Show Your Artsy Side With Inspire Pro [Free App]

InspireProIconIf you’ve had your eye on Inspire Pro but haven’t been able to pull the trigger due to it being $9.99, well today’s your lucky day. It’s being offered for free in honor of Rembrandt’s birthday. This iOS application is available only for the iPad and it will let you create something truly unique without having to buy any paint or clean-up and brushes. Simply select one of the many different brushes and paints Inspire Pro has to offer and you’re creations will come alive. You get 70 brushes free or you can use the in-app purchase options to unlock up to 60 more. Since you’ve already saved $9.99 by downloading it free today, spending a few bucks to unlock some awesome brushes still allows you to save some cash. Don’t wait though, Inspire Pro is advertised to only be on sale today so make sure to download it before this amazing sale ends.


Available only on the App Store, Inspire Pro delivers an amazing painting, drawing and sketching experience to your iPad. Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL ES 2.0, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and incredibly fast speed.

While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with a tiny bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones!

Whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of Inspire Pro.


  • 70 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 7 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers and Chalk
  • 60 more brushes are available in the Inspire Pro Shop, divided into 6 sets: Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter, Spray Paint, Shape Outlines, Charcoal and Patterns
  • All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser

InspireProScreenshotBrush Settings

  • Opacity
  • Size
  • Rotation
  • Pressure
  • Paint load amount
  • Automatic paint reload
  • Glaze
  • Paint blending mode
  • Spacing
  • Scatter
  • Taper size
  • Taper opacity
  • Random size
  • Random rotation
  • Surface size
  • Surface rotation


  • 3 canvas sizes to choose from: Screen (4:3), Square (1:1) and Widescreen (16:9)
  • All device orientations are supported, all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
  • 1000 levels of undo and redo are available
  • 3 finger pan gestures can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
  • The eye dropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors already on the canvas
  • The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
  • There are many different options and settings available to customize the UI to fit your painting style and workflow

Canvas Playback Video Recording

  • Brush strokes are automatically recorded as you paint without any loss of speed
  • You can play the video of your artwork being created stroke-by-stroke directly in the gallery
  • A Canvas Playback video can be exported to your Photos, Email or iTunes Documents
  • Exported videos are always 1080p, regardless of the chosen canvas size or orientation
  • A 3 second intro is added to the beginning of an exported video so that you can preview the final artwork before watching it unfold

Color Picker

  • Choose any paint color you can dream of right away with the natural color picker
  • Hue, saturation and brightness sliders accompany a large color circle and an extra-wide opacity slider
  • Your latest colors are saved to a palette automatically while you paint
  • You can also save your favorite colors to a palette with drag and drop

Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support

  • Wacom Intuos Creative
  • Adonit Jot Touch
  • Ten One Design Pogo Connect
  • HEX3 Jaja

Saving, Importing and Exporting

  • Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
  • Inspire Pro files include your artwork’s image, video and all associated metadata, for the ultimate back-up
  • Images can be imported from your Photos, iTunes, Dropbox or the camera and positioned, rotated and scaled onto a new canvas
  • Paintings can be sent via email from within the app
  • Paintings can be uploaded directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
  • Paintings can be printed directly from the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through direct CanvasPop integration
  • Paintings can be exported at resolutions of up to 4 times the original, using the free Inspire Exporter desktop app

Visit for more screenshots, videos and paintings in the gallery.

About Author

Jeremy McGinty

Jeremy McGinty is an iOS expert and has written over 350 articles relating to Apple and their products over the past two years. Writing about iPhones, iPads, and anything relating to Apple is what Jeremy does in his free time and you’re going to love reading how he’s a normal guy just like you. Jeremy is the most approachable person you’ll ever meet and you should try it out for yourself, send him a message here!

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