5 Free Animation Apps That Are Really Good

3 sep 2019
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I was curious to see what animation apps where out there that might replace Adobe Animate in my animation workflow. To make things more interesting I decided to only look at free apps and to my surprise there is some pretty good stuff out there. Here is my list of free animation apps that have a lot to offer like frame by frame animation, tweening, easing in and out even custom drawing brushes.
- OpenToonz
- Animation paper
- Synfig Studio
- Krita
- Pencil 2d
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  • I just want an animation app that has a pen stability! I mean if I could get the clips like you do on flipa clip and the pen option from ibispaint! Then bam! Ya got an easy to easy app thats packed with essential tools

    Tracey LeaTracey Lea2 klukkustundum síðan
  • literally none of these work... is there something wrong with my pen that is making it lag at the start of every line?? im so sick of it

    criptocookiezcriptocookiez12 klukkustundum síðan

    Malik AllenMalik AllenDegi Síðan síðan
  • hey! can anyone please urgently tell me how can i do basic animation. i just have a laptop. no ipad . just a mouse and i will intead use cartoons available on net. just tell me an application.

    Janhavi SagarJanhavi SagarDegi Síðan síðan
  • I hope the last one is in IPhone

    Unbeatable VlogsUnbeatable Vlogs2 dögum síðan
  • Soooooo none of these are on the iPad lol

    MrSharkBait561 MiahMrSharkBait561 Miah2 dögum síðan
  • Your videos inspire me a lot in making my own :). Thank you so much

    Dot AnimationDot Animation2 dögum síðan
  • Wow!Video....

    Kumar AdityaKumar Aditya2 dögum síðan
  • What app did you use for this videos

    M &LM &L3 dögum síðan
  • thank you you saved me from school project

    moderbuildermoderbuilder3 dögum síðan
  • use stick nodes pro not stick nodes at stick nodes pro it has all the stuff you need just download it in the app store or google just download it download and your animation will be better download stick nodes

    Bagezile Fortunate MncinaBagezile Fortunate Mncina3 dögum síðan
  • Thank god FlipaClip isn’t on here,that app is worse than the 2019 rewind

    Exotic AnimationsExotic Animations4 dögum síðan
  • thanks man you're amazing

    Hai I’m ZachHai I’m Zach5 dögum síðan
  • I shall animate frame by frame.

    AceKaliburAceKalibur5 dögum síðan
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    Emily's ClassEmily's Class6 dögum síðan
  • Stick nodes put that on

    Plush ActorPlush Actor6 dögum síðan
  • oh opentoons works in your mac, in my mac it always crashed

    Erifranck NuñezErifranck Nuñez6 dögum síðan

    error the hedgehogerror the hedgehog7 dögum síðan
  • I'm a story teller and need animals ,fish ,vegetables and all they need to do is lip sinc . Can you help

    Kiddies Corner by FauziahKiddies Corner by Fauziah7 dögum síðan
  • do u pls show flipqclip

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  • people: looks for animating apps on desktop me: **laughs in flipaclip**

    Zoe Skye TusilZoe Skye Tusil8 dögum síðan
  • Anim8or (www.anim8or.com/) is free and hits a lot of marks. Plus it will run on low power machines. Check it out.

    Jason DrummondJason Drummond8 dögum síðan
  • As much as I want to love Krita, I just can't. It crashes on me ALL THE TIME, and I lose all of my progress and I get too discouraged to even try to animate anymore because there's no point when I can't keep anything I make. Then there are some really basic functions that just don't work for some reason. Like you can't copy/paste anything in the same layer. This is such a basic function that I have encountered the need for many times in one animation and it so frustrating to not be able to do. And yes you can merge layers but when doing that in an animation it causes more issues. Also the fill took SUCKS and it take sooo long to color each frame, which also sucks for animating

    Jesse OrlandoJesse Orlando8 dögum síðan
  • all of these things you need are in scratch

    phil dudephil dude10 dögum síðan
  • Cannot download krita from their site

    April Jane's Tasty RecipesApril Jane's Tasty Recipes10 dögum síðan
  • flipaclip is also good

    Doodling The NervesDoodling The Nerves10 dögum síðan
  • Add Flipaclip XD

    Xxalex_ fluffxXXxalex_ fluffxX11 dögum síðan
  • Open Toonz was used by Miyazaki to create many of his masterpieces.

    RogeorgeRogeorge11 dögum síðan
    • Actually studio ghibli movies are mostly hand drawn, opentoonz is mostly for colouring vut i guess steven universe was animated on opentoonz

      Stuff & StuffStuff & Stuff2 dögum síðan
  • Sooooooo, is adobe animate free

    Mark Mapper AstronomyMark Mapper Astronomy11 dögum síðan
  • Flip-A-Clip isn't on here most likely because of the $7 pay wall. But peeps, it's WORTH IT. And sure y'all can get $7. Even if you have to save up. I haven't tried all of these except Krita which I found frustrating. I much like doing animations on my phone even though I do have OpenToonz. I'm just too TERRIFIED to use it. 😖 I love Flip-A-Clip. 💜 Just wish they had a history option like if you delete a layer or a frame that it's not GONE FOR GOOD. Delete a layer or a frame on FAC it's gone for good. There's no way to recover it. 😭

    Mugaka MurakumoMugaka Murakumo11 dögum síðan
  • I would like to the ones that I am able to color on while animating as well

    Alexuh LAlexuh L11 dögum síðan
  • Cool

  • flipaclip is rly good it has all those five things

    FlamedEmpire The CartoonistFlamedEmpire The Cartoonist11 dögum síðan
  • I liked your video because you are not boring

    Wanguya Muturi JesseWanguya Muturi Jesse13 dögum síðan
  • Almost every comment here is literally "WhErE's FlIpAcLiP!?" But I'm pretty sure they were just reviewing DESKTOP apps. So please chill out. :/

    Ava AnimatesAva Animates13 dögum síðan
  • you can zoom in in krita you have ta scroll on your mouse

    Charlotte TinoaiCharlotte Tinoai13 dögum síðan
  • u idiot why u hate cats

    peases cristpeases crist14 dögum síðan
  • Wow , I am looking for good animation app for free .Atlast I got it . Thank you very much . And my channel is about art . Thanks a lot

    ASM2ASM214 dögum síðan
  • you should use sketchpad if you havent already

    Klara LuciaKlara Lucia15 dögum síðan
  • Me:deletes krita also me after watching this video: but why

  • "I'm looking for a good animation software" "Well there's plenty of excelent opt-" "I meant a good 3d animation software" "Blender...only blender..."

    Meadow ManiacalMeadow Maniacal16 dögum síðan
  • great vid!!

    Wayne DavisWayne Davis16 dögum síðan
  • Wheres flipaclip everyone else: WHERES FLIPACLIP me:.....

    Joshua LawrenceJoshua Lawrence16 dögum síðan
  • 1. 2:29 Pencil 2D 2. 4:04 Krita 3. 7:39 Synfig Studio 4. 9:35 Animation Paper 5. 11:56 Opentoonz

    Pen And Paper SquadPen And Paper Squad16 dögum síðan
  • “5 free apps” note ability is 10$

    Ahmad AAhmad A17 dögum síðan
  • Jokes on you i allready have Krita so ima start animating

    ConnerGamer GuyConnerGamer Guy17 dögum síðan
  • ooh

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  • "I'M NOT A FOOL, I DON'T PAY FOR CATS" this lines caught me 😂

    Marj TalanquinesMarj Talanquines17 dögum síðan
  • When you want only the best animator than your friend... Me: *Didnt share the app and said cant be downloaded only hackers xD* Him:Watch Yt *Tomorrow* HIM:You Are so freaking SELFISH ME: Idc Lol xD

    RageGree PHRageGree PH18 dögum síðan
  • "I'm not a fool I don't pay for cats" 😂😂😂

    SabinaSabina18 dögum síðan
  • tableta con lapiz bamboo animacion

    Nicole BautistaNicole Bautista19 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for sharing

    Yummyyy Food SecretsYummyyy Food Secrets19 dögum síðan
  • I learn the pencil 2d


    Lydia StuckeyLydia Stuckey20 dögum síðan
  • Wonderful video.. #etool4edu for more learning...

    Dr. Ajay K.Dr. Ajay K.20 dögum síðan
  • You must include Enve. For me is the best, so powerful and super easy to learn. :-D

    Alberto SanchisAlberto Sanchis21 degi síðan síðan
  • My favs so far: Krita and Opentoonz

    Evelynn EclipseEvelynn Eclipse21 degi síðan síðan
  • I was looking for one where you don’t have to be able to draw good? 🤣🤣

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  • App literally means application for MOBILE DEVICE like you’re literally the first person I’ve seen that calls software “apps” like what?? Fix your title

    Ivan YuIvan Yu22 dögum síðan
  • Funny how none of these apps are available in my country..... 😭

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  • :OO

    NicemariobrosNicemariobros22 dögum síðan
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    LF BeverageLF Beverage22 dögum síðan
  • Bro please suggest , is a tablet necessary for animation or a PC or laptop even works well

    yash Javiyayash Javiya22 dögum síðan
  • Dude are you joking ??? So strict you didn't demand rigging?

    Chris WilliamsChris Williams22 dögum síðan
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  • thank you qwq

    SamaraSamara23 dögum síðan
  • Funfact: Studio Ghibli uses Opentoonz for animating

    helohelo24 dögum síðan
  • thank more thank. easy to understand what you are saying bro. and it works

    Kaydian SmithKaydian Smith24 dögum síðan
  • Also these apps are not in the play store

    Silkwing GirlSilkwing Girl25 dögum síðan
  • I tried using krita but I can't because it crashes after I open it

    Silkwing GirlSilkwing Girl25 dögum síðan
  • Damn, Brad be wilding. He doesn't pay for cats.

  • I needed this! Thank you 😂😂

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    cartoon eracartoon era26 dögum síðan
  • I would love an animation app that lets you draw with things like shapes and lines like in Paint 3d. Is there anything that has those features? (Also, tweening sounds nice.)

    Zachary MosleyZachary Mosley26 dögum síðan
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    Kim WesselsKim Wessels26 dögum síðan
  • What's the best app for Android?

    MeliodasMeliodas27 dögum síðan
  • Which drawing tablet you have?

    AbhishekAbhishek27 dögum síðan
  • I don't have laptop 😭😭

    Toshika BhirudToshika Bhirud28 dögum síðan
  • I never knew Krita was an animation app-

    DrazurazDrazuraz29 dögum síðan
  • you said free but adobe animate isnt 🙄

    Abigail JeongAbigail Jeong29 dögum síðan
  • I can draw horses

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  • list flipaclip :c

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  • Thank you for not saying FlipaClip. FlipaClip is okay, but it’s hard to make a good looking drawing on there. The drawing tools aren’t that good, you can’t change the side of the drawing pen, the eraser is bad, and you can only add up to 3 layers unless you buy a membership. If FlipaClip works for any of you, then you can keep using it. In my opinion, it’s really not that good.

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  • Question when you say mac or windows does that mean that it’s not available on android tablets? I want to do digital art and am looking into buying galaxy tab S6 since it’s got great reviews, does that not work for animation?

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  • If you want to create an animation video on a whiteboard or blackboard or whatever, use DoodleMaker. jvz6.com/c/1708703/357045 .

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  • I really want to animate on 2d cause I have lots of ideas on paper books 📚

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  • I just ordered a drawing tablet yesterday and it already arrived, so thanks, this video a great help to animate on my laptop.

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  • MOHO (Anime Studio) is much better and was before than Adobe Animate

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  • Maybe you can make a review of Tahoma, the new free animation app.

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