What you need to know
- Astropad is ending its Project Blue beta.
- That's because Astropad Studio now offers fully-fledged support for Windows.
- It lets you use an iPad as a drawing tablet for a Windows PC.
Astropad has today announced that it is retiring Project Blue as a beta because its software now fully supports Windows.
The company stated:
Astropad has been testing Project Blue for a while now, letting users make use of Apple's best iPads as a drawing tablet for Windows. Now, the company is rolling out Astropad Studio 5.0, which brings with it full support for Windows alongside Mac all-in-one iOS app for your iPad.
The new software will let users turn their iPad into a drawing tablet for Windows that includes support for Apple Pencil, and only requires iPadOS 12.1 or later to run.
Project Blue users will continue to have access to the beta until May 31, at which point it will shut down. The company is offering users a free 30-day trial and 20% off their first year's subscription with code ASTROFAM, but only through astropad.com, not Apple's App Store.
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I fail to see a use case for this. You DO realize that you can draw - with a pencil - directly on Windows laptops. Right? What’s next? Astrowindows? So you can use a Windows laptop to draw on an iPad? 🙄
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