Astropad and Luna Display suitable for M1
New users can immediately download the software from the Astropad website, while existing users will see the updates appear automatically. Astropad makes apps that allow you to use your iPad as a drawing tablet or as a second screen for your Mac. Before Apple’s Sidecar feature became available (in macOS Catalina), Luna Display was one of the most popular methods for extending your Mac screen with an iPad screen so you can work on both.
The new versions provide native support for Apple Silicon and the M1 chip. And that has quite an impact on performance. According to the makers, the performance is 2x better on M1 compared to Intel chip. Matt Ronge, CEO of Astropad, announced the news on Twitter.
Astropad and Luna Display now support M1 Apple Silicon!
In our benchmarks we are seeing 2x performance compared to an equivalently specced Intel machine 😱
— Matt Ronge (@mronge) November 20, 2020
The company also released a chart showing how much faster video encoding is done on a Mac with M1 chip compared to Intel.
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