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List Of Top Free Hand Sketching/Drawing Apps For Android and iOS

With the size of android gadgets getting bigger and bigger, users have started exploring new ways of how extensively these devices can be used. One of the recent trends that Android users have developed is of drawing and sketching. Users now, in their free time, like to try their artistic skills but for that you need some good sketching apps and in this post we will be talking about the same.



We will start with the free ones first. Skitch is a popular sketching and annotation app, which means you can either sketch from scratch or annotate an existing image. The app is from Evernoteā€™s developers and to use it you need an Evernote account which can be created for free. The app is for basic users and does not feature hardcore drawing tools that is well justified by its price which is free.

Download: Android | iOS

Sketcher Free

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The next free app which is a little more advanced than Skitch is called Sketcher Free. And yes it is available for free. This lovely sketching app features 11 brushes, color picker and eraser, and lets you share them with your friends and family via email and MMS. That is for the free version, but if you want additional features such as adjustable canvas size and the ability to zoom, you can buy Sketcher PRO which is available for $1.99.

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If you own a tablet and not a phone then this app is perfect for you. Paperless not only lets you sketch and paint with regular tools, but features water colors, feather, pencil and brushes too. There are a lot of customization options ranging from changing the thickness of the brush, size, opacity, and smoothing to picking your custom colors. Furthermore you can share your creations on Facebook, and the app also lets you save your work in PNG format.

Download: Android | iOS

Fresco Paint Pro

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The next feature rich sketching app is called Fresco Paint Pro. Described as a ‘mobile art studio for Android’, the application features a variety of brushes, filters and effects to help you come up with some pretty impressive art images. The app also has an autosave feature that saves your canvas in a timely manner while you are working on it and also lets you export them in Photoshop PSD format for further editing jobs. There is also a free version of the app called Fresco Paint Lite, which you an try before going for the pro version.

Download: Android

SketchBook Pro

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SketchBook Pro is the ultimate Android drawing app that comes with a range of professional sketching and paintingĀ  tools that includes 60 preset brushes, layer blending, and customizable brush settings. The interface is very intuitive and streamlined too, and thus is quite user friendly. The paid app could sound a little too expensive at $4.99, but there is also a free version available called SketchBook Express and you can try that before buying the ultimate Pro version.

Download: Android | iOS

Similar Applications

Some other noteworthy sketching and drawing apps are SketchBook Express and Infinite Design. iOS users can also look at ArtRage and Paper.


The aforementioned apps are available in both free and paid versions. So what we suggest is that you download the free versions of the respective apps, try them out and then go ahead with the paid ones. As far as our verdict is concerned, SketchBook Pro is definitely the ultimate app, not because of its pricing, but because of its features and ease of use.

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