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Turn your iPad into a wireless second display. Available today for Mac ($79.99) or pre-order for Windows.

work however you want —
the choice is yours

1st of all, my review is based on the fact that as of today, the Adobe Ink & Slide only costs $29.99 and AstroPad costs $19.99. Prices, of course, will fluctuate with time. For $30, it is currently the cheapest pressure-sensitive fine-point active stylus available. The 1st generation Wacom Intuos is cheaper but is not fine-point.

Using Astropad Standard with Zoom. Annotate and brainstorm on-the-spot during presentations. Simply pair Astropad Standard with any Mac app that has native annotation functions. In this quick, step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for pairing Zoom with Astropad Standard. Astropad is a highly recommended and a widely used drawing application introduced by Astro HD. This handy and easy to use drawing app helps you get the high-end experience of a Wacom pen display at a fraction of price. Astropad Standard app efficiently works with Mac apps, enables blasting fast working, customizable shortcuts, true retina. Enjoy a 30-day free trial! Pick a payment plan to get started. Astropad Studio. Price: $11.99 monthly or $79.99 annually, with a 30 Day Free Trial. Difficulty level: Astropad Studio is a powerful tool for professional graphic designers that is packed with perks and features, that works for both tech savvy users and newbies.

Mac-to-iPad Mode

Seamlessly extend your desktop from Mac to iPad. Featuring full touch support and gestures, you can now turn your iPad into a touchscreen-Mac.

Mac-to-Mac Mode

Use any Mac as a second display — perfect for anyone with multiple Macs. It also works on older Mac models.

Headless Mode

Looking for a powerful travel-friendly setup with your Mac mini? Headless Mode lets you use your Mac or iPad as the main display for Mac mini and Mac Pro.

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sets up in seconds

Simply plug in Luna, launch the apps, and your devices will automatically connect! Luna is available for USB-C or Mini DisplayPort.


connects over wifi or USB

Luna’s connectivity reaches as far as your WiFi network. And if WiFi isn’t available, Luna connects over USB too.

full touch support for iPad

Luna turns your iPad into a complete extension to your Mac — with full support for external keyboards, Apple Pencil, and touch interactions.

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What Astro has pulled off is remarkable

Luna will change your travel workflow

For the first time a wireless solution has impressed us

Luna’s visual fidelity is frankly stunning

Luna is incredibly impressive

Use the iPad as a touchscreen Mac

Available today for Mac and pre-order for Windows. Free shipping within the U.S.

Luna fully integrates with Astropad — our award-winning drawing software that turns the iPad into a professional graphics tablet for Mac.

Astropad offers absolute workflow customization, featuring a packed suite full of creatives tools like unlimited workflow shortcuts, Magic Gestures, and custom pressure curves.

Pairing Luna with Astropad gives professional creatives the freedom and flexibility that their workflow deserves.

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Luna gives you the flexibility to work wherever you want, however you want. Whether it’s extending your Mac or iPad into a second display, or making your iPad the main display for your Mac mini, the choice is yours. Create your ultimate setup with Luna Display.

iOS has always been friendly for creative people. There are a variety of drawing apps, video editing tools, and various other artistic apps. In this list, we’ll round up the best drawing apps for iPhone and iPad. If you also rock an Android device, we also have a list of the best drawing apps for Android on our sister site, Android Authority. All drawing apps on this list are for iPhone and iPad unless otherwise specified.

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Price: Free / Optional subscription (Up to $53.99 per month for the maximum package)

Adobe Illustrator Draw is easily one of the best drawing apps for iPhone and iPad. It has most of the desirable features, including layers, advanced drawing tools, 64x zoom for detail, and support for Adonit, Wacom, Pencil by 53 and Apple Pencil devices. Most of the features are completely free. However, you do get a few extra perks with an Adobe Creative Cloud account. It also has support with other Adobe apps, like Adobe Capture CC.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Price: Free / Optional subscription (Up to $53.99 per month for the maximum package)

Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a slightly less intense version of Adobe Illustrator Draw. It includes many of the same features, including zoom support for fine detail, support for various drawing hardware, layers, advanced tools, and more. It also comes with support for Adobe’s desktop apps, although again you do need a Creative Cloud subscription to take full advantage of everything. It’s extremely good for what it is and what it does.


Price: $9.99

Procreate is another intensely popular, very highly-rated drawing app with an amazing amount of features. It features the ability to use a 4K canvas with over 120 brushes available. On top of that, there are 25 customizable settings for every brush resulting in a nearly unlimited number of combinations. On top of that, there are an absurd list of other features you can use including various import/export settings, 250 levels of undo/redo, optimizations for 64-bit processors, and plenty of deeper functions such as exporting HEX values for color. It’s very powerful. It’s also only on iPad, and the $9.99 price hasn’t changed in a long time. It’s made in Australia from a little studio that works on the app regularly.

ArtStudio Pro

Price: $11.99

ArtStudio Pro is the major update to a great little drawing app on iPhone and iPad called Artstudio (now known as Artstudio Lite). It’s now been given a solid round of refreshes works on both iPhone and iPad, featuring 450 brushes, layer support (along with tons of layer controls), filters, tools, and much more. It’s capable of producing some fairly quality stuff. The UI has been the real winner of the update, and the new app is generally very well received. It has jumped up in price, though.

Astropad Standard / Astropad Pro

Price: $29.99 / Optional subscription

Astropad Standard is one of the older drawing apps for iPad, and it’s iPad only, no iPhone here. But it’s interesting because this app lets you use your iPad as a Wacom device, while connecting to drawing apps on desktop (Mac or PC). Yup: this app connects to your Mac or PC just like a drawing device normally would. It also supports a range of stylus devices along with pressure sensitivity. It doesn’t draw anything on its own, though; you need a Mac and a drawing app on it to use this one. It’s quite different in its approach but $30 spent on this is cheaper than a Wacom if you own an Apple Pencil or Pencil 2! But that’s not quite the full story.

While reviews are generally positive, it’s $30 or so to get the Astropad Standard app, but the Pro version adds all the necessary bells and whistles for $11.99 monthly or $79.99 annually, but there is a free trial period. Most professionals will likely want the Pro version, so keep all that in mind.

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Inspire Pro

Price: $7.99 with in-app purchases

Inspire Pro is another older drawing app. This one is only for iPad and, strangely, iMessage. In any case, Inspire Pro is above average. It features 80 brushes. You can get 70 more through in-app purchases. You also get 1,000 levels of undo and redo and various other tools. The app also video records your progress for playback. That should be enough for most intermediates and some advanced users as well. There are better options for professionals, but hobbyists should be happy with this one.

MediBang Paint

Price: $29.99 / Optional in-app purchases

MediBang Paint is probably the best free drawing app for iPhone and iPad. It features over 100 brush types, tons of assets, various fonts, support for layers, and support for 3D Touch on newer iOS devices. The UI is a tad cramped on the smaller displays of the iPhones as opposed to the iPads. Otherwise, the app held up excellently during our testing. It doesn’t compete with the biggest of the big in this space. However, it’s still excellent for artists on a budget.

Paper by WeTransfer

Price: Free / Optional subscription

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Paper by WeTransfer has a long history behind it, but it’s among the better drawing apps for iPhone and iPad. It’s also one of the more versatile apps. It supports sketches, notes, drawings, journals, and other types of personal and productivity stuff. That makes it a great app for both artists and business use. The app is free to download and most features are also free. There is an optional $5.99 subscription that renews every six months. That’s a little off-putting, but the app is still pretty good. FiftyThree originally made this app, before WeTransfer bought the studio, along with Paper and another app, Paste. It’s still going strong.

SketchBook by Autodesk

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Price: Free

SketchBook by Autodesk is one of the most powerful and popular drawing apps for iPhone and iPad. It has all of the basics, including a variety of brushes, layers, effects, iCloud support, and other tools. The UI is fairly outstanding and easy to use. Additionally, Autodesk made SketchBook entirely free. That makes it arguably the best free drawing app on the iPad and iPhone, with no ads or payments required. There isn’t much else to say. We highly recommend this one, and most people will try it at some point. The only real set of limits are that it doesn’t go quite as deep as other apps, but it’s a great app to test out. Free!

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Sketch Club

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Price: $2.99
Many of the apps in this list include the same basic functionality, but Sketch Club takes drawing apps for iPad to a social level by introducing a community of artists. Sure, you have a large selection of tools and can use layers and 4K canvases to create masterpieces, but the social aspect is what lands this app on the list. Within the community, users can share custom brushes, collaborate on projects and follow each other to see new work. This is also a great outlet for feedback from other artists to perfect your masterpiece.”