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PaintTool SAI Alternatives for iPhone

PaintTool SAI is not available for iPhone but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPhone alternative is MediBang Paint, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PaintTool SAI and 15 are available for iPhone so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPhone alternatives to PaintTool SAI are ibis Paint X, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate and MyBrushes.

PaintTool SAI alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PaintTool SAI.
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  1. 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
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    I usually use it and I really like the way the lines look like. But now it's a little bit complicated to cope with all the brushes and drawing in digital programs.

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    it has features sai dosent have

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    the app is filled with a bunch of tools and not enough explaniton

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    I love the dark UI and how organized it is

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    Cause paint tool said is cool and now it's gonna be cooler

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    It is a mix of Photoshop and Paint Tool SAI. I really like that.

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    It has many great functions, you can share with others, and, it's just very very convenient and amazing.

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  2. 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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    The app is very functional :) So many brushes and options. Maybe at the beginning everything's a bit complicated, but if get used to it it's very easy and effective. Also there's a chance of learning so many methods and styles of drawing by the new features and even from other artists. I definitley recommend this aplication :3

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    It's like medibang, but you don't have good stabilization and stuff like that. it's a simular.

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    Has a lot of features and the ones that are locked can be all unlocked at once if you watch one add, really good alternative but sadly it's only for phone users

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    It is a good alternative for people who use phones, but it is not for PC users like me.

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    It's a little complicated in the beginning, but after a time it's easy to use. It has a lot of tools and things like that, it's incredible

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    it seemed complicated at first, but I learned to use it. I like all the brush choices and filters,

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    Very easy to use once you get the hang of it, and it has many useful tools. Some parts are a little tricky, but it's pretty good for digital art.

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  3. 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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    It has very smooth drawing

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    files don't seem compatible with posting to deviant art, has a bit of a learning curve

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    not only can both do illustration, but CSP can do comics with ease and finesse, seriously if you wanna make comics, get csp.

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  4. 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.
    ⚫︎ 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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    MyBrushes

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

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

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  6. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersTayasui Sketches supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Tayasui Sketches.
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    Tayasui Sketches is a great app for painting and drawing, but it doesn't have the animation features I was looking for.

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    Adobe Photoshop Sketch

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Sketch gives you drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas, including a graphite pencil, ink pen, and blending markers. Built-in brushes open up even more creative possibilities. Use Split View to keep your drawings and toolbox side by side on the same screen.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAdobe Photoshop Sketch supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAdobe Photoshop Sketch is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Most users think Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a great alternative to PaintTool SAI.
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    Adobe Illustrator Draw

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Create elaborate, finished illustrations with easy and intuitive touch controls. Send your artwork as layered files to Adobe Illustrator or as flat images to Adobe Photoshop .

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator Draw supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Adobe Fresco

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    This app is for drawing and Painting on the iPad and other devices.

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    Charcoal

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Charcoal is incredibly easy to use: Just create or open a sketch and start drawing. There are no layers, properties panels or confusing settings. Instead, Charcoal features rich tools and beautiful color palettes.
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