I want to doodle every now and then and save my drawings.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch looks like a perfect app for me, unfortunately it's mobile-only.

I want an app that will run on my MacBook that:

  • starts up fast
  • is generally lightweight
  • lets me create drawings
  • doesn't require me to faff about with "new canvas", "100x100" dimensions etc. when making a new drawing
  • lets me somehow archive/save drawings I create in a simple system

I prefer cheaper software but don't really care.

  • We will need much more information to give good recommendations here – asking for "a tool like X" is never giving enough details, even if linked. You should always list your requirements explicitly. Please see How to ask for an alternative to some software and the questions linked to it for details. Then edit your question accordingly, and it can be reopened. E.g.: What features do you need? How much you'd be willing to spend if it comes to paid solutions?
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 9, 2019 at 20:25
  • Thanks, much better! Can you add the price tag as well?
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 9, 2019 at 23:57

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There is a free app called Sketchbook that runs on the Mac. It is a pretty simple app with several different drawing tools and a blank canvas. This was a paid app but recently went free. Its by AutoDesk. There is also an iOS version that runs on iPads and iPhones.

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