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Duet Display

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    Duet Display LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Duet Inc. / External Link

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Duet Display is a very useful mobile phone tool that can allow Windows users to transform their iPhone or iPad devices into a fully functional second screen.
  • Remote Acces
  • Extend
  • Mirror
  • Drawing Tablet
  • Headless Server
  • Desktop to Desktop
By using Duet for Windows, you can easily extend your current workspace no matter if you are a desktop or laptop user, enhancing your ability to multitask and optimizing your workflow with more easily available data on screens around you. Additionally, this second screen can still retain touchscreen functionality, enabling you to be even more productive than with a regular non-touchscreen standalone PC monitor.

With the app, you can delay or even cancel a purchase of standalone secondary monitors, and simply use the iDevices that you already own to increase your productivity and enable your home PC or laptop to extend their desktop surface beyond its regular main screen.

Installation and Use

It comes in a fairly large installation package that will require up to several minutes to install depending on the configuration of your home PC or laptop. After successfully finishing the easy-to-follow installation procedure, you will be welcomed with a very simple app interface that consists of a single control screen and just a few on-screen configuration options. But to access those configurations you first need to properly set up your iPhone or iPad. First, download and start the Duet Display mobile app, and connect the device to the PC using a USB cable. Wireless communication is not supported.

The app can be used to configure three aspects of the connection quality – Framerate (60fps is recommended for most fluid use, but that setting can tax computer resources and faster drain your laptop battery), Performance (which will impact the image quality, three presets are available -High Power, Energy Efficient and Pixel Perfect), and finally Resolution (with support for Retina resolutions of latest iPads and iPhones).

To best take advantage of your tool, make sure that your iPad or iPhone device can support higher resolutions and that your PC can handle the rendering capacity needed to send a higher-quality image to the external display. To save on resources, you can always reduce quality settings and find the most optimal image quality presets that fit your needs. Be aware that if your PC or Laptop gets burdened with additional processing during the use of DuetDisplay (such as converting video files in another format), image quality and connection stability of external display image may suffer.

  • Extend or mirror your PC screen directly onto your iPhone or iPad device.
  • Compatible with all iPads and iPhones running iOS 10.0+ (the new iOS 15/16 and iPhone 14 is supported)
  • Extend your desktop space for productivity or multimedia use.
  • Fast and reliable connection.
  • High-quality image with zero lag.
  • macOS only - Built-in touchscreen support.
  • Available on all modern versions of Windows (Server, 2008, 7, 8, 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit and Windows 11)
  • 100% FREE!
Main Features

Seamless IntegrationIt seamlessly integrates with both Windows and macOS environments, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of systems.

Retina Display Support
The software supports Retina resolution on compatible devices, ensuring crisp and clear visuals for a superior viewing experience.

Touchscreen Functionality
Users can harness the touch capabilities of their iPad or Android device to interact with the extended desktop, enhancing productivity and ease of use.

Stylus Support
Artists and designers will appreciate the support for stylus input, making it an ideal tool for digital illustration and graphic design work.

Low Latency
Duet for PC is known for its minimal latency, providing a responsive and lag-free dual-screen experience even during resource-intensive tasks like video editing and 3D rendering.

Customizable Display Settings
Users can configure the display orientation, and resolution, and even use their device as a mirrored display or an extended screen, tailoring the setup to their specific needs.

It employs advanced encryption to ensure data privacy and security during screen-sharing sessions.

Cross-Platform Compatibility
The program is versatile, offering compatibility with both iOS and Android devices, extending its utility to a broad user base.

Wireless and Wired Connectivity
While wireless connection is possible, it also supports a wired USB connection for minimal latency and maximum reliability.

User Interface

Duet Remote Desktop presents users with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. Upon installation, it resides in the system tray or menu bar, and accessing settings or configuring the extended display is a straightforward process. The app's simplicity is one of its strengths, making it accessible to users of all technical backgrounds.

Installation and Setup (quick way)
  • Visit the official website or FileHorse to download the software for your respective operating system.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  • Download the companion app on your iOS or Android device from the respective app store.
  • Connect your device to your computer using either USB or Wi-Fi, following the setup instructions provided by the app.
  • The entire setup can be completed in a matter of minutes, and Duet Display's user-friendly interface ensures that even less tech-savvy users won't encounter any hurdles.
How to Use (quick way)
  • Launch the Duet app on your computer.
  • Launch the app on your iOS or Android device.
  • Connect the two devices using USB or Wi-Fi.
  • Your device will function as an extended monitor automatically, and you can adjust display settings as needed through the computer's system preferences or Duet Display's settings.
  • The extended display should work seamlessly, and users can interact with it just as they would with their primary monitor.

Does Duet Display work with Android devices?
Yes, the app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, broadening its usability.

Can I use a stylus or drawing tablet with a Duet Display for digital art?
Absolutely. It supports stylus input, making it an excellent tool for digital artists and designers.

Is there a noticeable delay when using Duet Display?
Duet app is known for its low latency, ensuring a responsive dual-screen experience even during demanding tasks.

Is Duet Display secure for sharing my computer screen?
Yes, it employs encryption to ensure data privacy and security during screen-sharing sessions.

What are the minimum system requirements for Duet Display?
The minimum requirements for Duet Display include a Windows 7 or macOS 10.14 computer and an iOS 10+ or Android 7+ device.


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  • Use your iPad, Mac, PC, or Android as a wired or wireless second display
  • Remote Desktop
  • Advanced gesture control
  • Designed for digital nomads and working remotely
  • Everything in Duet Air
  • Ultimate Remote Desktop app
  • Supercharged performance
  • Pixel perfect rendering
  • Advanced gesture control
  • Digital pen support
  • Designed for professionals
  • 24/7 Support
  • Everything in Duet Pro
  • Multi-user licensing and management
  • Single Sign-on w/ OIDC/SAML
  • Collaboration features
  • Priority support
System Requirements
  • Windows 7 or macOS 10.14 or later.
  • An iOS 10+ or Android 7+ device.
  • A stable USB or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Seamless integration with Windows and macOS.
  • Excellent touch and stylus support.
  • Low latency for responsive dual-screen experience.
  • Cross-platform compatibility with iOS and Android.
  • Strong security measures for screen sharing.
  • Some advanced features require a Pro subscription.
  • Limited customization options for display settings.
  • Potential performance variations based on hardware and network conditions.

Duet is a powerful and versatile software for Windows 11/10 that caters to a wide range of users, from professionals seeking enhanced productivity to artists and designers in need of a digital canvas. Its seamless integration, low latency, and cross-platform compatibility make it a valuable addition to any workflow.

While the Pro subscription unlocks additional features, the Standard version still offers a robust dual-screen experience. Overall, Duet Display is a reliable and user-friendly solution for expanding your desktop workspace without the need for additional hardware, and it's certainly worth considering for those seeking a productivity boost or a creative edge.

Note: 7-day trial version.

Also Available: Download Duet Display for Mac

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