APP of the WEEK

Llanelli Star - - TECH NOW -

IN the world of phones and tablets, there are draw­ing apps, and there is Pro­cre­ate – it is THE stan­dard. Un­for­tu­nately for An­droid users, it is not avail­able for their plat­form. It comes in two flavours, one built for iPad and all its Ap­ple Pen­cil good­ness, and a spe­cial “Pocket” ver­sion for the iPhone, which has been a bit of a poor re­la­tion un­til now.

I say poor re­la­tion, I don’t re­ally mean that – it was still a model ex­am­ple of how to bring loads of fea­tures to a small screen with­out clut­ter­ing it up.

Any­way, the new ver­sion of Pro­cre­ate Pocket brings parity be­tween the two ver­sions in more or less all but screen size.

So, what’s new in Pro­cre­ate Pocket 3? A lot – text, for a start – you can add it and ma­nip­u­late it with all sorts of ty­po­graph­i­cal set­tings. A ‘liquify’ tool lets you warp draw­ings, there are clip­ping masks, shar­ing brush sets with the iPad app, and more. Also, it’s a de­light to use.

The only draw­back as far as I can see is that you have to ex­port and im­port files to share be­tween the two ver­sions of the apps.


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