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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Could you make a linux version please?

a new version is being worked on in a new language so it should get Linux support natively then, for now you can use wine though. as a Linux user,getting a Linux port is on my list if priorities for sure.

Thanks for the reply and for the effort!!

how do you launch it?

I used the original on DS, made badly animated stickfigure skits. Thank you SO much for making this! Also, i love that some screenshots feature Ralsei!

This is realy amazing thank you for creating this wonderfull  animation software

it's amazing! i could never try out the original flipnote studio because i didn't have a ds, and this finally let me make these flipnote styled animations. can't wait for another update!

Thank you very much! More update's we coming as soon as I get time! Clipnote studio is a passion project, so being able to work on it isn't always a guarantee for me, glad you're excited though!

Although its cool using whats essentially flipnote on windows, i think this would be excellent on mobile! my only suggestion is that when adjusting the eraser size to erase a bigger area, it changes my pen size as well, so if you don't remember what your pen size was and you change your eraser size frequently like me- then it can be kind of a hassle. Might i suggest thinking about adding individual pen sizes? so instead of just "size" it would look something like "eraser size" , "pen size" ect. Other than that, seems to be working great! (ofc there's no undo button but i know that's being worked on and for future release) Great job recreating the old retro feel to it too, it has everything you really need to do basic animation without having a lot of fancy tools, keep up the good work! :)

Separate erase size has been planned for quite a while, and mobile ports would be nice, but that's something for later on in the projects life. Thank you BTW!

Yw! And, Oh im glad those things are planned! Can't wait for new updates :)

Could you please make a Android version? Thanks! -Crash02014

Eventually I would like too!

Can you import .ppm files, or only .clip files?


This is a flip note to clip note converter made by jaames

What about adding all the colors available in the original Flipnote? Trust me, they help make flipnotes more awesome and they are the most important (yet.. optional(?)) element of an awesome flipnote.

But actually, all these colors are not going to be selected as the form of cubes, hexes can be there. If it's complicated search up on Google. =)


Oh my god. Do you have any IDEA how long I've been trying to find something like this? 5 whole years! And the fact you're still working on it shows that you're not gonna abandon this like other projects and programs I've tried out. God bless you man, and kudos to ya.


Wow, I've been looking for flipnote on PC, or something like this for quite some time! Thank you so much for making this! I support this all the way, If I had money I'd gladly pay some! But unfortunately I don't know how to use Paypal. (Mom made the account for me so I need to ask her and yes I'm young don't @ me) I can only imagine how cool It would be If you could link Clipnote with Sudomemo, but the only problem is that you're gonna need to partner with Sudofox to do that. But hey! I know you can do it! Sincerely, a flipnote fan and aspiring creator.

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"

i understand that this uses png and plays them together, but can you make a way to export it to a video file, it would be dope if you could

you can convert clipnotes to gif or mp4 with paperclip, it should be linked on the page

Hi there! love the program, but can't figure out where to find the appdata folder on my computer. 

go to the start menu search bar and type %appdata% and hit enter. 

Cool, thank you so much!

 I'm a little confused though because when I look in the folders they just show each of the layers separately rather than the whole frame or the whole animation. is there a way to do this? Tbh I don't mind screen recording to get the aniimation (especially as I was a dummy and forgot that the backgrounds were transparent) but i was wondering if there was another way. 

Thank you so much again, it's such a fun program and i'm using it to get myself into digital drawing and back into animation cos i haven't done much of it. :D

you can use paperclip to convert to other formats, it should be linked on the clipnote project page

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