Sketchbook

Professional-grade drawing app with customizable brushes

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4.6 /5
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Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Wahaj
Wahaj
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Sketchbook

Reviewed on 19/11/2022

Sketchbook installed in any graphic tablet is like a sword in any artist's hand. It has enhanced...

Sketchbook installed in any graphic tablet is like a sword in any artist's hand. It has enhanced the quality of creativity and improved my sketching and graphical representation a lot.

Pros

The software is open to all and is free to use.

Cons

In my opinion, the software has not any demerits for initial users.

Simon
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

An amazing software but.....

Reviewed on 22/09/2022

I'm old enough to remember using the old glass bottle Magic Markers but since going digital, with...

I'm old enough to remember using the old glass bottle Magic Markers but since going digital, with the help of Sketchbook, Photoshop and CSP, I find I am more productive in terms of speed and quality of work.
Drawing in Sketchbook is incredibly intuitive and satisfying, I only wish I could open more than one file at a time.

Pros

I think the drawing brushes and pencils for linework are some, if not the best I have found in a drawing app.
I especially like the snap to curve, elipse and perspective rulers.

Cons

I am a storyboard artist which means I am usually drawing and colouring a number of frames at once, sometimes as many as 30-40 frames. I would love to be able to open up a number of frames so I can achieve uniformaty of line and colour across the frames. I also dearly miss the Copic colours you used to have.

Gal
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Benefits and struggles of Sketchbook

Reviewed on 19/02/2022

Pros

Sketchbook has a great variety of brushes, allowing you to recreate your favorite traditional media or adopting a new technique and style. Sketchbook is ideal for those random drawing ideas you get while out of the house (remember the software doesnt reach its full potential unless it's paired with a pressure sensitive stylus)

Cons

While you can get anythin you may need for sketching and drawing, there are some functions that are limited in sketchbook that you can get in other drawing softwares regarding editing, heavy rendering and vectors

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Sketchbook Your Smart Drawing.

Reviewed on 7/08/2022

Rated one of the best modern drawing programs, has many dazzling tools, has great drawing tools...

Rated one of the best modern drawing programs, has many dazzling tools, has great drawing tools library months and was in my office in the middle of brushes and pens and colours, I can put Layer If I want to try something and don't want to spoil your painting, Easy to use, you don't need a course to become a professional using, suitable for all ages and different fields.

Pros

I like its tools, it has many colours many brushes and a pen .
I like to use my pen tablet to draw Paintings or any view.
it has a contemporary style for the tools bar.
I like using Sketchbook, like the board to teach my class.
Easy to use, you don't need a course to become a professional using, suitable for all ages and different fields.

Cons

sometimes, on my mac, I can't see the tools bar

hussein
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

review

Reviewed on 31/07/2022

so powerful software to draw

so powerful software to draw

Pros

the best software for drawing anything you need

Cons

in reality, the software provides everything you need to draw so I don't see any disadvantage in it till now

Miriam
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Free Solution to your editing issues

Reviewed on 21/11/2022

Pros

Sketchbook is very easy to use. It doesn't over complicate things with to many tools that you dont know how to use anyway

Cons

The mobile app is a not as user friendly as the desktop based version

Christopher
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Why I enjoy using sketchbook

Reviewed on 9/03/2023

It was a wonderful experience, it's still one of my favourite drawing and painting software on...

It was a wonderful experience, it's still one of my favourite drawing and painting software on Mobile phone.

Pros

Sketchbook is a software that allows users to easily draw/sketch, paint and create illustrations. It is a software I would advise a lot of illustrators to get. The brushes present in the software are very helpful when drawing or painting, also it supports the use of stylus for mobile phones

Cons

The only problem I have with sketchbook is that when I use it on my mobile phone along with a digital graphics tablet, I find it difficult to draw lines at a go compared to when I use Autodesk on my laptop with the same graphic tablet

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing app for digital art creation

Reviewed on 7/11/2022

I absolutely love this app for digital art, to create fun and festive backgrounds for photos and as...

I absolutely love this app for digital art, to create fun and festive backgrounds for photos and as a relaxing and an enjoyable hobby.

Pros

Quality of saved images, ability to save in various formats, options of brushes, layers and colors, intuitive functions, fun usage and ability to get better as you get more and more experience with the ap

Cons

Mobile app is not as good as the desktop version, everything is limited and I don't find it intuitive. I use the desktop app frequently and find that I can not use the mobile app practically at all.

Luis Humberto
Luis Humberto
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great tool to make art

Reviewed on 17/08/2022

Sketchbook can be a excellent program if you're trying to find a good drawing program, i use...

Sketchbook can be a excellent program if you're trying to find a good drawing program, i use sketchbook to draw the characters of my story and works perfectly

Pros

Easy to use, has a lot of useful tools and you can add more tools, you can even download more textures from the official sketchbook site, has a lot of brushes and pens, works excellent on digital tablets, and has a mobile version.

Cons

At the moment I didn't experience any bad things with the program.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Want to have a drawing hobby? Try this software!

Reviewed on 16/04/2022

Pros

This is a fun way to draw, paint or stretch anything you want on your mobile device.

Cons

Sometimes it doesn't save my work and I hope it can be fixed.

Aditya
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Sketch good with sketchbook.

Reviewed on 26/12/2022

Its a great tool to sketch when it comes to freehand drawings. Airbrush feature along with copic...

Its a great tool to sketch when it comes to freehand drawings. Airbrush feature along with copic colors makes it perfect for art.

Pros

User friendly tool for sketching digitally, has great options from pencils, pen to airbrushes. Copic colors are available.

Cons

The user interface is a bit outdated. The lasso and selection tools can get better.

Erwin
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

great creative tool

Reviewed on 13/07/2022

An awesome tool for my presentation work. It is intuitive, very easy to use and allows you to...

An awesome tool for my presentation work. It is intuitive, very easy to use and allows you to explore
more of your creative side that you cannot do with a regular sketchpad and pen.

Pros

Apart from it's wide selection of brushes and pens, Sketchbook allows the user to create architectural perspective views from it's built perspective grids and customizable vanishing points.

Cons

it would be nice if it allows scaling of objects and grids.

Piyush
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Book in a Hand with lots of custom pens

Reviewed on 11/11/2022

I loved this software because of its feel, that I'm drawing in a book. Tools are very useful and...

I loved this software because of its feel, that I'm drawing in a book. Tools are very useful and easy to start new project and we can nailed it at once.1

Pros

I liked this software because I wanted to create some portraits and some designs that I can draw by my self this software have many tools that I used in my project.

Cons

Some features were not that much useful. Sometime the custom brush don't work properly. Some tools are hard to find and not easy. there should be a tutorial for it.

zouhir
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Provides a wide range of advanced tools for drawing and design

Reviewed on 30/10/2023

A good program, but it lacks some extras

A good program, but it lacks some extras

Pros

Supports touch input allowing you to draw and design using your fingers or stylus

Cons

The options available for modifying text are limited, which hinders working on designs that require complex text formatting

Krista
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Free and easy to learn

Reviewed on 8/12/2022

I love using sketchbook for drawings and I especially like that you can import any photo or picture...

I love using sketchbook for drawings and I especially like that you can import any photo or picture you have saved on your phone, change the transparency, so you can trace over it and make it your own with brushes.

Pros

I love that it's an app for your phone that's free and has lots of features included, everything you need to draw and lots of brushes- pencils, pens, spray paint, watercolors, acrylic, inks and crayons

Cons

I haven't found any cons, the app always opens up easily and it's quick to export your drawing. Maybe some other apps have additional features but I've only try sketchbook as it was the one that had the best reviews compared to others when I searched.

Mohammad
Mohammad
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good Software - Messy UI

Reviewed on 2/01/2024

Pros

A good library of brushes, basic but useful editing tools, amazing copic colors library.

Cons

very messy UI, doesn't support a lot of formats, doesn't work with vectors.

Prescot
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Simple sketchbook review

Reviewed on 20/07/2022

An excellent app for sketching and adding colours

An excellent app for sketching and adding colours

Pros

This software is just amazing, it doesn't take up system space and it very user friendly

Cons

Some features like perspective take longer to load up

Llana Melissa
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Hobby in my Pocket

Reviewed on 15/02/2023

When I first tried using Sketchbook I thought it would be so hard but I ended having fun. Sketching...

When I first tried using Sketchbook I thought it would be so hard but I ended having fun. Sketching during my free time is just relaxing and fun. I love that I can use the app in my phone too!

Pros

What I like most about this software is it brings out my creativity without limiting what I can do because of the brush types and editing features available.

Cons

It would be so cool if there were more funky fonts or calligraphy style fonts available. Right now there are plenty fonts to choose from but I’m hoping there would be more.

Ananthakrishna
Ananthakrishna
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The best alternative for procreate

Reviewed on 7/12/2022

Wonderful digital art software for windows or android users

Wonderful digital art software for windows or android users

Pros

>The software is completely free of cost>>The user interface is clean with no clutters and confusing icons> Custom brushes level up the usage experience of an artist>It's one of the most dynamic and highly fluid software for any artist.

Cons

>User has to have some knowledge about the vast options.>The interface looks old but can be improvised.>Mobile app has lesser options.

Somi
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Architectural renderings

Reviewed on 13/07/2022

Pros

our office, architectural firm, uses this program to generate hand drawn, sketchy feel of building renderings. The outcome is always beautiful, just like an artist's sketchbook.

Cons

It's not very easy to learn all the features at once. If you are a beginner, you have to get used to the functions and be able to maneuver in order to fully utilize the features this program offers.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good for what it is

Reviewed on 20/11/2021

Pros

It is a free software and it can be great to start digital art. Can be downloaded into your phone or tablet.

Cons

Limited amount of layers and can be quite tedious because some tools are scattered in other tabs.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Reliable and fun to use

Reviewed on 9/11/2022

This program is efficient and intuitive.

This program is efficient and intuitive.

Pros

This program has a great price and tons of features. It always runs smoothly and my team and I enjoy working with it to collaborate. Works exceptionally well on all platforms and operating systems.

Cons

This program is not an art industry standard in my creative networks.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

I'm a new user for sketchbbok

Reviewed on 22/07/2022

Pros

The brushes are so smooth and amazing, I totally loved them.

Cons

I hope they develop the windows version to become more user-friendly, and also to work on adjusting more shortcuts.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Sketchbook Experience

Reviewed on 10/06/2022

The overall experience was nice . I have used the mobile app and created some drawings.

The overall experience was nice . I have used the mobile app and created some drawings.

Pros

1. So many pencils , brushes , texture and shapes.
2. Easy to use
3. Color picker is so nice.
4. I can also import image or draw styles

Cons

1. The onboarding experience can be improved
2. Provide some guide to use the app

Sharonda
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Excellent brush selection and is relatively realistic.

Reviewed on 27/10/2022

Since I didn't need details, I decided to try this and was pleasantly surprised that it met my...

Since I didn't need details, I decided to try this and was pleasantly surprised that it met my needs and would work better with different pens.

Pros

I was going to buy a drawing tablet, but I was still determining what I needed until this came along.

Cons

Adding a photo and moving it around to a drawing was challenging.