Astropad – Review

On April 10, 2015, in Apps, iOS, iPad, Mac, Review, by Donny Yankellow

Astropad
Company: Astropad
Price: $49.99 (currently on sale at $29.99 as of this writing) $19.99 educational pricing


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As an artist, and art teacher, who has been using my computer to create artwork for over two decades, one tool that I have always wanted is a Wacom Cintiq. If you don’t know what a Cintiq is, it is basically a drawing tablet that doubles as your computer monitor. Therefore, you draw on your monitor making it more like a true drawing experience than drawing on a non monitor type of tablet where you draw on the tablet but have to look up for your results on your display. I have never gotten a Cintiq because of price. However, thanks to a new Mac and iPad app called Astropad I can have a Cintiq-like experience on my iPad.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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Menubar Gems for Your Mac

On March 15, 2012, in Apps, Macintosh, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

Looking for some cheap little utility type of apps for your Mac? Here’s a few that are available in the Mac App Store for $1.99 or less.

Alfred (free) Alfred is a great Spotlight replacement. I have never been a fan of Spotlight, but I used to love Quicksilver. Alfred is more like Quicksilver for finding things on your Mac. It does a bunch more too, but personally I only use it to find and launch applications on my Mac.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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