# iPad as a Drawing Tablet for Mac via USB #
# Requires a Mac for Drawing #
Support Apple Pencil pressure and tilt for various Mac apps for drawing.
Control the canvas with touch gestures while mirroring the whole screen.
Fast and simple USB connection will let you focus on your workflow.
Support Wacom stylus for iPads that do not support Apple Pencil.
Try Yam Pad Mini (free) for iPhone.
- Apple Pencil Pressure & Tilt
- Touch Gestures: Zoom/Scroll/Undo (2 fingers)/Redo (3 fingers)
- Fast and secure USB connection
- Mirror full screen with Retina resolution
- Wacom stylus & 3D Touch
- Bluetooth/Smart keyboard input from iPad
- Touch Bar Simulation (for any Mac with macOS 10.12.2+)
Mac Apps compatible:
- Affinity Photo
- Corel Painter
- Toon Boom Harmony
- MediBang Paint
- Clip Studio Paint
- and more... (let us know your favorite)
- Apple Pencil (for iPads that support Apple Pencil)
- Wacom Stylus (for iPads that do not support Apple Pencil)
- iPads with iOS 8.0 or later
- Macs with OS X 10.9 or later (with USB port)
Download app for Mac from: yamdisplay.com/yampad (free)
For any questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Improved Accuracy of Apple Pencil input.
Support more Mac Apps: Clip Studio Paint.
* Please update Yam Pad for macOS to the latest version.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Perfect for Starving Artists, but a little laggy
I believe I paid $4 for this app, which has all the capabilities of any drawing tablet app on the app store, costing a little more than a tenth Duet Display Pro's yearly subscription and a little more than an eighth Astropad's standard feature.
The only problem I have with this app is that it sometimes lags a bit. Fix the slight lag, and you have the best deal on the App Store. I can't get enough of this app.
Why won’t it work anymore?
I have had Yam pad for about a year now and it had been working fine until I stopped using it for a couple months and then suddenly it started glitching when I used it again. I plug it in to my computer and it connects for a second, then it disconnects, and then it connects again. It keeps doing this until I tap it with my Apple Pencil which disconnects it altogether. I do not know how to fix this. It used to be so good! Help me please, and I will rewrite my review.
I do not have an iPad Pro, but I just borrowed someone else’s and it works fine. There must not be compatibility with my type of iPad.
Developer Response ,
Hi Beulah, Thank you for your review and sorry for the inconvenience. There seems to be a connection issue with USB cable. Please contact us at email@example.com so we can help you out with this issue. Thank you!
A nice alternative
Being a hobbyist, it’s hard to find something that works like Astropad studio and duet pro without spending too much money and I am quite happy with this alternative. Maybe you’ll find this to be a bit laggy or something since the other programs are meant to give you good workflow, but if you’re someone who isn’t a professional this is for you. Honestly, it works for me and I like it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.