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#1 best-selling iPad app in US, Japan, UK, Germany, and 17 other countries!
Duet turns your iPad or iPhone into the most advanced extra display for your Mac & PC. Developed by a team of ex-Apple engineers, Duet offers unparalleled performance and display quality - all with zero lag.
— DO MORE —
Be twice as productive by multitasking with two screens. And for those that travel, have a portable way to stay productive.
— INCREDIBLY SIMPLE —
To get started, plug your iPad into your desktop using your charging cable. The free Duet desktop app will automatically detect your device, and transform it into a high performance touchscreen display.
There’s no need to worry about unreliable Wi-Fi, laggy performance, pixelated screens or managing network passwords.
— TOUCHSCREEN —
Interact with Mac & PC like never before, with touch & gestures, including two-finger scrolling, pan and zoom.
And with our latest release, you can even add a touch bar to any iPad with any Mac.
— PERFECT FOR APPLE PENCIL —
With Duet Pro, you can turn your iPad and Apple Pencil into a professional graphics tablet. We’ve re-engineered our rendering algorithms for ultra-responsive drawing, optimized specifically for designers, illustrators and artists.
Duet Pro also unlocks pressure & tilt sensitivity, hover, palm rejection, and more to seamlessly draw in the most powerful programs for professionals. Get precise control in Photoshop, Corel Painter, Lightroom, ToonBoom, Illustrator, Manga Studio and more.
— PRESS —
TechCrunch - "Feels Like Magic"
TIME - "Getting Work Done Faster and More Efficiently"
The Guardian - "Lag-free"
Forbes - "The simple thing to note is this...Duet Display works."
The Verge - "Glorious Fluidity"
Lifehacker - "It's fast, easy to use, and works great"
Business Insider - "Zero lag and true retina resolution”
Wall Street Journal - “It’s as easy as just plugging it in"
— REVIEWS —
“Awesome! My iPad Pro can be an extra monitor! Cool app”
~CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere
“Very smooth and responsive indeed, plus you could use the touch screen to “click” on screen interfaces!”
~Photographer, Lok Cheung
“Love the ability to use my iPad as a monitor with Duet.”
~Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki
“Just started using this app called Duet… Kinda love it so far.”
~Comedian and Youtube, Phillip DeFranco
“All my mac folks look at the Duet app… GREAT!”
~Actor and Comedian, Sinbad
"I really like the app, I suppose the biggest compliment I can give is that it's so easy to setup it almost seems like an Apple product.”
~Early Adopter, M. Nightingale
"Amazing solution for me by the way. Works as I was hoping for and actually my main reason for getting an iPad : )”
~Early Adopter, M. Gemzoe
Duet Works With:
All iPhones and iPads with iOS 7.0 and later
All Macs with 10.9 (Mavericks) and later
All PCs with Windows 7 and later
Duet Pro Works With:
All iPad Pros with Apple Pencil
All Macs with 10.9 (Mavericks) and later
All PCs with Windows 8.1 and later (64 bit)
Available for $20 per year
Duet Pro is an optional upgrade for additional features, and price may vary by location. Duet Pro subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage Duet Pro in Account Settings after the optional upgrade.
Learn more at http://www.duetdisplay.com
What's New in Version 1.4.3
Keyboard bug fix
Maybe with the iPad Pro 12" and a relatively small Mac but...
I have an iPad Pro 10.5 and when matched with my 27" iMac, the screen size and resolution on my iPad makes the interface so small as to be nearly useless. I can see how this app's pro version would be useful when matching a 12" iPad Pro model with a MacBook given the relative similarities in size. I was hopeful that I would be able to use my iPad Pro and Pencil as a suitable tablet substitute with my iMac but that doesn't seem to be the case. Also, given the relative high horsepower of both my iMac and my iPad, there seems to be a significant amount of lag which makes interactions a bit too problematic. There's far more lag than one would expect using devices that have as much processing horsepower as both of these devices have especially with a direct USB connection.
Update: Having just tried to use the Pro version, the screen size issue remains. While it is possible to pinch-zoom on the drawing in SketchBook, the tool panes remain tiny unlike Astropad, which not only zooms the drawing, it also zooms the tool panes as well. There is very significant and problematic lag as well. Gesture inputs from the iPad result in late and very jerky responses in my iMac. Given that this is a wired connection, the lag issue is inexcusable. In short, the app needs a great deal of work and improvement.
I was a bit surprised to read the review that called this app a "cash grab". I do agree that the app is not "cheap" but it's also not cheaply written and never seems to crash. It supports use on the Mac and Windows in my testing (probably too much to ask for Linux support!) and does so really well. I've been pleasantly surprised at the performance, too, especially when coding.
My primary use case was to eliminate the bulky monitors that previously occupied my desk. I also have to work one day a week at an office where it is not economical to keep a docking setup for any reason. With Duet, I get my dual-monitor setup on TWO retina displays. I'll take that over a cheap 1080p monitor anytime.
I have no use for a high-dollar "retina" or equivalent monitor. Even if I found a good one for $500, I am guessing I wouldn't use it for more than 10 years. I'd rather pay for this app annually and not buy a new monitor for my work. And suffice it to say, I'm getting a LOT more use out of my iPad(s).
Cash Grab for Artists
First off, let me just point out that this app does work as intended.....that is, it's meant to be a "go-anywhere" second monitor. Say you're an artist and wish to use this app to draw on your PC.....because there is no other alternatives for Windows users while Mac users have AstroPad. Well.....good luck with that because after you purchase this app, you will need to pay a yearly fee of $20 to upgrade to Duet Display Pro and only then will you actually get the functionality to use a drawing program on your PC and then use Duet to control the application through your iPad.
I'm sorry, as a person who draws every now and then on my iPad but wish to do so on my PC, I can't justify shelling $20 a year just to be able to draw on my PC through my iPad for a year. Until AstroPad decides to make a version for Windows or until Duet Display makes this function for the basic version of the app, I don't recommend this app to anyone unless you just want a extra display monitor for your windows PC.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 05, 2017
- Version: 1.4.3
- Size: 31.3 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Duet, Inc.
- © Duet, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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