Duet Display

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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.

Be twice as productive by multitasking with two screens. And for those that travel, have a portable way to stay productive.

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.

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.

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. 

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"

“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)

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
Terms: https://help.duetdisplay.com/duet-terms-services
Privacy Policy: https://help.duetdisplay.com/duet-privacy-policy

Duet Display App Description & Overview

The applications Duet Display was published in the category Productivity on 2014-12-18 and was developed by Duet, Inc.. The file size is 54.27 MB. The current version is 2.1.7 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

New Hardware Acceleration for Mac (requires Mojave 10.14.2)
Adaptive line lead for Pro users - line lead now matches the color and shape of your stroke
New iPad Pro support
Fix for mirroring
Stability fixes
Please download the latest desktop apps from our website for the best experience
Mac v2.0.7.2 - https://www.duetdisplay.com/mac
Windows v1.6.1.5 - https://www.duetdisplay.com/windows

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Duet Display Reviews


Won't connect to Windows 10.  gvivster  1 star

No matter what I do, including uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, I can't get this app to launch in Windows 10. >:/

Amazed random citizen

Works great for Screencasting  Amazed random citizen  5 star

I would call the pro version a necessity over the regular version for the zero-lag stroke prediction (it’s great). I use this app for making YouTube videos, and it has served me extremely well using the 12.9” iPad Pro. Definitely would recommend.


Works great every time  Jawifo  5 star

For anyone who travels with an iPad and PC and is used to using a 2nd monitor when at home or in the office, this is a must-have. Easy installation on both devices....simply connect the iPad via usb to the PC, open the app on the iPad and you have a second display in seconds. Can use typical display controls on PC as if you truly have a 2nd monitor connected so nothing different there to learn/manipulate.

Johnny Blatt

Great app  Johnny Blatt  5 star

Really useful the app. It would be much better if was wireless

Sean Hannity Fox News

Good Idea, Horrible Performance  Sean Hannity Fox News  1 star

Couldn’t hardly get the app to work, totally unusable for Apple Pencil as frame rate is such a joke, reached out to Duet several weeks ago, no response. Wait for Apples version, will be FREE in macOS Catalina. Don’t waste your money!!!


Not stable, cursor offsetting  RafRaf  1 star

Hi, I have been trying to use Duet with my PC Windows machine and my ipad Pro. It is not working properly, making it impossible to do any work. I tried to use Sketchbook Pro and the cursor is either offset, or too much lag. I tried another software (that I don't use) Microsoft Paint and it works OK. But it's not for my work flow. I spent hours, trying to look for online solution, but nothing. I tried Astropad with my older macbook pro 2013, and it works fine.


Just not good  originalnockname777e73jdjdndn  1 star

Don’t get it, didn’t have a good time with this app, it just caused stress because I thought I was doing something wrong. Worst app ever!


Does Not Work With Latest Max OS 10.14.4 or 10.14.5  Dennyhayes  1 star

It worked until the latest OS was installed. Before, it would often disconnect, but now it does nothing.


DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY  Halo72838492  1 star

I have a 15” inch MacBook Pro that I wanted to connect to an iPad Pro. Initially, the two paired well, but I couldn’t move the mouse across either screen. The whole operation froze and I had to spend an hour waiting for it to unfreeze as both devices began to heat up and my Mac’s fans were nearly as loud as an F16’s. I tried reaching out to customer support and I didn’t hear anything back. I gave asking for help and simply wanted a refund, but again, no response. I don’t believe I could have done anything wrong; the app just didn’t work for me. Read other reviews, other people have faced this same issue! I guarantee that the company knows and receives these complaints but they just ignore them! There has to be a bug in this version, or the company needs to make a disclaimer regarding the efficacy of its product with specific computers/tablets. I truly feel ripped off. I have never regretted a purchase more in my life. I have wasted hours trying to figure out how to work this app. The customer support is nonexistent, and what’s more, the app burns through battery like nothing else (even when frozen)! DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY


Great product and service!  R_R_TX_75  5 star

I use Duet for nearly half of my work as I travel often, and don’t want to carry my laptop, iPad, and a 2nd monitor. It does exactly what I need it to do, and the few times I’ve contact support, it has been quick, friendly, and effective. I recommend Duet Display to everyone I work with.


Lag and non-refundable  Haireyyy  1 star

This app been used only for a few times and I always installed up to the latest version and updates, however the performance and latency is not as I expected and I am truly annoyed when I know that the app cannot be refunded.


Doesnt work with Citrix  Duhhhdan  2 star

Was working perfectly until i updated to the newest IOS Mojave. Updated to the latest Citrix... wasted my time.

The real Igor

Loving it  The real Igor  5 star

This has been a huge value add! I am a public speaker and now able to illustrate using my iPads pencils and project with both my Mac and IPad - simple beautiful. If I could buy shares in this business I would! - can I ?


Absolutely brilliant app  JonDeeOz  5 star

This makes my iPad Pro a fantastic quality second screen for my MacBook Pro. Saved me buying a second monitor. Totally recommended - it’s by far the best app of its kind.


Clashing issues with other displays (VR headsets and monitors)  Shutoz  2 star

With the latest NVIDIA drivers, duet causes a lot of problems if you have other types of displays installed. I often found my main display failing with duet. I have to install and uninstall the duet service on the PC every time I want to use it. Because it does not work concurrently with my current graphics card. I have an RTX2070. Might be due to having two graphics cards on the laptop. But my VR headset stops working with this. Quite sad because I love being able to have a second display on the go


Does what it says on the box  DavidLThomas  5 star

Good iOS integration and bug free.


Great support...  Nickname-1423432  4 star

Couple of minor issues with the app here and there, but support is quick and efficient at sorting them out. Great as a second screen for Final Cut editing.


Does not work with Windows 10  glovebox.au  5 star

Changed my rating from 1 to 5 for Windows 10 (1903). Duet Display for PC build 1-6-0-6, it now all just works! Good job:) Tested on Surface Laptop 2 and DELL Precision 5530.


Useful app for multi-screen ‘on the road’  Travelstudies  5 star

If it wasn’t for duet I would be failing university

Rater 0123

Great App, Great Support Team  Rater 0123  5 star

The app was performing great until the desktop client began crashing my laptop. The support rep that I talked to was one of the most friendly people I’ve talked to in tech support and was able to provide me a solution in a timely manner for the problem. Duet Display as an app is very smooth and is the best app of its kind.


If you want more frequent app updates, you have to PAY  lanwarrior  1 star

If you download the app, there is an in-app purchase option called Duet Air and Duet Pro. These 2 cost money and in the description, it said “Monthly updates and upgrades”. So if you paid one-time for the app, you have to wait for a long time for updates to come in.


This is a great application for photographers  Mindia.ge  5 star

This is great application for photographers you can use iPad as a second display and make your work more productive. thank you so much for this application.


Used To Be A Great App  Capt'nCool  5 star

Love this app. Worth the price; I use it all of the time. It’s seamless: plug in the iPad, open the app.

Paul UX

Not worth the headache  Paul UX  2 star

Purchased the basic version a few months back. Brand new iPad with a couple years old Mac. Duet is extremely finicky. Works about 50% of the time for me. You have to make sure you don’t download any external plugins because it doesn’t play well with other applications. Oh and if you want to get help, you can’t. So don’t bother, just skip this external monitor application and look for another

Marcelo Vaz Perez

Screen color on ipad is poor and it freezes  Marcelo Vaz Perez  1 star

Screen color on ipad is poor, it looks like an old one, even with Ipad pro. It freezers and so on. Have a second thought before u buy it.


Pro version free trial was great but then...  Sadface55  2 star

The free trial was flawless, but as soon as my payment went through, all Pro features were disabled. I contacted their tech support team, who told me to uninstall/reinstall, which I ultimately did several times. Victor then told me it was a billing issue and to contact Apple. When I sent Victor a screenshot of my paid, year-long subscription, I didn’t get any response. After many uninstall/reinstalls, I was able to restore my purchase, only to have the Windows app crash repeatedly, or cause a black screen timeout on the ipad. On the rare occasions that the connection is successful, the Apple Pen often gets disconnected, requiring me to unplug the cord and start the whole maddening process from the beginning. If the connection is successful, the pressure settings glitch out in Illustrator, which is the whole reason I wanted this app. I’ve spent many hours troubleshooting this, and I’m beyond frustrated. Requested a refund. Basic ‘second monitor’ features seem fine, which is the only reason for the 2-star rating. Pro version would get less than 1 star if I could.


Awesome! Product  Cvanier1  4 star

Easy UI, and the experience has been world class. My only troubles have been a bit of lag, but after a few minutes it’s no longer an issue. I’d give 5 stars if I could display to multiple iPads.


The best  SwiftW  5 star

According to Lestat


Not suitable for graphic creators  ANarkevich  2 star

very poor optimization, it is very slow, it is not suitable for active use in graphic editors. fit for web surfing only and static tasks


Bugs galore  SamPatton  4 star

No longer functions reliably. Simply cannot get it to work. Have tried restarting, to no avail. Regret paying for the full year of Pro :(

Bazza JP

Terrible - just don’t  Bazza JP  1 star

Waste of money. I am running this ona a new mac book pro and an ipad pro. it stops working and no longer reconnises the mac when plugged in. You are just as well off burning you money than buying this.


Pro not worth it  IgorPL  1 star

Pro subscription promises to work as a digital tablet but in reality image jitters and glitches so much it is impossible to do the simplest pen tool adjustments on the latest iPad Pro. At least there’s a trial available but it’s behind a ten euro app.


Getting more value from my iPad and saving space  Joobar  5 star

I was one of the people who got ripped in by the fancy marketing to buy an iPad but in reality I rarely used it. With duet I have been able to remove a cluttersome second screen from my desk, and in turn its helped me fall in love with my iPad again!


Pretty good.  Dheery  4 star

A little bit laggy but works really well


Fantastic  Danjalical  5 star

So easy to use and set up. Wish I bought it ages. Ago!


Class  chacork  4 star

This app is perfect. It’s only missing one thing for me.If you could please do an update so that the video window in the reaper 64 DAW can successfully be dragged over to my iPad without causing my laptop to shut down and restart. Thanks a mill

Barcode Bob

Used to work  Barcode Bob  1 star

Not sure what I might be doing, or not doing, but this doesn’t work. It sort of half sees the iPad and Mac connected, but fails to launch the app fully.


Had to restore windows  Cromwelp  1 star

After I installed the software on my Razer Blade laptop with Windows 10, it wouldn’t boot into Windows and wouldn’t restore properly. I literally had to run safe-mode, hack through the reg to enable the Install manager service, and uninstall Duet on Windows to boot normally back in. To make sure it was Duet causing the problem, I installed it again. Same thing. As with other people, there’s clearly a driver problem. Maybe to do with dedicated and discreet graphics cards, but maybe not. Clearly the thing has potential and I bought it despite the bug reports assuming they’d have fixed them up by now, but I was wrong.


Not great  Goran99  2 star

I really hate to leave negative feedback but after paying and spending far too much time setting it up and trying to get it working I am giving up and going with their competitor.


Doesn't work  Martynet  1 star

I bought this app because I used to use iDisplay app before but it doesn't work anymore... So I decided to invest few bucks into Duet and it doesn't work either. Connecting my 12.9" iPad Pro to my 27" iMac to extend the screen and it just doesn't work. What's going on?

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