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Management Mac utilizing Apple Pencil and iPad with new Astropad Slate

Control your Mac using Apple Pencil and iPad with Astropad Slate
Make your iPad and Apple Pencil right into a drawing pad in your Mac with Astropad Slate.
Picture: Astropad

Astropad Slate turns an iPad and Apple Pencil right into a drawing pill for a Mac.

There’s no must buy a primary Wacom pill or an identical accent when the iPad and pen you already personal can be utilized to attract into desktop inventive software.

Astropad Slate simulates a Wacom

“The concept for Slate happened in 2022 when Apple introduced new iPads with Apple Pencil hover. It acquired us interested by the standard no-screen pen tablets that so many artists begin their inventive journeys with. We got down to convey that very same expertise to iPad,” stated Astropad.

The corporate’s newly launched Slate software permits the consumer to regulate the cursor on their Mac with Apple Pencil and contact gestures, like pinch to zoom. Consider it as turning the iPad into a really giant trackpad.

In fact, it helps Apple Pencil hover on newer iPads, and simulated hover on older iPads.

And Astropad Slate can flip handwriting on the iPad into typed textual content on the Mac.

If the applying sounds acquainted, it was introduced in fall 2023, and has been in beta testing since then. It had over 8,200 customers in the course of the four-month beta.

Accessible now

Astropad Slate launched Thursday on the App Retailer. It comes with a one-time buy of $19.99 — no subscription required.

Download on the App Store

There are variations for the desktop and the pill, and start are required. The iPad have to be operating iPadOS 15 or later, whereas the Mac wants macOS Large Sur 11 or later.

For extra data, go to the developer’s web site.

The software program is from the identical firm that developed Astropad Studio and Luna Show — different instruments to permit iPad and Mac to interoperate.

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