SketchBook Mobile

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Each week we select a great app and bring it to you, for free, as our App of the Week. (In-App Purchases sold separately.) If you can imagine it, you can illustrate it with Autodesk’s wonderful drawing app for iPhone. With more than 60 easy-to-use brush presets, an intuitive UI that disappears when you don’t need it, and the ability to record time-lapses, SketchBook Mobile is a sleek package for anyone looking to create on the go.


Autodesk® SketchBook® Mobile is a professional-grade painting and drawing application designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the same paint engine as the SketchBook Pro desktop software, SketchBook Mobile delivers fluid pencils and sophisticated brushes in a simple and easy-to-use interface. Capture everything from your smallest doodles to your biggest ideas all in one place with SketchBook Mobile, no matter where you are.

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• The entire screen is your canvas with full screen work space and an unobtrusive user interface
• Control the finest details of your art with up to a 2500% zoom
• Choose from over 65 preset brushes, including flood fill, pencils, pens, and markers that deliver a natural drawing experience on an iPhone or iPod Touch
• Customize brushes exactly how you want them – adjust brush radius, opacity, rotation, and more
• Steady Stroke for greater predictability and control of brush strokes
• Create perfect shapes in half the time with Dynamic Symmetry
• Custom canvas sizes
• Easily transform layers with gestures
• Synthetic pressure sensitivity
• Save work-in-progress and export to Photo Library or e-mail images
• Store canvases on iCloud

What's New

Version 2.9.1 (Apr 08, 2014)

• Improved user experience

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Version 2.8.7 (Oct 11, 2013)

• Bug Fixes

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Version 2.8.6 (Sep 20, 2013)

• iOS 7 compatibility
• Updated visual design
• Bug Fixes

Enhancements for iPhone 5s:
• 2x brush sizes
• 8 Megapixel canvas size with 2 layers

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Version 2.8.5 (Sep 18, 2013)

• iOS 7 compatibility
• Updated visual design

***Only Available on iOS 6 and above***

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Version 2.8.2 (Jul 17, 2013)

Brazilian Portuguese version now available

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Version 2.8 (May 08, 2013)

• Time-lapse Record – save speed drawing sessions directly to your Photo Library
• Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.5 (Apr 30, 2013)

✓New Smudge Brush
✓Duo Sketch – connect to someone, draw together on one canvas, and exchange messages
✓Copic Color Library
✓Bug fixes

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Version 2.7.1 (Nov 26, 2012)

✓ Bug Fixes
• Resolved initial start-up problem from 2.7 (grey background)
• Fixed issues with opening older version canvases on iPhone 5 & 3GS

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Version 2.7 (Nov 22, 2012)

*** This update may require creating a new canvas at first start-up. Tap belly button UI then the "+" icon in the toolbar to select NEW CANVAS SIZE. ***

✓ Support for the iPhone 5 display

✓ Custom Canvas sizes
• Large canvas size (over 6 MP on current iPhone models)
• Dynamic feedback on maximum number of layers

✓ Performance enhancements on Brush stroking

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Version 2.3.1 (May 17, 2012)

✓Bug Fixes

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Version 2.3 (May 01, 2012)

√ Random Color Controls
√ Languages
• English
• Español
• Français
• Deutsch
• Italiano
• 日本語
• 한국의
• 中文(简体)
• 中文(台灣)
√ Improved Retina Display
√ Improved Pan & Zoom
√ Bug Fixes

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Version 2.2 (Dec 01, 2011)

√ iCloud additions
• Save A Copy - Saves a variation of the sketch to the location of the original sketch. For example, if the original sketch is from iCloud, the copy (variation) will be saved to iCloud.
• Duplicate - Create a copy of the selected sketch in the same location as the original sketch.

√ Layer Editor improvements
• Cut, Copy and Paste - From within the Layer Editor, cut or copy content from a layer to somewhere outside the app or paste content from elsewhere into a layer. If the content contains an alpha channel, it is respected.
• Preserve Transparency, Visibility, a thumbnail of the layer, and the opacity percentage are now found within each layer row.

√ General improvements
• The issue with panning and zooming while 3-finger tapping has been resolved.
• When a sketch is moved from iCloud and back to your device, any changes made are saved.
• After uploading to iCloud, tapping Back or Edit returns you to the canvas.

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Version 2.1.1 (Oct 14, 2011)

Bug Fixes (iOS 5)

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Version 2.1 (Oct 11, 2011)

***This update is required for SketchBook Mobile to work properly on iOS5***
***iOS4 and above required***

√ iCloud Support
Option to set iCloud as default location to save canvases
Controls in Gallery to upload or download from iCloud

*To properly import files from different devices, follow the guidelines described in the online documentation

√ Twitter
If you have an account and Twitter enabled in your iPhone settings, you can now export directly to Twitter from the Gallery.

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Version 2.0 (Jun 04, 2011)

✓ Import & Export to the Gallery using Dropbox and iTunes File Sharing

✓ Print canvases directly from the Gallery

✓ You can now toggle draw styles from the Toolbar
• Create straight lines, circles or rectangles

✓ A new page of 20 brushes

✓ New Brush Parameters to further customize the look of brush strokes
• Spacing noise
• Rotation jitter
• Brush angle
• Squish

✓ Additional Slider precision
• Nudge button for brush sliders.

✓ Pinch zoom snaps at 100%

✓ Brush puck constraints
• Now Brush Opacity and Size are adjusted independently

✓ Autosaving for improved canvas recovery

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Version 1.5.1 (Feb 25, 2011)

This minor update addresses an issue some users encountered where brush textures were not drawing properly.

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Version 1.5 (Feb 16, 2011)

✓ Splash Screen by Luis Peso
✓ Text
✓ Export in PDF format
✓ Bug Fixes

The latest update requires brushes to be reset for texture brushes to work properly.
To do this, simply tap on the information button in the toolbar, then tap Reset Brush Settings in the Factory Defaults section of the Preferences panel.

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Version 1.4 (Nov 17, 2010)

✓ All New Layer Transform Tools!

• Combining all the feature requests we have gathered from users around the world the new Layer Transform Tools offer unprecedented speed and precision for moving, rotating, scaling and flipping layers in SketchBook Mobile

• Lightning fast Multi-Touch interaction that makes manipulating your layers as intuitive as sliding objects around on a table

• Move, Rotate and Scale layers all at once with Free Mode or individually with specific Move, Rotate and Scale Modes

• Use the new Pivot Pin to control your rotation and scale pivot point

• Incremental rotation allows precise 45 degree movement

• New Horizontal and Vertical layer flipping

• Fixed a bug that would cause layers to get clipped if they moved outside the canvas area during transform

✓ Social Networking Support!

• Export artwork directly from the gallery to your Flickr or Facebook accounts and share your creations with the world!

• Flickr upload allows you to specify your privacy level, title, description, tags and groups for artwork you upload

• Facebook upload allows you to specify captions and albums for your uploaded artwork

✓ iOS 4.2 Support

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Version 1.3.3 (Oct 07, 2010)

✓ 20 New Brushes:

• A second page of brushes is now available including: Markers, Felt Tip Pen, Ball Point Pen, Chisel Tip, a new Rough Pencil as well as a selection of adjustable texture brushes. To access the additional page of brushes simply swipe to the left on the brush palette.

✓ Quick Access Color/Brush Editor Button:

• There is now a button at the top of the brush and color editors allowing you to easily move between them without the need to return to the canvas.

✓ HSB Color Adjustments:

• You can now switch the sliders in the color editor between RGB and HSB modes for easier and more controllable color selection.

✓ Color Picker:

• There is now a color picker tool (eyedropper) available from within the color editor.
• Added a new preference to optionally disable the tap and hold for color picker functionality for those users who prefer to use the new color picker icon within the color editor exclusively.

✓ Enhanced Sliders:

• Enhanced Sliders from the iPad version of SketchBook Pro have been introduced throughout SketchBook Mobile in this version. These new sliders allow you to tap anywhere along their length to snap the handle to that position.

✓ Export Image Orientation Support:

• When exporting flattened images from the gallery you can now select your desired orientation

✓ Reset Brush to Default

• Tap and hold on a brush in the brush palette to reset it to factory defaults

✓ SketchBook News:

• A News tab has been added to the info page providing access to the SketchBook News website which provides the latest news, announcements and insider information about SketchBook and the ever expanding digital painting community.

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Version 1.3.2 (Jul 20, 2010)

✓ Bug Fixes
• Image import on iOS 3.1.3

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Version 1.3.1 (Jul 07, 2010)

✓ Fixed support for devices running older versions of iOS

✓ iPad Compatibility Fixed

✓ General Enhancements:
• Updated Icons
• Updated Brush Resize Puck (Adjust size and opacity simultaneously
• Gallery: Duplicate Canvas
• Symmetry Preference
• Bug fixes & performance enhancements

✓ iOS4 Enhancements:
• Multitasking Support
• iTunes File Sharing Support

✓ iPhone 4 Enhancements:
• Retina Display Support
• 12 Layers
• 30 Levels on Undo/Redo

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Version 1.3 (Jun 22, 2010)

*** Requires iOS4 ****

This update takes advantage of features specific to iOS4. SketchBook Mobile 1.3 will not run on iPad or older generation iPod Touch. If you are using one of these devices it is not recommended that you update to 1.3.

✓ General Enhancements:
• Updated Icons
• Updated Brush Resize Puck (Adjust size and opacity simultaneously
• Gallery: Duplicate Canvas
• Symmetry Preference
• Bug fixes & performance enhancements

✓ iOS4 Enhancements:
• Multitasking Support
• iTunes File Sharing Support

✓ iPhone 4 Enhancements:
• Retina Display Support
• 12 Layers
• 30 Levels on Undo/Redo

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Version 1.2 (Dec 10, 2009)

- Quick access to Brush Opacity (tap-drag in 'Puck')
- Swap between the last 2 brushes used
- Transform Layer (two finger move, scale & rotate)
- Duplicate Layer
- Link to SketchBook Mobile Flickr Group in 'About' section
- Bug fixes & performance enhancements

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Version 1.1 (Oct 20, 2009)

- Patented gesture-based marking menus
- E-mail PSD format (preserving layers)
- Layer opacity, Layer delete
- Double tap exit from Brush & Layer editors
- Import Landscape-oriented images
- Brush preview on resize
- Stippling
- Bug fixes

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Version 1.0 (Aug 29, 2009)

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2.9.1Apr 08, 2014Current release
2.8.7Oct 11, 2013
2.8.6Sep 20, 2013
2.8.5Sep 18, 2013
2.8.2Jul 17, 2013
2.8May 08, 2013
2.7.5Apr 30, 2013
2.7.1Nov 26, 2012
2.7Nov 22, 2012
2.3.1May 17, 2012
2.3May 01, 2012
2.2Dec 01, 2011
2.1.1Oct 14, 2011
2.1Oct 11, 2011
2.0Jun 04, 2011
1.5.1Feb 25, 2011
1.5Feb 16, 2011
1.4Nov 17, 2010
1.3.3Oct 07, 2010
1.3.2Jul 20, 2010
1.3.1Jul 07, 2010
1.3Jun 22, 2010
1.2Dec 10, 2009
1.1Oct 20, 2009
1.0Aug 29, 2009First tracked
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Current Version - 4.6 - 119 ratings
Updated on Sep 02, 2014
All Versions - 4.0 - 4,975 ratings
Updated on Sep 02, 2014


Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch

Category: Entertainment

Updated: Aug 21, 2014

Version: 2.9.1

Size: 11.6 MB

Language: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Seller: Autodesk Inc.

Rated 4+:

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App ID:  327375467  [Copy]