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Procreate [iPad] $7.99 -> FREE [update: Sale over]

04-03-2011, 10:55 AM
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Procreate [iPad] $7.99 -> FREE [update: Sale over]

Not a game, but a good deal

04-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 328
I have this app before it goes free. For those who bought the app before, here is why it becomes free for a limited time: http://www.savageinteractive.com.au/...-of-the-union/

This is a very good painting app with a simple interface and yet powerful features. I also have SketchBook Pro and ArtStudio, both are great painting apps, but what is good about procreate is that it doesn't have an overwhelming interface and yet the basic controls are good enough to get anyone started. The in-depth features, like adding your own brush and transform (rotate/flip) can be accessed within the basic controls.

I would say procreate is great for casual artists and still good enough for pros. Anyway, just download it, since it is now free.


04-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Verona - Italy
Posts: 618
Thank for the post... Down immediately..


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04-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
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For those that didn't follow the link, the synopsis is that the developer is being maliciously targeted by unscrupulous "users" (competitors) and, luckily, we can help.

If everyone that reads this thread writes up an honest review, after downloading this $8 app for free, we may be able to reduce the impact of these hooligans. Also, you can mark reviews as helpful that are from us. Please reply when you submit your review, so the thread stays active.

BTW, the dev's complaint is legit and Apple's looking into the affair and taking action.


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04-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Montreal
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I've left a review In the Canadian Store though. I'll download it in the US Store to leave a review as well :P
04-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Thank you!

Thanks for the chance to download your great app. I think it s a great program and will give it the excellent rating it deserves. Thanks again. By the way, did anyone notice that you can import your own textures! Yayy!

Last edited by Twigget; 04-03-2011 at 11:01 PM.
04-04-2011, 01:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,442
Brush with Greatness

Review posted on the app store:

Very powerful tool. Procreate manages to separate itself from the pack by enabling the artist to import and/or create his or her own brush patterns. Once you start toying with this feature, you will soon find that there are limitless possibilities. Some preset brushes are also included, each of which has one-metric-ton of attributes to tweak, so artist of any skill level can jump right in.

The overall focus of the app seems to be including only the most necessary and powerful tools, making them very approachable with simple UI, but then providing a number of attributes to allow fine-tuning. This is no surprise, since the app was created by the same brain-trust that developed the productivity app, Sorted, which is one of the most streamlined, but usable, apps in its class.

One of the highlights is the way the brushes interpret pressure and/or speed to dictate the spray strength. The layers are well-implemented and work just like you think they would, allowing resorting by drag and toggling on and off. Brush size and opacity are on-screen at all times, each with an elegant slider. The smudge tool works quite nicely, the color picker includes linear selects, photos can be imported directly for touch-ups.

All in all, this is a solid effort, with the extensive brush options taking center stage. I own most of the top-tier painting apps on the iDevice and Procreate sits quite comfortably right next to them. Recommended.

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04-04-2011, 02:41 AM
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Posts: 692
The UI works great just the way I liked it, but the resolution is, unfortunately and like the other apps, just way too small.
04-04-2011, 10:03 AM
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It's not free.

At least, it isn't now.
04-04-2011, 10:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Montreal
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Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
It's not free.

At least, it isn't now.
Yea, it ended a few ours ago.