What's New

The 5.10 release introduced new perspective grids and grid editing on canvas. This update improves stability and patches up a few bugs:

• Fixed a bug resulting in incorrect grid rendering while using a scale other than 1:1
• Fixed a crash while tapping outside the brush menu while drawing in the preview space
• Fixed a bug where renaming the layer via status bar wouldn’t update the layer name properly
• A few fixes around layers and gesture handling

Stay tuned to @ConceptsApp on your favorite channel to be the first to hear about updates. If you’re in a good mood, please leave a five-star review on the App Store and appreciate our hard work and progress. Your feedback makes the app better every day. Thank you!

The Concepts Team @ TopHatch

App Description

Concepts is a flexible space to think, plan and create. Sketch plans and whiteboard on the infinite canvas, write notes, doodles and mindmaps, draw storyboards, product sketches and design plans, then share with friends, clients and other apps.

Concepts’ vector nature means every stroke is editable. Pens, pencils, watercolor… if you mess up, just fix it with the Nudge, Slice and Select tools.

Concepts is used by amazing people at Disney, Playstation, Philips, HP, Apple, Google, Unity and Illumination Entertainment to take ideas from concept to reality. Join us!

Concepts has:

• an infinite canvas sketchbook / whiteboard with many paper types and grids
• dozens of realistic pens, pencils and brushes that flow with pressure, tilt and velocity, plus create your own for comfortable and flexible drawing
• a tool wheel or bar you can personalize with your favorite brushes and presets
• customize your gallery, canvas, tools, gestures, everything
• the beautiful COPIC color wheel
• editable vector-based sketching - move, organize, edit by tool, color, size, scale, smoothing, opacity; transform or nudge lines to shape them anytime
• drag+drop images + PDF files right onto the canvas
• unlimited layers with adjustable opacity
• create, store and share vector object libraries synced across devices
• shape guides, scale and measurement tools that calculate real-world dimensions - useful for architects, contractors and makers
• define exports with a custom movable artboard, and export images, vector SVG + PDFs to scale for printing, portfolios, team + client feedback and efficient flow between apps (including Procreate, Sketchbook, AutoCAD and Adobe)
• share directly to email, text, Files, cloud, photos, your favorite social apps and present with AirPlay

"I use Concepts more than any other tool. I absolutely love it. The natural, fluid, vector-based workflow is so easy to use, but incredibly powerful. The technology never gets in the way of creativity. The fast and clean user experience makes it a joy to use.” - Yarrow Cheney, film director

"The Concepts app has not changed what I do, just transformed how I do it. It offers me the power, flexibility and adaptability of technology with all the sensitivity and immediacy of traditional hand drawing. In short, it is an app that I now cannot imagine being without, and the only time I’ve experienced something that betters pen and paper.” - Ewen Miller, Calderpeel Architects

“I use it just for everything. Drawing, making notes, brainstorming, PDF markup, wireframing, design — EVERYTHING. And it delivers.” - natanaeldekross

Sketch FREE. Enjoy awesome tools, COPIC colors, five layers, our infinite canvas, paper + grid types, and JPG exports. Optimized for use with the Apple Pencil.

Pay-As-You-Go. Become powerful with Essentials and edit your strokes; unlock infinite layers, shape guides, measurement, basic shapes and custom brushes. Export PNG, PSD, SVG, DXF and CPT native file formats. Object packs, professional brushes and PDF sold separately.

Subscribe to Concepts Everything and sketch freely with every feature, brush + object library we’ll ever make. Enjoy Team Sharing for smooth collaboration, including live-sharing of object libraries, color palettes and brushes.

If you opt to subscribe monthly or yearly, payment will charge to your iTunes Account at time of purchase. Your plan will renew automatically at the price shown above within 24 hours of billing period end unless turned off beforehand. You can cancel or make changes at any time in your iTunes Account settings. Unused portions of any free trial period are forfeit if you make changes to your subscription.

We’re dedicated to quality and update often. Your experience matters to us. Chat with us in-app via Ask Us Anything, email us at [email protected], or find us anywhere with @ConceptsApp.

COPIC is the trademark of Too Corporation. Many thanks to Lasse Pekkala and Osama Elfar for cover art!

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 18, 2012 Initial release
  • November 02, 2012 New version 1.2
  • November 14, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • November 28, 2012 New version 1.3
  • January 19, 2013 New version 1.4
  • January 31, 2013 New version 1.4.1
  • March 16, 2013 New version 1.5
  • July 19, 2013 New version 1.6
  • August 14, 2013 New version 1.6.1
  • September 17, 2013 New version 2.0
  • October 09, 2013 New version 2.0.2
  • November 28, 2013 New version 2.1
  • December 21, 2013 New version 2.2
  • January 15, 2014 New version 2.2.1
  • February 27, 2014 New version 2.2.2
  • April 11, 2014 New version 2.3
  • April 17, 2014 New version 2.3.1
  • October 06, 2014 New version 3.0
  • November 03, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • November 14, 2014 New version 3.0.2
  • December 20, 2014 New version 3.1
  • January 24, 2015 New version 3.1.1
  • February 03, 2015 New version 3.1.2
  • April 29, 2015 New version 3.2
  • May 10, 2015 New version 3.2.1
  • July 25, 2015 New version 3.3
  • August 13, 2015 New version 3.3.1
  • August 22, 2015 New version 3.3.2
  • November 07, 2015 New version 4.0
  • November 10, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • November 14, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • December 19, 2015 New version 4.0.4
  • January 16, 2016 New version 4.1
  • February 19, 2016 New version 4.1.1
  • March 24, 2016 New version 4.1.2
  • June 22, 2016 New version 4.1.5
  • July 11, 2016 New version 4.2
  • August 11, 2016 New version 4.2.1
  • October 05, 2016 New version 4.3
  • November 05, 2016 New version 4.3.2
  • November 08, 2016 New version 4.3.3
  • December 10, 2016 New version 4.4
  • December 20, 2016 New version 4.4.1
  • June 13, 2019 New version 5.4.8
  • June 27, 2019 New version 5.4.9
  • August 16, 2019 New version 5.4.11
  • August 28, 2019 New version 5.5
  • September 04, 2019 New version 5.5.1
  • September 23, 2019 New version 5.6
  • September 26, 2019 New version 5.6.1
  • October 05, 2019 New version 5.6.2
  • October 28, 2019 New version 5.6.3
  • December 09, 2019 New version 5.7
  • December 24, 2019 New version 5.7.1
  • July 14, 2020 New version 5.8
  • July 15, 2020 New version 5.8.1
  • October 23, 2020 New version 5.8.6
  • December 09, 2020 New version 5.8.7
  • August 05, 2021 New version 5.10.3

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