Can You Get Procreate On PC?

Can You Get Procreate On PC?

Will Procreate become available for PC?

Digital art creation has become increasingly popular over the years, and Procreate is a leading app in the digital art world. The app is only available on iPad, which may leave some artists wondering if they can access it on other devices. In this article, we will discuss the availability of Procreate on different devices and suggest some alternatives for PC and Android users.

Procreate is exclusive to iPad and is not available for PC or Android, but there are alternatives for PC and Android users.

Alternatives to Procreate for PC and Android

Procreate's unique touch-focused design makes it difficult to replicate on other devices. While there are alternatives available for PC and Android users, they may not offer the same experience as Procreate.

There are several alternatives to Procreate that aim to provide good drawing tools and layers for a low budget. Some of these include:

Software Compatible Devices
Clip Studio Paint Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
MediBang Paint Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Krita Windows, Mac, Android
Gimp Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
Paint Tool Sai Windows
Fire Alpaca Windows, Mac
Alchemy Windows, Mac, Linux
Ibis Paint Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


While these alternatives can provide a similar experience to Procreate, to get the same touch-focused experience, you would need to use a screen tablet. Unfortunately, these can be quite expensive, with the cheapest ones being around $200 on Amazon. Additionally, screen tablets for PC or Mac are monitors and can't be used separately from your desktop. Cheap screen tablets tend to be low resolution, and dual monitor setups can be complicated and not very intuitive, depending on your graphics card. For most people, it is not very convenient to use them.

If you are looking for something that closely mimics the UI and feel of the real Procreate app, it might be worth investing in an iPad, Apple Pencil, and the Procreate app.

Using an External Monitor with Procreate App

If you are already an iPad and Procreate user, but you find the screen too small, you can use a thunderbolt cable to project your canvas onto an external monitor. This allows you to have a bigger screen while still using the Procreate app. It's a great option for those who have trouble seeing small details or want to show their work on a bigger screen.

Best Low Budget Alternatives to Procreate for PC

If you are on a tight budget, you don't have to worry about shelling out for expensive software subscriptions like Photoshop. There are some great alternatives that allow you to create digital art from your PC or Android device, and the best part is that they don't cost an arm and a leg.

Here are some affordable Procreate alternatives for desktop users:

  • Krita (free)
  • Alchemy (free)
  • Gimp (free)
  • Fire Alpaca (free)
  • Clip Studio Paint ($49.99-$219.00)
  • Paint Tool Sai ($50)
  • MediBang Paint (free)

Some of the free Procreate alternatives are nice... But it's worth noting that if you really like the look and feel of Procreate, it is best to invest in an iPad, Apple Pencil, and the Procreate app. While these desktop apps can be a good option, using a drawing tablet that connects to your device comes with an extra cost.

Final Thoughts on Procreate and it's Alternatives

Procreate is a fantastic app that is specifically designed for iPad and is a great option for those who want to create digital art. It has an incredible brush system and UI that is easy to get started with. There are tons of great add-ons, like brushes, textures, and color palettes. But it's not expanding to other operating systems anytime soon.

While it's not available on PC or Android, there are some excellent alternatives that offer similar features and benefits.

When it comes to selecting a digital art creation tool, it's important to find one that suits your needs and budget. While Procreate may be the best option for iPad users, there are affordable alternatives available for PC and Android users.

At the end of the day, what matters most is finding the right tool that allows you to express your creativity and create beautiful digital art. So, take some time to explore the options available, and don't be afraid to try something new.

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