Zen Brush 2, the successor to this app, is now available.
You can find it by searching for "Zen Brush 2" in the App Store.

Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the fascinating texture of a real ink brush. Create works that radiate the right atmosphere by choosing the best background template from our large collection.

You can post your works easily on twitter. *Hashtag #ZenBrush

- Background style templates (65 kinds).
- Brush size adjustment slider.
- 3 ink shades available.
- Eraser tool.
- Undo function (1 time).
- Export to Camera Roll.
- Twitter post function.
- Support for simulated pressure effect based on the size of the touch area.
(iOS 8 and up / iPhone (5 or later), iPad (2 or later ) only.
- Pen pressure sensitivity
( Intuos Creative Stylus / Pogo Connect / Jot touch / Jaja Stylus / Cregle iPen 2)

*Search for "PSOFT Zen Brush" on YouTube!

What's New

Version 1.37

- Updated SDKs for Wacom / Adonit / Ten1 styluses (adds support for iOS 9).

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings



I had this app for years on my iPhone 4S, playing with it now and then. I don't know if there's been an update but once I started playing with it on the iPhone 6S plus, it just seemed to open up for me. The subtleties of brush strokes are wonderful. By layering and changing speed and width, and using the erasers as brushes, the possibilities are brilliant. I dislike the more gimmicky paper choices but would like to see more serious ones. I have mixed feelings about the single step undo. I don't mind the lack of color choice. Just as is, this app allows and encourages exceptional creativity. I would like to see the option to save and reopen drawings.

Good but not updated


I like this app. I think it has tons of potential. The app has a good feel for how the brush would react with a finger but if I want to use the Apple Pencil, it starts to break down. When learning Shodou from a master, how fast you go as well as pressure make a big difference in each specific stroke. For instance the app does not do a good job on the "migibarai" stroke (either pencil or finger). The migibarai stroke even has several variations depending on its position in the kanji character. If the creators were to give more precise control of pressure and tip control as if to act that the Apple Pencil was a Shodou brush, this app would excel to excellence.

Not Worth It!


There has to be a zoom in option, where you pinch with your fingers and pull to zoom in or push to zoom out. There has to be color and layer options and more kinds of pencils.


51.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. Developed by PSOFT MOBILE


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