I posted about the then imminent arrival of Patterning 2 (the all new app succeeding the original Patterning) back in May, and that original post still has all the detail on what is in the new version. Now it’s arrived I think it’s worth singling out a couple of areas that I think (or rather, I hope), will probably be of most interest to me (and then hopefully to you too).

The first is randomisation. You might think that that’s a strange area to focus on. However, for me it’s a feature that I love to make use of as a way of almost starting a creative conversation with myself. It is essentially a jumping off point for when I have none of my own, and, unless I’m totally unique in this area, I believe that a lot of people will also find this useful.

The all important factor in randomisation is how it is implemented. I haven’t had a chance to play with that area in Patterning 2 as yet, but I’m hopeful that it will live up to the rest of the app’s features and be a source of creative inspiration. I’ll let you know when I get there.

The second important feature for me is automation, and in many ways what I’m really interested in seeing is how these two features work together as I think that there are some really unique creative possibilities by combining them. Again, I haven’t had a chance to play as yet, so I will report back when I get my hands dirty.

For now, here’s a link to Patterning 2 on the app store, which costs $14.99.

You can also check out the original post from May which has a full feature list if you prefer.

And here are a couple of handy videos of Patterning 2 in the wild to give you some flavour too.