Astropad Releases

Astropad Studio Launches for PC

Here’s What’s New in Studio 5.0

It’s been a long time coming, and today we’re excited to announce that Astropad Studio for Windows has finally arrived! 🥳🚀

First, we want to thank all of our Project Blue (Studio beta) participants for their feedback and support over the last year. It’s incredible how far we’ve come in such a short period and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share Astropad Studio for PC with you.

Here’s what’s in this article:

  • What’s New
  • Upgrading to Astropad Studio for PC from Project Blue
  • What’s Happening to Project Blue?
  • What’s the difference between Astropad Studio and Luna Display?
  • How does the launch discount work?

Now, let’s dive into what’s new Astropad Studio.

What’s New

  • Windows support – All Astropad Studio subscribers can now use, and switch between, Mac and Windows machines as needed using the same iOS app.
  • New underlying app architecture that supports both Mac and PC (things went well if Mac users don’t notice that anything changed)
  • Many performance improvements and bug fixes, primarily for PC users.

Upgrading to Astropad Studio from Project Blue

Astropad Studio for Windows is available right now, and getting up and running couldn’t be easier!

Existing Studio Subscribers

As a current Astropad Studio subscriber, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Update the Astropad Studio app on your iPad (this should happen automatically).
  2. Download and install Astropad Studio for Windows on your PC.
  3. Follow the instructions on each app to pair your devices and start creating!

New Users

For new users, we’ve got something special. Besides our normal 30-day free trial, we’re offering 20% off for your first year* of Astropad Studio. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Create a new Studio account to start your 30-day free trial and use code ASTROFAM to get your launch discount.
  2. Download and install Astropad Studio for Windows on your PC.
  3. Download the Astropad Studio app onto your iPad.
  4. Follow the instructions on each app to pair your devices and start creating!

What’s the difference between Astropad Studio and Luna Display?

There’s sometimes confusion about the difference between Luna Display and Astropad Studio. Let’s try to clear that up now.

Luna Display: Hardware for Productivity

  • Hardware product & app
  • Extends your desktop screen onto your iPad as well as between other devices (Mac to Mac, PC to Mac, etc.).
  • Great for increasing your productivity or… perhaps watching Youtube videos while “working” on your other screen.

Astropad Studio: Software for Creatives

  • Software-only app that mirrors any desktop application onto your iPad
  • Seamlessly works with the Apple Pencil 1st & 2nd Generations
  • Customizable magic gestures for things like undo, redo, and erase
  • Create your own shortcuts
  • Adjustable pressure curves
  • Great for leveling up the creative work you do on your desktop.
  • The ultimate replacement for any desktop drawing tablet.

How does the launch discount work?

The launch discount provides new subscribers 20% off their first year of Astropad Studio. 

The discount will start from your first billing cycle after your 30-day trial and will work with either an annual subscription or a monthly subscription for 12 months.

The discount is not available to existing subscribers.

System Requirements

  • Primary PC: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, Build 1809 or later
  • Primary Mac: macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later
  • Secondary Mac: macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later
  • iPad: iOS 12.1 or later
  • Recommended WiFi/Network: 802.11n or wired ethernet

That’s all for this update. 

Be sure to subscribe to or stay on our mailing list so we can keep you in the loop about improvements to Astropad Studio.

Now, go out and create something amazing!