Well…it’s been 10 days since anyone else has posted on this, but I’ve never put in my two cents, and I’ve been using Astropad for a few years now, so here it goes:
I work on three different art tools: my iPad Pro, a (midsize) Wacom Cintiq with no hotkeys, and a tiny Wacom Intuos (rebranded Bamboo) tablet. I use a hybrid work setup (50% iMac/ 50% HP zBook) for most things, depending on my need. The most portable, adaptable tool is the iPad Pro, if only because I can carry both it and my Apple Pencil in one hand, wherever I want to go, as long as it has a charge to it (the two most used apps for art: Astropad at work and home, and Clip Studio Paint elsewhere).
My opinion, as a regular user, both for work and play:
I realize that it’s a pain to port over to Windows (and I’d wager that Windows Ink programming doesn’t make it any easier), and that many tend to view Microsoft as an inelegant, uncool company. However, it should be pointed out that you have a lot of digital artists, designers, and related fields that work on Windows not only by choice, but also, sometimes, out of necessity. While some people might not be able to afford a Mac, they can most likely either afford a $30 basic app, or an annual subscription for the Studio app that’s under $100.
I’m fortunate in that I get to use your wonderful product due to my workplace issuing me a Mac; most aren’t so fortunate. And, let’s be honest, there are other apps that kind-of/sort-of do what Astropad does…but they are not nearly as good or portable. And, as for using a virtual machine, or creating a Hackintosh…those are neither optimal nor simple fixes for this issue.
If you could, please let us know if you’re still pursuing the Windows port or not (this topic has been viewed, as of today, over 62,000 times, so it’s safe to say you have an active interest). If so, keep us posted; I gladly share information and promote this app to anyone who might want to use it now; I’d just like to see more people have access to it.
That, and (from an entirely selfish point of view) it would be great to use it in tandem with my zBook when I’m out and about.