Duet Display adds Apple Touch Bar to all supported iPad models

Duet Display

Duet is a Mac and PC app that allows iOS users to utilize their iPad or iPhone as a second display using a Lightning or 30-pin cable. Today, the Mac app has been updated with a new feature that adds a Touch Bar to any supported iPad model. All you need is a Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and an iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. This includes older iPad models, such as the iPad 2 and original iPad Air.

Apple introduced the Touch Bar to its MacBook Pro lineup in October. The Touch Bar not only includes standard Mac controls, such as volume and display brightness, but it also adapts to your work providing appropriate shortcuts and access to relevant apps. The new Duet feature is designed to mimic the new Mac Touch Bar, and it provides new Touch Bar commands to those who do not own a current MacBook Pro model.

Both MacRumors and The Verge have tested the Duet Tool Bar, and say at times it can be a bit "cumbersome. However both sites also note that it can be very useful when working with other supported apps, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Today's Duet update also adds Smart Keyboard support.

You can download Duet for your Mac directly from duetdisplay.com. The app promises to feature zero lag and increase "productivity by up to 48%."

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