If you are looking to be more productive and use for work, you should use duet. Read more below to learn why.
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:
Cross Platform Support: Although Astropad comes on select Macs and iPads, it does not come close to the wide range of Apple devices (including iPhones), PCs, and Androids that Duet supports. This limits the use cases and makes it much more difficult to use for many professional situations.
Extended Display: Astropad Studio is built to mirror your screen. Although Duet includes this functionality, we also allow you to use your iPad, Mac, PC, or Android as a second display. This allows you to do even more by expanding your workspace.
Remote Desktop: Astropad Studio is limited to use within a short range of each other. 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 & Pixel Perfect Support: 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. Astropad Studio can be responsive, but often degrades it's image quality to keep up with Duet, and creates an often criticized pixellated stream that makes it much harder to work effectively.
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.
Built For Professionals, Priced For Everyone: Although both products are aimed at professionals, we wanted to make our software accessible to everyone. At only $35 per year, we are one of the most reasonably priced professional products in the world. When compared with Astropad Studio, which is nearly 3x as expensive, it becomes clear that you really are getting more for less with Duet.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want to try out our product and join the hundreds of thousands of Duet users around the world, get started here!