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.art 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).
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
- Layer Masks
- 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!