Are your Astropad and Luna Display apps up-to-date? Access the latest software downloads available here. Download Astropad Studio 1.1 for Mac from our website for free. Astropad Studio for Mac is included in Audio & Video Tools. This Mac app was originally created by Astro HQ LLC.
Whether you’re e-learning, whiteboarding during a video conference call, or retouching photos, Astropad Standard enables fluid collaboration across devices. Simply combine Standard with any Mac app that has native annotation functions — then draw directly on your iPad for a flexible mirroring experience.
Draw directly into any Mac creative software right on your iPad. With full pressure input, this solution turns your iPad into a flexible graphics tablet for hobbyist artists and creatives.
• Digital painting & illustration
• Photo retouching
Conveniently annotate documents on your Mac using your iPad, Apple Pencil, and any app with native annotation functions. Share feedback on design assets and capture notes on-the-go.
• PDF mark-ups
• Design file review
• Business presentations
Take online learning to the next level with virtual whiteboarding! Pair Astropad Standard with video conferencing software for real-time handwritten instruction and collaboration.
• Online teaching
• Brainstorming sessions
• Video call collaboration
Use any Mac app
Mirror any Mac app on your iPad with full touch support and gestures
Apple Pencil input for all Mac apps with native annotation function
Works over WiFi or USB
Connect devices wirelessly over local WiFi or plugged in via USB
Using Astropad Standard with Zoom
Annotate and brainstorm on-the-spot during presentations. Simply pair Astropad Standard with any Mac app that has native annotation functions.
In this quick, step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for pairing Zoom with Astropad Standard.
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Professional artists — looking to level up your creative tools? Astropad Studio is the ultimate wireless drawing tablet, designed for the most demanding creative work. With rich features, limitless customizable shortcuts, and magic gestures, Studio allows artists to work faster and more efficiently.
What you will need to use Astropad Studio
- Mac with OS 10.11 or later
- iPad Mini 2 (2013+), iPad Pro (2016+), iPad 5th generation (2017+), or iPad Air (2013+) or later with iOS 9.1 or later
- Apple Pencil
- Creative software on your Mac
For input and drawing, you can use your finger along with Apple Pencil.
Mac and iPad Pro will be connect by either USB cable or wirelessly with Wifi.
Downloading and Installing Apps
STEP 1: iPad App
Astropad Studio’s iPad app can be purchased on your iPad through the App Store. If you are using your Mac to purchase, go to the App Store through iTunes.
– Install on your iPad.
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STEP 2: Mac Companion App
After purchasing the iPad App, go to Astropad.com, to download the free Mac companion app. Go to “iPad”, click “Get It” and the Mac icon, or go directly to our Downloads page — Download the .zip file to your Mac.
– Extract the .zip file, and save the Mac app in “Applications”, or a location easy to find.
*For conveniency, you can keep the Mac App in your dock. Click and hold on the Astropad icon, and go up to “Options”, then select “Keep in Dock”.
STEP 3: Opening Both Apps
On your Mac, open Astropad Mac App.
Astropad Studio App
– Click “Setup”
On your iPad, open Astropad iPad App.
– Tap “Get Started”
After finalizing your payment setup and user account, go back to your Mac, and click “Next”.
**If you already have an account, go to “Log In” below Get Started.**
If you are running Mac OS Mojave
Unlike other Mac OS versions, you will need to enable Accessibility to use Astropad Studio. There will be a message that prompts during initial setup, with steps to Enable Accessibility from your Mac’s Systems Preferences.
You can also activate this manually by going to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, under the Privacy tab. There, check the box next to Astropad Studio’s icon. If you don’t see Astropad Studio’s icon available, click the “+” button and directly add the Application.
If you experience no pressure sensitivity with drawing / input, you may need to check whether the accompanied creative software in use requires this or a similar permissions under the Privacy tab.
If you are running Mac OS Catalina
Along with the enable Accessibility that was introduced with Mac OS Mojave, a new permissions has been added. “Allow Screen Recording” needs to be enabled to allow Astropad Studio to access the content on your screen. Astropad Studio does not record the contents of your screen.
There will be a message that prompts during initial setup, with detailed steps to Enable this from your Mac’s Systems Preferences.
You can also activate this manually by going to System Preferences, Security & Privacy, under the Privacy tab. There, scroll for “Screen Recording” and check the box next to Astropad Studio’s icon.
To use Astropad Studio you will need to make a user account. Creating a user account is easy, by entering your email and making a password. Your user license for Astropad Studio will be tied to this account.
To enter Studio, log in to your user account through your iPad.
Forgot your Password?
No worries! If you ever forget your account password, it can always be reset. At the login screen, click “Forgot your password?” in the upper right corner.
Next, enter your email tied to your user account, and click “Reset Password”. If the correct email was used, a confirmation will arrive in your inbox.
For more on User Account, check out Settings and Support.
USB and Wireless Connection:
To use Astropad Studio, your iPad Pro and Mac need to be connected, by either USB or Wi-Fi.
To connect by USB:
Using your Lightning to USB, connect iPad Pro to your Mac.
To connect by Wi-Fi:
Make sure both Mac and iPad are on the same wireless network. If iPad and Mac are on the same network with a good signal, they will connect automatically.
– Try Manually connecting if you’re unable to connect automatically.
At the connection screen, click “Connect info” and a new window is shown with connection options. Click “Wi-Fi Manual Connect, and a QR code opens on your Mac’s screen for your iPad to scan.
Take your iPad, making sure the Camera is “Enabled” for Astropad Studio, and allow it to scan the QR code. It will disappear entirely when you’re connected.