Awarded “Best App” and now with Moleskine® Notebooks, Journal is any designers’ dream software. Called “The Future of Sketching” by ArchDaily and “Magic” by Design Milk, Journal combines your dream set of tools with the ability to sketch, write or design anywhere. Welcome to the future of sketchbooks.

Never lose an idea again. Whether you sketch daily or occasionally, inspiration strikes us all at the most unexpected moments. Journal allows you to effortlessly record, organize, sketch and brainstorm ideas along with photos, images or text to capture and develop your most important thoughts. With a powerful array of high quality drawing and writing tools including pens, pencils and paint, Morpholio Journal is ideal for designers, architects, photographers, artists, travelers, or members of any creative culture. Its unique book interface affords instant and easy navigation of thousands of pages unlocking infinite potential. Finally, you can keep track of everything you encounter, and find new ways to visualize, test, and explore the world around you.

DRAW: Sketch, doodle or scribble pictures
ORGANIZE: Notes, events, and lists
DESIGN: Explore, create and brainstorm ideas
CAPTURE: Travel inspiration and moments anywhere
WRITE: Record thoughts, and annotate images

SKETCH: Draw on paper, images or notes
PENS: From precision to markers
BRUSHES: Powerful tools for artists
BOOKS: Create and name multiple Journals
PRIVACY: Log in and out to protect work
FLIP: Quick visual browsing
COLOR: Custom pen palettes for multiple uses
NOTES: Colorful paper markers
INIFNITY: Create thousands of pages
PAPER: Various templates and types
TEXT: Label or write in different fonts
SIMPLE: User friendly, clean interface
IMPORT: From photos, camera and more
PROFILE: Create a personal profile
SHARE: Effortlessly send or post

Architects, Interior Designers, Fashion Designers, Photographers, Event Planners, Graphic Designers, Landscape Architects, Artists, Industrial designers, Tattoo Artists, Web Designers, Professors, Students, Advertising Professionals, Web Designers, Developers & Real-Estate Professionals, Retailers, Teachers, Students, Kids and many more.

Morpholio JournalPro subscription plans are available in the following options:
•JournalPro monthly for $0.99
•JournalPro annually for $3.99
Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in your Account Settings after purchase.

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We would be thrilled to have Morpholio Journal become a part of your creative process. We hope you enjoy Journal and if there are any specific ways it could be improved for your use, please send us your feedback.

What's New

Version 1.2.11

Welcome to the best version and update yet. We hope you enjoy the new features, improved performance and bug fixes you helped us discover.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
128 Ratings
128 Ratings

Needs some fixing

Still a work in progress, but at least a very good one. It’s very useful for internal project notes, sketches, etc. - more than complete sets of notes for presentations.

But.... work in progress? Here’s why:

- text: can’t edit text once placed. You have to delete and re-import to edit
- bookmarks: can’t bookmark pages for fast access, nor show index, table of contents, nothing for fast access to pages in a 20+ page journal: you have to flip. You can place a virtual Post-it, but... no named bookmarks in one place makes going to a specific page harder than it should be (you can write on the post-its, a cool feature).
- sharing: you can export spreads, but not journals. So sharing with colleagues and clients is harder than it would be if you could export entire journals as pdf files.
- color: you can’t create your own color swatches (this is a general Morpholio “feature”). As creatives, some of us like having more control of colors and palettes.
- drawing: the eraser requires a trip to the pen selector. Not a big deal, except you have to select the eraser, change the line width, erase, go back to your pen, change the line width back again, and (finally!) redraw. Kludgy and slow!
- stencils?: where are the stencils from Trace? As a landscape architect, these things are very handy - and Morpholio already knows how to implement them.



I have been journaling, sketching, etc, in paper notebooks all my life. A few months ago, I found that I could no longer have a paper journal that would remain private (snooping family member). No more journaling for me. Depression followed. This app on my iPad with the Apple Pencil has saved my sanity.

I can hand write and add photos, draw, paint, collage- everything that I used to do- I just do it digitally now. It’s as close as I ever expect to get to the “real thing”- and my digital art skills have vastly improved. I love it.

Bob is good

Everyone should read the ToS

From Morpholio’s terms of service:

11.2 You understand and agree that Morpholio may retain, display, or distribute images or copies of your Content in Morpholio’s promotional materials, even if that Content has been subsequently removed or deleted.

11.3 You understand that Morpholio, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Morpholio to take these actions.


Morpholio LLC
62.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Morpholio LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Journal Pro Subscription $3.99
  2. Journal Pro Subscription $0.99
  3. All Brushes $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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