Best apps for drawing with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro

Since its official launch, the Apple Pencil has little by little taken on a lot of prominence, at least in the devices with which it is compatible, only the iPad Pro models. Also with the arrival of iOS 11, Apple has given it much more prominence than when buying an iPad Pro we are almost forced to buy the Apple Pencil together.

Since its launch, many skinners have been adapting their applications to be compatible with the Apple Pencil and currently we can find a large number of applications, applications that we are going to show you in this article, at least the most important ones, although we will also dedicate a space to talk about those with which we can also use it but to a lesser extent.

Drawing apps compatible with Apple Pencil


We could not start with another application that was not one of the most used by users who edit photos on the iPad. Pixelmator in addition to offering us support for Photoshop PSD files puts at our disposal a large number of tools that we can use in a much more comfortable and simple way with the Apple Pencil.


While it is true that with Pixelmator we can find some limitation when it comes to unleashing our imagination, with Procreate all those limitations are completely removed. Procreate is designed for illustrators, who have at their disposal endless tools to create any drawing or composition that comes to mind.

Procreate offers us 128 brushes, brushes that we can also customize to suit our particular needs, automatic saving, possibility of undoing changes up to 250 levels ... This is one of the applications called essential for any user with an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil.

Autodesk SketchBook

Another of the most popular tools is signed by the Autodesk company, a classic in the world of animation and graphic design. Autodesk SketchBook offers us up to 170 custom brushes, support for files in Phosothop (PSD) format, it is compatible with layers and offers us an interface designed to waste as little time as possible when creating or modifying our drawings.


In addition to allowing us to create any drawing, Astropad also allows connect with our Mac via Wifi or USB to draw directly on the Photoshop application of our Mac from our iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil, a function that only Astropad offers us and that can be very interesting for a certain group of cartoonists, illustrators ... Astropad works through a subscription system if we want to take advantage of all the functions that it offers us the application, although we can also choose to buy the standard version with certain limitations.

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Linea offers a wide range of predefined colors with easy-to-manage layers and templates. It supports iCloud Sync to be able to continue work others on devices. What really makes Linea appear in this list is its simple and easy-to-use interface, ideal for those people who have the right knowledge when it comes to using this type of digital device when drawing.

Apple Notes

Apple natively offers us the Notes application, a very basic version with which we can start to make our first steps in the world of graphic design with the Apple Pencil. Obviously the customization and editing options are just right, but if the Apple Pencil has always caught your attention in this regard and you don't want to invest in applications of this type until you verify its worth, the Notes application is a good option.

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