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Turn your iPhone into a high-end pen display with Astropad Mini!

• "Astropad is my new go-to retouching tool while on the go, which is often." - FStoppers
• "In short: it actually works." - The Verge
• "I found performance instantaneous with no lag time whatsoever." - The Next Web
• "Astropad's execution is much better...mirroring the display with zero lag and total reliability." - Gizmodo
• "Somebody should really go to Wacom HQ and make sure everyone's okay." - Uncrate

Astropad Mini transforms your iPhone into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac. Astropad Mini couples the iPhone’s touch display with your Mac, so you can naturally draw and retouch directly into in your favorite creative tools like Photoshop, Lightroom and more.

SLRLounge says "[The graphics tablet] remains THE most essential piece of equipment outside of my camera and lenses for modern photography. I encourage you to get one." Astropad Mini and iPhone makes professional level tools affordable and accessible for everyone. Now you too can have an essential tool of the professional photographer in your pocket.

Instead of struggling with your mouse, you can now use Astropad Mini to directly edit your photos with ease. And unlike other tools, your iPhone is always with you and so is Astropad Mini.

Use your iPhone as a portable graphics tablet for your favorite Mac photography tools including: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, Affinity Photo, and any other Mac app you like! Whether you are a professional photographer or a hobbyist, Astropad Mini offers the most powerful way to photo edit with your Mac.

Built for the needs of creative professionals, Astropad Mini is true to your source material with color corrected output and retina resolution. What you see on your iPhone is the same as on your Mac.

Astropad Mini features breakthrough network technology that keeps up with you even when wireless. It really works, allowing you to work from your desk or the sofa.

Watch our demo video at: http://astropad.com

• Provides a natural retouching & drawing experience
• Works with any Mac app
• Delivers unprecedented image quality, no compression artifacts
• Blazing fast, keeps up with you
• Bursts to 60 FPS even over Wi-Fi
• Works wirelessly or over USB
• Supports all iOS styluses
• Pressure sensitive
• Customizable shortcuts
• True Retina resolution
• Pinch to zoom and pan in your Mac apps

Great for photography tasks like:
• Spot Healing
• Smoothing skin texture
• Patching
• Dodging & Burning
• Masking
• And even drawing!

Supported iOS Styluses:
• Pencil by FiftyThree
• Adonit
• Wacom
• Adobe Ink
• Pogo Connect
• Hex3

Creating Astropad Mini required innovative new technology we call LIQUID. We tried existing technologies but none of them delivered the performance we demanded. So we developed LIQUID and we are now able to deliver incredible performance and image quality well beyond existing tools

Powered by LIQUID technology
• 2x faster than AirPlay
• Better than the highest quality JPEG
• Designed specifically for Wi-Fi

** Requires a Mac **
The Mac companion app is free and is available on http://astropad.com.

Devices supported:
All iPhones with iOS 8.2 or later
All Macs with 10.9 (Mavericks) or later

What our users are saying:

"Astropad is awesome…Tonight I’ll be heading to the Apple Store to return the Wacom tablet I purchased 13 days ago." - John M.

"Astropad has done more to help my career as a designer and illustrator than any other program besides Photoshop." - Zach Wilkinson

"I levitated out of my seat when I saw Astropad, having frequently lusted after a Wacom Cintiq for years but unable to afford it. Thank you much for developing this breakthrough app." - Mark G.

"Great, great, great. Need I say more?" - Sherri Nielsen

"OHMYGODILOVEYOU!" - Wayne Johnson

What’s New

Version 3.0

Astropad Mini now features the newest generation of our LIQUID Video Engine. Here’s what to expect with this update:

* Up to 2x more responsive: You’ll notice significantly reduced latency, smoother drawing, and a faster screen refresh rate (especially over USB and strong WiFi connections).
* Up to 4x better GPU performance: Accelerated GPU support means a smoother and more powerful display performance.

This release requires you update both your Mac and iPhone. Visit the iOS App Store to update your iPhone app. If you aren’t automatically prompted to update the Mac app, you can download the latest versions at astropad.com/downloads

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

bang-boogie ,

Effective Workflow

Amazing artists and teaching tool. This app provides a wonderful and accurate approach to working creatively with efficiency in software from your computer to your I-Phone or pad. The ease of set up to no lag when using stylus pens performs accurate taking away any forced workflow.

ShadyMoney ,

Attention Beginner Artists

For the last several months I’d been looking for an introductory drawing tablet to see if I had the ability to illustrate my own novel. After being discouraged for idea of shelling out money for something I’m not that good at (Drawing) I found Astropad. I then downloaded a sketchbook program for Mac and boom the only limit to my creative expression are self imposed. If you’re already good at drawing, Astropad is for you, if your more like me and need to practice....Astropad is still for you. 10/10

Shad0w7 ,

Amazingly cool!

Even on my iPhone 5 it works great seamlessly and is beautifully designed and extremely functional - a great option and amazingly functional. I would pay for this but it's amazing it's free!!! On an 11 Pro Max you could probably get amazing results - almost iPad like!!!


Astro HQ LLC
36.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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