Ever wish you had an extra display for youror Windows computer? There’s an app for that! With Air Display, you can use your , , or as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop.
“Have you ever looked at your iPad and thought, ‘That would make a great second monitor for my computer!’?” —Wall Street Journal
“The app worked like a charm by providing more screen real estate.” —USA Today
“Air Display lets you take advantage of the iPad’s native touch screen, meaning you can use your finger to move your mouse around.” —TIME
“10 Apps That Make Magic on Your iPad… Never again miss a new Twitter post, Facebook post or stock market move.” —New York Times
— 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 1024×768 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, 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,, 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 thedevice.
Air Display provides a keyboard and mouse input on thedevice. Air Display supports video-out to your TV or Monitor, when used with an appropriate adapter cable.
Some great uses for Air Display:
• Fill your Air Display screen with your utility apps, like iChat, Mail, iCal, and Calculator.
• 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.
• Share: Use your iOS device’s video adapter to share your screen on TVs, monitors and projectors in your boardroom or classroom. ( , & Only with HDMI or VGA adapter)
• Amaze your friends by playing Flash animations on an iOS device!
On first launch, Air Display presents easy instructions for downloading and installing the companion support software for your desktop computer.
— COMPATIBILITY —
MAC OS X
To connect to a Mac, Air Display requires 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, on an Intel CPU. Both 32-Bit & 64-Bit systems are supported. (Older 10.5.8 drivers are available for download and still work, but without the latest features.)
(NOTE: You can use Air Display on Lion, but be aware of an issue on these specificmodels: 15″ late 2008 & mid 2009, and 17″ early & mid 2009. Please see avatron.com/lion for more information.)
To connect to a Windows PC, 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.
In order for Air Display to work, your computer and iOS device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
What’s New in Version 1.6
• If you have Mac and a Retina iOS device, now you can turn on “HiDPI mode.” HiDPI is a built-in Mac OS X feature that makes UI elements render at double resolution. It’s absolutely stunning on a Retina display. By default, Mac OS X disables HiDPI because until now, there has been no Mac display with high enough resolution. Air Display on a new iPad, with its 2048×1536 264-dpi Retina display, finally brings HiDPI to life.
RETINA DISPLAY (Mac OS X 10.6+ only)
• Devices with Retina displays now can optionally render at high resolution. You can still choose to view at non-Retina resolutions.
• Air Display now uses the full screen resolution when scaling (while doing video out or mirroring a larger device).
• No longer disabling drivers on models with NVIDIA 9400M/9600M video adapter. Please see avatron.com/lion for more information.
• Fixed bugs related to modifier keys on the virtual and Bluetooth keyboards, when connected to a Mac. Requires Mac Air Display Connect update.
• Fixed the “Enable Keyboard” option (in the Air Display section in the Settings app).
• Improved frame rate and quality.
• Fixed video output bugs.