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An introduction to Astropad


an introduction to astropad
What is Astropad? Astropad is an app which can turn your iPad into a tablet emulator. It is Mac-specific (built by former Apple engineers), and works very well with apps such as Adobe Creative Cloud. By installing the app to both your Mac and your iPad or iPhone, you can create digital art easily.

I have overall been quite happy with this app, especially since it can be difficult to find something that will work on a Mac in any capacity. To find an app designed to be Mac-specific is like finding great riches.

Astropad features

Astropad is designed to work on any iPad or iPhone, and can be used with any stylus or even your finger if necessary.

Astropad Studio is designed specifically for the iPad Pro, and requires the use of an Apple Pencil. It's a higher-end option with added features such as unlimited upgrades and priority Support if something goes wrong.

Disclaimer: Happy Mac artist at play. If you run Windows, you will have to do your own research.

Astropad pricing

For digital art hobbyist, there is a one-time fee of $29.99. For a professional, a subscription to Astropad Studio is $79.99 per year.

Licensing is specific to the user, not the device, so choose the option that best suits your specific needs.

Downloading the Astropad Mini app to your iPhone is free. This is a great option for drawing on the go.

Visit Astropad to download the app

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