Use Ipad As Drawing Tablet For Mac Free


By 'mirroring' to the external monitor (iPad) in display settings, one gets the same view on the graphics tablet as on the Mac's screen. Astropad is another combo (about $30) that focuses more on the graphics tablet idea. You cannot use it as an external monitor, but define an area of your Mac's screen that is mirrored to the tablet. With the Sidecar feature in macOS Catalina. Pressure sensitive brushes for Photoshop: https://thevectorlab.com/products/thrashtones-for-photoshop. Astropad has offered its studio app for creative professionals that turns iPad into a Mac drawing tablet since 2017. Now after hearing lots of feedback from users, Astropad has launched a beta to. Astropad has been developed and designed from the ground up to be a very good iPad Pro alternative to an actual Wacom Cintiq-like experience on your iPad and Mac. The standard version of Astropad is a one-time price point with a limited/fixed feature set that works on devices running iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 and later Mac OSes.

astropad for windows turns your iPad into a drawing tablet

A question we commonly get asked is Does Astropad work with Windows? We’re excited to announce that Astropad is in active development for Windows support!


Project Blue is our free public beta that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet — with customizable features that adapt to any artist.

mirror your windows desktop

Astropad works with any Windows program software — Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, ZBrush, and more!

apple pencil & touch support

Astropad for Windows is optimized for drawing with the Apple Pencil. Use touch gestures to quickly access your favorite tools and shortcuts.

connect over wifi or usb

Untether your workspace! Connect wirelessly via any private WiFi network, or use USB when WiFi isn’t available.

a workspace designed for creative pros

Project Blue goes beyond a basic drawing tablet. Featuring a robust sidebar and on-screen UI, you can quickly access your favorite shortcuts and customize your drawing preferences.


— Because when it comes to your creative workflow, we know that no two artists work alike.

astropad for windows system requirements

  1. PC laptop or desktop: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, Build 1809 or later
  2. iPad (and Apple Pencil): iOS 9.1 or later

astropad for windows features

current features

Drawing tablet functionality
  • Mirroring
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Touch support (pan and zoom)
Limited Astropad Studio shortcuts and customization
  • Basic sidebar shortcuts
  • ‘Magic Gestures’
  • Hard & soft pressure curves
  • On-screen modifier keys
  • On-screen keyboard
  • External keyboard support
  • ‘Move and Zoom’
Robust connectivity and performance

Drawing Pad For Ipad

  • Connect over WiFi or USB
  • Low latency at 60fps
  • GPU support

coming soon

Our beta is still a work in progress. Here’s what we’ll be adding to Project Blue over the coming months:

Expanded shortcuts
  • Unlimited, customizable shortcuts
  • Per-app shortcuts
Complete customization
Best drawing tablets for artists
  • Custom pressure curves
  • Custom pressure smoothing
Further performance enhancements
  • Luna Display integration
  • Further latency reductions

Can You Use Ipad As Drawing Tablet For Mac

a special message from astropad’s ceo

Astropad Studio is our award-wining drawing software that turns your iPad into a fully customizable drawing tablet. We first launched Astropad for Mac in 2015; now, we’re bringing Astropad to the Windows creative community. Our beta is still a work in progress, but we’re excited to hear what you think of it!

*Note: After the Project Blue beta, Windows support will be rolled into the existing Astropad Standard and Studio apps as a free feature.

Follow @mronge and @astropad on Twitter for the latest news on Project Blue.

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