Animation Desk®

Animation Desk®

By Kdan Mobile Software LTD

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2015-07-30
  • Current Version: 8.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 156.75 MB
  • Developer: Kdan Mobile Software LTD
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 4,097 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. 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 • Perfect with Apple Pencil, Wacom and Adonit styli 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. * Premium features available with Creativity 365 or Animation Desk Pro subscription SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS We offer awesome features in the free version, but if you are looking for something more, here are some options… • Kdan Cloud 500GB - Annual subscription: billed annually at $9.99/ year - Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month • Animation Desk Pro + 500 GB Kdan Cloud Storage: - Annual subscription: billed annually at $15.99/year - Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $15.99/quarter - Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $3.99/ month • Creativity 365 (free trial available) + 1 TB Kdan Cloud storage - Annual subscription: billed annually at $59.99/year after 7-day trial ends - Quarterly subscription: billed quarterly at $19.99/quarter after 3-day trial ends - Monthly subscription: billed monthly at $9.99/monthly after 3-day trial ends Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. 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-hour prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription price. You may manage your subscriptions 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 auto renew: breakdown price, billing price and preiod




    By MoneyMaker🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑
    I deleted this app because it would not let me do ANYTHING! I think it just wanted me to complete the horse animation.... I WANTED A CAT ANIMATION!!!!! The reason I gave this app two stars is I think it COULD have a lot of potential............................................................................................................ BUT IT DOES NOT UNFORTUNATELY!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to read this! I really appreciate that!
  • Mind adding this to it?

    By SuperMichael98
    So far this app has been nothing more than a best friend to me. It’s been very useful with my animation and sketches, the brushes are spectacular, the color tools work great, and it’s very well put together. But if you asked me what I would add to make it better, I’d say to have an option to select frames from one animation and drag them to another animation so then the resolution of the frame isn’t ruined. That and when you want to cut something with the cut tool and enlarge it, have it go outside the borders of the screen. It would make zoom in animations or close ups of detailed pictures look pretty easy. But so far it’s been pretty good. I recommend it!
  • I hate it for the first day

    By I. l. T. g.
    When I started playing this game it was so 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 it dose not give me rules and dose not show me anything of how to make it work it made me mad 😠 I am not going to be on the app
  • Great, but could add a few things.

    By Watch my channel Hogwarts fam
    I love this app!!! It is great for beginners in animation, but you could add a stencil feature so you could draw and edit perfect circles. People would love that.
  • So much potential.

    By Adam Ashbaker
    I was hoping to use this for making animations for my game I’m making but it has no exporting options for anything like that. I just want to be able to export the individual frames into a folder. Also there needs to be support for png image exports so the background can be transparent. These two things would be simple to implement but would help so much.
  • Nice app

    By amelia likes hedgehogs :3
    As a starter animator, this app is simple and basic to use, I love how there is no ads, and I can show all my friends! This is my first ever animation app/tool, and it works great! Thank you!
  • Is this a bug?

    By oH mY GoD aJ DoOd
    So whenever I try to add music I tap the button and it just doesn’t let me so I’m not really sure if this is a bug or not but I really need you to fix it
  • Best app for beginners

    By mimiu2
    I'm studying animation and this is the best app start with... may not the best as the adobe software but it is free than just paying adobe $20 a month by month.... recommend beginners to try this for anything
  • I’m pretty upset about this...

    By sashalikescats
    So when I first started using this app it was really nice because it was simple to animate, and even though everything else is fine I’m just kind of bummed that you guys took away the third layer. And I can still animate but it’s really difficult for me... please bring it back it would rlly help... :(
  • Copy-Paste?

    By Idiot man
    I’ve been using animation desk for quite some time and yet haven’t seen copy-paste feature on iPhone. At the moment all we really can do is duplicate a frame erase a bit and draw over what we erased. Since I’m not the best at drawing straight lines or tracing I could really benefit from a copy-paste feature. It could work by drawing different parts of the thing to draw the whole thing (like most people draw) then duplicate the frame go to the duplication and click on the drawing and you can rotate/ move It around. Thanks for reading this.