What is it about?
Create text objects, illustrations, and more with this easy but powerful app. Inkpad features a suite of drawing, editing, and sharing tools to let you translate your ideas into design elegantly.
Why we love it
Its assortment of tools and output options make it a powerful tool for creating, sharing, and using your work. Getting your platform to function shouldn't be the "work" part of work, and Inkpad makes getting your ideas down quick and convenient.
App Store Description
Create beautiful vector artwork on your iPad with Inkpad. Illustrations, logos, graphics, posters, diagrams and presentations drawn with Inkpad are all fully scalable.
Once finished, export your artwork as high resolution photos or SVG (standard vector graphics) files for importing into another art package. Your images can be accessed using Dropbox, sent in emails, or posted to Facebook and Twitter.
- Very high performance. Select, scale and rotate hundreds of objects with zero lag.
- Create arbitrary bezier paths with the Pen tool.
- Create compound paths, masks and groups.
- Create text objects.
- Arbitrary stroke dash patterns.
- Swatch color library.
- Snap to grid, points, and path edges.
- Place photos from your albums.
- Powerful scale and rotate tools.
- Gradient fills with interactive editing on canvas.
- Boolean operators on paths (Unite, Intersect, Exclude, Subtract Front)
- Manipulate unlimited layers per drawing.
- Rename, rearrange, delete, hide and lock layers.
- Isolate the active layer for easy editing.
- Adjust layer transparency.
- Email drawings as SVG, PDF, PNG and JPEG.
- Send SVG, PDF, PNG, and JPEG directly to your Dropbox.
PRAISE FOR INKPAD
"Thank you guys, I use this app all the time."
"It’s really beautiful to use with an iPad Pro."
"Inkpad is one of the killer apps for the iPad."
"Works perfect on latest iPad Pro, Apple Pencil."
"Inkpad is my favorite graphics app on any platform."
"If you used to work with Inkpad in the past you should get this app to continue working with it."
Inkpad was originally created by Steve Sprang in 2011, following on from his success with the art package Brushes. In 2013 he released it as Open Source with the intention of it being taken over as a community project. Unfortunately the Inkpad project went unmaintained for roughly 2 years and the app has now disappeared from the App Store, presumably due to the expiration of Steve's developer account.
With the disappearance of the Inkpad app I have decided to take over development because my wife Lindsay and I use Inkpad - you can see some of her artwork in the app screenshots and samples. Inkpad is a paid app because I want to ensure the continued development and support of a product we and others enjoy so much.