The Air Display Host software requires an Intel-based Mac. (Sorry, intrepid M1 thrill-seekers!)
Air Display turns your iOS screen into a wireless (or wired) display for your Mac.
“Whether you’re a MacBook owner with an occasionally need to expand the desktop while on the road or a Mac Pro user who can never have enough screens, Air Display 3 is a cost-effective way to add up to four displays using devices you already own.” —Macworld
“You have a bunch of different options to turn your iPad into a second display, but we prefer Air Display as the easiest option.” — Lifehacker
Increase your productivity with extra screen real estate, or mirror your Mac computer display to your iOS device. (Sorry Windows users, Air Display is just for Macs.)
For best results, connect via USB for buttery smooth graphics performance.
Air Display has two components: this iOS app and a separate free host app that you install on your Mac.
Wi-Fi or USB — You can connect wirelessly. And for even faster, more reliable performance, you can connect your iOS device and Mac via the USB charging cable.
Pressure Sensitivity — Use an Apple Pencil, a third-party pressure-sensitive pen, or even your finger to draw or paint into pressure-aware Mac apps like Photoshop and Motion.
Teleprompter Mode — Air Display can flip your screen horizontally or vertically for use with a teleprompter.
Pinch Zoom — Zoom in to magnify the screen. This is especially useful when drawing or painting details.
Multiple Monitors — Air Display connects up to 4 iPads simultaneously for powerful multi-monitor configurations.
HiDPI — Choose Normal, Retina, or HiDPI resolution to suit your taste.
Keyboard — Type using Air Display's built-in keyboard or any Bluetooth keyboard.
Touch Gestures — You can control your Mac with intuitive iOS gestures: tap or drag to operate the mouse or tap with two fingers to right-click.
• Host: macOS 10.8 and above (macOS 10.13.4–10.13.6 is not supported), but latest features require a host on 10.10+
• Windows is not supported
• For wired connection: Lightning-to-USB or USB-C charging cable
• For wireless connection: both Mac and iOS device(s) must be on the same Wi-Fi network
— 7 Must-Have Productivity Apps for iPad, ZDNet
— 50 Must-Have iPad Apps, TIME
— App of the Week, Accounting Today
— 100 Best iPad Apps, PCMag.com
• Display streaming is dramatically faster.
• Cursor motion is buttery smooth again now.
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Ratings and Reviews
No need to update my older MacBook Pro- this works
As I can’t have SideCare on my older Mac I searched for an App that would allow me to connect my iPad Pro and use the pencil when using a WhiteBoard in virtual training. Once I downloaded the most current version it all worked perfectly. In today’s new virtual world, with training programmes increasingly moving to online platforms, we need all our tools to work smoothly and this app performs well so far.
Very useful app. I use it to have my iPad be a second screen in Lightroom, so I can see how the colours will look on the iPad and edit the image without any distractions. Connection is quick and reliable.
The app is excellent and the support great. I had teething trouble at first. But Pip was first rate in getting me up and running and even optimising my setup to make my workflow the best. It could be... love it!!!
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