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The #1 app for turning your iPad into a drawing tablet for Mac

The #1 app for turning your iPad into a drawing tablet for Mac

Astropad Standard

by Astro HQ
Astropad Standard
Astropad Standard

What is it about?

Astropad Standard lets you transform your iPad into an artistic tool for your Mac. It supports popular applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Pixelmator. Draw, paint, and animate with ease using your chosen stylus or Apple Pencil. You can also take advantage of features like retina resolution, palm rejection, pinch to zoon, and customizable shortcuts.

Why we love it

If you want an accurate tool for your Mac, Astropad Standard for iPad is a terrific choice.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Version
2.2.5
Rating
(1950)
Size
25Mb
Genre
Productivity Photo & Video
Last updated
August 15, 2017
Release date
February 17, 2015
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App Store Description

The #1 app for turning your iPad into a drawing tablet for Mac! Astropad allows you to use your iPad to draw directly into Photoshop and any other Mac creative tools, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Affinity, Corel Painter, Manga Studio, Pixelmator, Mischief and any other Mac app you like!

With Astropad, you get the high-end experience of a Wacom pen display at a fraction of the price. Connect wirelessly or over USB for complete creative freedom.  

** Requires a Mac **
The Mac companion app is free and is available on http://astropad.com.

Watch our demo video at: http://astropad.com

Astropad Standard will remain free after purchase, with continual updates to improve performance.

Features:
• Provides a natural drawing experience
• Works with any Mac app
• Delivers unprecedented image quality, no compression artifacts
• Blazing fast, keeps up with your drawing
• Bursts to 60 FPS even over Wi-Fi
• Works wirelessly or over USB
• Supports all iOS styluses
• Pressure sensitive
• Customizable shortcuts
• True Retina resolution
• Accurate palm rejection
• Pinch to zoom and pan in your Mac apps

Great for:
• Illustration
• Sketching
• Painting
• Animation
• Photo

Supported Styluses:
• Apple Pencil
• Pencil by FiftyThree
• Adonit
• Wacom
• Adobe Ink
• Pogo Connect
• Hex3 

• "In short: it actually works." - The Verge
• "If you're a digital artist with an iPad, you need to give Astropad a try." - iMore
• "I found performance instantaneous with no lag time whatsoever." - The Next Web
• "Astropad's execution is much better...mirroring the display with zero lag and total reliability." - Gizmodo
• "Somebody should really go to Wacom HQ and make sure everyone's okay." - Uncrate

Creating Astropad required innovative new technology we call LIQUID. We tried existing technologies but none of them delivered the performance we demanded. So we developed LIQUID and we are now able to deliver incredible performance and image quality well beyond existing tools.

Powered by LIQUID technology
• 2x faster than AirPlay
• Better than the highest quality JPEG
• Designed specifically for Wi-Fi

Devices supported:
All iPads with iOS 8
All Macs with 10.9 (Mavericks) or later

What our users are saying:

“I was debating on whether or not to get a Cintiq and decided to go with Astropad/ iPad Pro. Couldn't be happier!” Dante Terzigni, illustrator

“I love Astropad – it completely benched my Wacom tablet. The Wacom is forgotten in my bottom drawer and hasn’t seen the light of day since I installed Astropad.” Erkki Alvenmod, photographer

"Great, great, great. Need I say more?" - Sherri Nielsen

“It’s a go! The latency is nonexistent compared to a Cintiq. It’s much better in so many ways and your pockets will be much happier.” Dave Garcia, photographer

"It's completely revolutionized the way I animate in Flash and Photoshop." - Ronny K.

"I levitated out of my seat when I saw Astropad, having frequently lusted after a Wacom Cintiq for years but unable to afford it. Thank you much for developing this breakthrough app." - Mark G.

"OHMYGODILOVEYOU!" - Wayne Johnson