Saturday, February 23, 2013

How to Use Your iPad or Tablet as a Second Monitor with iDisplay


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via How-To Geek by Mark Wilson on 2/21/13


We could all do with some extra screen space from time to time. It can be a battle to manage all of the windows you have open at any one time. Having a second monitor is not something that everyone is able to do, be it in terms of space or finances, but if you are packing a tablet you already have your second screen ready to go.

Whether you have an iPad or an Android tablet, there are a number of ways in which you can transform your touchscreen device into some extra desktop real estate. Weighing in at an average of 7 to 9 inches, using your tablet as a second monitor is something that has certain limitations; you are not going to want to use it to edit large spreadsheets, for example.

There are a number of ways in which you can put your tablet to good use, and we have looked at how Air Display does the job for iPad, iPhone and Android owners. While this is a solid solution, there is the slight drawback that the app will set you back $9.99. Thankfully there are cheaper options available as well.

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