The 10 best 2d animation apps on mobile Android, iPhone

In the world of mobile 2D animation, there are countless apps available for aspiring animators and content creators. Among the top-rated and highly recommended options are FlipaClip, Draw Cartoons 2, and Stop Motion Studio. These apps offer a wide range of features, ease of use, and affordability, making them ideal for beginners and professionals alike.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. FlipaClip FlipaClip Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 60M+ Frame-by-frame animation, Intuitive user interface
2. Draw Cartoons 2 Draw Cartoons 2 Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 18M+ Character constructor, Keyframe animations, Voice over & music
3. Stop Motion Studio Stop Motion Studio Icon Android, iOS 4.4/5 17M+ Easy-to-use interface, Powerful movie editor, Unique titles and text cards
4. Picsart Animator Picsart Animator Icon Android, iOS 3.4/5 11M+ Animated stickers, Frame-by-frame animation, Emoji Me integration
5. Clip Studio Paint Clip Studio Paint Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 8M+ 10,000 layers, 3D model posing, Multi-layer liquify
6. Animation Desk Animation Desk Icon Android, iOS 3/5 3M+ Create frame-by-frame animation, Draw, storyboard, and animate ideas
7. Animatic Animatic Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 669K+ Frame-by-frame editing, Export to GIF and video, Fun and easy to use
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1. FlipaClip

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Frame-by-frame animation, Intuitive user interface


Cost: Free, Full Access (29.99)

FlipaClip is a mobile 2D animation app that empowers aspiring creators with a user-friendly interface and robust features. Its intuitive onion skinning, frame-by-frame animation, and pressure-sensitive brush tools provide a seamless and enjoyable animation experience. FlipaClip fosters creativity with its extensive library of brushes, layers, and color palettes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced animator, FlipaClip offers the tools and versatility to bring your animated visions to life right at your fingertips.

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FlipaClip - Frame-by-frame animation, Intuitive user interface
  • Tags:
  • Frame-by-frame animation
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Powerful drawing tools

Application information:

Downloads 60,340,566
Features FlipaClip offers a comprehensive set of animation tools, including a user-friendly interface, advanced onion skinning, multiple layer support, and a wide range of brushes and effects.
Pros Simple and intuitive interface, large community support, and the ability to share animations easily.
Cons Limited features compared to desktop animation software, occasional performance issues, and in-app purchases for premium features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

MariannaJosephine Slays: “I used this app a whole lot in earlier years. But since I got a new account, I decided to get back into animation. Everything was working out pretty fine untill I got to the animation. When I try to make something with more than one frame, and press play, it lags and the frames get out of order and flashes random frames as it progresses.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Cloudy Moon: “The app is great to animate with, but there's way too many ads! I can hardly animate, and I still have ads even after I had my old FlipaClip premium. That premium was before the UI was updated and there were more features, and it wasn't a monthly payment. I never got ads until now, and it is very annoying. I also suggest using a selection tool like Ibis Paint X has to make shading easier by only drawing in the selected area. Alpha lock is nice but isn't the best to use.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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2. Draw Cartoons 2

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Character constructor, Keyframe animations, Voice over & music


Cost: Free (0.00), Premium (4.99)

Draw Cartoons 2 is an easy-to-use 2D animation app designed for mobile devices. It provides a user-friendly interface with simple drawing tools, making it accessible for beginners and experienced animators alike. With its frame-by-frame animation capabilities, users can create fluid and expressive cartoons. The app also includes a library of pre-made characters, props, and backgrounds, allowing for quick and easy scene creation. Additionally, Draw Cartoons 2 offers onion skinning and timeline editing features for precise animation control.

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Draw Cartoons 2 - Character constructor, Keyframe animations, Voice over & music
  • Tags:
  • Easy cartoon creation
  • Character constructor
  • Smooth animations

Application information:

Downloads 17508499
Features With this application, users can learn how to draw 88 different cartoon characters.
Pros The application is easy to use and provides step-by-step instructions.
Cons The application may not be suitable for all ages as some of the cartoons may be considered violent.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “While it is a good animator compared to what other ones offer, it still has its many flaws such as: -You have to pay for some of the stuff you had free access to in the first version -It crashes for no reason causing you to lose progress on whatever you were working on (I spent two hours on one project, until it crashed, kicking me out of the app. I go back in and am greeted with the shocking realization that my beloved two hour project no longer existed. This has happened a lot. Not. Cool.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “very good, everything you could ever want to animate is here, wrapped in a nice, neat package. amazingly done. however, tgere needs to be a better hit box around the resize, rotate, and move buttons. let us change the deadzones for crying out loud! there too big! you can tap a good inch away from the icon and still accidentally permanently change your character effectively ruining the entire animation. please fix this! this was a 10 star before you were stupid enough to break the hitbox. fix it” – 4/5 in Play Store

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3. Stop Motion Studio

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Easy-to-use interface, Powerful movie editor, Unique titles and text cards


Cost: Stop Motion Studio Free (Free), Stop Motion Studio Pro ($4.99)

Stop Motion Studio is a powerful yet easy-to-use animation app for your mobile device. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive set of features, you can create stunning stop-motion animations with just a few taps. Bring your toys, drawings, or other objects to life with Stop Motion Studio's frame-by-frame animation tools, green screen capabilities, and audio recording options. Whether you're a seasoned animator or just starting out, Stop Motion Studio is the perfect app to unleash your creativity and bring your animations to life.

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Stop Motion Studio - Easy-to-use interface, Powerful movie editor, Unique titles and text cards
  • Tags:
  • Easy to use
  • Full-featured
  • Animation guides

Application information:

Downloads 17,341,399
Features Create beautiful stop-motion animations with a user-friendly interface, frame-by-frame editing, and a variety of creative tools.
Pros Easy to use, powerful features, great for beginners and professionals alike.
Cons Some advanced features may require a paid subscription, occasional bugs or glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is a pretty useful app for animating, but a major flaw would be difficulty with exporting the videos. Often when I try to export in video format, the video will be unwatchable (it won't play when you click on it), or it simply won't upload to my photos. Which is a shame, because other than that it would be a great app.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “It is very straightforward and simple to use. It has many options to edit various aspects of your video such as the ability to add audio and duplicate frames. One feature that comes extremely handy is being able to overlay a previous frame as you're shooting a new one which can minimize the amount of unintended displacement and choppiness. The app has features that require payment and they range from being a bit unnecessary to immensely useful additions. Overall, I heavily recommend this app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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4. Picsart Animator

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Animated stickers, Frame-by-frame animation, Emoji Me integration


Cost: Picsart Animator - Free, Picsart Animator - Premium (4.99)

Picsart Animator is a user-friendly mobile app for creating 2D animations. With its intuitive frame-by-frame drawing tools and vast library of stickers, you can bring your ideas to life with ease. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced animator, Picsart Animator empowers you to craft captivating animations, GIFs, and videos. Unleash your creativity and share your animated stories with the world!

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Picsart Animator - Animated stickers, Frame-by-frame animation, Emoji Me integration
  • Tags:
  • Easy to use
  • Free to use
  • Full-featured

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I haven't used this in a while, but if i remember correctly, there's no way to create your own stickers, which means creating character animations in front of a static background is needlessly complicated unless you're using the pre-created stickers. If users could create their own sticks with looped animation, users would not have to redraw simple things such as walking or waving over and over” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I think the scene setup is a little bit backwards but other then that id say that this app is very usable and easily one of the best finger creator studios ever. Though I would like to see a dedicated copy and paste without the use of the selection process. When using the other copy/paste feature it only copies the tracing line forcing you to redraw the frame rather than edit the pasted frame. Thanks!! Have not had a single advertisement at this point and I've been using for 6 hours.” – 4/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for 2d drawing

5. Clip Studio Paint

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10,000 layers, 3D model posing, Multi-layer liquify


Cost: Clip Studio Paint PRO ($49.99), Clip Studio Paint EX ($219.99)

Clip Studio Paint is a powerful 2D animation app for mobile devices that allows you to create stunning animations with ease. With its intuitive interface and wide range of features, Clip Studio Paint makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. Whether you're a beginner or a professional animator, Clip Studio Paint has everything you need to create amazing animations on your mobile device. With its advanced tools and features, you can create beautiful and complex animations with ease.

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Clip Studio Paint - 10,000 layers, 3D model posing, Multi-layer liquify
  • Tags:
  • 3D model posing
  • 10,000 layers
  • Liquify tool

Application information:

Downloads 8,199,168
Features An industry standard digital drawing and painting application with robust features for artists of all levels.
Pros Wide range of brushes, customizable interface, powerful layer system.
Cons Can be expensive, some features may be overwhelming for beginners.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Isabella Arguello: “Was very good for the first few months! The subscription is for sure worth it, you can use much more features. Was very professional and I like the different brushes. Had to get the screen replaced on my chromebook because I cracked it, and after I replaced it, the drawing started flickering? It would turn darker and lighter, since my chromebook is higher quality with brighter colors? I don't know what's up with that yet. Edit: I fixed it! Don't know how, but it stopped doing that” – 5/5 in Play Store

WeebyWatches: “Every time I either try to import something from my files, go inside of my works and cloud, or even tab out for more than a few seconds, it crashes and doesn't save anything. I've tried deleting and redownloading, but all that it does is remove all of my works and makes it so I have to redo my workspace again, redownload brushes, etc. It's so annoying, but the only drawing app I'm comfortable with. Please fix on chromebook, CSP.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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6. Animation Desk

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Create frame-by-frame animation, Draw, storyboard, and animate ideas

Unleash your creativity with Animation Desk, the award-winning 2D animation app for mobile. Create stunning cartoons, storyboards, animations, and NFT GIFs with ease. Its user-friendly interface and powerful tools empower both beginners and professionals alike. Sketch, paint, and animate with precision, and bring your artistic visions to life. Join the vibrant community of animators and share your masterpieces with the world. Animation Desk is your pocket-sized animation studio, ready to ignite your imagination and elevate your artistry.

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Animation Desk - Create frame-by-frame animation, Draw, storyboard, and animate ideas
  • Tags:
  • Frame-by-frame animation
  • Create Animated NFTs
  • Versatile drawing tools

Application information:

Downloads 3,322,483
Features Animation Desk is a full-featured animation and drawing application with a user-friendly interface, powerful tools, and a wide range of features designed for both beginners and professional animators.
Pros It has a user-friendly interface, powerful tools and a wide range of features
Cons Limited animation capabilities compared to high-end animation software, May experience occasional glitches or crashes.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I feel like crying, since I had been working on a little GIF type animation since last night and trying to finish all day today, only for it to all be ruined in a couple of seconds. A glitch to happened, which duplicates a single frame, and has it replace half of the others with its copies. It cannot be undone once it happens, even if I close the app and open it again, or just go to the home screen. This actually happened while I was using the pencil tool to color objects while zoomed in on those frames, and it even cleared everything off of the final frame. I had never had this problem until today, and I'm really sad about this glitch because, I like this app, and because of the all the time and effort on my project that I had ended up wasting because of it.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “The cut tool is very helpful since it can paste on multiple frames at a time! A couple things I would suggest that would make animating easier, is if you add what I think is called onion layering, which is when your current frame faintly shows what is drawn on the previous frame, so you dont have to guess where everything should go. Also, when adding a background, the app squishes the pic rather than letting you adjust it so it fits nice! It would be better than Flip-A-Clip if those were added!” – 4/5 in Play Store

7. Animatic

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Frame-by-frame editing, Export to GIF and video, Fun and easy to use


Cost: Animatic - Free Flipbook Animation (Free), Animatic Pro - Flipbook Animation ($4.99)

Animatic is a user-friendly 2D animation app designed for mobile devices. With its intuitive interface, aspiring animators can easily create flip book-like animations. Users can draw frame by frame, add layers, and adjust the timing of their animations. Animatic also offers a library of pre-made assets and sound effects to enhance creativity. Whether you're a seasoned animator or just starting out, Animatic provides a fun and accessible platform to bring your animations to life on the go.

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Animatic - Frame-by-frame editing, Export to GIF and video, Fun and easy to use
  • Tags:
  • Frame-by-frame animation
  • Export to GIF and video
  • Intuitive Interface

Application information:

Downloads 669482
Features Create flip book-like animations, Add sound effects, Use the built-in library of images or import your own, Share your animations with friends and family.
Pros Easy to use, Fun and engaging, Great for kids and adults alike.
Cons Limited number of layers, Some features are only available in the paid version, Can be laggy on older devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Awesome. I just wish they made an option for your next page to display the previous as an underlay, or copy of the previous page that shows throughout so you do not have to constantly redraw. Depending on what you're drawing or doing this could be helpful. Would have gave 5 stars if that option were included.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “It is a really good app for simple stuff. But I think there is a lack of color and what always frustrated me is not having the ability to rotate. I hope you take my world's into consideration and have a good day.” – 4/5 in Play Store

8. Pix2D

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Modern user interface, Advanced layers functionality


Cost: Pix2D Free, Pix2D Pro (29.99)

Pix2D is a simple, yet powerful pixel art and sprite editor designed specifically for indie game developers. With its user-friendly interface and wide range of features, Pix2D makes it easy to create stunning pixel art and sprites for your games. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Pix2D has everything you need to create amazing pixel art. With its intuitive controls and powerful tools, Pix2D makes pixel art creation a breeze.

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Pix2D - Modern user interface, Advanced layers functionality
  • Tags:
  • Modern UI
  • Optimized for All Devices
  • Powerful user interface

Application information:

Downloads 207913
Features Create pixel art and sprites with advanced tools like layers, animation, and a powerful pixel editor.
Pros Easy to use, lightweight, and affordable.
Cons Limited advanced features, may not be suitable for professional game development.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Soggy Bread: “I appreciate you being one of the few developers who actually included a pixel grid with coordinates to use. The ability to import older project from other art apps like .ps would be nice so users could work interchangibly. It does load really slow however, but I love the spirit.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Nachos and Chillis: “the app really functions well and lots of very good tool, it looks very complex because im new to it, and i love the animation making too, but the problem is the app is very laggy, please fix the lags and i would like to recommend you adding onions to the animation maker, it really helps you to see the previous frame of the animation” – 4/5 in Play Store

9. VectorMotion

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Multi scene support, Advanced Timeline, Layer Effects


Cost: VectorMotion Free, VectorMotion Pro (19.99)

VectorMotion is a powerful 2D animation app for mobile devices that makes it easy to create stunning animations. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive feature set, VectorMotion is perfect for both beginners and experienced animators. Create beautiful illustrations, design eye-catching logos, or bring your own characters to life with VectorMotion's advanced tools. Animate your creations with fluid motion and add sound effects to make your animations truly come alive. Share your work with the world and collaborate with other animators in the VectorMotion community.

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VectorMotion - Multi scene support, Advanced Timeline, Layer Effects
  • Tags:
  • Free Vector Design
  • Advanced Timeline
  • Extensive Layer Effects

Application information:

Downloads 93425
Features VectorMotion is an advanced vector graphics editor and animation tool with a wide range of features, including the ability to create and edit vector shapes, add text and images, and animate your creations.
Pros Versatile, easy to use, powerful animation tools, wide range of export options
Cons Can be resource-intensive, some features may require a learning curve

Comments and Reviews from users:

Daniel Caron: “Really exciting app, with lots of potential! Currently hard to use though-I can't figure out how to set or edit any keyframes without having "auto-animate" on and the app crashes when tapping on "style" or "geometry" of an object I create. Would love for import svg support, as there are some great svg editors already on android (e.g. Vector Ink), and this app could focus on the animation of them! **edit** Very responsive dev!! Thank you!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Cladio Juliano: “Has some great potential and is very nicely done. The app definitely needs a regular color picker/color wheel. Would be great if you can get SVG/PDF export in because you guys have the best set of vector drawing tools on Android. The animation stuff is great, something I think a lot of ppl wish was built into other modern vector editors. Lots of potential here.” – 4/5 in Play Store

10. RoughAnimator

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Cost: RoughAnimator Free, RoughAnimator Pro (0.07)

RoughAnimator is a mobile 2D animation app that provides everything you need to create hand-drawn animations, anytime and anywhere. With an intuitive interface and powerful tools, it's perfect for both beginners and experienced animators. Create stunning animations with frame-by-frame controls, onion skinning, and a variety of brushes and tools. Share your creations easily with friends and family, or export them for further editing in other software. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, RoughAnimator is the perfect tool to bring your animated visions to life.

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RoughAnimator -
  • Tags:
  • Unlimited layers
  • Pressure Sensitive
  • Audio import

Application information:

Downloads 44310
Features RoughAnimator provides a comprehensive set of tools for creating hand-drawn animation, including onion skinning, frame-by-frame editing, and a variety of brushes and pencils.
Pros Easy to use, powerful features, cross-platform compatibility
Cons Limited animation features compared to professional software, can be slow on complex animations

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The undo button doesn't work. When I press the undo button (or press ctrl-z) it deletes the whole frame instead of what I drew last. It also crashes a bit on my Chromebook, but it is expected since Chromebooks are pretty bad. The things I like about it are: how smooth the brush is and the timeline. It's definitely better than flipbook animation apps.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “It's probably the best animation app on the app store. I have a problem though, a REALLY big one. When I edit audio, it seems fine. No problems, everything is great. As soon as I play the animation, the audio gets messed up. It's completely off. This REALLY needs to be fixed because I've seen other people with this problem too. I've also heard that you guys don't respond to questions and it's hard to get in touch but I hope I'll be able to reach you” – 3/5 in Play Store