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 4.6

Added new brushes
Corrected bugs regarding PSD import

Ratings and Reviews

no pro features for ruler


so I love the ipad version and when I heard that tey were goning to make a pro mac version I thought they would take all the tool from the iphone and ipad and put it all in the mac app. I am fine with the brushes but what I wanted was the point to point line function from the iphone version (so i can draw line as if they were vectors) and the plentiful arc, elipse and square templates from the ipad version. it would have been the best drawing app on the mac store. if they can include the point to point line, and elipse templates then they can call it a pro appicaton. I do like that i can now chance my canvas size but other than that im stuck using real elipse templeates on my drawing tablet

Pictures wont import


every other picture i try to import gets deleted the second i click to another layer. i love the app- just bummed about this- because i cant do what i need to do!

I use in combination with the iOS version.


I may be wrong but it feels like this app was written after the iOS version and it works very well in that light. I have switched to Tayasui Sketches for all my artwork in iOS. I have a 12.9” iPad Pro and find the app does almost everything I need. I typically use this Mac version to tweak a drawing or perform some other function that can’t be done in iOS. I haven’t experienced any of the disappearing images or projects, as reported by other users, but the vast majority of my projects have been transferred from iOS and those transfers work fine—even with projects with numerous layers. The larger display on my Mac and the difference in the way some of the tools function makes a few things easier to do on this Mac version.

Based on my experience with both platforms I’m guessing this app is done by a small team. It has a lot of functionality and works well but is very lacking in documentation across platforms. That’s probably my biggest complaint—because the Mac and iOS versions function differently in some ways it can be confusing. If I wasn’t reliant on the iOS version I might feel differently about the Mac version, although it still does most of what I need to do. My art is mostly pen & ink and watercolor and I use this app for the initial drawings out outlines, which I then transfer to paper for completion. I like the clean interface and ease of adjusting tools. Moving objects between layers, duplicating layers, etc., is quicker for me than Photoshop or Illustrator


yann le coroller
82.7 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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