Astropad

Astropad

If you work in the creative industry, or just fancy yourself as a bit of a part time Picasso, you’ll love the new app Astropad. It effectively brings you Mac and iPad together as one, allowing your iPad to become a touch screen drawing tablet. The true artists amongst us will acknowledge it’s almost impossible to draw with a mouse, heck we’ve tried and everything looks like it’s been drawn by a child. With Astropad, simply take your favourite stylus and go to work on the iPad’s touch screen. The guys at Astropad have built the app to allow blazing fast speed, with a super smooth experience at 60fps – this avoids any of the lag you might usually expect when pairing screens in this way. There’s the option of either WiFi or USB connections, with both doing away with any horrid compression artefacts – your artwork will look as gorgeous on the small screen as it does on the large. The developers behind Astropad are ex Apple employees Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli, the beauty and simplicity of this latest app paying homage to their time in Cupertino. With all photo editing software supported and any iPad with iOS8 or later, this is one of those apps you’ll wonder how you lived without.

Get it! | $49.99