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 4.5

Bug fixes and improved flood fill.

Ratings and Reviews



So the idea and layout overall is amazing, but everytime I get started on a project it disappears. Basically making the app useless and a waste of money :(. After its disappeared I can see what I’ve done so far on the layer panel, and even paint while only being able to see the results there. The actual “Paper” is no where to be found.

I use a Mac book pro & Wacom Cintiq with the app, if that makes a difference. I was playing around with your app at the Apple store and just had to have it, but even there it would clear away my work… I thought it was my mistake but I guess not. Please, please, please fix this problem or explain to me what I might be doing wrong… I love the flow and simplicity of this app and I am very excited to use it for my work.

This app remains amazing, however it may be filled with bugs.

Dapper Notes (Dapples)

I’ve been using Tayasui Sketches for about a year or so in total, maybe more, and I’ve recently started on the mac version a month or a few ago. Started on the iphone version first, then iPad, and now I’m on the mac. The app remains just as aesthetically pleasing, and efficient as always, though it might be crawling with bugs every here and there. Several files of mine have gone corrupted in recent days, and I’m wondering why the app can’t read them. Luckily, my most recent drawing had a clean copy that could be restored. Overall, the app is stellar, but not perfect. New issues rise every here and there.

Great beginnings


Tayasui is a great program, but still needs a few upgrades to even make it better.
1. Would be nice if they would acknowledge emails that are sent to them. 2. When opening PSD files with layers, Tayasui compresses the file into one layer. Not good. It sould reconize all layers. 3. It would be a lot better if the Apple Color Picker was used for color choices. The one used by Tayasui is not that good. 4. It would be a plus to be able to lock a layers colors so I could replace a color with another color on that layer.
Tayasui has great beginnings, and I hope it evolves into a better program.

Developer Response

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write us and your nice review, we will look into that ! The Tayasui dev team


yann le coroller
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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