Thought Starters

Astropad vs Duet Display

When researching apps to use the iPad Pro as a graphics tablet, many artists consider Astropad and Duet Display. While Duet Display is primarily intended to use your iPad as a second monitor, Astropad was designed to turn the iPad into a professional graphics tablet. This chart outlines the specific qualities of each apps so that you can make an informed decision between Duet Display vs Astropad!

You can see a comparison of Duet Display and Air Display here. You can learn more about Astropad Studio features here. And to read about how artists are using Astropad in their workflows, check out our Artist Showcase series.

Works with Mac
Works with PC
Pressure sensitivity
USB connection
Wifi connection 
Pinch to pan/ zoom
Second display 
Keyboard support 
Touch Bar support 
Color correction 
Stroke preview line 
Custom pressure curves 
Pressure smoothing 
Hover simulation 
Custom shortcuts 
Eraser tool 
3-button mouse simulation 
Undo/ redo gestures 
Rotation gesture 
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