Sketchbook Ink: drawing app for the iPad

Tap! Magazine's Alex Thomas gives us his verdict on the latest offering from Autodesk. Will it live up to expectations or be cast to the app scrap heap?

Our Verdict

Packed full of potential, but lacking in features to make this anything more than a novelty.


  • Unfussy interface
  • Ability to export images
  • Simple and intuitive


  • No layers
  • Not feature-rich
  • Difficult rendering
  • No options to to change shape or opacity of brushes

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Coming from the same developers who brought us SketchBook Pro and with it being demoed at the new iPad launch in March as one of Apple’s prestige apps, SketchBook Ink was always going to have a lot to live up to – and unfortunately it doesn’t quite match up to the high standards of its compatriots.

Drawing in SketchBook

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The Verdict

out of 10

SketchBook Ink

Packed full of potential, but lacking in features to make this anything more than a novelty.

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