Apple is giving away a premium 'sketching, painting and illustration' exclusively to Apple Store app users. Here's how you can download it.
Procreate Is A Wonderful Sketching App For iOS - Apple Is Giving It Away For Free
Every week Apple gives away a premium app for free which otherwise commands a price tag on a regular day. But that app (or game) is part of Apple's free App of the Week initiative. There's a second tunnel as well through which Apple throws away App Store freebies at users. That route is via the official Apple Store app. Keep in mind Apple doesn't put up apps for free on a regular basis like it does through the 'App of the Week' initiative. Also, apps available through the Apple Store app are subject to availability around the world as well.
The app which Apple is giving away currently through the Apple Store app is Procreate. It happens to be an extremely powerful 'sketching, painting and illustration' app, as per the description on the App Store.
Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential – Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are. Procreate features ground-breaking canvas resolution, 128 incredible brushes, advanced layer system and is powered by Silica: the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS.
Since Procreate is available via the Apple Store app therefore you can't just hop into the App Store and download it. First and foremost download the Apple Store app from here. With that out of the way, follow the steps posted below.
1. Launch the Apple Store app you just downloaded.
2. Tap on the 'Stores' tab at the bottom.
3. You'll see a carousel at the bottom of the new page. Swipe towards the right-most carousel. You'll see the Procreate offer. Tap on it.
4. On the next page tap on 'Download now for free.'
5. Tap on the 'Redeem' button on the top right hand corner. This will initiate the app download.
Even if you do not plan to keep the app it will sit snuggly in your Purchased section. Simply head over to the App Store, navigate to Updates > Purchased, and you can re-download the app at a moment's notice. But given how awesome Procreate is, we highly recommend giving it a go at least once before trashing it.