Duet Display is one of the most useful apps to come in a while, letting users turn their iPad into a second screen for their Mac with the virtually no latency via wired Lightning cable connection. Now, the app is getting an update and a Pro version that lets it act as a fully pressure sensitive display-integrated drawing tablet with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
The new “Duet Pro” capabilities allow Duet Display to support the Apple Pencil on a 12.9 or 9.7-inch iPad Pro, enabling users to draw directly on their iPads and have the result show up on a connected desktop app.
The update works sort of like Astropad for iOS, and letting you use the Pencil as a pressure sensitive stylus for directly working in drawing, painting and other graphic apps including Photoshop and Illustrator. But Duet Display is actually more powerful, in that it acts very similar to what you would expect from a Wacom tablet, giving you full use of an extended display as well as palm rejection, pressure sensitivity and both Mac and Windows support.
Duet’s update is available now via the App Store, and the pressure sensitive features are part of the $20 per year subscription package, with a money-back guarantee if you do not love the added features. The price of the app itself, which still has all the same features it offered before this update for a one-time purchase, is temporarily reduced to $10.