Apple sidecar or Astropad
Ari Sorokin last edited by
Im planning on buying a new mac with the M1 processors when the 16 inch comes out. I want to use it for animation and Maya as I love apple and don’t want to leave the ecosystem. I currently have an iPad pro 12.9 and love the experience. I want to use that as my tablet but I also have an intous medium. I know that there is apple sidecar and astropad. When sidecar first came out, it had bad criticism. But I want to know if the feature is good now after some time. Is astropad the better option or should I just use sidecar.
fmb last edited by fmb
I've tried both SC and AP and found the latter better. The thing for me was mainly the relation with the main display. In AP you get a much better experience in this regard due to how you can manage what appears in your screen. It also seemed more snappy, but YMMV, as my iPad is a 9,7 Pro, so screen size was at a premium, my iPad is old and with not much RAM, and I'm on an Intel Mac--not an M1, which is leaps ahead in terms of performance. Maybe on your 12,9 the SC cramped screen will not be a problem.
You're aware that AP Pro (or whatever they call their higher tier) has an evaluation period, aren't you? I'd really like to be able to test the regular AP (one-time purchase vs subscription on the Pro one) to see if it would be enough. I even wrote them to ask if they allowed me to do what I already knew wasn't possible, but no dice... haha
EDIT: corrected some typos