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Create Awesome Animations On Your IDevice

Computer generated animations are awesome, but how would great would it be to create high quality animations right from your iPhone or iPad. Now you can thanks to this list of apps. We've rounded up the best apps for creating animations no matter where you are.

Animatic by Inkboard
Animation Creator
FlipaClip: Cartoon Animation
Animation Creator Express
Animation Studio

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Animation & Drawing by Do Ink
Animation & Drawing by Do Ink

Animation & Drawing by Do Ink

DK Pictures, Inc.

For those who want an animation app with great drawing and composition features.

*** Featured – App Store Essentials: Painting & Drawing ***
*** Featured – App Store: Middle School Apps - Art ***
*** Editor's Choice Award – Children's Technology Review ***

"Probably the best animation iPad app we have had the pleasure of using. Like all the best iPad apps, its simplicity is a key strength. Regardless of your skill level DoInk, with its...

Animatic by Inkboard
Animatic by Inkboard

Animatic by Inkboard

Doodle.ly, Inc.

Quickly animate with your Apple Pencil

Animatic is the best way to create hand-drawn animations. Simple enough for a beginner, powerful enough for a professional, Animatic was designed to offer creators an elegant experience in bringing their ideas to life through moving image.

• Easy to use frame editor
• Export animations to animated GIFs, video, and PSD
• Flexible onion-skinning
• Repeat frames

What People Are Saying:

By far the best...

Animation Creator
Animation Creator

Animation Creator

miSoft

What do you get when you combine the most popular drawing apps and the #1 hottest animation app

What do you get when you combine the most popular drawing apps and the #1 hottest animation app? - Animation Creator!

Easily Create Awesome Animations any time!
An "App Store Essential: Painting & Drawing"
Plus, Share Animations on Cineverse* for Free!

Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on your iPad or iPad Mini. Be the director! Simple, yet powerful drawing...

Stick Nodes Pro - Animator
Stick Nodes Pro - Animator

Stick Nodes Pro

ForTheLoss Games, Inc

For those who want an animation app with automatic frame-tweening.

Stick Nodes is a powerful stickman animator app created with mobile devices in mind! Inspired from the popular Pivot stickfigure animator, Stick Nodes allows users to create their own stickfigure-based movies and even export them as animated GIFs and MP4 videos! It is one of the most popular animation apps among young animators!

This is the PRO version of Stick Nodes....

FlipaClip: Cartoon Animation
FlipaClip: Cartoon Animation

FlipaClip

Visual Blasters LLC

For those interested in creating flipbook animations.

Animate your dreams and bring them to life! FlipaClip's powerful and fun animation tools make frame-by-frame animation easy.

Join our growing community of animators and artists creating unique and exciting animations every day! Share your creations with the world on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other popular platforms, and search for FlipaClip animations to get inspired!

Whether you’re sketching, storyboarding, animating or learning,...

Stick Nodes - Animator
Stick Nodes - Animator

Stick Nodes

ForTheLoss Games, Inc

Stick Nodes is a powerful stickman animator app created with mobile devices in mind

Stick Nodes is a powerful stickman animator app created with mobile devices in mind! Inspired from the popular Pivot stickfigure animator, Stick Nodes allows users to create their own stickfigure-based movies and even export them as animated GIFs and MP4 videos! It is one of the most popular animation apps among young animators!

>>> Features
◆ Automatic frame-tweening, make your animations smoother...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Animation Creator HD
Animation Creator HD
Animation Creator HD

Animation Creator HD

miSoft

Animation Creator HD packs in a ton of features. These include YouTube HD uploading, Twitter sharing, layers, frame management, scrub tool, full screen editing, paint brush, pencil, spray can, eraser, line tool, rectangle, image import, and much more. The app has tons of fantastic features. It is missing a few...

Animation Desk Ultimate
Animation Desk Ultimate
Animation Desk Ultimate

Animation Desk Ultimate

Kdan Mobile Software LTD

Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers. Animation Desk supports multiple import and export formats, and lets you create and share animations right on your iPad and iPhone.

Screenshot credit to Kristine Petilla, thank you Kristine!


AWARDS
- Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86...

Animate fully rigged 3D characters easily
Anim8
Anim8

Anim8

Arjun Gupte

Anim8 lets beginners and hobbyists create 3D Character Animation in a fun and intuitive manner.
Anim8 is being used by 3500+ schools globally in order to train kids and adults in 3D Animation since 2015
Animate 3D characters by posing 5 existing characters in 3D space with a simple interface and easy...

Animation Creator Express
Animation Creator Express
Animation Creator Express

Animation Creator Express

miSoft

What do you get when you combine the most popular iPad drawing apps and the #1 hottest animation app? - Animation Creator!

Easily Create Awesome Animations any time!
An "App Store Essential: Painting & Drawing"
Plus, Share Animations on Cineverse* for Free!

Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on your...

Animation Creator HD Express
Animation Creator HD Express
Animation Creator HD Express

Animation Creator HD Express

miSoft

What do you get when you combine the most popular iPad drawing apps and the #1 hottest animation app? - Animation Creator HD!

Easily Create Awesome Animations any time!
An "App Store Essential: Painting & Drawing"
Plus, Share Animations on Cineverse* for Free!

Animation Creator HD allows your creativity to come to life on...

Animation Desk®
Animation Desk®
Animation Desk®

Animation Desk®

Kdan Mobile Software LTD

With Animation Desk Cloud, you can pull in your video clips and transform them into awesome animations. If you prefer to draw new figures, the app offers more than 20 brushes, rotoscoping, and onion-skinning tools. Set up any FPS, play animations backward, and create loops with this easy-to-use app.

Animation Desk Classic
Animation Desk Classic

Make it move.

Animation Desk Classic

Animation Desk Classic

Kdan Mobile Software LTD

Animation Desk Classic lets you create hand-drawn animations. You can choose your frame rate, apply a dynamic background, add music or sound effects, and insert pictures or shapes. You will also enjoy being part of Anizone, which is a YouTube platform for Animation Desk Users to explore and share their...

StickMotion Animation
StickMotion Animation
StickMotion Animation

StickMotion Animation

Stephen Keen

For stick figures, cut-out style, and stop-motion animations, take a look at StickMotion Animation for iPad. The app offers a figure builder and editor, import options for props and audio effects, and export to image or video file formats. With instant previews, a virtual camera, and advanced image blending, StickMotion...

Plastic Animation Studio
Plastic Animation Studio
Plastic Animation Studio

Plastic Animation Studio

Digital Video S.p.A.

Plastic Animation Studio lets you easily animate photos or drawings and share your animation with your friends.
No drawing experience is necessary: load an image, build a skeleton structure and animate this structure deforming the image.

Plastic uses an innovative and powerful technology that allows you to create a complete animation...

Animation Pro
Animation Pro
Animation Pro

Animation Pro

Stephen Keen

Animation Pro is an all-inclusive animation tool for iPad. You can create complex figures with built-in options along with scaling, blurring, distorting, and highlighting. Use the Shadow Wizard for realistic shadows, include audio with a variety of possibilities, share, export, and create something amazing.

Animation Creator Free - Build Cartoon
Animation Creator Free - Build Cartoon
Animation Creator Free - Build Cartoon

Animation Creator Free - Build Cartoon

Dmitry Karimov

It's a great app for creating animation, simply by finger touch, easy and fast, anywhere you want to use it.
App will record your animations just by moving it.
With our App you can easily create your own great cartoons even if you don't know how cartoons are created.

You...

Animation Studio
Animation Studio
Animation Studio

Animation Studio

miSoft

Animation Studio is the essential app. It will run on your iPhone as well as your iPad. The app integrates with YouTube to share your content. The app is unique in its sound capabilities. The app lets you do a voiceover and add a music track to your animations. The...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

FrameFervor - Animation App

FrameFervor - Animation App

Dan Fast

Animate!

Make beautiful animations and real life doodles. Draw frame-by-frame, apply keyframe position interpolation, or import and draw on top of a Movie or GIF (googly eyes make everything better)! When you're done, export and share your art as a GIF or Movie.

Designed for the iPad-Pro and iPad; download it for free and get animating today!

FEATURES
- Hand Drawn frame-by-frame
- Keyframe interpolation
- Stylus support
- Rotoscoping
- Ghosting
- Layering
- Export to GIF or Movie
- Looping Animations
- Scale, Translate, and Rotate drawings
- Rainbow Horses

DigiCel FlipPad Animation App

DigiCel FlipPad Animation App

DigiCel Inc.

Whether you use an Apple Pencil or draw with your finger, FlipPad drawing is smooth and natural. It has excellent line quality, and its onion skin feature goes way beyond what you get in other animation apps.

FAST, EASY PAINTING lets you add color to your animation.

ADD SOUND and SHARE your movies.

IN-APP UPGRADE
The in-app upgrade to FlipPad Pro adds support the Apple Pencil and gives you full HD resolution, 16 million colors, custom color palettes and up to 10 layers and 1,000 frames.

FlipPad is still a work in progress. More features will be coming soon.

Animate it. Plus

Animate it. Plus

PAVEL GORYUK

You can animate!

Do character animation on your tablet or smartphone at any free minute.

Now you have the handy tool for this.

Simplified figure of man has the necessary minimum for quick posing.
For convenience simplified controls also: by touch on free area you twist camera, by touch and drag you move body or its parts.

App is useful for professional animators and students, game developers, storyboard artists and for all fans of animation.
Play sports or dance? This app is also for you! With it, you'll better explore and understand the right movement.
You can show to your children how to make cartoons. And they can make their own.

For video recording:
turn on the recording controller (button Rec Off, in paths-edit mode). You will see a red circle with a white border. Press it to start video recording. To stop recording, click the red circle again.

Features:
- Creation, editing and opening scenes, containing information about characters, the list of clips (up to 7 on each character) and used land (buildings);
- Animation clips creating and editing (up to 64 key frames in each clip, up to 50 files);
- Each animation clip can be played on the spot or edited path. For each clip is set up number of cycles and the amount automaticly added inbetween frames for smoothness and speed of playback;
- Poses copy, paste, mirroring and reset;
- "Ghost" of the previous and next frame enable;
- Characters selection;
- Skins selection for the minecraft character;
- Adding user skins (up to 9 png images);
- Props selection;
- Lands (buildings) creation and editing of the cubes.