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If you have a creative side, you might find yourself often doodling on a piece of paper. But if you have an iOS device, you can put that creativity to proper use by making wonderful hand-drawn animations, all thanks to an app called Animation Desk.


Animation Desk is an iOS application that recently was chosen as one of the best apps in the Entertainment Category of App Store Rewind 2011. The app is sized at nearly 45 MB and compatible with iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone running iOS version 4.0 or later. The app basically lets you create appealing animations with your fingers. You can magnify the canvas to control the details of your animations. The app offers a very professional-looking approach to creating animations as you can edit each frame individually on a specially designed animation desk.


Other features of the app include easy storyboard file management that let you conveniently edit the flow of your animations. Dynamic backgrounds are also supported to give your animations a more ‘real’ feel to them.


There are various other features that make the app special – stamp tools, frame manager, layers, audio support, various painting tools, and saving your animations to PDF files. When your animations are complete you can share them on Facebook and upload them on YouTube.

You can get Animation Desk from iTunes for only $1.99. A free version is offered too that limits users to a maximum of 3 animations with 50 frames per animation.


  • A user-friendly phone app.
  • Compatible with iOS devices.
  • Lets you create hand-drawn animations.
  • Lets you control the details via magnifications.
  • Supports dynamic backgrounds.
  • Publishes animations to PDF files.
  • Can upload animation to YouTube.

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