shiftscreen gives you a second screen for your iPad and iPhone.
No more black bars when connecting your device to a monitor, instead place documents, websites and webapps on your external display.
At the moment these are the supported webapps: Trello, Notion, Google Docs, Framer, Miro (Mindmaps), YouTube, Omni Focus, iCloud Photos, Mail, Calendar, Outlook, Overleaf, Glitch, Office 365, Word, Excel, One Note, Witeboard, Airtable, Google Classroom, Evernote, YouTube Studio, Microsoft Whiteboard. (more coming soon)
Normally all you can see on a connected monitor is a reflection of the iPad-/iPhone-screen. So you are unable to take advantage of your big screen and are limited by the size of the iPad/iPhone. This is where shiftscreen comes in. shiftscreen uses your external display edge to edge.
With shiftscreen you can view multiplay windows (websites, documents and web-apps) on your monitor and still be able to open other apps in split-view on your iPad. So you can play a YouTube video on the monitor while still being able to search the web in Safari on your iPad.
But the app is also designed to be used on the iPhone. With shiftscreen you can connect your iPhone to an external display and open multiple desktop websites and documents on your monitor.
Furthermore you can use the cursor-trackpad to control the windows on the monitor with a mouse cursor.
- fullscreen support for external displays and monitors,
- use split-view with shiftscreen to display something on the monitor while working on your iPad,
- two desktops; on each you can open four windows,
- view multiple websites or documents in split view,
- web-app support,
- mouse and trackpad support for iPad,
- control the monitors content with a single tap on your iPhone or iPad,
- mouse-cursor on the monitor,
- integrated YouTube-player,
- use the focus-mode to only view one window at a time,
- laserpointer-mode for presentations,
- take screenshots of both the monitor and your iPhone or iPad.
What do I need for the app to work?
1. An external display to connect the device with.
2. A working adapter to connect your device (or an AirPlay compatible device to connect to).
- iPadOS 14 monitor rotation bug fixed.
- Manual underscan (vertical and horizontal insets) iPadOS 14 bug fixed.
- Added setting to disable auto lock (beta).
- Minor bug fixes.
iPadOS 14 update!
- Export websites as PDF or web-archive.
- iPadOS 14 bug fixes: Trackpad button clicks work again!
- iPadOS 14 bug fixed: keyboard does not move the interface anymore.
- Top bar reworked.
- Close button added to top bar.
- System cursor position bug fixed.
- YouTube player message updated.
- More bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
The App I Dreamed of. Super Promising!
I am a huge fan of my iPad Pro. It is the work computer that I want to be my primary driver. So much of what I need can be done in the web browser, but what I always wanted is the ability to have my browser and browser apps on my big 30” monitor at the right resolution. That’s what this app does. I get full Safari, now full screen on my second monitor. This is a dream come true. There are some crashing bugs here and there, and it doesn’t support enterprise certificates (even though the developer was awesome responsive and said it’s on their radar). I have my fingers crossed for this app. It is not my daily driver yet, but I’m hopeful! Everyone should buy and try this to see what should be a future iOS feature!
Lots of potential
I saw this app on reddit and was excited to give it a try. I really appreciate the level of functionality that exists at this point within the app, but I am also hoping that it continues to improve. Being able to have the windows on the external display without having to have the window still in split screen would be amazing, but it is completely understandable if that is not possible at this time (or perhaps it is and I am using it incorrectly). Possibly even as just a Picture in Picture window even?
Developer Response ,
Hey, thanks for the positive feedback!
You are right, having the app only opened in the background is not possible due to iOS. (I would be able to let it run via a trick where the app pretends to be a navigation app so it can run in background, but the app won’t have access to the monitor then. Just like the app on the right in split-view has no access to the monitor either.)
I am currently working on adding mouse/trackpad support for iPadOS 13.4, doing performance upgrades, bug fixes and adding more web-apps.
I hope you will like what the future brings for the app!
This is a dollar store version of what you are hoping for.
Just as the title says, you are hoping for something that makes this feel like a native app experience. This feels like running in sneakers made with cheap adhesive and cardboard. There is no app support and everything you are doing must be done through shiftscreen’s off brand web browser. In the app, it shows other apps like google sheets as if you can click on google sheets and it just works in full screen. This is not the case. You click the link and it takes you to google sheets through shiftscreen’s browser and even when it does work, it is still not like using the native app on you iPad or on your desk top. It feels like you are using a computer while having chopsticks taped to your fingers.
Developer Response ,
Hey thanks for your review,
yes as stated the app uses webapps and not the apps on your iPad. Why would you think that when it‘s explicitly stated that way?
The Google Sheets user experience is the user experience you get with using the webapp on any desktop device like Safari on iPad Pro. There is literally no difference.
Also I agree that the experience isn‘t near a full native support experience but the problem is that I have to work with what Apple gives me, and that‘s not much.
- Yannik Schrade
- 7 MB
Requires iOS 13.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Simplified Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Yannik Schrade
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.