A downloadable tool for Windows

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Clipnote studio is basic animation software and a spiritual successor to the now defunct Flipnote studio by Nintendo. Clipnote allows you to create basic animations that you can share with your friends. 

Mac and Linux ports are in the works. For now you can use Wine to get it to run.

I cannot ensure that your tablet will work with the software.


  • Square and circle brushes
  • Line and shape tools
  • Text tool
  • 6 colors
  • 3 layers for drawing
  • Automatic note downloading/importing
  • User profiles


If you'd like to help me develop Clipnote studio, you can buy a $5 Clipnote license which gives you access to custom themes and a fancy little supporter badge on the main menu. The license is just for people who want to donate to the project and get a little something out of it, none of the main features will be locked from you for not having the license. If you just want to donate to me directly, I have a Ko-fi page if that's more your thing.


You can use Paperclip, a utility created by Frog to export animations as .gif, .mp4, and .clip (Clipnotes file type for sharing)


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

clipnote studio[1.1.2].exe 2 MB
clipnote studio[1.1.1].exe 2 MB
clipnote studio[1.1.0].exe 2 MB
clipnote studio[1.0.1].exe 2 MB
clipnote studio.exe 2 MB

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Looking forward to a Linux version!  Flipnote was so cool & I found it right before it was shut down- this is so great!


pls an undo button T-T

hey, is there a way to have custom file names? like, when you save something, you can name it or something, or a distinct way to differentiate the files other than the date it was made. or like, a way to edit the file name in the details option when you go to check the image/animation

you can edit the folders name as you like

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edit: I mean how do you change the file name?

oh, you literally just change the folder name in tge %appdata% folder lol

auh, thanks!


its super good imo an undo button would make it perfect


Add an undo button and this would be perfect :D


ahhhhh it works like a dreaaaaaaaam it works like a mfin dream 

Are there any issues with owning it at the same time as clip studio? [they both use .clip as file type name]


nah, clipnote doesnt have any file associations, so its fine. file extensions are a myth lol

this is the best thing ever

will there be a mac port? if yes, when?

This is super cool!

This is an absolutely perfect program, i love it. I do however have issues with the sound function- i do use a .ogg file, but when i import it, nothing changes. Is this a common issue?

yeah, so currently theres no indication its actually been imported, but it has been, just add frames and it should be fine. this will be fixed, audio wasnt high priority for the old versions

Thank you! However, this doesn't seem to be it. I'll join the Discord server to learn more info, maybe i've just missed something simple without realizing it!

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The programm doesn't work when I try to open it?

do you have any more info on why it might not be working? or like system specs or something?

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Not really, the first time I opened it it worked, but nothing more happened after that. when i try to open it nothing happens.

weird, only thing i can think of is deleting the clipnote folder in your %appdata%

I somehow fixed it

Cool app!

Do you plan on making Android version?

possibly yes

oh ok

how do i make a server

theres info in our discord


are you gonna add zoom?


bogos binted?




*minecraft cave sound*


Is there a fill tool?


not currently


I really wanna use this to create some future animations because of how much i love the flipnote style! Sadly though it is pretty inefficient and clunky.. do you think you'll be able to add in some quality of life improvements to make things go a bit faster?


its going to be awhile if at all, give aesprite a try, its pretty easy to replicate flipnotes with it, you can even make custom brushes


okay thats fine! I hope youll be able to continue updating it

Hey, nice work! this thing has got me really inspired in drawing stuff digitally. I have a single question tho

How the heck do I undo

there isnt currently an undo button

is there a night mode or black background?

not built in no


how do you undo? is undo a feature

Is there any way to zoom?

not currently no

I really like this program, I am very grateful to you, really, I also hope that in the future there will be more colors and the ability to create more than three layers, I will try to buy a license in the near future, thank you,thank you very much

calcium did you ban me from your discord server because I can try to make a server for clip note


banned you for a reason, lol

okay, i started like... 3-4 days ago i think? are you able to shrink and grow drawings?? and how do i make / join a server?

i dont think i added any shrink or grow functuons in the current version. also theres info about servers on our discord. there currently arent any online.

this is very pog

i cant draw

make sure the menu is closed, press tab


can someone please explain how to download my animation!

because idk what this means lol: (what!?)

your animations are in your appdata folder. idk why people say download when the files are stored locally

oooooh thanks really helpful!

This is awesome! Im looking for this app i brings me back when i play Flipnote in my Nintendo dsi thanks!


for some reason i do not know how to download my works?


will there be a mobile version ?


maybe android

uh i have a problem, when i press left click, it doesn't put down any drawing. please help


make sure the menu is closed by pressing tab


how do you erase?


Just wow, subjectively the best animation Software I've ever seen! It gives me really good memories when I had my DSi. Really good Job, but I would love to be able to use Ctrl + Z for undo this and that. It would be awesome!

ctrl + z seems like a weird hotkey, i always use F15 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh, I don't have the F15 key, because I use another keyboard layout, so as I was saying, it would be really helpful if you implement the CRTL + Z function, or just an option to set custom hotkeys!. I really love this software, but it's just a suggestion :D

wait wait wait, you have a Z key? i dont???

Lol fr? where are u from? XD


I bought the license and applied it to my copy of Clipnote. Where do I get the custom themes?

theres a few as well as a template in the discord server


Can you please put more colors, <3

how do i make a new frame?

D or use the next frame button

it said it might put my pc at risk :(

thats just because windows is paranoid of anything that isnt widely used software. clipnotes risk free

having issues with my drawing tablet where when i put the pen down it doesnt always seem to start drawing a line. it can take a bit of movement before it suddenly kicks in. doesnt happen in other programs/when using my mouse. im using a huion tablet. this program is absolutely amazing besides that, keep up the great work!

thats a windows ink issue, youre best bet is to just disable it

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