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Whats New Procreate Pocket 2?

First launched in 2014, a year after Procreate, Procreate Pocket was fairly unsuccessful. Procreate was much more advanced and easy to use so the pocket version was left alone by users and the creators. That was until 2017 when Procreate Pocket got a face lift.

Stated in a press release on Procreate Pocket 2 is “the most powerful sketching, painting, and illustration app ever designed for iPhone.” With 132 handmade brushes, canvases of up to 8K UHD, layers, and now run with Silica M (a custom built graphics engine from Savage).

hand holding iPhone with procreate pocket on the screen 


There have been some amazing additions to this app, almost every function from the iPad Pro is available on the pocket version. Some of these features are:

  • Over 100 brushes with different media types (Acrylic paints, charcoals, pencils, inks, textures, abstract effects,)
  • P3 colour depth
  • Upgraded smudge tool allowing for 64 bits per pixel
  • ColorDrop
  • Layer Masks
  • QuickLine
  • Perspective Guides
  • Custom Brushes
  • And more…

Procreate Pocket 2 also has two new features that Procreate for the iPad does not! These are:

  • Brush Set export and import
  • 30 second time-lapse export


Procreate Pocket 2 is optimized for iOS 11 and iPhone X so the 3D Touch can be utilized and different pressures can be registered. This is so there is no need for an Apple Pencil to register the pressures through Bluetooth and any tool can be used with different pressures, even something as simple as your finger.


Procreate Pocket 2 is a good way to start into the Procreate world without committing to an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. All you need is an iPhone and the app itself is only one payment of $6.99.

#1 iPhone app

Procreate Pocket 2 was named the 2018 iPhone app of the year. With the ability to create anywhere, anytime in rich and beautiful detail, it’s no wonder Apple named Procreate Pocket 2 iPhone’s #1 app of 2018!

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One thought on “Whats New Procreate Pocket 2?

  1. I found this blog very informative on the topic. It explains how much procreate pocket 2 has changed and improved recently which would be very useful for any graphic designer. I liked that you compared it a little to procreate on an iPad, and I like that you included the price and the fact that you can either use your own finger or a stylus to make it easier to use. One thing you could add is a personal opinion on the app so readers know how you feel about it. Reading your blog definitely made me want to try out the app!

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