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Several commercial software utilities now exist that allow you to use your existing touchscreen tablet computer (such as an iPad or sometimes even smartphones) as an external graphics tablet and monitor for your Mac or Windows computer. This, combined with the addition of a stylus (an included or third-party touchscreen stylus, or the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro) can make a very effective graphics tablet -- and at relatively low cost if you already own such a tablet.  
 
Several commercial software utilities now exist that allow you to use your existing touchscreen tablet computer (such as an iPad or sometimes even smartphones) as an external graphics tablet and monitor for your Mac or Windows computer. This, combined with the addition of a stylus (an included or third-party touchscreen stylus, or the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro) can make a very effective graphics tablet -- and at relatively low cost if you already own such a tablet.  
  
[https://www.duetdisplay.com Duet] and [http://astropad.com AstroPad] are two solutions for using an iPad as a graphics tablet. Duet is available for both Mac and Windows and supports both iPad and iPhone. AstroPad is for Mac and iPad only. Both offer different levels of service at different costs. You can read a comparative review of them [https://www.imore.com/astropad-vs-duet-display-which-second-screen-drawing-tablet-ipad-pro-reigns-supreme here]. (We have tried Duet with an iPad Pro and found that it works quite well.) If you have a recent-generation Mac running MacOS Catalina and an iPad, you may also be able to use Apple's [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380 sidecar] feature, built into the operating system, without purchasing separate software.
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[https://www.duetdisplay.com Duet] and [http://astropad.com AstroPad] are two solutions for using an iPad as a graphics tablet. Duet is available for both Mac and Windows and supports both iPad and iPhone. AstroPad is for Mac and iPad only. Both offer different levels of service at different costs. You can read a comparative review of them [https://www.imore.com/astropad-vs-duet-display-which-second-screen-drawing-tablet-ipad-pro-reigns-supreme here]. (We have tried Duet with an iPad Pro and found that it works quite well.)
  
 
While not quite at the same level of polish, the free [http://www.sunnysidesoft.com/virtualtablet/supported-devices/ VirtualTablet] software allows a similar functionality with certain Android or Microsoft Surface tablets.
 
While not quite at the same level of polish, the free [http://www.sunnysidesoft.com/virtualtablet/supported-devices/ VirtualTablet] software allows a similar functionality with certain Android or Microsoft Surface tablets.

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