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Animation Desk® Draw & Animate

Publisher: Kdan Mobile Software LTD
Price: Free with In App Purchases

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App Description

Dream big with Animation Desk. Draw frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, Photoshop layers. Animation Desk supports multiple export formats. Create animation on your iPad and iPhone with Animation Desk.

Screenshot credits,
#4: Pei Yu Lin, Cryaniml. Follow Pei Yu on Twitter @nimae04
#5: Kristine Petilla, The Amazing transforming Box. Her website,
#6: LeopARTnik, Work that Camera. Follow LeoArtnik on Instagram @leopartnik

Thank you Pei Yu, Kritine, and LeoARTnik for choosing Animation Desk.

- Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86 App Stores
- Featured by Apple on iTunes Home Page
- Featured by Yahoo Tech
- Featured by TechCrunch
- Recommended by edshelf,, All abot apps in YOUR classroom, iPad Educators

• Import Photoshop layers (PSD)
• Make animation over videos and pictures
• Create animations with different aspect of ratio, FPS, and duration

• Brushes and Erasers
• Onion skin
• Color-coded onion skinning*
• Selection tools
• Layers*
• Personalized color palette *
• Perfect with Apple Pencil 1,2, Wacom and Adonit styli

• Frame tags *
• Ruler tools
• Frame viewer and timeline
• Zoom-in and zoom-out
• Canvas rotation

• Export individual frame into image
• Export videos
• Export PSD layers, PDF, and GIF (up to 640x480 px), PDF*
• Export video with different aspect of ratio
• Add music to the animations
• Combine multiple animation sequences into an animatic storyboard

* Some features are available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription

The basic plan includes many free tools, but if you are looking for something more, here are the options,

• Kdan Cloud 500GB
Annual plan: billed annually at $9.99/ year
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $2.99/ month

• Animation Desk Pro (with 500G Kdan Cloud storage)
Annual plan: billed annually at $29.99/year
Quarterly plan: billed quarterly at $10.99/quarter
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $4.99/ month

• Creativity 365 (with 1 TB Kdan Cloud storage)
Annual plan: billed annually at $59.99/year after 7-day trial ends
Quarterly plan: billed quarterly at $19.99/quarter after 3-day trial ends
Monthly plan: billed monthly at $9.99/monthly after 3-day trial ends

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hour prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscriptions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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12163 ratings

You need to fix this

Every time I color or shade in my drawing, and then I go pick up my apple pen from the screen then put the tip back on the screen, the color mixes and makes a whole different color? This is stupid and it completely ruins my drawings. So fix it plz

Jun 13, 2021

Could be a lot better

Alright, first of all, the video in the App Store is misleading. It doesn’t show what the app actually looks like. Also, it is hard to find everything. I have yet to see the option to insert text. I apologize if it IS in there and I just can’t find it, but if it isn’t that needs to be fixed. It’s an…

Jun 17, 2021

Such a great app!

I love this app. It is fun to teach myself how to make animations!

Jun 11, 2021

Good app not recommend for smartphones

I am new to the animation scene and downloaded this app for my iPod touch it is a GREAT app with a growing community and lots of helpful features BUT there is a major downside don’t use a smartphone unless you have a 11 or 12 pro or a large phone then the screen is too small for most detailed frames…

Jun 18, 2021


I love this and all but can you make the screen move when you turn your phone? I’ve been using FlipaClip for 3 years and I like I how can animate any view I can. But in animation desk I can only do it going wide and not side ways. My hands don’t really feel comfortable animating wide but when the vi…

Jun 15, 2021

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