TabletMagic
TabletMagic
2.0b20

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TabletMagic2.0b20

16 April 2013

Driver for older Wacom tablets.

Overview

TabletMagic is an open-source driver that allows Mac OS X to communicate with older model Wacom tablets with a serial interface and TabletPC digitizers.

Supported tablets include the UD, UD-II, ArtPad, and ArtPad-II (ArtZ-II) models. This is an ongoing open-source project to bring full support for all serial Wacoms. See the accompanying documentation in the download for details. Source Code is available.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in TabletMagic

Version 2.0b20:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina.

  • Fixed an issue with double-click mapping
  • Signed the preference pane and helper binaries

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31 Reviews of TabletMagic

wintermute
16 January 2015
Version: 2.0b20

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I hope the developer comes out with a version that will support the growing number of older USB-based tablets that Wacom has abandoned. All those older but perfectly sound Intuous and Graphire tablets are just collecting dust without working drivers on the newer versions of OS X. I would gladly pay a shareware fee to regain usefulness of my old ET-0405-U vs sending it to a landfill just because Wacom refuses to update drivers to spur users to buy new models from them.
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wintermute
16 January 2015
Version: 2.0b20
I hope the developer comes out with a version that will support the growing number of older USB-based tablets that Wacom has abandoned. All those older but perfectly sound Intuous and Graphire tablets are just collecting dust without working drivers on the newer versions of OS X. I would gladly pay a shareware fee to regain usefulness of my old ET-0405-U vs sending it to a landfill just because Wacom refuses to update drivers to spur users to buy new models from them.
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Ltn
13 November 2008
Version: 2.0b15
doesnt work with ctf-420? or m i doing it wrong? It doesnt detect a tablet!!
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Mac0852
11 December 2006
Version: 2.0b7
Version 2.07b works superbly on my Intel macpro with my old UD 12 tablet and keyspan USB to serial adapter, I even wrote this review using Inkwell! The software still lacks some features ofered by the Wacom softwarer and required a little adjustment of the settings beffore I was happy, but this is still beta software and as such works extremely well. Aftcr upgrading I had a problem with the deamon hanging but restarting appears to have fixed this. Considering Wacom's lack of support for non USB tablets, this is a godsend.
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Sindbad-The-Seafarer
17 May 2006
Version: 2.0b1
the TM 2.x series is a great step ahead ! again i'm very grateful for all the efforts the developer has been and will be (see todo list) putting into this ongoing project. it's a very good result we are presented with in vs. 2.ob1, for the lazy ones it even suffices to accept the automatic tablet detection setting ! thousand thanks to Scott Lahteine !
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Sindbad-The-Seafarer
09 April 2006
Version: 1.0b8
big praise to the developer, Scott Lahteine !!! this latest intermediate release 1.0b8 (as i understand it) brings tablet control back to Tiger (10.4.6). just open and quit the application, no settings, the daemon gets triggered and the tablet is accessible even on both of my monitors. Scott, thanks a lot(t) ;-)
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Louis
11 July 2005
Version: 1.0b7
TabletMagic 1.0b7 works not enymore with Tiger????
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Zhmmmy
28 March 2005
Version: 1.0b7
I look forward to the full development of TabletMagic. The program seems to me to be about 60% complete. At least it is able to see my Wacom UD1212R and I was actually able to move the cursor around, albeit very unpredictably. However, I was not able to utilize it as an actual tool. I was going to sell my tablet on eBay, but now I think I will wait awhile longer to see if more progress is made. I hope the author is not on an extended vacation because I really miss using the Wacom. The panel where you set your tablet and monitor sizes does not work properly. There is no way to set the pressure, speed or resolution for the stylus, even though there are panels for such things. I would be happy to pay a shareware price for this software if it worked properly. I wish Apple would get their heads out of their "dark place" and help people develop programs that benefit their customers. Zhmmy
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Francesco
13 March 2005
Version: 1.0b7
I am also asking support for ADB Wacom Tablet via iMate. Please! Francesco
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tc
26 January 2005
Version: 1.0b7
Hi, you have rescued my tablet. Works like a charm. Sincerely, T Croley
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 1.0b7
I'll hold off selling my old Artpad II on eBay if it looks like there will be support for the tablet and my iMate USB-ADB adapter in OS 10.3 with this software. So, another request for ADB/iMate support real soon, please!!
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Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 1.0b7
Looks very nice, but please please please implement ADB support! /me gets on his knees and begs for ADB support Please?
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David "dj" Mikulec
12 December 2004
Version: 1.0b7
reinforcing what's already been said ... ADB support please. Pretty Please. I want my ArtZ back *sniff* And "Thanks" for the work you've already done!
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Les Nie
11 December 2004
Version: 1.0b7
I'll pay you good money when my old Intuos A4 Oversize can be used with my new Mac G5 (still can't). Please add support for GD tablets! Thanks in advance :-)
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21 November 2004
Version: 1.0b7
adb please!!!...i beg of you i will have one sent to you if you need one...
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Anonymous
24 October 2004
Version: 1.0b7
So near, it seems tom make it work in OS X 10.3.5... Have a Intious A3 tablet. GD-1212-R. Experiences with TabletMagic 1.0b7.: 1. Contact with the tablet: identifies "GD-1212-R00 Version 1.2-7". Don't know how to setup the parameters???... "WACOM IV" seems to give pressure data. "WACOM II-S" seems to give correct feedback on the event. All speeds seems to work. But, the Daemon seems to crasch/not launch when I quit TabletMagic. -- have Mac OS X 10.3.5. all patches. In companion with a Keyspan USA-28X. (The same hardware works perfectly in OS9.2.2 with the latest Wacom drivers.) Any hints? What to expect with this tablet model (GD)?
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Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0b7
oh lord please by god add support for the intuous gd series!
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Anonymous
15 September 2004
Version: 1.0b6
If you can produce an ADB support for ArtZ II tablet on Mac OS 10.3 or above w/ the iMate... You'd be a GOD! My tablet that was one year old when Wacom Fultered on us all, has been in storage for 4 years now. Would love to use it again someday. Thank you.
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Anonymous
18 August 2004
Version: 1.0b6
this looks great. are they continuing to work on ADB? any time guesstimate? PLEASE PLEASE
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Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 1.0b5
How happy am I!!!! Just upgraded to OSX and my old Digitizer II won't work and Wacom aren't thinking of supporting it - nice one Wacom. Found this site, took a little tweeking and now I'm up an running again. Cheers guys.
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Anonymous
03 July 2004
Version: 1.0b5
This is an awesome start.. ! Now if they can get the Intuos GD Series I will be incredibly happy.. Currently I am using that on my PC .. Woudl like to be able to get it back on the mac.!
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Anonymous
01 July 2004
Version: 1.0b5
I was just about to sell my 12x18 tablet for a pocket of change when a friend told me about this project. I still can't believe it! This developer rocks!
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Anonymous
01 July 2004
Version: 1.0b5
Wow! this sounds great! Could somone please point me to a auction for one of these tablets, i am not sure which one you are talking about.
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Scott Lahteine
22 June 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Apologies to those who are still waiting for the ADB driver. It's taking longer than expected, but I still anticipate reasonable success. For those for whom the mouse pointer didn't move, the cause may have been a failing daemon. Beta 3 arrives in a day or two, and it will address this issue. It has been much more reliable for me. This is an open source project. Contributors of all kinds are encouraged to get involved, especially those of you with SourceForge accounts. Seeking help with IOKit "data providing" and the ADB component of Mac OS X. Do you have an ADB tablet I can borrow? Thanks for all your interest and support! - Scott
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Roozbeh-Mashhadizadeh
22 June 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Thanks about your great job :) i waiting for ADB driver. Please send me an email when the driver done. GOOD LUCK
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Sex Money Drugs
06 May 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Scott Lahteine rocketh my free world. I bought an iBook 500 right when OS X was coming out, also bought an iMate to work with my Wacom tablet - and then found out Wacom was screwing everyone. Scott, you should contact Griffin and find out if they might toss some money your way - their iMate sells would go through the roof if you could get the ADB tablets to work with your program. If you check eBay, the old tablets are being sold dirt cheap. Snap one up while you can. What was old is becoming new again. Thank you, Scott! God speed on this project!
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Msadesign
19 April 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Oh I have such warm and fuzzy feelings towards this programmer-- I can't trust myself in the same room with him... Everything works except the pen won't make the mouse move- which I believe will be essential. I mean the UD1212 sees the driver, and vice-versa, but I cannot get the pen to move the cursor. nonetheless the fact that someone is working on this is so great...
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Anonymous
16 April 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Does this work with the GD series also...I paid $600 for this thing and used it only a couple of times..it's the largest one they made and it is a waste without a way to use it...anyway to be notified when it is updated????....
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Anonymous
16 April 2004
Version: 1.0b2
OMG I love you so much right now
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Anonymous
16 April 2004
Version: 1.0b2
yay, I can now use my U(D1218 under X.
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Aaron Kay
11 April 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Wow!!!! Thank you so so so much for bringing life back into my UD 1218.... Wacom seem to have abandoned all the owners of fine and working tablets such as these.... but this proves that it can work, and does work!! Excellent!!
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Anonymous
08 April 2004
Version: 1.0b1
To the programmer : This is SO GREAT! So cool ! Thank you so much. I am so happy! And congratulation for choosing the open source way of life. On my UD-1218, the eraser doesn't work but I don't mind. You did a great job! To Wacom : Shame on you! You greedy! You lazy! You … Grrrr… Booouuuh!
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