Back to School PSA: SketchBook Apps Free for Students and Educators

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Did you know that if you’re a student or educator, you can download and use all of the different versions of SketchBook (Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Windows 10) free of charge for 3 years? Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Autodesk Education portal.
  2. Sign up for a free account with your school email.
  3. Verify your email address.
  4. Return to the Autodesk Education portal. Select your version, operating system, and language to generate your serial number and product key.
  5. Click the orange Download Now button to start installing SketchBook.
    • PC users: You will first have to install the Autodesk Download Manager. After installing the Autodesk Download Manager, click the orange Download Now button again to install SketchBook.
    • Mac users: The SketchBook file will be named SketchBookPro. Click on the file to start the installation process.
  6. Follow the Installer window instructions. Select Enter a Serial Number on the Let’s Get Started page. Enter your serial number and product autodesk sketchbook
  7. And that’s it! Open up SketchBook to start drawing.

You will be granted access to SketchBook on all platforms and devices within 24 hours of activating your serial number and product key. You can check your account status in your Account Settings by logging in with your Autodesk Education account. You’re good to go if My Plan is Pro Subscription. If My Plan is still Free, please keep waiting – it won’t be long until your account is fully activated.

Download Them All

Once your account is fully activated, you can then head to and download any of the versions you need, on as many devices as you’d like. If you’ve already downloaded versions from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, all you need to do is sign in to your Autodesk Education account. Just like regular subscribers, you’ll be able to sign in to any version of SketchBook and create beautiful art wherever you are. Take advantage of all the latest features like Predictive Stroke to help you draw more clean shapes, Radial Symmetry which lets you draw one line and have it recreated up to 16 times, and Scan Sketch to help you move from a paper-based workflow to an entirely digital life.

Are You a School Administrator?

If you’re an art teacher or an IT person for your school or an administrator who wants to get lots of students at your school ideating digitally with SketchBook, we have a special solution for you. We have an Enterprise version of SketchBook that allows you to more easily manage multiple licenses for a whole class or even an entire school. Check out this article and contact us if you need any additional help getting set up.