Procreate Pocket Reviews
Powerful enough for creative professionals. Simple enough for everyone. The award-winning Procreate Pocket is the most versatile art app ever designed for iPhone. Offering hundreds of varied pressur...
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Procreate Pocket Reviews
Review by Ljs0206
I recently purchased this app and have been enjoying it so far! I really love the endless possibilities in terms of customizing your brushes and creating your own palettes. However, I’ve been running into one small issue: functionality. The app randomly crashes without warning. It doesn’t freeze, or lag, it just crashes. I never know when it’s coming, so I’m constantly frustrated, having to re-open the app and go back to my artwork over and over. My phone does not have any storage issues, and none of my other apps ever crash like this. I’m concluding it must be an issue with the app itself. I have an iPhone 7. Hopefully this issue is fixed(especially if I’m not the only one having it),because it is a small one, and the app is great otherwise! Edit: I have updated my phone to see if that would solve the issue, but the app is crashing twice as much now. This is definitely proving to be an issue that I can’t avoid, and I’m afraid I’m going to refrain from using the app until an update is available.
Review by BaranXXI
Knowing Procreate on iPad for 2 years now, seeing how powerful and amazing the iPhone app is truly shows the power of this app and the incredible talent behind the Procreate team. They literally have just about everything possible on iPad, but yes there a several things missing but not too critical. As feedback, hopefully we can see the text and typography feature soon (which I’m sure they are aware of). The text and typography feature just came out for iPad and I love it and I quickly thought about Procreate pocket BECAUSE I have all these photos that I want to import and just slap some writing on. My mind quickly said “PROCREATE POCKET!!” What an amazing app to add text and put some cool writing on existing photos and then export them with amazing resolution. Also one more thing I know iPad is more powerful and can handle heavier projects and I don’t know if the Procreate pocket app just rejects certain projects or if it’s the iPhone but I have the XS Max and I’m hoping it’s powerful enough, but when I airdrop some projects from my iPad to iPhone, Procreate pocket says the projects is too big or it’s beyond the capabilities or whatever.... please please please fix this.
Review by Aaa ddfkfk
I love using digital art on my phone, computer, and laptop. The results are always clean. I’ve been interested in Procreate for a while, and when I heard it was on the phone I knew I had to get it. I bought this app, and still, I was excited (not about the fee however). This excitement left me very quickly within the first few minutes. I paid for this app and honestly feel like I should be allowed more than 2 layers for a drawing of 4000x4000 (which is the max!). The bigger and higher quality the drawing- the less layers you get. On other drawing programs I use, like Sketchbook Autodesk for example, the maximum that I could find was 5000x7000, with 21 layers! This very same program also has 201 different brushes- each one editable and different. And whats the kicker? Well, this app is completely free. The brushes in Procreate Pocket are simple, but there are only 135. Limited layers. Limited size. Not to mention there are brushes for things like hair and water- when a real artist should do these things on their own. Now, this app is good for beginners, but it’s far too expensive and honestly isn’t really worth it. If your app that you made cost 3.99 worse than that of an app that is free?? You should either improve it- or make it free so you don’t waste people’s money.
Review by Madiilyn
Do not buy this app if you are looking to create precise images. In my free time I like to draw chibi and cartoon/manga art on paper and transfer the image digitally, however this app is absolutely ridiculous. Everything is based off a grid and you can not draw a singular straight line to safe your life, at least not all in the same color. It's basically impossible to outline ANYTHING and it's so so so frustrating. The stupid app also picks up original colors as well on new layers, like for instance say you are tracing an image that you made before and this time you'd like the character to have blonde hair instead of black well good freaking luck, the app picks up the original hair color and presto, your hair is now brown even when the color clearly says you are using yellow.. As for outlining, I spent three hours straight on this app just to realize that the black lining of my character was grey or even dark brown in some spots and almost impossible to outline anything tiny without getting at least three grid block colored in as well. You have to tap each individual square to get the color darker. All my eyes look like they have crazy amounts of eyeliner and it's just bs. I'm so sad. Please do not buy this app unless everything you do is by freehand. You are better off using the free paint program on a laptop.
Review by Ani~~~
I have the Ipad version of this app. I love the Ipad version. I thought the phone and pad versions are same and I am so confused why I have to buy two separate apps for both my ipad and iphone. I was so wrong. I waited for a long time to get my hands on this version. I have to say it lacks many functions. It is way too simplistic. It does not have stamps and other illustrations. You have no way to control and manage the brushes (different shapes and sizes of one single brush style.) There's only three pages of color swatch as oppose to infinite pages in ipad version (Ipad version also comes with a full basic color swatch). There's no line of symmetry and grid function. It lacks way too many functions the ipad version have and the difference is too great. I am greatly disappointed. Couldn't you just make an app the same for both ipad and iphone? Ibispaint did it, why couldn't you. Ibispaint went from simple interface to very useful art app with full set of digital and manga tools and on top of that FREE. For now I will stick to Ibispaint for iphone. I am too disappointed.
Review by Taytay06708425
I love this app, I really do, and while the new update added a lot of great new features, everything became MUCH more confusing. For a while I was really upset bc I thought the speedpaint feature had been removed, when in reality it had just been moved to a different part of the app. PLEASE add a tutorial or something to let users know where everything is. In addition, I find the new double-tap and triple-tap for undo and redo respectively to be more a hassle than a convenience... the buttons were much more simple and straightforward... sometimes I accidentally undo and it takes me a while to understand exactly how many undos and redos I’ve done... PLEASE PLEASE put the buttons back in, or at least make it an option somewhere to decide whether you want double-tap and triple-tap or buttons... I think implementing the option would make a lot of people happier with the update.
Review by KDub0123456789
I really like a lot of the new features. The new brush stroke options and the free form drawing are great. Then there are some issues with color changes and drawing a single straight line (which I confirmed after reading another review). But most importantly, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UNDO AND REDO BUTTONS!? If they still exist, my bad. But it should not be this difficult to find them if they do still exist, so there’s still a problem. Then again, if those buttons truly have been removed: WHY!?!?!? Why would you make me completely erase something with ridiculous accuracy? It’s so easy to make an accidental mark. For literally any reason. Someone please tell me what’s happening here. Update: I finally figured out that the undo is now a two finger double tap. Which is convenient for the most part, until I accidentally do it, then there’s no redo! Also, I should NOT have had to google how to do that. There should be something in settings or help or whatever with a guide for all the shortcuts. So I’m bumping it from 2 stars to 3.
Review by Joshua D.
This newest update to Procreate Pocket is fantastic in my opinion. It has completely redesigned the app and made this iPhone version to be one hundred percent how I wished it was in the beginning. Finally the iPhone version of the app feels so much closer to the brilliant iPad app. I just want to thank Savage Interactive for all of the time and hard work no doubt put into making this version so much better and so much like the original version, I'm incredibly grateful for that. The new brushes are a joy to use, I can really tell that the painting engine has been updated, everything is so smooth, we actually have more canvas sizes, plus, you can create custom sizes finally and just everything about this massive update is absolutely awesome in my opinion. Plus, you can finally create custom brushes, which is so wonderful I think. And create custom brush groups and importing brushes is so much easier in my opinion. All of this is just like using the iPad version of Procreate but amazingly on my iPhone finally. Thank you so much Savage Interactive, I'm so grateful for all of this. I finally have a true and real painting app for my iPhone and, again, one that works properly on my iPhone 6 Plus. I just cannot tell you how excited I am about this new build. Thanks for giving this app the attention it needed and deserved and God bless.
Review by kalis0521
First off, let me say this: I LOVE Procreate Pocket. It packs so much into a smaller device, all while maintaining excellent quality of every feature. I do have a few suggestions to help make this app the best it can be though, which I hope may be taken into consideration! 1. Layer Clipping. I have to say, this was the one thing that really disappointed me about Procreate Pocket. If this program added clipping, I would never need to use another mobile drawing app again! 2. Stroke Stabilization. Not a huge issue for me, especially considering Procreate is mostly meant for painting, but this would be a great feature to have. 3. Gradation. (I think that’s how it’s spelled, anyways) Again, really not a necessary feature, but it’s one I’d love to have! And that’s all! I hope the team will continue to add more content to this wonderful program in the future :)
Review by YaHobGob
To say I’m blown away with the update is an understatement! I love that there are soooo many new brushes and I’m enjoying experimenting with them all. I only have one issue: Importing both images and PSD files. Neither of them seem to work. Images does if I put it into an open canvas, and uploading files into said canvas makes it a simple, flat, one-layer image. But when it comes to importing from the main screen (both photos from the camera roll and PSD files from whatever app you use, trust me, I’ve tried a lot),where you get the layers and what not, the app straight up crashes. It’s extremely frustrating, especially because I’m so used to Procreate as a whole. If this gets fixed, I’ll be switching over to it as my full time creation app. If not... whelp, there’s other apps such as Sketchbook that can open the files I need, properly.
Review by 2cute4u_
Hello, I have used procreate for quite a few years on my iPad, and I would like to use it on my phone but it does not show this new interface and such as advertised. It says I am fully updated but I don't see this white theme, more features, and more brushes. I seem to have a very old and simplified version with a black theme. I do not know why, Although I am using a iPhone 6 with version 10.3.2, and I am not willing to update it (since I dislike the newer features). Also there is another, REALLY BIG SUGGESTION of mine that I have, to increase the limit of 'Streamline', or what other programs may call Stability or Pen Correction, to help make even smoother lines. It's why I prefer to use other apps more for line art since I can create better lines there, although I like to then transfer my work to procreate for its great coloring abilities and many brushes, it would be a lot easier to use only one app for everything one day again.
Review by Foggy365
I’ve always loved this app and never had any problems or complaints, but now I’m having a huge issue. I’ve always been able to create art and then save my work to the French Girls app from the Procreate Pocket app, but now it doesn’t even give me that option anymore... It has nothing to do with my phone or iPod settings because I’ve never changed anything in my settings, but to be 100% sure I checked both my iPhone and my iPod and none of my settings are different, So it has something to do with the Procreate Pocket app. I really hope that you’re able to fix this issue because I love your app, but there’s no reason to have it if I can’t link my artwork to the French Girls app anymore because being able to have that option is the main reason that I downloaded the Procreate Pocket app. Have a wonderful day and Thank You So Much For Creating This Amazing Art App, I Just Seriously Hope that you can fix it.
Review by Lunarfaerie22
I've been using procreate on my iPad for years now, so when the pocket version came out I almost immediately downloaded it. It's a really good drawing app, and with the new additions it's only been getting better! The only thing is that I believe there may be a glitch; I've been trying to turn off the "background color" layer to save the canvas as transparent, yet it hasn't been working. Like I mentioned, I don't know if it's a glitch, but it's definitely been an issue for a few months now, which is disappointing when I'm drawing character profiles and portraits.
Review by JoshJB95
Those who say this app is not good or give it a bad review, haven’t given it a chance or don’t know how to use its full potential if you ask me. This app is the perfect drawing app for any artist who actually has the time and patience to work on something. I learned how to use layering, texture, smoothing, and a lot more all by myself actually. The only thing I searched up was where to import new brush types and that’s all on the procreate website. I’ve made a good amount of things already and some were not outlines of drawing what I’ve drawn on actual paper. If you plan on drawing an outline of a picture you import, then I suggest you make using layers your bestfriend. This app works if you put the effort to work with it. The app is worth paying for even if it was $10.
Review by Oof Beans
This app seems pretty nice so far. I really like the option of brushes, and how smooth everything is. The only thing is that there could be many MANY improvements in this app. For one, I can’t seem to figure out to import photos. I like to import traditional sketches and pictures of my characters/oc’s. Second of all, there should be an option where you can type the number size of the brush Third; the fact that when I zoom out a little when I’m drawing it zooms the whole canvas out which is very VERY frustrating. Fourth; It should be easier to move a layer around and what not. It’s just so hard and frustrating to figure out how to move a certain layer, and sometimes by accident it completely stretches the layer, and it take forever to get the dang undo to work without accidentally drawing a whole bunch of dots all over your drawing. This app can use a lot of work. You should make a button in the corner to undo and redo things, because the finger tap just makes everything difficult, and I always accidentally draw dots all over my drawings when trying to redo/undo. Like in Ibis Paint, there should be a selection layer. It makes moving things so much easier! Like I said before, this app can use a lot of work. When you fix those inconveniences maybe I’ll fix the rating. ~Bean
Review by Twzoner
I work at an relatively large marketing firm. A year ago, most of my colleagues were tethered to their laptops: photoshop and a tablet of some sort for any and all designs. That is until I showed them the IPad Pro and Procreate. Fast forward a year and nearly all of our design team, 20 or so, are using Procreate and IPads. Our clients like the art we give them, our bosses like the quality we put out, and the designers like the flexibility. Brush simulation, countless layer modes, and a software development team that simply knows what they’re doing. Take it from a pro, this is the real deal. PS If you read from some reviews that it takes forever to import brushes, know that there is a 2 minute workaround that has you importing hundreds of brushes instantly.
Review by KoolCroco
It has everything—every option you could dream of—the UI is sleek and intuitive—and it’s just so amazing. It deserves a Wikipedia article. However, if the developers happen to read this, I have one question... I don’t see any configuration of this in settings, so I’d like to ask: how do you make it to, when you stop drawing a line, it stops right when your finger stops and DOESN’T taper off? It may be useful for many, but you added this in a recent update and I had gotten used to that not being a thing. I had started to hone my precision before you implemented that feature. Is there a way for me to toggle this? If not, please make it so. Thanks ❤️🖌
Review by AlterSebasian
People complain about no redo and undo buttons,etc. Please read the manual of the app first for Christ sake. The only thing I am a bit of frustrated about is two finger pinch usually happened while I accidentally touch the area on the left where the brush controls lies, in which case would cause unable to pinch and draw a line that I don't want. Consider every one has different painting habbit, some one like to paint in landscape mode, some are not. I recommend in the future update, you guys can implement the DIY brush controls position, let the user put these brush controls where they would cause the least unexpected action for themselves. Or if you guys would solve it in some other ways, that's good too.
Review by 03302017
i’m a student youtuber & have been hearing about procreate (the ipad version) for a long time. the only problem was that i don’t actually have an ipad, but i do have a phone - so when i heard about procreate pocket, i was so excited! i freaking love the new update, there are so many amazing brushes to choose from and i also really love importing my own brushes into the app to use. i’ve tested out a LOT of drawing apps and this one is definitely my favourite. i also love doing calligraphy and this app has a wonderful interface that is easy to understand and use, and it has so many options like i said !! i’m going to stop here but i would 110% recommend this app!!
Review by LittleMustardSeed
This is a wonderful drawing app. You get high resolution drawings, with an easy-to-understand set of tools. If you have an iPad, it's even better. Much more space to work with, and more tools. This app is carefully maintained by a professional and responsible team. A lot of hard work and dedication must've been put into creating this. And the amazing thing is you have a professional grade drawing app for just dollars! More than worth every penny, this is a deal not to be beat. If you like to draw, whether for fun or professionally, this app is well worth buying. It has been endorsed by Apple, and for very good reason. If you're fortunate to also have an iPad, or an iPad Pro, give this app a try for those devices as well. The extra real-estate you have to draw on makes it an even better experience. But even if you only have an iPhone or iPod touch, it's a fabulous drawing app. You can download free brushes from the Procreate community. Lots of great brushes to try. Hope you will have a chance to enjoy the Procreate app. I doubt it will disappoint.
Review by Marissa L Caswell
The only thing I like about this app is the brushes as well as how you can download more. Other than that this app is super complicated to use. I’m constantly having to look things up “where is, how do I, etc.” It’s a hassle and takes up so much time. Also, when I use the selection tool it leaves a bunch of white space in between the selected area and the lines which makes it hard to fill in areas completely. Another thing is, I can’t even use this app to outline things because there is no pen stability and the end of the pen doesn’t point the same way as the beginning even though I’ll have both sides pointing at 100% (max) which is very odd. I hope you add more features and fix these things soon so I can’t start using what I paid for. :(
Review by TumblrEgg
When I first bought Procreate Pocket, I was disappointed with the narrow selection of tools and brushes that I could use, especially when compared to the iPad version. It was very limited, so I eventually started using it less and less. However, today, when I noticed that my app icon suddenly changed color, I went to go check it out and was absolutely awe-struck when I saw the new brushes, tools, and redesigned interface. Now the iPhone version finally lives up to the iPad version and I now have more potential and creativity to unveil in my drawings. To the team at Procreate, thank you so much for this. It is a lifesaving update.
Review by Lightboxr
Not sure why certain people are freaking out. This is a simple version of the ipad app. I can draw straight lines and outline fine. It automatically saves to your gallery and then you can export your image as usual. You can bring photos and sketches into it from your photos. It's not easy to sketch on a phone anyway, but this is working for basics. Update: I’ve been using this app regularly and drawing with my finger. I’ve grown to really like it because I am making a lot of cute, painterly characters. I take back what I said about it not being that easy on a phone. It’s super easy, you just have to magnify your image. Soo fun!
Review by P0tterluv
I love the newest update to Procreate! It’s great and I love the new brushes and tools you can use, I also love how easy it is to create palettes! One question I have is I noticed that there’s no option to export a video anymore. That was something I loved to do in the previous version, I liked how you could download a video of the process of your artwork! Is this option still in the latest version? If it is, please let me know. :) Oh and on that note, I would love it if you were able to choose how fast the videos are! The ones in the previous version went a bit too fast for me.
Review by _xParkourMasterx_
This app is stupendously wonderful. I'm not sure why people are hating, but I'm sure that if I were them, I wouldn't hate for sure! This app isn't a drawing app. A lot of people keep saying "I cannot even draw a straight line!!" Seriously. This app is more of a painting app than a drawing app. There is a lot of different brushes SPECIFICALLY used for PAINTING. I'm not even sure why people keep saying stuff that are related to drawing. The brushes are right in front of your face, and also, please look closely before you review! Because, I would definitely recommend this app to each person I know in this whole entire world.
Review by Giagalcute
Okay so I've tried the ipad version a few times because my friends have it and I thought "Oh this might be good to buy!" Then I realized there where two different versions and I was so confused like "Why? They just need to change the locations of certain things" I bought it anyway and I can say this app is DEFINITELY AWFUL. 1)There so little brushes?? I couldn't find a single brush to flatcolor my drawings because the inking brushes are too small and I don't want to use the paint brushes 2)Drop tabs hide things: One things for certain and it's that drop tabs aren't the answer to everything, they could be really annoying and it makes things harder 3)It's too simplistic, simple for art apps is and will always be the wrong idea. It's hard to find things if everything is simplistic. Well yeah that's why this app is bad.
Review by Missyc77
I enjoy this app but REALLY frustrated that I can't import more than one brush at a time! It's so tedious downloading brushes and having to import them one at a time. Also, why wouldn't Procreate allow .abr files when it's the most common? Makes 0 sense for Procreate to expect us to go through a millions steps to create a brush file we already have. Say there's 10 brushes in your .abr file, Procreate makes you download another app (ABR Viewer),save each individual brush to your camera roll, then create a different brush in the Procreate app one at a time. I find myself going crazy because of this!!! As far as the other features go, it has some good texture brushes but the interface is very elementary. It's missing several minor things that you get in many other drawing apps.
Review by Jbqjbqjbqjb1$?1$?1'kneimc
I have been using this since the early days of iPad version, which eventually when it came out the mobility and easy-to-access grew on me. So there it was: the best iPhone painting tool money can buy. And as the new update came out, it really was a huge surprise to probably all of the long time users of Procreate Pocket. They really have excelled them once again with brand new iOS 11 design language and tons of tools which I saw last time on the IPad version. Thank you guys so much for making such a powerful tool that got me into a road of creating arts, keep it up!
Review by iZeldaFan
You may see people reviewing this app with low star rating and a page of why they don’t like the app. Yes it is true that you may not be able to draw a straight line with the mobile app while you can on the iPad version. The mobile app does not have all the functions as the iPad version but it is still a very powerful app to be doing art on your phone. There’s a ton of creative ways to use this mobile app without being able to draw a perfect straight line. I’ve done many art works on the mobile and iPad versions and I’m very satisfied with it.
Review by Emma Haase
I have an iPad Pro now, but before then I had a first version iPad Mini (that couldn’t run any later than iOS 9) and a stylus. I was very satisfied with this app, and honestly it’s worth the $2.99 if you’re not a really serious artist. I would say that (obviously) the original Procreate is better, but if you don’t have access to it, I would certainly recommend it. There are features that I wish it could do, but for a not so serious artist like me, it’s a phenomenal app. I would use it everyday and if you have the money, I would definitely give it a try.
Review by widercy
This is such a great app for drawing and I used it for everything from digital pieces to coloring traditional sketches! However, after I got a cracked screen fixed the app no longer let me draw unless I held down and moved very slowly, making it physically unusable. I’ve seen some suggestions about seeing if it’s connected to a stylus but I don’t have any of the stylus settings on, and only have an Apple Pencil that doesn’t work with my phone anyway. I even tried deleting and redownloading the app, (knowingly) loosing all of my art in the process. I’m extremely disappointed that I can no longer use the app, and can’t seem to find an answer anywhere. I hope there is something that can fix this issue.
Review by The Lost REVIEWER
I’ve been using procreate pocket for a while now and I love it, it’s really a creative and amazing app the 5 dollars was worth it, but I can’t export my images to my camera roll to post them on my social media, I can import images so I know they have access to my camera and photos the just won’t let me export, if the developers somehow see this please fix this problem it’s very annoying, another thing is you don’t have the paint bucket feature which is sort of annoying or maybe you do but I can’t find it, either way that’s pretty annoying. If you could fix these problems it would definitely be a 5 star app all the way.
Review by mherrera6
I started exploring graphic design & was trying to decide how I wanted to approach it.. do I use photoshop or a digital drawing application? Due to the price difference I decided to give Procreate a try & worst case I could move on to Photoshop. BUT I have not looked at other options since I downloaded Procreate, I’m obsessed!! There are so many amazing features and I keep learning more from the amazing support the company provides through their Q&A on instagram, they’re website & so much more. This was a perfect tool for me to start with digital drawing but also allows for more advanced drawing.
Review by lcmari95
If you love to edit or retouch an Avatar/Sim, this app is perfect. You can easily add shadows and highlights onto your editorials. You can also export a time lapse of your process as well as an image. I do recommend renaming each layer as you edit. And a third layer just for additional retouches. I also recommend locking the background and the avatar down so that you won’t be able to move them once you start editing. This app is a great alternative to Photoshop. It has the same basic things that Photoshop has but you have to make it work for yourself.
Review by NoelJG
I rarely write reviews, but I just started playing with the Pocket 2 update, and I’m kind of freaking out over how great it is. Thank you to each person who put in the effort to make this. You guys have seriously outdone yourselves! It’s like Christmas in May! Between the upgraded file sizes, Wacom stylus compatibility (which is working BEAUTIFULLY),full set of brushes, and the new color picker, this has just skyrocketed my iPhone’s ability to be a useful sketching tool and a place where I can start work to finish later on my iPad. Go team Savage Interactive!!! ♥️
Review by Jillian$$$$
I genuinely enjoy this app however two main things are bothering me. 1. Quality of drawing: when zooming in everything is severely pixelated and just awful. Adobedraw does not do this, I know it is possible for this to be fixed. 2. Line size: It would be lovely if the size of the drawing pens could go a bit smaller. It is difficult to do thin line art by constantly erasing half of the lines to achieve a thinner and less noticeable line art. I do want to say this is a very fun app to use!! Thank you for making one of the only decent drawing apps available to iPhones.
Review by Furzoia
I have procreate on my iPad and I use that. I have used procreate for pretty much a while by now so I decided to get the pocket version of this app for my phone! I have a stylus for my phone so the app is just amazing. I can see that there are bad reviews for this app, but there’s nothing really wrong with this app for me. If you have ever experienced using procreate on your iPad before, this app may work for you as well because you will already know how to use this app!! Hopefully this review helps a lot!! uwu ✨
Review by Dud2008
First: 4 1/2 stars. They just don’t have halves so just pretend. And Second: This app is one of... no, not one of, THE BEST drawing app I’ve ever had. It allows me to draw and create art easily and share it with my friends and family. The only problem on Pocket is that there is not an auto shape yet. I sort of rely on auto shape because I don’t have a very steady hand, and it’s already difficult to draw on phones with my fingers. I hope that comes in an update soon. Either way it still probably will be the best drawing app I could find for a phone.
Review by ïsaac
I’ve tried out dozens of painting/art apps on iPhone and iPad over the past couple of years, and Procreate Pocket is the best one out there. I use the app for hours daily and am so comfortable with it now, that I tend to draw on my iPhone than on my iPad Pro. The interface is incredibly intuitive and accessible. The recent addition of a powerful liquify tool really pushes Procreate app over the edge. Frankly, I’m shocked this app doesn’t have a solid 5-star average rating which is what prompted me to leave this review.
Review by Tjjjjjjjjj53814
Look, it’s great for quick sketches and such but you are very limited. Depending on what canvas size you pick, you may be limited in layers. Also, it’s missing a LOT of features that the iPad version has (As to be expected, but it felt like it was missing more than it should have). Also, sometimes when drawing it would use the eye dropper tool to change colors when that’s not what I wanted at all. I’m giving it a 3 star just because of how much I do love procreate as a whole but to me half the price of the iPad version should have more features than it does.
Review by Shonemeister
I can still make good art with this app, but some of the brushes are always coming out bigger than the canvas, and it’s very confusing to fix in the setting because there is to much. I can’t make a circle, I don’t know how to blend colors with the brushes, and whenever I search up how to use it on phone the only things that come up are tablet tutorials because no one use the phone. I don’t think this app is worth $4.99, at least not for the phone. The tablet is much better, the iPhone version doesn’t seem like the way to go. It’s not bad, but not really all that great either.
Review by Jonathon Bee Baker
This is an impressive update from the Procreate folks. I liked it before but now that it’s nearly the same as the IPad version I LOVE it. The color goes on smooth even when using my big sausage fingers. And the slight pressure sensitivity is beautiful. Makes me wish there was an IPhone 8++ to work it on. Love having all of the brushes and customization available to me and the addition of the selection and transform tool is a dream come true. Thanks Savage. Like Metallica scratched into a high school desktop. You guys “RULZ”
Review by aqua cantaloupe
I like the diverse range of brushes available, and I’m able to draw relatively smooth line work with this app, but those are the only good features I can think of. The app crashes everyday, and sometimes I can’t even get to the canvas without closing the app out of frustration. It’s also rather difficult to work with, (I’m paying $4 for no layer modes and a confusing layout? :( Most free painting apps even have layer modes..) learning on it is really time consuming, and I feel like I’ve wasted money considering all of the negative aspects of the app. Overall, I think it’s just okay; it’s good for editing art from other programs and doodling, but not so great for drawing.
Review by Ekagrata
I started using Procreate on my iPad Pro... what an incredible app! I hesitated briefly to spend additional $$ for Procreate Pocket especially after reading the negative comments. Glad I decided to buy. So, it’s certainly not a comparable drawing, painting experience on my iPhone. But then, how could it be. This is a fun way to urban sketch, paint anywhere I find myself hanging out for a few minutes. It’s feature rich for an iPhone drawing app and well worth the few dollars.
Review by 20seventwenty7🐱
This is the best drawing app I've ever downloaded for iPhone! I was a little skeptical forking over my money, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have the full version on my iPad mini and I love it to pieces. I love how smooth this app runs on my iPhone 5s. It's a very high quality app and has almost all the features of the iPad version. It's only missing Quickline and custom canvas sizes, which are even more minor features! Even so, those roadblocks can be fairly easily overcome—with a bit of practice it's easier to draw a straight line, and I can Airdrop custom canvas sizes to my phone from my iPad to import. Additionally, drawing on the 4K canvas is incredibly smooth, an enormous revolution from my iPad mini 1's (functioning) maximum of 2k x 2.5k. Overall, to anybody looking for a high-quality drawing app for iPhone, Pocket Procreate is at the top of my list!
Review by Toothpick013
It’s not even a competition. If you’ve used Procreate in iPad you’ll feel right at home. The two are nearly identical save for a select few features—liquify and even drawing guides are absent from the Pocket version, but I can’t imagine these are permanently lost features, and are certainly destined for a future update. Other than that? It’s worth every penny and more (just please avoid the subscription model).
Review by Fragie21
I just bought the app, overall the app is okay, though some of the brushes feel “clunky” to work with when drawing with larger strokes. Also the user interface is not very friendly. For adjusting stokes and opacity the buttons are halfway tucked on the sides which makes it annoying to have to tap on and adjust the size/opacity. The arrow to go back to other canvasses on the upper left corner is small and it took me hours to figure out that was the arrow to return to the main view and not an arrow for “modify”. Also for a paid app, it should have more features and utilize onion layers (unless there is a way to do this, then it is not very clear).
Review by Katietaytee
Okay first of all, I LOVE this app and have been using it for 5 years HOWEVER I just went to create a new artwork and it didn’t let me use any more than 7 layers, when only a couple of weeks ago I could use up to 38!!! What happened??? Please fix this, I love using this app and it would be a shame to stop making artwork with it just because of a silly issue like this! Until then, my rating will stay at 2 stars.
Review by Huscbhourowbh
I like this app and all that, but I have had a problem a minute ago and I need help. I was just using the dropper tool and I needed a skin color I already used. I did and then I used the color at it was 50 percent lighter than it was before: then I used it again and it was black! Every color I use is darker than it is or lighter. I am not really liking this app and it makes me kinda wanna crush my phone because of how frustrated I am! I have looked up so many tutorials and nothing works. I’m giving this a 2 because it’s not the best at all... for one of the best apps for drawing it needs to improve a lot. I’d rather use sketchbook over this.
Review by Sw1ft3r
I’m not sure what to feel towards Procreate Pocket. I’ve recently purchased the app on my iPhone in hopes that I would be able to use the same wonderful drawing app I know and love without having to carry around a huge iPad Pro wherever and whenever I want to draw, but I’m struggling to find any situation where I’ve ever felt comfortable using the application on the iPhone. I feel like I’ve had too high of an expectation from the iPad app to really see where the pocket version can shine but I cannot say that it would ever be a viable alternative to the iPad version let alone be some form of replacement. It’s lack of features that the iPad has like the extra drawing guides, liquify and quick shape are some of the biggest features that I would have really liked to have seen on Pocket, but sadly aren’t included as of making this review. I really want this app to succeed, but right now it’s simply unusable since I’m so used to the iPad version. I would also HIGHLY recommend some sort of cloud syncing if that isn’t already a feature so I can work on my projects across devices. Seeing as this isn’t an option right now from what I’ve seen, this is a huge bummer because It takes away one of the big reasons I wanted to purchase it in the first place.
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