APP of the WEEK
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.
PROCREATE POCKET (iOS, £4.99)