A powerful animation and prototyping application for Mac & iOS

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“It’s kind of like Sketch meets After Effects meets Keynote
– A designer

Visually drag and drop layers to build complex interfaces on a WYSIWYG canvas. Add animations and tune them with the integrated timeline.


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“It’s kind of like HyperCard meets Quartz Composer meets Interface Builder
– A developer

Use the built-in JavaScript scripting environment to enhance the detail of each interaction. Incorporate custom logic and behavior to achieve exactly what you need.

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Just a few examples of what you can create with Kite Compositor. You can explore all of these example documents and more from within the template chooser of the app.

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Kite is full of amazing tools and features to help you bring user interfaces to life quickly. See more features ›


The integrated smart timeline allows you to drag and edit animation durations and keyframes.

Snap animation start and end times together for a precise, hand-tuned feel.



A robust and powerful object inspector allows you to edit all of your layers’ properties in just a few clicks.

Set colors, adjust animation curves, add Core Image filters – all at the click of a mouse.



Drag and drop layers and animations from the library to build your interface visually.

Save reuseable layer hierarchies into your library for easy component reuse.
e.g. “My Button”

Design on Mac View on iOS

Are you ready to get a sense of how your designs feel on an actual iOS device? Download the native companion app, Kite Compositor for iOS.

Kite Viewer for iOS

Import from Sketch

Easily import your designs from Sketch with Kite's native import feature. Preserve editable bezier paths and text by importing your Sketch layers as native Kite layers.

Import From Sketch


Share your designs by exporting a movie or gif recording of your animation.

Export Your Design


Add sophisticated logic to your animations and interactions via the built-in JavaScript scripting engine. Query and make live edits to your running animation from the built-in JavaScript console. Fire animations, add new layers, change properties and much more.

Scripting Feature

BetaEmbed Kite Documents in Your Own App

App developers can download the KiteKit framework to embed and play .kite documents right from within your own iOS or macOS apps. For examples and documentation, see the KiteKit GitHub repo.

Embed Kite Documents in Your Own App
Built on Core Animation

Built on Core Animation

Kite was built from the ground up for Mac using macOS's native Core Animation technology.

Core Animation is one of the key underpinning graphics technologies on Mac and iOS that produces stunning animations at high framerates.