Avatron’s Air Display app ($9.99) turns your iPad or iPhone — or even a desktop or laptop computer — into an external display. With your computer and iPad/iPhone on the same wi-fi network, you can stash your panels, tools, and extra controls on the tablet or second computer and use your main display for your working area.
Here’s another use: in a client meeting, you could control a presentation from your laptop, and mirror it on the iPad for the client.
The latest version (Air Display 2) lets Macs use up to four external devices, while Windows is still limited to one.
Learn more about it at www.avatron.com.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.