Two weeks only then $$$$$$ 1/5
Will use your competitor because it is free.
Why I have to purchase? 1/5
If it’s a free app, why I have to subscribe to it to pay? It doesn’t allow me to use the free version if I don’t buy.
Surprised it’s not more Polished 2/5
The Eraser tool and markers were horribly buggy, slow and laggy during my weeklong trial. At first I was willing to consider switching from my other sketching app to have this analog type workflow.. but it’s just not there.
Procreate is so much smoother when it comes to drawing that I’ll take the clunky page setup process every time to have the consistency with the tools.
With this app, it’s almost like they’re more concerned with the overall experience than making sure their writing devices are top absolute top priority when they’re in use..
Also it says you can keep writing on the paper, but what I’m seeing is the page only goes to the right of the document.. so that’s weird.
Overall I’d give this a B-
I like the tools concept but setup for each art piece is a pain and getting the palette cleared for the next document is something I never figured out how to do without fully resetting it in options.
It’s weird app, honestly, I’m surprised they can get away with this for $12 a year..
It okay. 3/5
By john apple b
It’s a great app. But it glitches a lot!!!
Cool til it skeezed out and deleted everything on the note 3/5
I am a doodler by nature and loved the different pens and whatnot. Happen to be erasing something and it deleted everything on the page and there seems to be no way to recover it so I’m no longer a fan.
Fun but useless 2/5
Spent time sketching out things on this app after giving it a chance, it seemed worth the annoying forced subscription, only for the app to crash out every time I scrolled down the page and to completely delete sketches after I closed the app... super disappointing
Money Trap 1/5
The app itself is free to download but to actually use it requires a membership? Really? Just charge people for the app from the App Store! It’s literally useless without the membership. You can’t use it, period. Having a membership is pointless. Ridiculous. I shouldn’t have to sign up for a trial... waste of time!
Constant crashing 1/5
By App User Blue
This app needs serious support to be a useful drawing app. The app crashes routinely and is often syncing or loading updates to the point that it is unclear if your last version of you work will be recovered.
Not a good app 1/5
It’s free but you have to pay to use the app. That’s dumb! The whole thing should be free!
Why with the payment? 1/5
When I first downloaded this app I thought that it was going to be a cool drawing app. Wrong. WHY make the app free if you still need to pay for it!?
I don’t want to “buy” this app over and over 1/5
The app won’t even let you try it out without signing up for recurring spending. This app is set up to leech your money whether you use it or not. No thanks!
I really wanted to love it 1/5
By Artsy Art Person
This app looked really great for concepts, and I’m a huge fan of moleskine notebooks but this app is super laggy... I’m not willing to pay subscription for an app that I have to constantly relaunch... I would love to come back to this app in the future, but it’s a big no for me right now.
Really great app, but crashes constantly 3/5
Using my brand new iPad 2020 with the Apple Pencil, I downloaded Flow and was enjoying it immensely but it constantly crashes...
Handwriting Latency! 5/5
Update: fixed in 1.2.2
Version 1.2.1 had a regression in handwriting latency! Its quite noticeable while writing letters to the point it’s not usable! I’m on iPad Pro 13inch with pencil 2 and compared to the built in notes app , flow is super laggy when it comes to writing. Please fix.
Very Bad 1/5
The app doesn’t even let you use a single tool without forcing you to commit to a subscription. This is how you earn a 1 star review!
Don’t get this app 1/5
This app said it was free but it asked for a free trial when it advertise it for free do not get this app
CAO 13 May 2020 - Constantly Crashes 1/5
Every time I open the app it crashes after this recent update. Deleting the app because it’s no longer useful and you spend more time trying to get it to work than actually utilizing the app as intended.
Crash crash crash 1/5
I want to try it out, if only it would stop crashing and becoming non responsive. Erase? Crash. Color too fast? Crash
A subscription... really? 1/5
There are better option with onetime fee. But the app doesn’t let you neither try without choosing an option for subscription. But a subscription for this a scam really. Yes the effects are cool but it’s annoying paying a monthly fee for this or anual. I do prefer other options that are one time fee or just free.
By Desert Suede
The app is beautiful. The color selection interface is incredible and perhaps it’s strongest feature.
The only downside, is flow doesn’t allow you to organize notes. I would love to organize my notes by theme. Also, being that color selection is a strength, why not provide the same color variety for the “backgrounds.” You can only write or draw on white, blue, black, or grey. I would love to write on. lavender or light green. Just give the backgrounds the same variety the pens have.
The new update is fantastic! 5/5
Still issues with opacity build up, please please add a blend tool, I need to be able to select all more layers with the lasso tool to prevent “Please select fewer strokes” and/or at least be able to duplicate documents. I also want to be able to do more sizes with more tools. The airbrush tool is my absolute favorite, and the smallest size isn’t small enough unfortunately. Last thing, saving and loading color palettes.
The simplicity of this app is a total winner for me and I’ve tried every drawing app in the App Store. The way the color and brush picker works is innovative and intuitive to say the least. It’s my favorite app on my iPad.
This update brings me personally closer to what I want to do with this great tool, I just hope that you guys continue listening and implementing features to this fantastic app, while maintaining simplicity and intuitiveness to the UI.
Sub par 1/5
This app lags glitches far too much after one night of use.. not worth time tbh.
AWSOME but... 4/5
By Crazy gamer!!!
I LOVE THiS app but whatever way u tilt it I turns the opposite. Otherwise I loVe this game and u should go ahead and try it out today!
I don’t believe its worth the money 3/5
This is obviously Great app but I don’t believe that it deserves that amount of money annually while other apps provide similar services with one time payment or for free
Keeps Crashing 1/5
I want to love it as I have Timepage and Actions, however it keeps crashing and won’t open. I’ve only gotten it to open once and since then, nothing.
App is not free. Stop promoting this app as a free app 1/5
Requires a subscription even to launch a new sheet. Only the app can be downloaded for free...but very deceptive... I thing else is free...can’t use without paying... so please stop promoting this as a free app.
Loved moleskin always and now it’s going digital :) 5/5
By Samanta Zhuang
I’ve been buying around 5 moleskin notebooks for sketching/note taking for several years. And the layout options in this app just made me feel like I’m on my good old paper moleskin!! No layers or stress about categorizing perfectly... this is great for my field sketches as an architect :)
Not fare 1/5
By ar 3d
I used this for my note and then after the updates I culvert use it because it cost money and some people can’t afford it!!!!!!!!!
Super Love You
Please make more things free 4/5
I really like this app it’s just that almost all of the brushes you have to buy please change this
By I love your stories!
I was disappointed when I found out that the guy in the video had a fake pencil thingie to draw. And I don’t draw half as good when I can only use my finger! 😡😡😡
Crashes if you gave anything in the background playing. Crashes sometimes just because. Load times are a lot. I think I’ve got to end my paid version, it’s more frustrating than fun
Doesn’t works 1/5
I signed for 1 month paid 1,99 and didn’t works any way. Piece of crap!!
I love using this app. The writing tools and page customization are great. It works amazing with Apple Pencil as a writing tool. I like that I can organize my pages with my own premade categories. Amazing app all around
Love it but the app crashes 1/5
The app does everything I’d want it to do, but it crashes suddenly and won’t reopen fully. I paid for a year subscription and now after 3 months the app doesn’t work at all. So disappointing.
Great tool - few things missing 3/5
Neat note taking app - few features are missing, like copy/paste between documents or ruler/straightening lines. If you charge for a subscription please at least release new features every now and then 😩
The app is free but I have to pay? 1/5
Sketching isn’t a subscription thing. Procreate is much better as they don’t have you on a subscription. It is also difficult to use. 1 ★ from me.
Love this app, but a few wishes... ;) 5/5
I’d love to be able to choose to scroll the paper either horizontally as it does now or vertically as an option. The colors are incredible and I’d love more flexibility in choosing paper color and backgrounds. But this is well worth the money for a year and I love it for my Apple Pencil. I used to buy so many Moleskine notebooks and still do, but I love having this app on my iPad. Please think about adding an option to toggle scrolling from horizontal to vertical and consider adding a way for users to customize each aspect of their digital paper as you do for the color of their digital ink! Thanks for such a great app for my doodles and thoughts. Maybe even try a notebook metaphor and I’d pay for an app with all the functionality of all your apps rolled into one digital day planner, notepad, doodle pad, to do list, journal, graph paper, every reason you used to need paper with easily exportable and importable file formats with OCR and handwriting recognition. Okay, lol, I’ll stop Great app, I love it
So close, but critical faults... 4/5
By El Scottero
I’ve been using Flow (paid version) extensively since purchasing it four months ago. Overall, it’s intuitive and has significantly increased my confidence to take on challenging projects. However, I have noticed near-constant crashes upon opening the app on a drawing I’ve been working on for months! The frustration is immense, as I am nearing the work’s completion and planned to present it to my wife as a romantic gift. Unless there’s an alternative explanation, it would appear that Flow cannot handle the number of brushstrokes and complexity of color and brush selection. Had I known this, I definitely would have used a traditional canvas and brush. The app is also limited by its zoom capability. This makes fine touches tedious, but the ability to quickly erase and start anew partially makes up for it.
Offers graph paper but no line tools! 1/5
Lines and shapes/ snap to grid are offered on the most primitive drawing apps.... but not here for a monthly fee. Completely ridiculous. Why have graph paper but no line tool??? Wanted infinite drawing size, but this just won’t help me. Sad. Such a simple fix.
I can’t even use it now 1/5
By lilly adler
It’s free but you need money to use it... makes no sense
BEWARE Overpaid with no refund 1/5
Just came by to give 1 star for being overcharged.
I paid $4.99 per month when it first came out, but when people called out Moleskine for their greed and they lowered the price down to $1.99, there was no refund for those of us who paid the high price so their app would exist in the first place. Between that and their inability to update apps for new platforms, it’s clear that Moleskine is going downhill. Please consider downloading another app like Paper or Concepts.
Great for sketching blue prints 4/5
Giving 4 stars as I would love a ruler/guide feature and a “snap” feature while using grid lines. Ill update review when these features become available!
Good but... 3/5
By Jedi Master C-Los
Good app. Love the concept. On an iPad Pro 11 2018 Ed software is utd. When I use the cut tool, stuff I’ve erased shows up and there’s ghosting behind the image I drag which ruins surrounding background. Kinda frustrating. I’ve contacted support twice with no response. Currently a subscriber likely wont renew.
I want a refund 4/5
An app that makes you diagnose and troubleshoot their bugs. I can’t connect to the App Store it says. But I can outside of app.
If you have to have a guide for this problem. Can’t you resolve the issue.
Palm triggers zoom 1/5
It’s near impossible to use with a pen as the palm triggers the zoom function and keeps taking the pen away. This isn’t an issue on any other drawing app I’ve used before. Seems like a cool app though, if they fix the zoom issue it might be useable.
By Chris Steinmetz
I personally hate the app. It keeps shutting down on me and advertising pro. Do any of you have this problem?
Update: :( 1/5
Update again: it breaks my heart to take a star off but this app keeps crashing on me and no amount of restarting either my ipad or the app fixes it! I have plenty of space but it keeps having crashing fits. The only reason it’s so annoying is because the app is amazing when I actually get to use it!
Update: the app continues to close immediately as I open it, I haven’t been able to use the app without it crashing for several days.
I love using it to sketch and write but there will be periods of time where the app will just quit on me and every time I try to open it it glitches me back to my home screen.
Also when my free trial was up and I paid for the subscription everything I had drawn during the free trail was deleted and I had to start from scratch again which made me sad cuz I drew some cool stuff :( but it’s a lot of fun and easy to use! I wouldn’t say no to more types of pens, either.
This is subscription crap. 1/5
Find something that doesn’t demand money from you every month or year. Sketching isn’t a subscription type activity.