Astropad is a relatively inexpensive application that enables users to transform their iPad into a graphics tablet–similar to Wacom’s $800+ Cintiq. Designed for programs like Photoshop, Astropad allows you to display and interact with content on your Mac, in real time, via Wi-Fi or USB, using your finger or a stylus. Those with a more expensive Bluetooth stylus can take advantage of its palm rejection feature which prevents accidental marking. Although there is also an iPhone version, the iPad’s larger screen makes for a more enjoyable experience.
- Photo editing
Application(s): iOS Apps
Platform(s): iPad: iOS 8.0+ | iPhone: iOS 8.2+ | Mac: iOS 10.9+ (Mac required)
Price: $4.99 – iPhone | $19.99 – iPad (Introductory pricing)
Tutorial: How to Setup Astropad