System Requirements for Sketchbook

Sketchbook Pro (Windows v9.1.34)

  • Win64-based hardware 
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • 2.5 GHz or greater Intel or AMD CPU
  • 8GB of Memory
    • Large images with high layer counts require greater memory capacity
  • GPU with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • See note below re: GPUs that do not support Sketchbook Pro's full functionality
  • Sketchbook Pro works with both touch and pen-based input
    • Windows Ink must be enabled for pressure sensitivity with a stylus

Surface Pro X and other ARM64-based hardware: see this article‍ for information emulating x64 with Windows 11 on ARM64 processors.

PCs with these older GPUs may not fully support all Sketchbook Pro features:
 - 3rd and 4th generation Graphics Media Accelerators
 - PowerVR edition Graphics Media Accelerators
 - 1st and 2nd generation Intel HD Graphics

Sketchbook Pro (Mac AppStore v9.1.34)

  • MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and above
  • 2.4 GHz Intel or Apple M1
  • 8GB of Memory
    • Large images with high layer counts require greater memory capacity
  • GPU with OpenGL 2.0 support
  • Recommended for displays with 1290x768 or higher 
  • Sketchbook Pro is optimized for pen-based input  
    • Pressure-sensitive pen tablet peripheral or pen display tablet

Sketchbook for Android (v6.0.7)

  • Android OS 9 and higher
  • Optimized for phones and tablets
  • Supported styluses for pressure-sensitive input
    • Samsung S Pen 
    • Wacom Stylus for Cintiq Companion Hybrid
    • peripheral drawing tablets are not supported 

Some functions of Sketchbook, including those related to opening, saving, and recovering files, may not be supported when mirrored to an external monitor or device.


Many Chromebooks and ChromeOS tablets are also running AndroidOS and can install Sketchbook from the Google Play Store. User experience and functional performance will vary based on device specifications.

  • Your version of AndroidOS is separate from your ChromeOS version. Your Chromebook can be fully updated and still running a lower version of AndroidOS.
  • Many Chromebooks do not have the drivers to support pressure-sensitive pen input. Pen-enabled ChromeOS tablets are more likely to provide the pressure sensitivity support.
  • Not all manufacturers use pen technology that is compatible with enabling pressure sensitivity with Sketchbook

Sketchbook for iOS (v.6.0.9)

  • iOS 13.0 and higher
  • Sketchbook supports Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil Pro on enabled iPad and iPad Pro models
  • Hover is supported on 4th generation iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2
  • Barrel roll and squeeze require Apple Pencil Pro and iOS 17.5 or higher

Language support

Sketchbook and Sketchbook Pro are localized in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish

On iOS and Android, localization will follow the region and languages from your device settings. If your device language is not one Sketchbook supports, Sketchbook will default to English or adopt a supported secondary language preference.

On Windows, Sketchbook Pro localization can be set independently to OS language settings from inside the app at Menu > Edit > Preferences > General and choosing from the Language drop-down.  The selected language is applied after restarting Sketchbook Pro.

On macOS, Language & Region settings in System Preferences can be customized on the App level.