Can I Use Ipad Apps On My Mac

The iPad 2, 3 and 1st generation iPad Mini are all ineligible and excluded from upgrading to iOS 10 AND iOS 11.

They all share similar hardware architectures and a less powerful 1.0 Ghz CPU that Apple has deemed insufficiently powerful enough to even run the basic, barebones features of iOS 10 OR iOS 11!

Also, both iPad 2 and 1st gen iPad Mini have a paltry 512 MBs ( NOT GBs ) of internal RAM.

No where near enough RAM to sufficiently run either iOS 10 or 11.

  1. You can use Sidecar wirelessly, but to keep your iPad charged during use, connect it directly to your Mac with the USB charge cable that came with your iPad. Start a Sidecar session If you're using macOS Big Sur, click the Display menu in Control Center or the menu bar, then choose your iPad from the menu.
  2. With Sidecar, you can extend the workspace of your Mac by using iPad as a second display. The extended workspace allows you to do the following: Use different apps.

A lack of good Google Apps apps makes my iPad pro experience worse, and makes me retreat back to my Mac. But in a lot of surprising places, I consider the iPad and Mac at parity.

Most iPads have, at least 1 GB of RAM and all newer iPads have 2 GBs or more of internal RAM, now, which ismplenty of RAM to run newer versions of iOS.

Why would you want to upgrade, anyways?

Since iOS 8, older iPad models such as the iPad 2, 3 and 4 have only been getting the most basic of iOS features.

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Older iPad users get none of the newest and coolest cutting edge features that newer model iDevices, with better hardware specs, can handle with more aplomb.

Plus, the iPad 2 and 3 are the only two unsupported models left that use the much outdated 30 pin dock connector.

The same iPad 2 users who whined and moaned and groaned that both iOS 8 and 9 slowed down the performance of their iPad 2 models would come back, once again, in angry droves, with even more complaints of slowdowns under iOS 10 or iOS 11.


Just because your iPad 2 is no longer able to upgrade to the latest iOS doesn't mean your iPad 2 is suddenly useless.

Your iPad 2 will work as it always has and the apps you have installed on it will continue to update and receive some level of app updates relevant to your current iOS.

You have had four years of iOS upgrades and updates.

Your iPad 2 will still do everything it does now and you will, get, at least, another full year, perhaps two, if you decide you want to wait longer to get a new or newer iPad model.

Your iPad 2 is NOT, suddenly, becoming obsolete or useless.

So, your options are really keep using your iPad 2 or purchase a new iPad if you feel you need or want to.

Your current iPad 2 will still work and continue to receive app updates for some time, when, with the current versions of iOS 11, ALL support for older 32 bit iDevices and any iOS 32 bit apps will come to a final end.

Your iPad 2 will still work and function as it always has, but will no longer receive any more app updates some time in the foreseeable future.

The final app updates your iPad 2 will end up receiving will be their last!

Your iPad 2 should STILL be receiving app updates, currently, but look for this to end sometime soon.

This is why Apple introduced the new, lower cost 2018 and 2017 iPad 6th and 5th generation models.

Apple is trying to get older iPad 2, 3, 4 and 1st gen Mini iPad users to upgrade to more modern iPad hardware in anticipation of the recent releases of iOS 11, which will render all older 32 bit iDevices obsolete, in time.

So, the decisions are really up to you!

If you decide to stick with your older iPad until it is no longer getting any app updates, I would STOP using that 2-2-1/2 year old Safari web browser, as it is, probably, not safe and secure to use any longer, and seek out a third party web browser that is STILL currently being updated and STILL being supported on iOS 9.3.5.

Here are a few third party web browsers that I know are STILL being updated and supported on iOS 9.

Perfect Web browser

iCab Mobile Web browser

Dolphin Web browser

Aloha Web browser

Maven Web browser

Maxthon Web browser

Opera Web Browser

If your iPad 2 is slow,

Follow all of my advice and procedures to help improve the performance of your older iPad 2.

Have you tried a hard reset of your iPad by holding down both the Home and sleep/wake buttons until your iPad goes dark and restarts with Apple logo, then release the buttons?

How much free data storage space is left on your iPad? iDevices need to maintain, at least, between 2- 3 GBs, OR GREATER, of free data storage space.

In Settings app, General settings panel, turn OFF Background App Refresh for any apps you feel do not need constant data updating/Internet updating in the background when not using the an app OR turn OFF Background App Refresh entirely/globally for the entire device.

Do the same in the Settings app under Notifications.Turn off notifications for apps you do not think you need notifications for and/or edit the different ways you receive notifications to help with performance by not always using all the notification methods together.

In Settings app under Mail, you may want to set a longer fetch time or set your iOS Mail app to only manually fetch your mail ONLY when you launch the iOS Mail app.

In Settings app, under General settings, Reset panel, at the right bottom of the list, Reset All Settings.

Turn OFF Bluetooth when not using any Bluetooth devices.

Also, in general, if you want a faster IDevice, on all of my iDevices, I turn off most of the iOS motion graphics eye candy, by simply turning ON Reduce Motion in Settings app, General, Accessibilty settings.

Make sure you aren't running 20 to 50 OR MORE background apps in the iOS 11 Control Panel/App Switcher. If you are, you need to quit the bulk of these background running apps by tap and hold a finger on an app window in the switcher and slide your finger upwards to quit an app. You should be able to use more than one finger to quit more than one app window simultaneously.

Also, make sure you don’t have 20 OR MORE of active website tabs running in the web browser. If you do, greatly reduce the amount of active website tabs your web browser.

Some minority of user have been turning ON and leaving ON iCloud backups continuously backing up on a constant and daily basis.

If you are one of these users, in Settings App, tap your Apple ID, then tap iCloud, then find iCloud backup and turn off iCloud backup and only turn this on to do daily backups either when you are not using your iPad for a prolonged period of time (like when you are sleeping), then turn iCloud backups OFF when actually using your iPad.

Can I Use Ipad Apps On My Mac


Only perform your backups on a lesser time schedule.( like twice a week, once a week, once every two weeks, once a month, etc.).

Any large amount of background running apps or active processes that have to constantly go out to the Web to fetch data ALL THE TIME is going to slow down ANY iDevice.

In addition to all of the possible fixes and solutions presented, I suggest go into Settings, General, Accessibility, Increase Contrast and turn ON Reduce Transparency. Your iPad won’t look as pretty, but iPad speed will improve considerably. If you don’t like this look, then, turn OFF Reduce Transparency, but the additional speed boost will go away, as well.

Good Luck to You!

Jun 2, 2018 2:50 PM


Here’s my “up to date”, comprehensive, but still incomplete, list of Adonit Pixel compatible apps for the iPad/iPad Pro.

Most apps listed support pressure sensing and palm rejection.

Compatible Adonit Pixel apps for drawing

Animation Desk


Adobe Photoshop Sketch

palm rejection ONLY, No pressure, no sensing/line variations )


Art Studio Pro

( fully supports the Adonit Pixel and is just as great as Procreate on the iPad )

AutoDesk SketchBook

Colored Pencil

Comic Draw


Interactive SketchBook


Medibang Paint


(Adonit is supported as an unsupported stylus, but all stylus features still work, palm rejection IS improved using special, non-body electrical conducting, lycra-based material drawing glove )

Tayasui Sketches/Sketches Pro

( Full support for the Adonit Pixel )

Tayasui Sketches School

( this new, free version works with this stylus, but without any palm rejection or pressure sensing, so you need to use a special, non-body electrical conducting drawing glove with the Sketches School version to lay your hand/palm down on the iPad’s screen )


ZenBrush/Zen Brush 2

Compatible Adonit Pixel apps for Notes and Notes with drawing types of apps.

GoodNotes 4 or 5


( palm rejection noticeably improved using special, non-body electrical conducting, lycra-based material drawing glove )

Note Shelf 2

Notes Plus

( the current version has, temporarily, removed support for all third party, smart Bluetooth stylii Hopefully, this may return in future update ).

Notes Writer

( palm rejection improved using special, non-body electrical conducting, lycra-based material drawing glove )

QuickNotes X Pro ( palm rejection ONLY. No pressure sensing for light/dark or thin/thick lines )


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Zoom Notes Act of war game.


This stylus works with other non-compatible apps, too, but without any palm rejection and/or pressure features.

You can use this stylus with other apps but will not be able to lay your palm on the screen, unless you use special, non-body electrical conducting, lycra-based material drawing glove that works by isolating your hand/palm and allow you to lay your hand/palm on the screen as you draw in these non-compatible Adonit stylus apps.

Something like this found on Amazon.

Many more makers of these types of gloves on Amazon.

Use Ipad App On Mac

Best of Luck to You!

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