VizRef Lite


  • VizRef Lite
  • VizRef Lite
  • VizRef Lite
  • VizRef Lite


Developer Studio Pixanoh
BundleID com.studiopixanoh.vizreflite
Version 1.1.2
Size 3.9MB
Released March 11,2020
Updated June 18,2020
Score 3.9
Review Num 14
Language English
Rating 4+
Compatibility 13.2


  • NoelJG - 2020-03-14 10:38:38


    I have totally been looking for something like this!!! I’ve played with it just a short time so far, and it’s been really easy and intuitive to navigate. I definitely think it’s going to be a keeper for me, and I’m very much looking forward to using the iPad version when it releases and to being able to use it in split view. I know the app is young, and for all I know, something like this may already be in the works for future updates, but I would love to have some way to back up and share my boards between my devices, even if it were just being able to airdrop/email a board from my phone to the iPad or vice versa, although I wouldn’t mind icloud sync an option either. Seriously though, this is already way smoother and more effective than so many of the other options I’ve explored to date, and I’m excited to use it in my drawing process. Thanks for all the work that I’m sure went into making this!

  • Otakumons - 2020-06-04 05:03:26

    Honestly was just what I was looking

    Went on the App Store looking for pureref app wasn’t on here but found this app instead exact same thing and it works beautifully. Now there are a few things with the app I personally love the 1 time purchase get done. Next when you open the app it’s a simple straightforward interface and when you make a project again simple and straightforward don’t have to relearn just start working. Sadly I did notice that when importing images it does downscale the resolution a little, but it is nice that when the image is on the board you can enlarge as much as you want and it stays the same resolution it was imported as. UI is clean minimal, one thing I would like see is that the images can be flipped but not rotated which is a little inconvenient at times. Over all the app itself is stable haven’t had any glitchy or twitchy movements or random shutdowns. Overall highly recommend and I look forward to helps.

  • Godthisgamesucks - 2020-04-19 17:48:16

    Great app with lots of potential

    I’ve started using this app and it’s perfect for the artist on the go. I’m pretty sure it’s made by the same group that created PureRef, but I could be wrong on that. The app has a great feature that allows you to organize different categories of images. And within each of these has tools that are pretty intuitive. It handles images and gifs very well. And gifs play continuously in the app. My only complaint is that the copy link option doesn’t work for other apps on my phone. Pinterest and instagram as examples, or at least I don’t think it does. However, the copy link option brings in high res quality images from Google images, so I can’t complain to much. The app is still in early development and I’m hoping that this could be implemented in the future. For about $2 the app is well worth the price.

Promotional Text

*iPhone version* Search Vizref for iPad. (sold separately) Visual reference board creation app made and tested by concept artists and game devs for the creative community


VizRef Lite® for iPhone enables creatives to finally take their inspiration anywhere on their phones. *You can not use iPad multitasking features with the iPhone version of VizRef. Please Download VIZREF for use on iPad. * It becomes the perfect companion app for Procreate or paired with your favorite drawing/animation application by using your iPhone as a second monitor dedicated to references. Take your reference boards with you while you travel and draw in your sketchbook. Make visual reference boards with any images or gifs from web browsers, cloud storage, photos, screen captures and more. The first mood board creation app made by artists for artists, that brings comprehensive referencing tools to animators and visual artists. We are dedicated to bringing creatives what they need most in being inspired everywhere they go. 


-VIZREF LITE® version for iPhone has all the same in-app features as VIZREF on iPad ( Vizref Lite if used on IPad does not have multitasking features and is not fullscreen. For iPad please purchase VIZREF®
-Take your visual reference boards with you while you sketch at your favorite locations
-Perfect companion app paired with Procreate®  Adobe Fresco ® Clip Studio Paint® Infinite Painter® etc. by utilizing iPhone as a second monitor along with an iPad
-Supports many image types including GIF 
-Quickly copy and paste images from web 
-Batch Import from Photos app 
-Import High-Resolution images with HD toggle
-*Focus on whats importing with Focus mode. ( rotate imageboard )
*Multi-Select and auto pack images for a quicker workflow *
-Import from iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive
-Quick and responsive visual reference board experience
-Easy to use/ minimal UI
-Light mode and Dark mode
-Set thumbnails for reference boards to visually organize your inspiration

-Reference your favorite animated gifs
-Pause animation and play frame by frame to better understand referenced animations
-Advanced animation timeline gives you an interactive visual breakdown of all frames

-Crop images to optimize screen space and view more references
-Greyscale toggle for images for value reference
-Flip horizontally and vertically
-Copy-paste images into other apps

Artwork and animation credits


VizRef was created by Max Gonzalez and RoboWorld Entertainment with supporting development from Valere Labs