Because beautiful tools make beautiful drawings, we endlessly refined Sketches brushes to create the most realistic drawing tools.

With a modern and clean UI, Sketches is the most versatile and user-friendly sketching app available on Mac.

Over 20 ultra realistic tools
Incredibly realistics watercolor wet brushes
Smart Brushes Editor
Color Eyedropper
Color editor
Import photos

Use up to 12 layers to simplify your task
Export them as separate PNG with transparency

Stylus support
Sketches GUI has been designed from the ground up with styluses in mind and the brushes are even more realistic while using tablets.

A fast and efficient UI with a touch of Zen
A very clean and simple to use UI offering a lot of powerful functions in a lean design.

• List of tools
- Pen
- Rotring
- Felt Pen
- Pen Brush
- Oil Pastel
- Watercolor Dry and Wet brushes
- Acrylic brush
- Airbrush
- Area and Filling tool
- Patterns
- Eraser
- Cutter
- Smudge tool
- Ruler

What's New

Version 4.0

New: load and save of multilayer PSD as native file.
Good news for screen tablet users: we added a much better handling of 2 screens setup.
Added Chinese languages

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

This app is very likable.

Dapper Notes (Dapples)

The title begins my statement about this application. However, there is more to this review than the title states. I believe this app is the best one out there for simple art hobbyists, and I’ve used it both on iOS and OSX to create countless pieces of art, for months to a year or a few. It’s so efficient and simple… but there are still issues with it. It tends to have a lot of glitches at times, such as:

Glitch 1: Whenever I save a piece and exit the app, closing it completely, then open it again, it undoes the last layer I made, replacing it with the first. This hasn’t happened for some time, but it might happen again.

Glitch 2: My palette disappears completely until I open the app/sketch again.

Glitch 3: Even after deleting a layer of watercolor, its colors remain where they were applied once I apply a new color to that area.

… That is all. In summary, this is the best app I’ve used for art, thanks to its simplicity and overal efficiency, but it is certainly not perfect. It still has some issues.

does not work on second-monitor pen tablets


I tried the product so I could use it on my pen display tablet, which works with MacOS as a second screen expanding the desktop. The app does not work on a second display, and gets very confused about which monitor should display the tools and floating palettes and options buttons. Multiple monitor support is a fundamental part of MacOS for the past many years, and very common in art studios, but this developer did not bother to test the product with such configurations. Developer replied to my questions saying it would be easier to refund the purchase than to make a product that works.

This is a really good App


I would like to begin that this is a really good app for a computer. It is super responsive and I can sketch with ease. I would like to point out that you can not rotate the canvas so that you can follow the pivit of your wrist, which makes it hard if you want to so some line work. I draw with a intuous tablet, and I would like it if the programers can allow the computer app the ability to rotate the canvas. Other than that, this is a really good app/program :)


yann le coroller
69.6 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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