If you are looking to be more productive and use for work, you should use duet. Read more below to learn why.

Duet has a wide variety of features that make it much more powerful than Sidecar.

Duet for years has been the most popular and powerful way to turn your iPad into a second display, but we also do much more. Many reviewers and users have inquired about the difference between the two products, and who each was built for. Below, we outline some of the key features of each product:

Duet vs Apple Sidecar

Key Differences

Cross Platform Support: Although Sidecar comes on select Macs and iPads, it does not include support for all Apple devices (including iPhones), as well as any PCs or Android devices. This limits the use cases and makes it much more difficult to use for work.

Resolution: One of the main differences between Duet Display and Sidecar is the quality of the display. Duet Display offers a resolution of up to 4K resolution, which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels offered by Sidecar. This means that you'll be able to enjoy a crisper and clearer picture on your portable monitor when using Duet Display. Furthermore, Duet can be used on your iPhone, and in portrait mode on your iPad, whereas Sidecar cannot.

Remote Desktop: Sidecar has limited functionality that only works when supported devices are in the same room. On the other hand, Duet allows you to connect any device from anywhere in the world. This means you can work with the mobility of a laptop or tablet but with the power of a desktop. Learn more here.

Ultra Low Latency: Duet was designed for professionals, and we have spent years perfecting the experience for digital artists, remote workers, and digital nomads around the world. Because of this, Duet works seamlessly, allowing you to use your devices together in real time, with zero lag.

Desktop to Desktop: If you are looking to use your Mac or PC as a second display (such as with Target Display Mode), Duet stands out here. Connect your iMac wirelessly to your PC so you can use it as a high performance extended display. Learn more here.

Advanced Gestures: Sidecar comes with basic touch support, but if you are looking for advanced gestures (pinch to zoom, scroll, undo, redo, and more), only Duet has full support to make macOS a touch interface.

Customization For Professionals: If you intend to use either solution in a work environment, you want to ensure the software adapts to your environment, not the other way around. Duet includes a wide variety of features to help you work effectively, including custom resolutions, Apple Pencil pressure curve customization, Apple Pencil stabilization, predictive stroke rendering, landscape mode, and more.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at pro@duetdisplay.com, or if you want to try out our product and join the hundreds of thousands of Duet users around the world, visit our webpage here!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get New Posts to Your Inbox

A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult. 

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.