Flow by Moleskine

LQ: 8.2


Brain grade: 7.1
Fun score: 9.3

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: ,


Flow by Moleskine is a comprehensive sketching app where the user has access to over 900 colors and customizable drawing tools. The user can create drawings on blank spaces or add a background such as grid lines for more precise sketching. The row of tools at the bottom of the app can be clicked on and switched around. For example, you can choose the color you want to use and then decide whether you want to use a calligraphy pen, a paintbrush, or an airbrush all from the same menu. When the user is sketching, this menu can be collapsed in order to see the entirety of the drawing. 

Photos and images can be imported from the user’s mobile device for mixed media pieces. The user can export finished pieces of work as PDF’s or share the work with a collaborator for a multiple-person project. 

Users can sketch with their fingers or a stylus, but the Moleskine app recommends using the Apple pencil for the greatest amount of sketching detail. 

Flow by Moleskine is free to use but requires a full purchase to use all of its features. It is currently available on iOS. 


Flow by Moleskine helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks. 

Drawing is a great way for children to practice their focusing skills. Flow by Moleskine is an open creation app, meaning that the user can take five minutes or five hours to complete a project. So for users who struggle with focusing, choosing a smaller project and working their way up to longer drawings is a good way to practice this skill while also highlighting the user’s creativity. The artwork sidebar also shows all creations by the user, allowing them to see the progress they have made over time with their “focus drawings.” 

Flexibility: Trying something new. 

For users who struggle with flexibility, Flow by Moleskine is a great way to introduce some low-stakes variety into their art. Because all of the tools are customizable and there are over 900 colors to choose from, the user can practice with art styles they normally wouldn’t, or try colors that aren’t their favorites. For users who struggle with flexibility, trying to make smaller pieces of art using one new tool or color at a time can help introduce this skill slowly without being overwhelming. 

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