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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Clipnote Studio is awsome. The only problem i have with it so far is that there isn't an undo button, but you said that the undo button isn't finished yet so keep up the good work ig.

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this has been said multiple times 

i owe you my life

The "onion skin" won't work?!

it works fine just click the onion icon

where do the files save to? i would LOVE to send stuff to friends

all user generated files are stored in the appdata folder under "clipnote studio"

hello, I really love this app, been looking for a similar one for a while. I have a question though:  how do you select and move an object if you can? I absolutely can't figure it out

Select tool isnt implimented currently, however the arrow keys should move the entire layer

I'm kinda confused at how to input server urls, is there any formatting I have to do?

and does it support things like sudomemo??????? or is it just for sharing with friends and stuff

I was curious if you were working on an Android version yet?

it is possible, and i would love to, but its not my focus as of right now

this is really cool. im wondering is there an undo button? also, im not sure how to add sound. does the audio have to be in a certain kind of file?


undo isnt finished yet, also audio needs to be .ogg

thank you!

can you make a tutorial on the software? i'm a noob and don't get anything lol.

Ooow I remember how I loved Flipnote Studio !

Gonna download this just for the sake of nostalgia.

(did you know there is a 3DS version of Flipnote Studio ? It's "free" - you just have to exchange some Nintendo Points to get a code, I have it and it's cool)

Oof i made the anti-hero flipnote :oo! This looks cool btw


Gosh, looks wonderful! FUN FACT: I kinda wanna make a PICTOCHAT spiritual successor named "SKETCHAT"

how would it work? would you be able to chat with people using wifi??

Can I record and use animations in my games? I will credit you in the description.

i dont see why not. go for it!


Will there ever be tablet support, or an undo button? I'd love to draw with this on my tablet instead of a mouse!

it technically already has tablet support, just not pressure sensitivity, i cant ensure your specific tablet will work with it though, mine does. Alsl undo button is planned for the new release hopefully 

when I tried using my cintiq it wouldn't work x-x

I can try again though! The problem is that it only likes my main monitor and not my "second" monitor (the cintiq)

I got it to work on my cintiq, i just had to disable windows ink from "wacom tablet properties" since it made that annoying circle that wouldnt let me draw any small lines

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this is nice :>

how did you make this?

thank you (๑•́ω•̀)
I made the software with game maker studio

oh my god ive been dying for something like this for years ;w; thenk u for doing this im crie


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It wont download

downloads fine on my computer, make sure your antivirus isnt flagging it or anything. if you still have trouble with you can message me in the discord for more help

thanks for the help i managed to download now





akajldjfglfj are you kidding me this is the coolest ever!!! ive always said something like "i wish i had flipnote but on the computer" and i just accidentally found it! thank you so much for making this! <3