ArtFlow: Paint Draw Sketchbook

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.5
33.6K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
Enjoy this app for free, plus many more free of ads and in-app purchases, with a Google Play Pass subscription. Learn more
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About this app

Convert your device into a digital sketchbook with more than 80 paint brushes, smudge, fill and an eraser tool. This fast and intuitive painting and drawing application will unlock the full power of your imagination. With support for pressure sensitive pens (like Samsung's S Pen) your device will be transformed into a real canvas.

Important: this is a free application with advanced features requiring a pro license in-app purchase. Single licence purchase will activate all devices associated with your Google account.

Features (some functions require pro license):
• High performance (GPU accelerated) paint engine
• Canvases up to 6144x6144 with 50 layers*
• Stylus pressure support
• Pressure simulation for touches
• 100+ brushes and tools (including smudge tool and gradient fill)
• Create custom brushes from imported images
• Selection and selection masks
• Layer clipping mask
• 10 layer filters (HSV adjust, brightness & saturation, color curves and more)
• Material design inspired, fast, fluid, intuitive and accessible user interface
• Import and export supports PNG, JPG and PSD (Photoshop Document)
• NVIDIA DirectStylus support
• Palm rejection - no more accidental zooming and panning when drawing

*) depending on device and available memory
†) some devices are incompatible with pressure simulation and palm rejection


You can paint, sketch and draw with ease thanks to fast and fluid brush engine. ArtFlow aims to replace your physical sketchpad and become universal art studio type application for Android™.


Artworks by:
Oleg Stepanko (https://instagram.com/rwidon)
Miguel Alvarado (https://www.instagram.com/3d.mike)
David Rivera (http://www.facebook.com/BlownHand)
Jon Mietling Portal Dragon (http://portaldragon.com)
Rob Pennycook
Marco Hurtado
Joel Ukeni (https://www.instagram.com/j.ukeni/)
Enrico Natoli
Andrew Easter
Andrei Lanuza (http://plus.google.com/+AndreiLanuza)
David Mingorance (http://davidmingorance.weebly.com)
EB Leung
Geremy Arene (http://www.youtube.com/geremy902)
ViBu (http://candynjuice.blogspot.com)
Oskar Stalberg


Unlicensed version limitation:
• 20 basic tools
• 3 layers
• Undo limited to 6 steps
• No PSD export
Updated on
Dec 26, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.5
20.8K reviews
Ty w
March 26, 2024
This has been my go to sketching app for a few years now. The paid version is cheap, works like a charm and is nice and lean with a few minor quirks. It's easy and fast to import and export as psd to send to a more robust program for retirement. The biggest drawback: no folders, and no selecting multiple layers at the same time. I could get so much more done before exporting. If they add that in the future, i'll gladly change to a five star rating!
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Benjamin Miles
March 7, 2024
I was looking for a drawing app I used years ago (Sketchbook), and thought I'd try this out as well. I find this app to be uncannily similar to Sketchbook, except with constant surprise paywalls. For example, you can only have three layers in the free version, then you're asked to pay to unlock more. The same goes for the undo button -- You can only undo so many steps, then you're presented with a padlock icon asking for money. Meanwhile, Sketchbook is free, with a Pro version for only $2.
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Brandon Poulsen
March 28, 2024
This drawing & painting app is full of features and is one of my favorites. I use several, but this one is in my top tier, and I am thankful I found it. I don't understand complaints about a paywall. This is a nice piece of software, and nothing is truly free. You have options to watch ads to unlock a feature for a time if you don't want to purchase the license outright. I hate wasting my life watching ads. Ads ≠ free. It was six dollars for the pro license, which seems very reasonable to me. 🙂
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What's new

Split screen support
App continuity support for foldable devices
Fix for issue with quick action paste button not working on some devices
Fix for issue with license synchronization on some device