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Turn an iPad Into a Wireless Touchscreen Display for Your PC



Air Display, a nifty little app that turns iPads and iPhones into wireless secondary displays, now works with Windows. The Windows driver is in beta (available here). This is one of the most useful apps I’ve downloaded and use it on a regular basis when using my MacBook Pro.

Using an iPad as a secondary display is a lot cooler than just hooking up your average display. You can extend your desktop onto the display or mirror it. You can use the iPad to control your Mac or PC with your fingers. It’s not perfect, but the app is a good value at $9.99.

When I’m at my desk I plop a browser window with a news aggregator, Tweetdeck, or whatever else I need to keep an eye on the iPad display. When I show family members photos or a web site, I just give them the iPad to hold rather than having to crowd around me. Air Display also works with iPhones, but I haven’t found a real practical use for this yet since I have an iPad.

via Slashgear



  1. TateJ

    08/17/2010 at 1:54 pm

    Everytime I turn around, there is another use for the iPad.

    I went to the the website for Air Display and discovered the AirShare app which lets you drag and drop files between a full computer and an ipad.

    Looks to me like the iPad can be a pretty usful work tool too.

  2. Jesse B Andersen

    08/17/2010 at 3:21 pm

    It can be useful for monitoring things. But native programs will always run faster. That streaming method isn’t 100% there yet, but its getting there like OnLive.

    For those using Windows computers you could use a program called Synergy to control your secondary computer.

    Example of Synergy –

  3. vitje

    05/08/2011 at 4:47 pm

    This sounds and looks graet. While mirroring my computer on the iPad, can I type in stuff – let’s say in the browser window or any application by using either a wireless keyboard or the iPad on screen keyboard?

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