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Astropad Studio

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Go beyond a graphics tablet with Astropad Studio - the ultimate tool for professional artists & designers.

Astropad Studio allows you to use your iPad to draw directly into Photoshop and any other Mac creative tools. Astropad Studio turns your iPad into a high-end graphics tablet that does more.

Built for creative professionals with features like:
· Wifi or USB connectivity
· Crystal clear & ultra-fast
· Gesture shortcut customization
· Keyboard support
· Unlimited upgrades

Start a free 7-day trial today!

With your subscription you'll get:
· A monthly update with features and improvements
· Syncing of your settings across your devices
· Priority creative pro support

$7.99 monthly or $64.99 annually


Astropad Studio is our highest performance tool, built for creative professionals. If you're interested in using your iPad as a graphics tablet but you're not a creative professional, take a look at Astropad Standard, also available on the App Store.


· Pinch to Zoom: Pinch to zoom and pan in Mac Apps
· Liquid Extreme: Up to 5x faster than baseline Liquid
· Wifi & USB: Use your iPad as a graphics tablet plugged in or wirelessly
· Keyboard Support: Access our built-in keyboard or use your own Bluetooth keyboard
· Velocity Control: Analyzes network conditions dozens of times per second to balance image quality and latency

· Magic Gestures: Create your own gesture shortcuts with touch-Pencil combinations
· Shortcut Sets: Sidebar shortcuts automatically adapt to match whatever Mac app you’re working in

· Apple Pencil Optimized: Designed exclusively for the precision of Apple Pencil
· Color Corrected: True to your source material with color corrected output and retina resolution



· Mac OS X 10.10 or later, and iPad iOS 9 or later.
· Optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.


· $7.99 monthly or $64.99 annually
· Price may vary by location.

Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card using your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.



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What's New in Version 1.1

Today we are excited to introduce Customizable Pressure Curves in Astropad Studio! You can now precisely tune how Apple Pencil responds to your drawing pressure, with support for everything from simple to complex curves.

Other enhancements:

- Fixed stuck modifier keys
- Fixed broken on-screen Caps Lock key
- Fixed SmartCover input bug
- Other reliability improvements

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Customer Reviews

Longtime Cintiq user makes the switch to iPad Pro + Astropad Studio

I really like Astropad but it just didn't have the same feel as working on my Cintiq. It was a good recommendation for folks who didn't have a Cintiq, but not quite a replacement.
Studio has all the improvements that push the experience to that Cintiq feel. Previously I had issues with the refresh rate clearing my lasso tool selections as well as rendering those "marching ants" on screen via Photoshop. Since the upgrade to Studio, things are much improved. Additionally, there are on screen tool bars and users can make adjustments to pressure curves, which couldn't be done in the standard edition.
I look forward to all the new implements - the team has also been quite responsive to issues I've inquired about. All in all, this makes the subscription a good investment for me - I have since sold my 2nd gen 21 UX and made the complete switch to the iPad Pro + Apple
Pencil + Astropad Studio.

Game changer for designers. Buy iPad Pro and get this.

Although it is quite annoying that they just launched the professional version after making it look like the 'standard' version was going to come with this 'pro' version features with updates and improvements, I will just rate this based on my experience so far on the app alone.

Well, this is simply AMAZING. I use this app with Photoshop EVERYDAY AT WORK now. And I began using this with Sketchup. And Illustrator. Well... pretty much anything can work if you customize the shortcuts. The magic gesture and customizable shortcuts AND keyboard support just makes this a game changer. Performance is great and WIFI connection is great too although I do prefer the cable mode with fastest connection.

I am product/experience designer at work and I use this for rendering and after using Astropad, I was able to get my works done really quickly and better and it is just great. Good performance and works great. Although I am salty about the subscription plan... the performance itself looks just great.

If you are not using this professionally, I think you don't really need to use this software to connect to computers. I think there are bunch of other iPad apps that are great for sketching and vectoring and anything that works better on touchscreen devices. Just my personal opinion. At least I don't use Astropad out of my work.

Changed My Career

As a graphic designer, I've always been one to be chained to my desktop to complete my designs and work. My setup is grand (maxed out 2015 iMAC, Wacom Cintiq 27UHD, 2 5TB hard drives) but the downside was that I always had to stay in one place to get my work done. Then I discovered Astropad. I never thought an iPad would have the same power as an Wacom pad and when I did it totally opened up my mind to changing my career lifestyle to one that is filled with travel and new locations and ultimately, to have the same amount of power (if not more) through my mobile setup. THANK YOU astropad for giving me the ability to see the opportunities that lie beyond my desktop based mindset. I look forward to seeing this program grow in strength and to help other creatives be more mobile in this world.

Astropad Studio
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  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 38.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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