Only a handful of users might know on iPad’s capability to be used as a second or an additional screen. While the screen does differ performance wise compared to a physically connected monitor, the iPad screen is the perfect place to park your iTunes window, providing you an all time access.
The iPad screen can be utilized in a number of ways such as searching online while making notes over the word processor on iPad, maintaining accounts over the computer and keeping a record on the total ledger with Express Accounts over the iPad, looking for travel arrangements and hotel bookings over your PC and documenting the booking details over your tablet briefcase.
While a number of apps are available online, via the App Store for download, we would like to cover up a few before giving you complete details over my favorite one.
MaxiVista is an app designed to turn your ipad into a second monitor for your Windows PC. Keep your gadget on the move while you work on your Laptop or Desktop, the app gives your iPad a brand new purpose as an extra monitor. Users can increase screen space by moving programs from your PC to the iPad screen. Spread windows over both displays to avoid swapping back and forth between overlapping program windows. No extra hardware is required such as video cable adapters instead MaxiVista uses an existing Wi-Fi network connection to work between screen contents to the Windows PC.
This one is again one of the alternative giving your iPad the ability to turn into a desktop expansion. After spending time and researching to find an additional app, we bring you an app called the Screen Recycler. The app provides you with the same kind of experience for desktop space expansion that iDisplay is aimed but in a totally different way. Instead of using a dedicated app, use the Screen Recycler with any VNC client. The extension installed by the app transform incoming VNC connections into a virtual screen which lets you use it over Windows and Linux system as well as iPhones and iPads.
While a number of more apps are available online, let’s not waste more time on covering one of my very favorite, the Air Display App.
How To Turn Your iPad Screen Into An Extra Display
The Air Display app will let you use your iPad as an external display for your Mac. The connection is made over Wi-Fi and costs just $10 which can be termed either expensive or remarkably cheap.
Download the app and follow the on-screen instructions for installing the helper app on the Mac, reboot later and you’re ready to enjoy the additional screen features.
Download the Mac/PC software. Choose the edition of the software for Mac OS X or for windows by clicking over the tab. Once downloaded, double-click the installer file and it would automatically work you through the steps to load the drivers. You need to reboot when finished.
With apps installed over both your devices and rebooted, connect both to the same Wi-Fi network. Launch the Air Display app over your iPad and choose it in a drop down list which is now in your Mac’s menubar. It is displayed as a normal external monitor in the Display’s section of the Mac’s system preferences.
Click your iPad in the menu and you would see both screens go blue for a mere 5 seconds. Decide where you would like to add the extra display in relation to your Mac. Place it in that position and click Show All on your Mac Screen and Voila you’re done.
In the System Preference window, click Displays. You would see a window open on each screen, calibrate your iPad’s screen here and over at Mac, click Arrangement. Note: The iPad is the one without a white bar – drag and set the position.
You are ready to enjoy the extra space.