Astropad is a professional graphics app for the iPad. Astropad was initially developed as a joint project by two former apple software engineers, but soon expanded to a full fletched idea. This application allows your iPad to run advanced Mac programs such as Photoshop, thus turning your iPad into a professional graphics tablet. Operations that you perform on projects turn up on real-time on the opposite device that you are working on. Essentially, this creates a “shared” workspace. It’s great for kids too!
If you are an avid Photoshop user, this app was invented for you. With accesses to your favorite styluses and 60 frames per second, Astropad runs smoothly and efficiently. Before you make this purchase, consider reading the user reviews to better understand how the program works and what other individual’s experiences have been with it.
Astropad Pricing and Details
Astropadis supported by iOS 8 and OS X Mavericks 10.9.
software downloads for free on the iOS App Store for the iPad
Decide for yourself if the Astropad.com is a Scam or Legit after reading the user reviews below
I create a variety of art for my side business and have always lusted after the terribly expensive Wacom Cintiq products. While those are great and I know people with them, I could never justify the price tag. With Astropad, I am able to have probably 95% of the experience for a tiny fraction of the investment. I already had the Mac, had an iPad Air and just needed to invest in a new stylus. So far it works great. It is quite easy to setup (with a real “it just works” process) and with a little playing around with the settings I am able to draw with an Adonis Jot 4 stylus into Photoshop with great quality. Yes, over wifi there is a very slight lag, but it is handled extremely well by the app and does not interfere with your drawing. I have a traditional Wacom and while it works well, there is simply no substitute for drawing directly on what you are looking at. I am really looking forward to putting this to work in more areas and for anyone that does digital illustration I would highly recommend getting a decent stylus and giving Astropad a try. For a version 1 product, they hit a homerun.
I have used Wacom tablets for graphics/illustration work for decades. I’ve downloaded the companion app on my Mac and found Astropad to be quite useful with Painter, Photoshop and Lightroom. I appreciate the thought that has gone into it. The pinch to zoom and move features are well implemented and intuitive. My keyboard shortcuts for tool selection and brush size management are intact. I can rest my palm on the iPad while using the pressure-sensitive stylus for more precise control. I can put the stylus right where I want it, because (unlike my Wacom tablet) I can SEE my work beneath the tip of the stylus. I’ll use this app in my work and enjoy benefits that heretofore have been priced out of reach for me.
I have an iPad Air 2 and 2012 retina MacBook Pro and a Wacom Creative Stylus 1 and 2.
I was on the verge of buying a cintiq companion 2 when this app was released. After a day of playing with astropad I decided to delay the cintiq purchase. After a week I decided to buy Astropad and another Creative Stylus 1(as my old one is worn out). For now a Cintiq Companion 2 doesn’t seem worth the difference in price given the capabilities of this app. I’ll re-evaluate in a month.
Note: Check out the Astropad website for recommended styluses. I Highly recommend the Wacom Creative Stylus 1. A good stylus is vital for this app.
“Pixelated, janky and annoying. FALSE advertising too, the Image Quality is not retina 80% of the time and the gestures are frustratingly clunky”
“I salute the developer for taking the risk to develop such an app, however the resolution and responsiveness compared to other popular paint programs on iOS is just not there. Sketch Club and ProCreate are far more usable and capable and of professional quality results.