- Category: Utilities
- Released date: 05/24/2010
- Current Version: 1.4.2
- Seller: Avatron Software, Inc.
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 6125275
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There's an app for that! With Air Display, you can use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop.
“Turn your iPad screen into an extra PC monitor with Air Display, and never again miss a new Twitter post, Facebook post or stock market move.” —NY Times
“Setting up the app is as simple as downloading a client for your Mac, and selecting your iPad (running Air Display) from a pull-down menu in the Menu Bar.” —Gizmodo
“Clever tool… Setup takes less than two minutes… The app worked like a charm by providing more screen real estate whenever and wherever it's needed. ” —USA Today
“There are a number of remote screen-viewing apps for the iPad, but Air Display is the most simple and elegant: It extends your Mac or PC's screen onto the iPad's touchscreen real estate.” —Fast Company
“The app is super simple to set up and use so that anyone can be up and running in no time." —AppAdvice.com
Developed by Avatron Software, home of the popular Air Sharing and Print Sharing apps, Air Display lets you position your iOS device next to your computer, drag windows onto it, and interact with those windows as you would on any other computer display.
*** FEATURES ***
Air Display's performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor refreshes are indistinguishable from a wired mouse.
Air Display works in both landscape and portrait configurations. Just rotate your screen, and it automatically reconfigures.
Air Display makes a laptop much more useful. Adding the iPad's 1024x768 display nearly doubles the screen area of a laptop or netbook.
Air Display not only gives you a wireless computer screen extender, but also works as a tablet input device. You can use your finger to draw directly on the screen's surface. Try it with a calculator app, painting tool, or music control surface! Simple gestures allow you to operate the right mouse button and scroll wheel.
You can connect to Air Display from both Mac and Windows. And because it's a universal app, it works on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
When you rotate the screen, or disconnect and reconnect, your windows are automatically repositioned appropriately, so you don't have to drag them back to the iOS device.
You can choose to connect automatically to Air Display every time you launch the app (Mac only, for now).
*** USE CASES ***
• Fill your Air Display screen with your utility apps, like iChat, Mail, iCal, and Calculator.
• Amaze your friends by playing Flash animations on an iOS device!
• Graphic design: Make Photoshop and Illustrator usable on your laptop by putting your tool palettes on the iOS screen.
• Music: Use your iOS screen as a wireless control surface for Logic or Pro Tools.
• Programming: Use the extra display area for such auxiliary development tools as Console, Terminal, and the Debugger.
• Business: Move all of your iWork and Office palettes and inspector windows onto Air Display, and let your document fill the screen.
On first launch, Air Display presents easy instructions for downloading and installing the companion support software for your desktop computer.
*** COMPATIBILITY ***
MAC OS X
Air Display requires 10.5.8 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, on an Intel CPU. Both 32-bit & 64-bit systems are supported.
NOTE: Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) GM Seed is under NDA and is NOT SUPPORTED YET by Air Display.
Air Display requires Windows XP (32-bit only), or Vista or 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported. Aero and DirectX will be disabled while connected to Air Display, and re-enabled upon disconnection.
Your computer and iOS device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.