MapScribe is an IOS App that lets you draw maps on your IPad or IPhone. It has an easy to use interface that lets you quickly "paint" antique styled maps with finger swipes and taps using its map feature "brushes", such as mountains and trees.

Are you an author who needs to create a map for your fantasy novel?

Perhaps you are a video game designer who needs to create a map for players to use to navigate through your game?

Or maybe you are an artist looking to create a unique kind of decor?

...AND You want to do it on your IPad or IPhone

Then, MapScribe is for you.

--Map Resolutions--
MapScribe let's you create maps as jpg files with the following resolutions both vertically(portrait) and horzontally(landscape) oriented:
• 500 x 700
• 800 x 1000
• 850 x 1100
• 900 x 1200
• 1100 x 1400
• 1200 x 1600

MapScribe let's you write on your maps with the following fonts:
• Ariel
• Bradley Hand
• Noteworthy
• Papyrus
• Snell Roundhand
• Zapfino


These brushes allow you to paint features on your map

Fir Trees
Palm Trees
Dead Trees

- Color Brushes -
Green (for grass)
Blue (for water)
White (for snow)
Snow capped Mountains
Green Hills
Green Trees
Green Fir Trees

What's New

Version 1.2

Fixed a bug where the app would crash when exporting a map.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Very good for the price


However, it seems good for just overland maps. Would be nice to see more stamps for urban maps. It has a couple minor quirks with the pencil, but otherwise a pretty good quick and dirty app.

I will add this. Once you understand how to use it, pinch and zoom, it is intuitive. I will add my request to more precise method, but it still works. However my review will remain at four. It needs a few more things to hit it out of the park.

Among them, some more art, and the ability to do an urban map would be nice. Among the art needed, fields, mines, they were used, and for kick and giggles, sea monsters abs sea features. A slight variation in mountains would be nice, with a volcano. Roads, if you’ve done enough maps that one is easy. But it might be a good idea to add that to the lines. Some folks would benefit.

Overall, it is a very good app already. To those kvetching, really, no idea how difficult is to do what I already did the old fashioned way.

Oh and the Continent Of Z’Dul is coming along nicely.

Developer Response

Hello Nadinbrzezinski,

Thanks for the review. I've just added a brush size slider to help with control in version 1.1. I'll look into adding your requests for new brushes in v2

Really excellent for the price

The Velcromancer

This is a great app for the price and for what is offered. Especially since iPad is supported as well! Thanks for offering this app at this price point.

Developer Response

Thanks, Velcromancer!

Bad Controls


The brush scales with how one is zoomed in. This means you need to zoom in on any area you want to place fine detail on, otherwise you will get Mountains and trees that take up a sixteenth of the screen. I like the features but they need to make an adjustable brush for actual precision,

Developer Response

Hi Bleodsian, For the next version I'm working on an adjustable brush size. --Daniel


Daniel Eskridge
34.4 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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