Animation Desk Ultimate

Animation Desk Ultimate

By Kdan Mobile Software LTD

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2016-10-05
  • Current Version: 2.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 163.29 MB
  • Developer: Kdan Mobile Software LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 126 Ratings


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. Animation Desk Ultimate is the fully-working version of the new Animation Desk se-ries. Search “Animation Desk” on the App Store and try it out for free before purchas-ing. AWARDS - Featured in Top100 iPad Entertainment apps in 86 App Stores - Featured by Apple on iTunes Home Page - Featured by Yahoo Tech - Featured by TechCrunch - Recommended by edshelf,, All about apps in YOUR classroom, iPad Educators DRAW YOUR FRAME-TO-FRAME ANIMATION • 46+ brushes • Import video and photo to your animations • Rotoscoping supported - transform your videos into line drawings • Colored onion skinning (iPad only) • Copy and paste tool (iPad only) • Layers CREATE ANIMATIONS LIKE A PRO • Combine multiple animation sequence into an animatic storyboard (iPad only) • PSD layer compatible, export animation frames as PSD layers or import any PSD files to your animation project • Advance frame manager: tag and make annotation on each frame (iPad only) • Customizable shortcut bar (iPad only) • Add music to your animations PLAY • set up any FPS (frame per second) as your like • Play animation backward • Replay your animation in loops EXPORT OPTIONS • MOV video, GIF, PSD layers • PDF storyboard • Animatic storyboard (iPad only) • Export video in 16:9 and 3:4 screen ratio • Share animations on AniZone, a community for creative artists. WHAT’S MORE - Enhanced for iPad Pro - Perfect with Apple Pencil, Wacom and Adonit styli - Import your animation projects to Write-on Video Cloud for post-production, add subtitles, captions, transition effects and audio to enhance your animation works * Premium features available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription SUBSCRIPTION PLANS - Kdan Cloud: includes 500GB Kdan Cloud Storage - Creativity 365: unlock all features in and Kdan Creativity 365 app series, plus 1TB Kdan Cloud Storage. Free trial available. Subscriptions will be charged through your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. Your subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of current subscription period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscrip-tions in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. Terms of service: Privacy Policy: CAN WE GIVE A HAND? Got a question? Contact us at or check out



  • I’ve had to deduct a star

    By The Roman Candle
    My initial review of this app was pretty favorable, but as I work through it more, I realize that there are a few points that keep me from loving this as a five-star app. It would be nice to see some features implemented into future iterations: 1) Brushes and eraser that can keep up with strokes. Currently there’s some SERIOUS lag, and I sometimes have to pause my workflow until the strokes catch up. 2) The ability to rotate the canvas; currently you must rotate the iPad at various angles to draw comfortably. Most drawing apps already include the ability to rotate the canvas. 3) The ability to flip between key (tagged) frames. 4) The tool bar should be widened to accommodate the brushes and the layers on the same bar without having to swipe across from one to the other. Also, one bug that I’ve encountered is that layer names quickly revert to their default Layer names after you’ve named them.
  • Good app. Copy paste from frame to frame is an issue.

    By Mobsy1231
    Hey guys, good app. Originally posted the review below. It was my lack of knowledge of the feature. Updating my review. Love your product guys. (Do you not have a feature to copy from one frame's later to another frame? It seems that you can only duplicate all layers but not one layer.)
  • Some serious design issues here

    By MattestanzUS
    Review - Part 2 - Hello again, Storyboarding and Animation are two completely separate and different phases in the animation process. Your Animation module, even if quite old-fashioned, works fine to create traditional frame-by-frame-hand-drawn animations. Although higher frame-rate capabilities and an always visible and scrollable interactive timeline (with keyframes thumbnails) would definitely help while animating. As for the Storyboarding module, sorry guys, the concept is completely wrong: storyboards are created BEFORE animations, not from already animated frames! Storyboard artist need to quickly sketch drawings and to frame them into a page, sometimes adding camera movements references (e.g. showing with some arrows where there is a zoom from A view to B view, or a pan movement...). So, providing a blank page with blank frames is ok, but the artists need, at least, to be able to: 1 - modify the aspect ratio of those blank frames (16:9 or else) 2 - to select each single frame in order to open it in a ‘drawing mode’, by simply double-clicking a frame. 3 - to add “camera movement arrows” and other notes Over the drawings. This would be a good starting point. Thank you, MS —————— Part 1 This app could be awesome, although it’s been designed to make the animation process complex and slow. Besides the fact that it crashes every other time I use it, and it does not keep tool bar and preferences as I previously set them... it forces you to create a new sequence each time you need a new single frame to put into the Storyboard page??? Seriously??? Wouldn’t it be way way way simpler and faster opening up a Drawing Mode just by clicking on a blank storyboard frame? And just by closing the Drawing Mode you can have your new frame already embedded into the storyboard. A storyboard artist needs to be fast! Thanks. MS
  • Great at first

    By Mr.MysteryYT
    It was great at first but now, every time I try to view my frames, the app crashes and I lose my work. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Fix the bugs

    By Conchy talkin
    Fix the import option!!!
  • Thanks for the animations!

    By 龙宫小白龙
    Actually my kid loves it! It brings a lot of fun to my kids!Thanks for everyone working on it!
  • Opportunities, but still wonky

    By the screaming parakeet
    I got this for my chance to get a taste at animation. Although I’m making progress, I don’t like the pen. It looks chunky, thus making the lineart degrade in quality. I still like the opportunity. Just need a better pen and more tools.
  • Just annoying

    By TheBirdSB
    I want my money back Bad drawing tools. Pen tool leaves blob dot at end of each stroke. Useless Storyboards are made from animation. FYI storyboards come before animation. Learn the basics before making a software Can’t change order of animation layers. Crazy this is not possible No way to adjust opacity of a layer so you can do cleanups layer of rough layer Export of movie turns on layers on certain frames when they were set to off. Destroys final movie Constant attempts at up-selling to other services and features. This when the base product is not working well
  • Pretty Good

    By NightsDEdge
    I like this app a lot, however, I don’t like how you still have those black lines when exporting 4:3. There is also no mirror tool. (That I can find at least.) It would be extremely useful to have one of those. Other than that, this is an amazing app. Fix those two problems of mine, and I have no complaints about this app.
  • Can’t import video

    By nora645362718
    I got this app for rotoscoping, but have been unable to important videos through this or the classic version. I have tried with no success on both my iPad and iphone. Though I have sent numerous emails to tech support, they have not been helpful and recently stopped answering alltogether. I would love to give a 5 star review (and would happily change this one) if only they could fix this basic problem. Help