.99
  3. Large Tip $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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