Adobe Ideas – Vector drawing and illustration Entertainment App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: Adobe
  • Updated: Apr, 03 2010
  • Version: 2.7.2
  • Size: 10.88 MB

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Seller: Adobe Systems, Inc.

• Draw with the Adonit Jot Touch 4 and Jot Script styluses
• 2nd button undo for the Wacom Intuos and Adonit Jot Touch styluses
• Draw with Wacom Intuos Creative & Pogo Connect styluses
• Choose your stroke smoothing option in Preferences
• Create color themes from your artwork and sync to Kuler
• Share your Ideas on Facebook and Twitter

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
68 Ratings
All Versions:
7945 Ratings


Adobe® Ideas gives you the ability to draw freeform vector illustrations wherever you are. Replace your pen and paper with a huge virtual canvas, customizable brushes, and pressure sensitive stylus support. With a Creative Cloud membership, easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Illustrator. With Ideas, it’s easy to take your initial concept to finished design. You can also share your designs to other applications such as Behance and Photoshop Touch.

Capture and explore ideas anywhere
• Customize the toolbar with your favorite brushes
• Kuler sync
• Color theme extraction
• Simple vector-based drawing tools
• Use Adobe Ideas on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini**
• Apply color quickly with the Paint Bucket tool
• Eyedropper tool to easily pick up, compare, and match colors from your photo or drawing
• Choose colors using HSB and RGB color pickers
• Use up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch
• Refine your vector sketch with the Eraser tool
• 50-level undo/redo
• Huge virtual canvas

Work with precision and control
• Choose your stroke smoothing option in Preferences
• Support for three pressure sensitive stylus on iPad 3, 4, Air or minis – The Adonit Jot Touch, the Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus, and the Pogo Connect (NEW)
• Support for the Adonit Jot Script stylus on iPad 3, 4, Air or minis (NEW)
• 2nd button undo for the Wacom Intuos and Adonit Jot Touch styluses (NEW)
• New shortcuts for color selection, clearing layers and regions, and undo/redo in full screen mode
• Multiple drawing tools, including pencil, pen, paintbrush, and marker tools
• Duplicate layers to quickly make a copy of their content
• Merge two layers to reduce the number of layers in your artwork
• Tap to flip layer horizontally or vertically
• Smoothly pan around your canvas
• Move, rotate, and scale individual layers for precise positioning

Refine and share your ideas easily
• Share artwork to other applications such Photoshop Touch (NEW)
• Instant sharing to Facebook and Twitter
• Copy and paste artwork into other applications
• Sync your artwork to Adobe Creative Cloud to easily access for further refinement using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Illustrator CC*
• Export artwork as a PDF email attachment, or add it to your iOS photo album as a JPEG file

In-App Purchase; Auto-Renewable Subscription: Creative Cloud Storage (20 GB)
With the free Creative Cloud Account you get 2GB of Creative Cloud Storage, but with an optional In App purchase subscription of 20GB, you can upgrade that to a total of 22GB of storage.
Creative Cloud Storage purchase is a monthly subscription for an additional 20GB monthly storage on Creative Cloud.
Creative Cloud Storage (20GB) Subscription is $1.99 US Dollars per month.
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

Privacy Policy:
Terms of Use:

*Internet connection and membership to Adobe Creative Cloud are required. Adobe online services, including the Adobe Creative Cloud service, are available only to users 13 and older and require registration and agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy at Adobe online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice.

**iOS 5.1 or higher required

Customer Reviews

  • Meh could be better

    by HexInsane

    Needs the ability to have multiple images in multiple layers at the same time, also should be able to rotate any images. Maybe even the ability to flip images? Other than that it's a great app

  • Add some essential tools..!

    by umut akparlar

    Please add at least a line and circle tool. Maybe a little smart drawing guide will be great.

  • Best drawing app available

    by Jessica PSimer

    Great app

  • Great Vector Drawing App

    by Tony Chua Studio

    Nice app for drawing vector and it integrates well with adobe illustrator. Feels like drawing on paper.

  • Cool app but...

    by DD880317

    This is a cool app but needs more tools and what about watercolor and different brush strokes?

  • Saving issue needs to be fixed!

    by JackInTheBoxxy

    It was saving to the cloud perfectly the other day now it just says awaiting connection. I really need my work to save to the cloud! This needs to be fixed as soon as possible! I rely on this app to finish client work. Not being able to download the idea file off of the cloud and tweak it in Adobe illustrator is kind of hindering me as of right now. Please update/fix soon!

  • Amazing

    by Emkenad

    Simply great for creating quality vector graphics! Only suggestion is typography settings would be nice but all in all really pleased with this app! So much better than most drawing apps!

  • Pretty good

    by iPlayThemGames

    It's a pretty good app. I've improved. But some suggestions: •More tools •Fix the lag Thanks for reading :3

  • Love it

    by Meeppie

    :) such a great app! I only wish there was an airbrush option to use :P

  • Really great app. Integrates well.

    by chung123

    Some really great things about this app: Wacom Creative Stylus support and palm rejection. It plays really well with iDraw on the iPad and Mac. I have Adobe Creative Cloud but since the Ideas format is vector and I do not have Illustrator, I have to email the file to myself as a PDF which I can then open with iDraw on the Mac and retain its vectorness. You can also open the drawings you create in this app directly in Sketchbook, Inkist. Thank you, Adobe!

  • Awesome

    by Mizzy321321

    This app is like the best IPhone drawing app ever!!!!! I love IT!!!

  • Amazing, but needs more tools.

    by Rigbio35

    I really enjoy using this app, but can you please add more tools? I don't think only the pencil and paint brush will do. Please add the blur tool. If you do, it will improve this app.

  • Очень хорошая утилита

    by Espasio

    До 5 баллов добавьте, пожалуйста, масштабную линейку и в углу перетаскиватель экрана

  • Great easy to use app but needs some improving

    by QueenKitsune

    It's easy to use, but the connection to adobe cloud is slow so it takes a while for saved images to transfer. If you don't mind waiting a day or two it's five stars.

  • Now 5 Stars

    by Keno O

    Best drawing app!

  • Great beginning

    by TheRedFern88

    This app is well made. I would use it much more if it had a typography option. That is absurd. Come on Adobe.

  • Not very happy with the updates.

    by Caitlyn Robertson

    This app was so much better before your dumb update that deleted the smooth lines. Now that it's back, it doesn't work the way it did before. I try drawing a line and it comes out sloppy. And it's extremely annoying. Please fix this!

  • Pencil tool as in Illustrator

    by Garifo

    Great App. Nevertheless it would be very very helpful to have a pencil tool as in Illustrator, to trace single lines. There are only brushes.

  • Hands down the best sketch app.

    by AriMota


  • the bestttttt my favorite app ever

    by ukkk

    possibilities are endless with this app it's honestly so perfect

  • Used to love it until

    by Joaquina Guevara

    My favorite brush disappeared! Now there are two pens that are exactly the same, the chiseled calligraphy skype pen.

  • This app is garbage

    by Tvdlover2655

    TRASH! you can't even save the pics!

  • Half backed App

    by Élias de Kelliwic’h

    So this is a vectorial app right ? Not so fast because unless you own illustrator on desktop, you won't see it. The App is not letting you control the export of your files, exporting them in the screen resolution of your ipad: so useless. A serious app would let you choose dpi, size of the export.

  • Dismal vector art prison

    by Old shopper

    Weak and unimproved from two years ago... More proof Adobe is fading from grace. It's astonishing how this "product" manages to not only fall far short of being a useful art program (Other iPad vector programs reveal much more is possible) but again Adobe makes it worse but foisting it's dreadful "cloud" service as the only meaningful exit for vector-based control. It is useless as anything more than a bad doodling program with JPEG files as output... this is typical adobe's AWFUL marketing/engineering of late. Download only if you are a Adobe Creative Cloud adherent... and want the worst "cloud" tool adobe makes.

  • Connecting problem!

    by shin D

    Please do something about connection to the server! It does rarely...

  • love it

    by JNCA

    i been waiting for a tool like this. This is awesome, hopefully adobe is working in more apps like this one. Its really helpful.

  • Bad review

    by Mimmy502

    This is a great drawing app except that without any warning the layer I am working on disappears, blank, gone. Not good for larger projects. Only simple drawings. Very frustrating.

  • I love this app!

    by AndreiaLynn

    This app is so good and I love drawing with it! You could always improve it, though. Maybe you could add some different brushes. ^_^

  • ok but needs a few things

    by JeffTNYC

    I would like to be able to e-mail a drawing to someone as an Adobe Illustrator .AI file, not only PDF. Please make this an option!!

  • Great!!!!

    by App awesnumness

    It is soooooo awesome but can you please make a blur tool?

  • Excellent!

    by Sassquatch ;)

    Very good app; I use it all the time. It's my go-to source for drawing digitally and is, so far, the best drawing app that I've seen. It lacks a proper paint bucket tool (the paint bucket option makes a paint splatter effect that fades after a few seconds) or any sort of polyganol lasso, but the endless amount of layers is quite helpful. Although it would be nice to be able to overlay images, the app is still quite helpful. There are various tools included, each of which are easy and self-explanatory to use. Overall, great app that comes in handy quite often. I would definitely recommend getting it!

  • Needs a shape tool

    by Ilthyworkshop

    Every person who uses illustrator know the convenience of the shape tool. Please add a feature to make circles, squares, round edge squares ect.

  • This app is awesome.

    by Some dude from the south

    It's a great app to have on any device. With the creative cloud i can take my projects straight to illustrator.

  • Amazing

    by Speedyblue

    Awesome for touching up sketches!

  • I absolutely love the app, but maybe more tools?

    by Hejeiwhahdjhd

    This app is absolutely amazing. There are so many layers you can apply!! And great with color and opacity and etc. the only thing that'd make this better if it were to have a straight line drawer and different brushes. But other than that this is magnificent and great!! Possibly add a crop option and an enlargement option please?

  • Great app

    by WinterSonata

    This is the best app for illustration. The ability to have layers is extremely useful. One request: select an area to copy.

  • More!

    by BennHartmann

    I really enjoy this application! The only thing I would like to see is more brushes, maybe like a smudge tool or feathering options.

  • Awesome!

    by The Real Godly

    Nice smooth, intuitive interface. Would be perfect if it had: 1)"constraints" to draw straight lines at specific angles 2)"poly lines" to create controlled curved lines 3)geometric shapes

  • Really good app

    by Victor Gutierrez

    I like it a lot, very easy to use

  • Very comfortable

    by Althebigal

    Good app

  • Most used sketching app for me

    by a-online

    Really easy and intuitive tool. Like someone has mentioned project folders would be nice. But it is great as is. Thank you.

  • Love it!

    by coopah

    What a great app! I would like to see two things: 1. The ability to select and resize your vectors and 2. The ability to select colors with in the canvas without having to go back in the toolbox. Keep up the great work Adobe!

  • Needs better brush control

    by greehuru

    The app works well enough, but it's missing one crucial function: brush hardness control. Without this, every brush stroke appears hard-lined. In the very least, a soft brush offering would help.

  • Awesome but...

    by Someone1234567891011

    I would like two stencils added to the app, which would be the spraycan and the smug. Otherwise better than the other drawing app I ever had.

  • Palm confusion with the Wacom stylus

    by breakfast4vr

    This is a very elegant app but falls very short from that with the Wacom stylus. There's a bad case of palm confusion. It would help if ideas retained some of its hand gesture short cuts. No one wants to hit a button to drag around after they've been conditioned to conveniently navigate with two fingers.

  • Work just disappears

    by Timciti

    I have loved this app but have recently lost three pieces of work. While working in the zoom function I have used the eraser and everything disappeared. The second time the app was updating the drawing and reappeared in a weird way. Is there a way of reloading the app? Or finding out about a problem with my own set up?

  • Great vector drawing app

    by Iron Dolem

    But I could really use jot touch integration.

  • Great app needs a symmetry option.

    by DarkSaber9000

    Great app needs a symmetry option like in Autodesk SketchBookX. If it had a symmetry option that would help so much.

  • Yes it is a great program

    by Graphic dsigner

    Really great program!

  • Hands down my favorite app.

    by Siva Ones

    The absolute best drawing app. Just wish it had more tools. Like shape tools. Hint hint.

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