Autodesk SketchBook
Autodesk SketchBook
8.7

3.0

Autodesk SketchBook free download for Mac

Autodesk SketchBook

8.7
06 November 2019

Drawing with pro-grade tools and brushes (was SketchBook Express).

Overview

At Autodesk SketchBook, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

For this reason, we are excited to announce that the fully featured version of SketchBook is now Free for everyone!

What's new in Autodesk SketchBook

Version 8.7:
  • Removed the splash screen that appeared upon startup, so there is no longer a need or even an option for logging in.

Note: If you are not a SketchBook Pro (enterprise) user and created an Autodesk Account, you may want to delete it. See the article Delete Your Autodesk Account for instructions for how to do this.

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11 Autodesk SketchBook Reviews

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Mac007
27 September 2013

Most helpful

A great app at a great price. It takes a while to learn but the effort is worth it. I also like that's it's now on the App store. Unlike some folk I really enjoy Apple's App store. It makes purchasing and updating apps so much easier and convenient.
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Version 6.2.2
Amc3
13 November 2014
Crash on start version 7.0.7 from App Store. Used to work fine. Running Yosemite.
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Version 7.0.7
Mac007
29 September 2014
The price was $2.99 but now at the Apple Store it's free! You can't beat free!! :-)
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Version 7.0.5
2 answer(s)
Dougster
Dougster
16 October 2014
Thanks for the 'freebie' info,Mac007. Had you not mentioned this,I would not have bothered checking with the Apple Store.
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cjred
cjred
26 November 2014
yep its free without pro tools
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Mac007
27 September 2013
A great app at a great price. It takes a while to learn but the effort is worth it. I also like that's it's now on the App store. Unlike some folk I really enjoy Apple's App store. It makes purchasing and updating apps so much easier and convenient.
Like (1)
Version 6.2.2
Steveza
13 December 2012
Would love to try SketchBook, but as a Mac pro since OS 6 and video professional for 5 years, I will not trust app management to "the cloud" on my workstations. Reliability is too important to my work. Have Wacom tablet & other similar apps, I'll do fine without any App store product thank you very much!
Like (2)
Version 6.0.1
GrenadeBait
16 July 2012
Can anyone tell me what the difference is between SketchBookExpress and SketchBookCopicEdition (http://tinyurl.com/3lsovax)?
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Version 5.5.1
1 answer(s)
Ythara
Ythara
12 December 2012
Their website (http://copic.jp/en/sketchbook-ce.html) says that the Copic edition has "72 COPIC colors selected carefully out of COPIC color system in the design palette". Aside from that they should be the same.
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MooreSusan-UK
09 June 2011
One of the best free applications I've ever seen. A bit complicated at the beginning, but later I found everything I was looking for.
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Version 5.0.1
Fairytale
31 January 2011
There is an increasing number of Applications for Mac OSX available only via the AppStore. Sadly this is another free Software that nobody can download unless you bow and pray to the Apple-god. I think, it's a very bad idea to force the users through this policy to search and download from filesharingsites. :-(
Like (12)
Version 5.0.1
3 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
16 March 2011
You left this same comment on SkyORB. The software requirements for both these apps are Snow Leopard, which means you would have the App Store installed on your Mac. You cannot use either of these programs without Snow Leopard, so chill. I would have never known about SketchBook Express (or Pro, which I purchased) if not for the App Store. And let me say I've been a Painter user for years and SketchBook is pretty darn cool. Not quite as cool as Painter, but it's a great app. It's a great way for developers to get their apps known to people.
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Penguirl
Penguirl
15 April 2011
@Tim27 I run SnowLeopard and I purposely deleted the AppStore app. If people want to use the app store, more power to them but I don't and developers are limiting their audience by making their apps app store only.
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Hkim
Hkim
14 September 2011
I can not try this application because of the App Store restriction. Autodesk should offer this through their site.
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Itty
07 January 2011
Besides the unbeatable price, this is a great little app for quick sketches or full blown works of art. One can design their own color palette since it uses the Apple Color Picker. Works fine with an old Wacom as well as my Cintiq. Most importantly it is Photoshop friendly. It's lightweight, great for quick launching and sketching without the massive overhead of Photoshop. If you have Photoshop or Painter this is a nice tool for thumbnails and sketches on the run. If you don't have a high-powered Paint/Drawing app, this is a great intro. And it's free. MacBook, MacBookPro, Wacom Cintiq, Intuos GD
Like (3)
Version 5.0
Animator
07 January 2011
This is now the third or fourth app I've seen that I WOULD download and try, but am shut out by the fact that the app store is Intel-only. for the time being I must use a (still very capable) G5 machine. I'm sure I'm not the only user who is growing frustrated with MacUpdate (and Apple) since this new development.
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Version 5.0
1 answer(s)
Animator
Animator
07 January 2011
Oops (egg on face but wiping it off) I now notice this IS an Intel-only app -- but I HAVE seen this problem with PPC-compatible apps...
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Gobra
07 January 2011
"Is only available via the Mac App Store". Goodbye, free world, hello, New Era!
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Version 5.0
3 answer(s)
Intellect-Inside
Intellect-Inside
07 January 2011
It's Autodesk, so I wouldn't expect them to continue to do business in the free world any longer than necessary. Now that it's not necessary... buh-bye.
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Penguirl
Penguirl
08 January 2011
Mac App Store? Ugh, far too restrictive. I'll stick with MapUpdate thank you very much.
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Rondfranks
Rondfranks
09 January 2011
When I click on the download link above it takes me to an Apple webpage that says I have to go to the app store, but that page doesn't say if it's still free or not. So I have to sign up and get spammed to find out the price I guess. No thanks.
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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