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Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook

By Stepping Stone Software LLC

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Simple, beautiful, and rich, Pen & Ink presents a stunning assortment of beautiful brushes in a simple interface. Learn it in minutes, explore it for years. Try it for free!

Pen & Ink offers beautiful pens and watercolor, rich and delicate Asian Ink Wash, bold and vibrant Art Markers, and nuanced textured Pencils and charcoal tools. Explore negative space with our Erase & Smudge tools, from hard eraser to fan brush to kneaded erasers. Swipe the tool tray to create additional brush sets and arrange them your way. Control the flow of ink with your hand's natural motion and easily configure color, size and pigment loading.

Organize your ink in layers. Move layers up or down, change opacity, and merge ink from one layer into another. Import images from your photo library into any layer for digital mixed media and collage work.

Export notebooks or pages to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, AirPrint, email, or photo library. "Open in App…" to open files in your other apps. Print your artwork on full-size canvas with Hand your iPad to friends to show off your creations; with our new read-only viewing mode, they can't accidentally make a mark on your art.

Unlimited levels of undo and redo. Pinch to zoom and rotate the canvas.

Drag and drop to re-order pages and notebooks. Select multiple pages and move them across notebooks, make copies, or delete.

Trace images from your photo library or camera, draw freehand, keep a journal or sketchbook, and jot down what's on your mind. Our interface puts the essential tools at your fingertips.

What's New in Version 3.2.1

Bug fixes and performance enhancements. Resolve issues with layers menu and eyedropper tool.

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Customer Reviews

I still love it but...

(I still have the same issues so might as well leave the same review as last time plus a few things)

I have had this app for a while. Even before the major update and when I found it it was just what I wanted. I didn't mind spending money on it and even now I have no regrets, however, I can no longer use it. It ALWAYS crashes after maybe clicking 3 or 4 things, sometimes it won't even open and whenever I open it it opens on a random file and then crashes. Sometimes I can't navigate it and search through the notebooks and files, it becomes unresponsive. The orientation (is that the word?) of the canvas has gone bunkers, now every file is upside down or rotated 90 degrees and I can't fix it with just adjusting the ipad's orientation. If I open a file sometimes I'll just be shown a black screen and if the image eventually appears it appear rotated. To be honest I thought the problem was that I had a 1st gen ipad but a lot of other people seem to have issues with these newer versions of the app. I tried searching for a different app like this but found nothing that could even compare (much less for ios5, since I have 1st gen ipad). So for the moment I wish I could at least have a way to back up the files, and I don't mean just the picture but the layers if it's even possible.


I've recently just bought the whole package not a day ago, I thought to myself, "$8 isn't so bad why not?" And it worked out for the day and I've enjoyed the upgrades. But one problem. The app, it crashes, I open it up the screen is white for a few seconds and then it takes me back to home screen. I've had this app for over a year and nothing seemed wrong with it until I bought the the whole tool set. So my question here really is, "What the hell?" It won't let me back on the app, and something NEEDS to be done because I can't go back on. They better fix it now or else I want my money back because that's ridiculous, I don't want to regret purchasing in-app upgrades but I will press on the matter of nothing is done to change it. Please fix it, or I want my money back.

Amazing, But Tracing Tool Continues To Glitch

I never had drawn on the IPad before until this app, and I'm astounded with its ability to meet all my needs. I've only had one problem that occurred recently, the tracing tool continues to glitch spinning the picture and stretching/ shrinking it, I am no longer able to digitalize any of my artwork. I am still giving this 5 stars, but I ask that the tracing tool be fixed soon.

Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 60.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Everything$7.99
  2. Full Version (2.x only)$2.99
  3. Pro Tools$5.99
  4. Art Markers$1.99
  5. Ink Wash (Asian Art)$1.99
  6. Pencils$1.99