Create beautiful vector artwork on your iPad with Inkpad.
Draw with accuracy and speed.
Quickly align new or existing objects either to a grid, points, or path edges. Alternatively draw freehand bezier paths using the brush tool. Select, scale and rotate hundreds of objects with high performance in real time. Cutout elements of artwork, photographs or patterns with masks.
Flexible typography effects.
Position text at any angle or to follow along paths. Apply multiple effects to text, with stroke, fill, shadow and opacity all dynamically adjustable. If the over seventy built in fonts don’t quite fit your design, you can import any of the millions of OpenType and TrueType fonts available.
Take control with unlimited layers.
Feel free to add as many or as few elements in each layer to organise your drawings. Rename, rearrange, delete, hide and lock layers as you draw. Isolate the active layer for easy editing. Adjust each layers transparency independently to get your ideal composition.
Powerful editing at your fingertips.
Easily manipulate single or multiple elements with powerful scale and rotate tools. Associate individual elements into groups. Interactively edit gradient fills on the canvas. Perform a range of Boolean operations on paths, including Unite, Intersect, Exclude and Subtract Front.
Colors to match your imagination.
Picking the perfect color is easy with the freedom of the expressive color wheel. Or modify colors using RGB and HSB sliders. Enter the hexadecimal value to precisely match existing artwork colors. Sample colors using the dropper. Store and recall colors from the swatch library.
Import, export and sharing.
Import drawings from desktop vector applications as SVG and include photos directly from your camera roll, or import PNG and JPEG images from cloud services. Export your drawings for sharing or importing into other apps as SVG, PDF, PNG and JPEG to all cloud storage services. Send drawings as photos directly to your camera roll.
Light & dark modes.
Light and dark mode system appearances with the option to override the system setting to light or dark mode for Inkpad.
If you’ve got an iPad Pro or the 2018 iPad, Inkpad works great with the Apple Pencil.
Praise for Inkpad.
Some of the kind feedback received in emails and App Store reviews:
“Works perfect on latest iPad Pro, Apple Pencil.”
“It’s really beautiful to use with an iPad Pro.”
“Inkpad is one of the killer apps for the iPad.”
“Inkpad is my favorite graphics app on any platform. Inkpad is just the right balance of enough power without being too complicated.”
“If you’ve worked with Illustrator or Inkscape, this is the vector drawing app to download for your iPad. Especially nice with the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.”
“I love this vector drawing app for its easy-to-use interface and pared-down tool bar. It covers the essentials perfectly and the developers are very responsive to questions.”
“Inkpad is my main vector design tool for mobile. This is the app that Adobe Draw should be.”
“Thank you guys, I use this app all the time.”
“If you used to work with Inkpad in the past you should get this app to continue working with it.”
Thank you to Martin Coffey, Rita Flores, Yve Müller, Armin Popp, David Rivera, Nicolas Saez, Erick Villagomez, Felipe Villela and Jason Wray for contributing artwork to the ‘Designed with Inkpad’ app preview video and screenshots. Please visit our website to see more of their artwork and for links to their portfolios.
Inkpad was originally created by Steve Sprang in 2011, but it disappeared from the App Store in 2015. I took over development because my wife Lindsay uses Inkpad and I wanted to ensure the continued development and support of a product we and others enjoy so much.
Terms and Conditions: http://inkpad.art/terms-and-conditions/
Inkpad - Graphic Design Positive Reviews
It’s good! But...Well, this app is good. The vector feature thing certainly is useful, but... I have one complaint. The paintbrush tool... well, here is an example of how it works. If I were to draw a circle, it would fill the circle in automatically. ...I don’t want it to do that! Not unless I tell it to. I can’t make a curvy line without it turning out super weird, and then having to go erasing parts of it until it is a thin line. And that’s inconvenient, and a tad difficult. Why isn’t there just a normal paint brush??? I want to make a nice drawing with this, but i guess I’ll have to go into a different, FREE drawing app i have and make a drawing that is better than anything I could ever make in this app, which WASN’T free! Give me a normal brush, and I’ll give you an extra star..Version: 2.3.3
Could not live without this app!I’ve been using Inkpad since it’s first inception back in 2011... When Envoza took over the development and maintenance of the app, it literally “saved my bacon 🥓” (and given that I am a vegetarian, that says a lot). I am a semi-professional cartoonist and Inkpad is the heaviest workhorse in my cartooning arsenal. There is not a single vector problem it can not solve (or at the very least help me work around). If I could give the app more than 5 stars I would. I live in fear every time Apple updates its iOS that it might leave Inkpad unsupported. If I were to suggest one small improvement that would make it a perfect app... that would be the addition of “nudge” controls. It is very difficult to shift a selected object only a few Pixels left/right/up/down using a touch drag. If Envoza ever saw fit to add that function to the app, I would be eternally grateful (that and never ending support for the app itself)..Version: 3.1.7
Amazing!I cannot say enough good things about this app. I read about Inkpad in the book “Artists For iPads” and it has changed my life. I wanted to do vector art but couldn’t afford Adobe Illustrator (and honestly couldn’t see myself buying it) and this offers what I’d need from Illustrator. It’s easy to use and has everything you’d need for vector art.
I sketch on paper or find an image, vector it, then manipulate it into my own design. I use it finalize designs which I then pass over to my partner who conceptualizes it for 3D printing. I also use it import designs into a Cricut which I then cut out to make greeting cards. Everything has become so easy now that I’ve been able to sell “crafts” from my designs.
I would like to see is an in-app palm rejection option which I would normally take away one star for but this app deserves the 5 stars..Version: 1.10.6
Great for Vector Graphics!I have used this app for years since the original came out. Lots of functions and easy to use once you get used to it. The files that are sent in large formats (when you export it in a file with high resolution) is outstanding! I absolutely love everything about it! I wished it supported watercolors and live brushes, but pairs nicely with other apps. It’s conveniently easy to use, and you will not go wrong in sizing large products! I’m blown away by the detail it can handle. This is a must try for a graphic designer. I continue to be pleases with this app! (Also, I wish it supported being able to cut around pictures as if it was a shape. For example, making pictures transparent or being able to crop. This is a minor thing.) Must have for vector art!.Version: 3.1.12
Excellent Mobile Graphic and Publication Design ToolI As I have been a professional designer on a wide variety of projects, I can say Inkpad is really special app with a really special team behind it. This product combines all the most important features of a graphic design application (i.e. illustrator) with the polished and intuitive UX necessary to make repeated use in a high performance environment. Screen real-estate on an iPad is limited, especially without the pixel-perfect input of a cursor, but I feel like the devs have turned this disadvantage into an opportunity to create far more elegant experience.
I want to conclude in saying that the devs have also shown themselves to listen to user feedback, even with the advent of a second Inkpad app. That’s fantastic customer support in my book..Version: 2.5.1
Very good. One problem...I really like how this app works, I’ve been using it for years for those random sparks of inspiration.
Only problem I have is when I create a line, I can’t create a tapered end/shape, only rounded, cut-off, or square. Maybe there’s a technique that I’m missing, but I would love to be able to create a line that thickens towards the centre, and tapers towards the ends. Other than that, love the system, learn something new every time I bring it up.
Maybe there’s a shortcut that I’m missing? If so, please lemme know..Version: 2.5.1
Such A Great App and DeveloperThank you sincerely for your immense generosity in offering this app for free. As soon I get paid I plan to purchase one of the tip options and I would encourage that everyone do the same to show your gratitude to this kind developer. Developers like you are so rare today and I value your generosity and this great app.
Thank you, again, and God bless all of you at Inkwork. I hope you're staying safe and healthy during these insane times. Any new apps you come out with, so long as they don't utilize the vile subscription scam stuff, I'll purchase without hesitation. Thanks so much and take care ❤..Version: 3.1.7
Simple to use; excellent customer serviceI am highly impressed with Inkpad! It offers the perfect balance of features, functionality, usability, and price.
I needed an application to help me design, layout, and produce the markings on folding rule prototypes. Not being a graphic designer, Inkpad allowed me to get started without extensive training, or spend exorbitant sums to hire someone. Plus, I could do it all from my iPad Pro [my (nearly) full-time, go-with-me-everywhere “computer”]! The SVG files it produces are directly ingested into the laser engraver driver application.
Derek, the developer, really impressed me. Not only did he deliver my requested feature - the rotation angle display - rapidly, he personally corresponded alerting me to the inclusion of the feature in the latest update. In all of my years of experience with software, I don’t think I have ever received treatment like that!
If you are a novice at vector graphics like me, you should definitely consider Inkpad!.Version: 2.3.1
InkPad by Envoza, quality focus for vector illustrationsEnvoza's Inkpad focus is quality, reliability, and thankfully they continue its versatility by continuing to add more SVG formats. Their user interface is unique but fairly intuitive. Of course, more detailed instructions are under Help.
Adobe Illustrator and Tophatch Concepts are great power horses. However, you may be surprised at how much artistry can be achieved with Inkpad. The sample art included represents the type of results you can achieve..Version: 2.3.6
Best IPad vector appThis really is the best app for creating vector art in the App Store. It has all the essential features that you’d need in Adobe Illustrator with none of the bloat.
The interface was pretty straightforward. I had no problem finding any functions or attributes. The app exports easily enough to SVG, PNG, or PDF, making it compatible with any variety of commercial graphic design applications.
High five to the developers. This is a pretty solid app that I’ll be using for years to come..Version: 2.3.8
Correction: Do buyMy original issue seems to be with IOS 11.1.2. To get this app to download on my second iPad, I could not just go to the app in the app store. That process wanted me to pay again. I had to review my purchases to find the free second download. I don’t recall this issue in the past. My main use of Inkpad is to get text into Procreate. For that it works quite well, especially since Inkpad can export as a PNG file..Version: 1.10.6
Imagine. change.Inkpad is my default drawing app. I use it all the time for many different things. I have even used it to create my resume. I started using Inkpad long before I had any drawing skills. Inkpad has added many creative features over the years and now I have the tools to accomplish anything I can imagine. Having this app on my iPad means I can open the app and be creative anytime I imagine..Version: 3.1.9
Some additions to improveIt’s a good tool, still learning but here are a few suggestions:
- Add ability to import from cloud accounts other than DropBox such as OneDrive, iCloud.
- the undo button should be positioned at the top left ( or top left for left-handed designers) of the screen to improve workflow, this way you can undo with your finger..Version: 1.10.6
Everything I need reallyI have studied illustrator so I know how much it can do. But I don’t need all that for just making stuff for fun. I love this app and have used it for years now. There are like a couple minor things I would want to add but I it doesn’t really prevent me from doing what I want to do. All around definitely worth it.Version: 3.1.14
Best mobile design appHands down the best mobile design app I’ve used in the last decade. Constantly being updated and Improved, great price and super intuitive.
saved me on expensive subscriptions that leave a lot to be desired on portability or compatibility. Don’t know what I would do without it..Version: 3.2.0
A lot to offer! It's great!I love how the pen tool works. It would be nice if they incorporated gestures, specifically a 2 finger top for undo, as that seems to be a trend in a number of important creative apps.
I love that I can create specifically sized canvases! I noticed that if I create a specifically sized format, and then save it and open it up in another app that is of the same dimensions, it doesn't translate the same size, but is smaller, possibly due to being a different dpi setting in the program that I opened the saved Inkpad project in.
Sometimes when I go to select a point, but don't yet want to move that point, it nudges over, and I have to hit the undo button. This can be annoying if I have to select multiple points, and hit undo after every one.
I wish you could choose where the stroke was applied. Currently it centers on the object, and I don't see where to choose to stroke outside, or inside.
These are just a few suggestions off the top of my head.
I love the font integration with Dropbox.
I see this app being a hugely successful too for creatives, and feel like it could use a few tweaks here and there to be outstanding!.Version: 1.9.2
Best purchase I’ve made this year!It’s a steal for the amount of functionality you get. I don’t want to even bother with desktop software when I can just use Inkpad and draw directly on the screen. Gets better and better with every update!.Version: 2.2.1
Love this app but...What happened to “unmask”? Also since the update the app will not open from iPad’s open apps shortcut at the bottom of the screen. I can work around the shortcut but please help me - I need to edit a masked image! Thank you!.Version: 3.0.0
Acts like Illustrator should!Thank you, you have saved my sanity. After hours on illustrator for the iPad Pro and giving up out of frustration, I purchased this app and have been very pleased. Simply having the pen tool is so invaluable!.Version: 2.3.5
Unable to get into the actual appSo, I’m not sure if this is because it’s only premium, but I can't even get past the ad for premium. It has no x icon, and I can only click on the purchase button to buy it, which I can’t afford. I would love to actually use the app and rate it right, but sadly I can’t....Version: 3.1.7
Awesome AppThis is an amazing app. I am a studen and run a home business it works great trying to create my own SVGs, png, and jpeg files. Still kind on new to it but really easy to figure out. Would definitely recommend this to anyone..Version: 1.12.0
DelightfulThis app is a delight to use. I’m more of a fine art painter than illustrator but I can use this as a stand alone painting tool or create a base layer for other painting apps. It’s simple and fast, perfect for quick spontaneous drawing and painting..Version: 3.0.7
2020 July 13- You can try 30 days then cancel if you don't likeThe vector tools are fast and interface simple. But with recent updates, i experience slow options in layers options.
i submitted feedback. Hope that's fixed soon..Version: 3.1.9
Create Professional DesignsI bought this over Autodesk Graphic because of the price. It is awesome, simple, and desktop class. Now just add Drag and Drop and it’s the best app ever..Version: 1.10.3
FantasticI cannot say enough good things about this app.
90% of the vector apps I’ve tried are packed with features, but massively confusing to use.
This one is super simple and intuitive, and they have lots of short and easy to follow videos tutorials and guides.
They also listen to feedback and are constantly updating the app with new features.
Highly recommend!.Version: 3.2.0
ExcellentA wonderful program. Easy to use. Considering the price and features, this is the best program I have ever purchased..Version: 2.3.8
SpectacularAs an architect and urban designer, this app has transformed my work. It’s invaluable for making drawings, diagrams and icons for presentations and client meetings.
InkPad is powerful, intuitive - and given how well it works with the Apple Pencil, allows you to actually draw in a natural way.
The InkPad tech support team is incredible, often responding within a few hours, and always responsive.
Thank you!.Version: 3.0.11
ImagesThe write up said I could pull them from my camera roll. However I didn’t see that as an option. Very disappointing since I had to pay to find that out..Version: 2.3.2
Incredible ValueI use this app to work up vectors for my vinyl and CNC projects. It works so well in concert with illustrator, and Fusion 360. A great value for staying productive on the go..Version: 3.1.4
Great appThank you for re-introducing this app to the app store. It is really great and helps me do projects on the go without the need for illustrator and such programs..Version: 1.10.3
FantasticAnyone using graphics should make themselves familiar with this program. Tremendous features for free....awesome.Version: 3.1.1
Inkscape for iPadIf you've worked with illustrator or Inkscape, this is the vector drawing app to download for your iPad. Especially nice with the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Awesome job. Thank you!.Version: 1.10.3
One of the main reasons I own an iPad...Beautifully designed..Version: 2.5.0
Best comeback everI was so happy to see Inkpad back on iPad! Let me know if you ever need beta testers. This is such an intuitive and fantastic vector tool. Good luck!!!!!.Version: 1.13.0
Awesome app!I love using this app, I’m just a amateur designer and I love how easy it is to use this app with great results for every project..Version: 3.0.6
Beautifully Functional Vector App!I’m a heavy user of Adobe Illustrator and have tried just about all the vector drawing apps out there. Here’s what I wanted:
1) Layers with locking & transparency control.
2) Simple control of vector control points.
3) Multiple undos.
4) Dropbox support (open/save).
5) Export to PDF/SVG
Hooray Inkpad got it right! Thank you🙂.Version: 2.3.8
Awesome illustration appKiller app for designing vector graphics on the go. Must have for illustration artists with ipad and apple pencil..Version: 2.3.5
Best Bang for the Buck!!This is the best most versatile vector app. Great for personal branding and social media posts as well as drawing, love, love, love it.Version: 2.5.1
ExcellentWow, I'm impressed, very well done..Version: 1.10.6
Love it!Simple, easy to use..Version: 3.0.11
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