+$18 best iPad Pro apps designed for Apple Pencil

The best iPad Pro apps: a designer using Apple Pencil 2 on an iPad Pro 2018

+$With the best iPad Pro apps, you can make sure you're getting the most out of your Apple Pencil, and truly take advantage of its power and flexibility. Fortunately, there is already a strong roster of iPad Pro apps that have been designed from the outset to let the Apple Pencil shine. All you have to supply is the talent.

+$2018 saw the introduction of third-generation iPad Pros (also known as theIPad Pro 2018+$) with better processor power than ever before and edge-to-edge screens, plus the second-gen Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil 2 added wireless charging, double-tap to change tools, and magnetic pairing, which also means you should be less likely to lose it. As good as the Apple Pencil is, also be aware that it's not the only option available for using with an iPad, as we explore in our post on the+$best IPad Stylus

+$Here are the best iPad Pro apps that make the most of whichever Apple Pencil you use on your iPad Pro, but are just as comfortable with a fingertip. We have also included information on which apps have been updated with second-gen Pencil double-tap support. And if you haven't got a Pencil yet, see our deals below.

+$Regardless of whether you have a Pencil, you might also want to check out our best为iPad绘制应用程序+$roundup.

01. Astropad

  • 要求:IOS 9.1(iPad)和10.11(Mac)
  • 价钱:$ 29.99

+$Built by former Apple engineers, Astropad enables you to turn your iPad Pro into a graphics tablet for your Mac. Download Astropad and the free Mac companion app, and you can use your iPad just like a graphics tablet, using the Pencil to draw directly in any Mac app, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Designer and so on.

+$It promises the high-end experience of a Wacom pen display (without actually having to buy aWacom平板电脑),您可以通过无线方式或通过USB将其连接到Mac。聪明。

02. 适用于iPad的亲和设计师 

Affinity Designer for iPad

IPad的Affinity Designer迅速成为移动设计师和艺术家的新工具

  • 要求:iOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:$ 19.99 /£19.99

最新的产品来自衬线+$, Affinity Designer for iPad is right up there with the best tools for designers and artists on the go. It comes complete with full support for the Apple Pencil’s drawing capabilities in terms of precision, pressure sensitivity and tilt functionality. Fully optimised for iPad without compromising on power, Affinity Designer for iPad offers the functionality of a professional desktop app, adapted to a tablet workflow.

03. Adobe Illustrator Draw

iPad Pro app: Adobe Illustrator Draw


  • 要求:IOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:自由

+$The talents on offer from Adobe插画家CC+$are renowned, but you may not be familiar with Illustrator Draw. Illustrator Draw is more than just a digital sketchbook – this drawing app for your iPad has all the popular and most useful features of Ai wrapped up in a simple UI, designed for quickly sketching out ideas and concepts when you're on the go.

功能包括简单的基于矢量的绘图工具,具有单独的绘图和照片层,以及与Adobe的Creative Cloud同步的功能。使用此功能,您还可以下载与Adobe Illustrator兼容的文件,并使用Apple Pencil在iPad上使用它们。

该应用程序使您可以绘制完美的直线和几何形状,重命名图层,并使用Adobe Capture CC中的形状。增强的透视网格还意味着您可以将形状映射到透视平面。总而言之,这是拥有iPad用户的必备应用程序。

04. Autodesk SketchBook

iPad Pro apps: Autodesk Sketchbook


  • 要求:IOS 10.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:自由

Autodesk可能主要用于支持3D规格的3D应用程序,例如3ds Max和Maya(请参阅我们的Maya教程在这里),但在Sketchbook中它有一个强大的主流素描应用程序,具有令人难以置信的自然绘图体验 - 最新iPad Pro的ProMotion技术,当然还有Apple Pencil,它被极好地利用了。

拥有170个可定制的画笔,完整的PSD图层和混合支持,以及可切换的预测笔触,将您的手绘线条和形状转换为清晰,精确的形式,Sketchbook可能是最好的免费绘图应用程序 - 令人难以置信的是它不花费便士,并没有应用内购买。

05. 生育

iPad Pro app: Procreate 4


  • 要求:iOS 11.1或更高版本
  • 双击支持:是的
  • 价钱:$ 9.99 /£9.99

这是iPad上的自然媒体应用之王,它通过添加铅笔完全转变。当然,你可以用它的手指,一个简单的手写笔,甚至是一个越来越复杂和昂贵的第三方手写笔阿东糖醇,但这些都没有给你Apple Pencil所具有的流动性和类似模拟体验。


+$Procreate 4 boasted a significant technological overhaul, along with a litany of improvements including the introduction of wet paint options and an intuitive redesigned menus. A major update to version 4.2 in late 2018 added support for the third-generation iPad Pro and second-gen Apple Pencil – Clipping Masks, Crop, inking, and Selections have been redesigned for multitouch and Apple Pencil 2, amongst other improvements, and+$the latest release, 4.3, adds a much-anticipated text tool+$as well as animation abilities. Also check继续口袋

06. 知名度

iPad Pro app: Notability

+$Notability is so good you might want to ditch the Moleskine

  • 要求:iOS 10.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:$ 9.99 /£9.99

+$For some, digital notepads will always come under the "scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should" banner, but those happy to commit to stylus-on-screen experience should try Notability.

+$Notability allows you to combine handwriting, photos and typing, and adds a small but well-integrated selection of drawing tools so you won't be jumping from app to app if you want to sketch. What makes Notability shine as an Apple Pencil app are those little features like automatic palm rejection, where you can rest your hand on the screen and it won't register as a mark, and straight-line detection, where the app engine will recognise when you are trying to draw a ruled line and straighten it for you.

+$Notability's features exist on a few other note-taking and sketchbook apps, including many on Apple's native Notes app, but its the combination of essential tools in one app combined with lag-free drawing that makes this a great go-to iPad Pro app when you're away from the studio.

07. 概念

iPad Pro app: Concepts


  • 要求:iOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:是的
  • 价钱:免费($ 9.99 /£9.99 Essentials应用内购买)


Concepts是另一款iPad Pro应用程序,在推出第二代Apple Pencil之后迅速发布了一项重大更新 - 支持双击工具切换,您还可以自定义双击如何显示自身。

08. 亲和照片

  • 要求:iOS 10.3或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:$ 19.99 /£19.99

另一个来自Serif,亲和照片凭借其坚固的工具集,惊人的性能和一次性的价格而不是订阅费,它是Mac和Windows机器上出色的Photoshop替代品。它的iPad版本 - 由Apple用来演示iPad Pro和Pencil - 同样令人印象深刻。

虽然它与早期的iPad型号兼容,但是当它与iPad Pro和铅笔配对时,Affinity Photo真的很活跃。由于它的设计充分利用了iPad的硬件和触控功能,因此iPad Pro上的Affinity Photo也可以充分利用Pencil的压力和角度灵敏度。对于使用专业画笔引擎进行绘画或应用实时照明效果的任务,它非常适合。

Affinity Photo专为专业工作流程而构建,支持原始和PSD文件以及完整的跨平台性能和文件兼容性,以防您觉得需要在桌面上添加一些最终润色。但你可能不需要。

09. Adobe Comp CC

iPad Pro app: Adobe Comp CC

  • 要求:iOS 9.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:自由

+$The Adobe Comp CC iPad pro app is a revelation, and makes the process of wireframing or mocking up designs a cinch. Rather than pulling out your notebook and drawing dumb rectangles for pictures or a few horizontal lines to indicate where text would go in a layout, with a few simple and intuitive sketched shapes you can actually start building those layouts for real – and then pass them intoInDesign CC,Illustrator CC或Photoshop CC。



它快速,流畅,简单,而且可以肯定的是,专业设计师可能会像在Moleskine中用墨水绘制一样使用这些线框 - 也就是说,仅仅是指它而是从头开始构建,而不是从Comp中导入它 - 但是,使用真实的实时资产和样式快速模拟您的设计仍然可以为您的工作效率带来福音。

10. 适用于iPad的图形

iPad app: Graphic


  • 要求:IOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:$ 8.99 /£8.99

+$Despite Adobe bringing Illustrator to the iPad, there are some who will swear blind that图像仍然是iOS上最好的矢量绘图应用程序。

除了提供各种画笔和工具外,Graphic还包含有用的功能,包括几何设置窗格,带有 - / +微调按钮,三指和四指轻击手势以撤消/重做,您可以自定义屏幕轻击手势以执行任何操作最有益于您的工作流程。

最近更新arm图形与更大的绘图画布(开发人员Picta声称16k x 16k),使用Apple Pencil的压力敏感绘图和文档选项卡。如果您正在iPad Pro上寻找专业的桌面级矢量插图工具,请尝试使用Graphic。

11. Sharpr 3D

  • 要求:IOS 10.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:免费,专业订阅$ 31.99 /£28.99每月

Sharpr团队声称Shapr3D是唯一真正的移动CAD应用程序,这可能是真的,但如果您订阅Pro版本肯定是昂贵的 - 这是导出您的工作的唯一方式。但是,将此应用程序与iPad Pro和Apple Pencil结合使用,您将很快看到自己获得的收益 - 使用与Solidworks相同的几何建模引擎快速,精确地创建3D模型。

而且它也很容易使用 - 勾勒出一个形状,添加约束,拉伸拉伸或从各种工具中选择从草图制作3D。然后通过向下拖动边缘以获得圆角来完成工作,并将边缘移动到自由曲面。这个应用程序是专为Apple Pencil设计的 - 你实际上需要Cupertino的流畅手写笔来执行Sharpr的所有功能。

12. Adobe Photoshop Sketch

iPad app: Adobe Photoshop Sketch

  • 要求:iOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:自由

Adobe公告称完整版适用于iPad的Photoshop+$is imminent has got the design world in a lather, but until its launch sometime this year we have PS Sketch. Pared-back it may be, but Sketch is genuinely really good, with not only some lovely natural media types built-in (and the option of adding more brushes via Capture CC), but also some features that might quickly endear it to you.



甚至更好的是你可以点击一个图标 - 看起来像风扇叶片 - 来“干燥”油漆,使顶部添加的新颜色不会流血,给你一些极好的灵活性。这些工具具有铅笔感知功能,因此对压力和倾斜差异反应非常好,但我们正在等待允许双击兼容性的更新。

13. Pixelmator

iPad app: Pixelmator

iPad Pro应用程序Pixelmator充分利用了Apple Pencil的功能
  • 要求:iOS 9.1或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:$ 4.99 /£4.99

我们可以推荐Adobe Photoshop Mix这里取代了这个坚定的iOS位图编辑器 - 当然,前者的剪切工具,图层和可绘制的过滤器通常相当不错 - 但Pixelmator感觉就像是更成熟和更有用的应用程序。

+$As well as offering some natural media drawing tools that work with the Pencil, it gives you the ability to tweak the colours either by applying Instagram-style filters, or with sliders for brightness, contrast, saturation, RGB and white balance – or indeed by tweaking the curves.

但是如果你想做一些修饰或对象隔离,Pixelmator和铅笔的配对确实很有吸引力。触摸控制 - 修复,闪避,刻录,锐化,饱和等 - 使用铅笔很容易应用,特别是考虑到它的精确度。在绘制背景时,这种精确度以及各种不同的橡皮擦类型非常受欢迎。

+$If we've one criticism, it's that we'd like the option of pressure-sensitivity to affect the size of an eraser rather than its opacity, but nevertheless this is the closest thing you're going to find to Photoshop on the iPad – until later this year.

14. 漫画工作室油漆为漫画

  • 要求:iOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:免费,$ 4.49 /£3.49(专业版),$ 8.99 /£6.99(EX)

用于漫画的Clip Studio Paint取代了流行的漫画工作室,并立即继承了其大批用户,这要归功于其绘制漫画和漫画的专业功能。使用桌面版应用程序的任何人都可以立即熟悉,Clip Studio Paint可让您轻松创建全彩漫画和漫画。

桌面式UI意味着Apple Pencil在这里几乎是必不可少的,除非你有特别纤细的数字和尖头指尖。但是,一旦您熟悉了可爱的按钮和菜单,您就可以完全欣赏功能密集的绘图应用程序。



Paper ipad app

+$Paper has a simple UI, but is surprisingly capable

  • 要求:iOS 10.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:免费,7.99美元/ 5.49英镑(专业版)

+$At first glance Paper by WeTransfer (formerly Paper by FiftyThree) it might look like a reasonably simple drawing and diagramming tool – and on one level, that's what it is – but there are some smarts here.



16. Evernote的

Evernote for iPad

Evernote是一款功能强大的iPad Pro应用程序
  • 要求:iOS 10.3或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:免费(基本),每月4.99美元/£4.99(Premium)

啊,Evernote。现在,这绝对不适合所有人。对于一些人来说,这款超级笔记本电脑已经成为收集网站,草图,笔记,待办事项清单等不可或缺的地方 - 现代生活的碎片以及灵感和创造性工作 - 但对于其他人来说,它只是有点莫名其妙,从不点击次数。

+$It's definitely rich and capable, though, and the ability to record audio – during a briefing meeting, say, while you sketch ideas for a client using its simple but effective drawing tools – is great (though this isn't the only app to offer that, of course). It's pleasing how the eraser tool creates nicely rounded ends to the ink strokes rather than just slicing them into sharp points.


17. LiquidText

LiquidText for iPad


  • 要求:iOS 9.3或更高版本
  • 双击支持:是的
  • 价钱:免费,29.99美元/ 28.99英镑(专业版)

+$Even without a Pencil, LiquidText is a handy tool for reading and annotating PDFs, Word and PowerPoint documents, and web pages. It's designed to support 'active reading', so as you're reading you can be highlighting and snipping out sections to refer to later, collapsing sections of a document down so you can refer to disparate bits of it at once, and more.


+$Dragging the Pencil over text instantly selects it (rather than having to tap-and-wait with your finger), pressing harder selects any part of the document as an image, and dragging across text with the Pencil held at a flattened angle selects and highlights it. Smart. And if you own an Apple Pencil 2, you can use LiquidText's configurable double-tap compatibility, too.

18. UMake

uMake iPad app

这款3D绘图应用程序充分利用了Apple Pencil
  • 要求:iOS 11.0或更高版本
  • 双击支持:不
  • 价钱:14天免费试用,每月12.99美元/ 11.49英镑


我们的想法是你可以在2D中绘制草图 - 可选择使用智能对称控件 - 然后挤出你的设计,甚至完全在3D空间中绘制,连接不同平面上的点。

即使你有点笨拙和紧张,你的线条也会流畅地变成流动的曲线,通过练习,我们可以看到有可能在速度上创造出一些优雅的有机形式 - 铅笔尖的精确度将使这个整个过程比任何其他手写笔更简单。

对于高技术工程工作可能会感到沮丧,但您可以始终将其用作在导出到IGES或OBJ文件之前获取初始概念的工具,以便您可以在其他应用程序中进行处理。 2.0版本支持SketchUp,这意味着您可以直接在uMake中导入和打开.SKP文件,但导出到.SKP格式尚不可用 - 但是,它正处于管道中。