SketchBook Express

SketchBook Express 6.2.5

This download is no longer available. This could be due to the program being discontinued, having a security issue or for some other reason. You can download these alternatives:

MS Paint alternative for Macs

This program can no longer be downloaded. Take a look at Autodesk Sketchbook instead. View full description


  • Suitable for doodling and professional sketching
  • Good alternative to MS Paint
  • Easy to switch main tools


  • Best to be used with pen and tablet device
  • May not be fully comptaible with all tablets
  • Lacks advanced sketching tools


This program can no longer be downloaded. Take a look at Autodesk Sketchbook instead.

If you've just switched to Mac and are looking for a replacement for MS Paint, then SketchBook Express is a fun drawing application that's suitable for everything from a quick doodle to professional sketching.

SketchBook Express uses professional-grade tools that enable you to produce some highly impressive results. The streamlined interface allows for what is known as "gesture-based marking menus" which mean that different tools are available to you at the click of a mouse. However, to get the most out of SketchBook Express, you'll need a pen and tablet device.

There are many preset tools, including pencils markers, airbrushes, erasers, flood fill tools, blur, and sharpeners plus different drawing modes that enable you to quickly create circles, lines and rectangles. There's also a quick cropping tool to trim your images.

The impressive thing about SketchBook Express is even though it is quite basic in some ways, it feels like quite a professional drawing application. However, its the sort of sketch app that only decent artists or professionals will really get the most out of.

If you're looking for an MS Paint replacement, or just fancy a quick doodle, SketchBook Express is an impressive alternative.