Using iPad as a second screen - with apps to a second monitor
More screen space never hurts. But why buy a new monitor when you already have an iPad? With several apps, you can use your iPad as a second screen with both your iMac and a Windows computer.
What apps are great for using your iPad as a secondary monitor?There is already a wide range of apps designed to make Apple devices usable as complementary screens.
- Air Display: For 16.99 euros, the software company Avatron offers the possibility to connect your Mac with other Apple devices - so in addition to your iPad, a MacBook or an iPhone, for example, can also be used as a secondary monitor. You download the main software from the App Store via your iPad. For the main monitor, use the free driver software. The connection works via WLAN.
- Duet Display: This app costs 10.99 euros in the App Store and offers a decisive advantage: It also supports a Windows device as the main monitor. As with Air Display, you can connect both your iPad and your iPhone as a second monitor. The connection between the main device and the second monitor is established via the iPad's charging cable - so you don't have to purchase this additionally. The cable connection also guarantees a fast transfer between the two devices.