REVIEW: Inkist for iPad

It’s easy to create a beautiful, artistic masterpiece with all your tools at hand in this new digital painting app.

Our Verdict

Slickly presented with feature-rich tools, but it lacks the real variety of brushes and tools.


  • Slick design
  • Rich variety of powerful tools
  • Limited layers to work with is a real benefit


  • Tools on screen leave work area cramped
  • Lack of brush options
  • Performance issues

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Starting life as a Mac app, Inkist has a simplistic but stylish interface that has been designed to be highly responsive and artist- friendly. The key tools such as the brush, line tool and eraser are situated in the top-left corner, and so too is the ever-present colour picker. Underneath that are a collection of editable brushes and colour swatches, followed by the more advanced tools such as gradients, text, marquees and colour adjustments (curves and hue/saturation) that fill up the remainder of the left-hand side.

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The Verdict

out of 10


Slickly presented with feature-rich tools, but it lacks the real variety of brushes and tools.

Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.