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Microsoft Paint Alternatives for iPad

Microsoft Paint is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Procreate. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Paint 98 or MediBang Paint. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Paint and 12 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Microsoft Paint are Clip Studio Paint, ibis Paint X, MyBrushes and Pho.to.

Microsoft Paint alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Paint.
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  • Windows

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  1. Procreate is a multi-award winning, creative illustration app built from the ground up for iPad with a pocket-sized variant for iPhone. The app features a complete, professional toolset that's accessible while still providing the power and flexibility of desktop counterparts.

    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Procreate.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Procreate without registration.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeProcreate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeProcreate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Onion skinningProcreate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableProcreate is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KProcreate supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersProcreate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  2. Paint 98 icon

    Paint 98

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Paint 98 is a simple yet powerful drawing tool for iPhone and iPad that lets you to create, edit and share images without all the complications of today's image editors. Paint like it's 1998!.

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    Almost everyone thinks Paint 98 is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    It edits image files exactly like paint does

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    Straightforward for amateurs!

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    it's actually pretty much microsoft paint

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  3. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityMediBang Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MediBang Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersMediBang Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMediBang Paint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in MediBang Paint.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMediBang Paint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Great for anime or comics
    MediBang Paint vs Microsoft Paint opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    It is a great program I have been using it for years and it's very easy to use

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    Microsoft Paint is far smaller than MediBang Paint. While MediBang Paint can do anything Microsoft Paint can do, it can do much more than Microsoft paint. So, using it as an alternative is rather unwieldy.

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    While a lot more complicated than Paint, it has everything you need to create a Paint image; line tools, shape tools, airbrush, pixel brush, bucket tool (that can fill without white spaces by expanding!) Not to mention more advanced tools and layer options, for more complicated drawings and even professional artists’ needs.

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  4. Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityClip Studio Paint can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableClip Studio Paint is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersClip Studio Paint supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Clip Studio Paint, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  5. ibis Paint X is a fancy mobile drawing tool that gives you all you need to draw Manga.

    ⚫︎ Pressure Sensitivityibis Paint X can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in ibis Paint X.
    ⚫︎ Support for Layersibis Paint X supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Almost everyone thinks ibis Paint X is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.


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    MyBrushes

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing.

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    Almost everyone thinks MyBrushes is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    very good paint tool for mac

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    Pho.to

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Improve and play with your digital pictures at Pho.to site with easy yet powerful editing tools and services. Enhance your pictures, have fun with your photos online, retouch portraits and share your photos for free. Free Pho.to services:

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    Most users think Pho.to is a great alternative to Microsoft Paint.

    good layering of pictures

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    Pixen

    • Mac
    • iPad

    Pixen is a pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games.

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    Zen Brush

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Apple Messages

    Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the fascinating texture of a real ink brush.

    ⚫︎ Support for GesturesZen Brush supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
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    Dottable

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    BE CREATIVE in your spare time!! This app enables you to make a pixel art easily. Although the operation is simple, it has layer editing, color making and other professional tools.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersDottable supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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