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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

$11.99 monthly or $79.99 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.


· $11.99 monthly or $79.99 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.



Download the free Mac companion app: astropad.com/mac

FAQ: astropad.com/faq
Support: support@astro-hq.com
Community: community.astropad.com

Twitter & Instagram: @astropadapp
Facebook: facebook.com/astropadapp


Privacy Policy: http://astropad.com/studio/privacy.html
Terms of Use: http://astropad.com/studio/terms.html

What's New

Version 1.9

- Image Quality Enhancements — Up to 3-4x improved image quality for low-bandwidth network conditions
- Coldstart — Astropad’s Liquid Engine now accelerates to full speed over a WiFi network 2-3x faster
- General bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

685 Ratings

685 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Astropad Studio transforms our iPad Pro into the ultimate graphics tablet for our Mac, and we’re astonished by its speed and versatility. Lag-free wireless connectivity, customizable Apple Pencil shortcuts, compatibility with all of our design and illustration apps—sometimes we wonder how we got along without it. Now we spend less time leaping technical hurdles and more time creating cool stuff.

Must Have software for designers


This software was one of the major reasons I was willing to purchase my iPad Pro. The more functionality I can get out of a single product, the better and being able to use my iPad as a graphics tablet was HUGE. And it’s not just a crummy, I guess your to cheap or lazy to purchase the real thing style replacement. With the Apple Pencil, Astropad Studio works great and I feel zero regret letting go of the graphics tablet I’ve been using. It’s been an upgrade.

However, I only gave this app four stars because I’ve had some issues with connection and stability with the app. I can’t use the device without it being connected via usb because there’s is too much lag and disconnecting over WiFi.

The other major reason I’ve considered dropping Astropad, at least the studio version is that it is a little pricey. I really wish there was an option to just buy the app up front. Tbh, I’d ne happy to pay $80 for this app up front if it was just a one time purchase. Im still one the fence because I definitely need and appreciate the options that the come with the Studio version, and I honestly don’t think Astropad Standard would be a useable alternative for me.

Developer Response

Great to hear Astropad Studio has helped your workflow.
We'd like to help troubleshoot this wifi connection issue with you. Please email us at studio@astro-hq.com with more details on this problem.

Dear Smug "Professional" Users

Jack the Giant Killer

I know some of you continue to pepper these reviews with "if you can't afford it" or "as a professional user I don't mind..." This isn't about whether we can afford it, this isn't about how some are granted access through either class or professional status as an...ooooh...CREATOR. Get over yourselves. You are a dime a dozen and I am one of you. I'm talking about having a legitimate complaint over a bait and switch. I'm talking about having a company that milks then abandons its founding user base, offering them little incentive other than "this version actually works." No discounts, no early adopter rebate, no apology for the current state of their flagship app. You think they are going to spend any resources on it now that they are kickstarting into hardware? No. Some of you are fine with it. I am not. This is bad company culture. I will not trust them again.

P.S. copying and pasting your “concern” in numerous negative reviews will not restore our faith in your company. I’m done with your products and your shady ethics.

Developer Response

Apologies for any feelings of disappointment. That is not our intention with releasing the different versions, nor with developing hardware. There isn't any plans to remove features from Astropad Standard or abandon it. If possible, we'd like to better address more about your feedback. Please contact us at studio@astro-hq.com


Astro HQ LLC
39.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Astro HQ LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Subscription $11.99
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