Using a stylus on an iPad is inaccurate and slow. I assume those problems are still present using this. I find it hard to believe that this is "professional" quality. I could believe good/fun but the bar for professional is set pretty high by Wacom tablets.
I'll probably give it a shot, would love to be proven wrong.
We've found a number of styluses that work really quite well. Take a look: http://blog.astropad.com/styluses/
a number of styluses
Two is a number.
The Adonit Jot Touch 4 (NOT the latest pixelpiont, ugh) works well enough that i'd call it "usable," especially on-the-go where I'm not lugging around my Cintiq.
Also, there's a great deal of variation in software when it comes to latency and smoothing. Some, like the Adobe apps are pretty bad. AstroPad is among those with the lowest latency drawing that I've seen (quite the feat considering it is also transmitting your display).
All of the comments are people saying that this looks cool and that they can't wait to try it.
Has anyone actually used it? I ask because I'd be interested in dropping the $$$ on an iPad, stylus, and this app if the claims made here are really true.
(No offense to the devs, but I don't want to hear potentially biased information from you, I'd like to hear a review from an impartial source who's actually used this.)
Take a look at what the press thinks, the reviews have been fantastic!
iMore: http://www.imore.com/astropad-brings-cintiq-experience-your-ipad "it's miles beyond any previous mirrored-screen experience, and it feels a lot more precise, to me, than working within an iPad app."
The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/18/8060731/ipad-mirroring-app-drawing-astropad “In short: it actually works”
The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/02/18/astropad-transforms-your-ipad-into-a-full-fledged-graphics-tablet/ "I found performance instantaneous with no lag time whatsoever.”
Thanks for these.
Will you be supporting the more advanced functions of the Pencil? ie. Surface Pressure?
Does this work in combination with Adobe Illustrator for vector work?
Yes! It will work with any Mac creative tool
Does anyone know if this supports: 1. the pressure sensitive Wacom stylus for iPad? 2. palm rejection?
If so, this could be really huge!
Yes, it has palm rejection and pressure sensitivity. Astropad supports Wacom, Adonit, Hex3 styluses. Soon we'll have support for Pencil by FiftyThree!
Here is a detailed blog posts on what styluses we like: http://blog.astropad.com/styluses/
Wow that's amazing. I'll try it out tonight and if it works great with my setup I'll put a Wacom stylus on my birthday list :-D
Damn this works great. I don't do a lot of design or illustration that requires pen tablets but I had a simple Bamboo laying around the house for that.
This app made me sell the pen tablet and use this instead. Amazing how fast this things works with Liquid technology. And good to have a student discount.
Anyone with a better comparison between Adonit and the Wacom-pen than http://blog.astropad.com/styluses/ ? They seem to be very different.
Just downloaded it, but haven't played with it yet. It's pretty amazing that this is free. I would think you would want to charge for something like this.
its not free, its $50
Thanks, I just saw the "Try It" button, downloaded it, and didn't even notice the "Buy" button right in my face at the top.
Yea its very hidden until you actually have the app downloaded and installed. I thought it was free as well until I went to use it
Cool. Looking forward to giving this a test run soon. Nice logo btw!
Thanks for posting! It's exciting to see a new product in this space, and it's really nice to be able to try Astropad before buying! (Unlike AirStylus, Duet etc.) But I can't get anything lower than 100ms latency with my 2014 13" MBP and iPad Air 2 — even over USB. Wonder if others are having better luck?
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, it should be much much faster than that.
What Mac app are you using it with?
Hi Matt, thanks for reaching out. I was using Illustrator CC 2014 (and using my finger rather than a Bluetooth stylus, if that matters...) Running Yosemite 10.10.1.
I'll go ahead and send a note to support as well.
This looks great!