Your iOS device is transformed into an additional display monitor for Windows PCs and tablets.
Windows Desktop screen is shown on iOS device display.
- Windows Desktop Extension (x10-sion)
- Windows Desktop Duplication (mirroring/cloning)
User manual, documentation and detailed setup:
1. Install spacedesk DRIVER software for Windows Primary PC (server).
2. Install this app - spacedesk (remote display) app for Secondary Machine (client).
3. Open spacedesk (remote display) app and connect to your Windows Primary PC (server).
Network connection: Server and client must be on the same LAN and/or WAN.
- via Mobile Hotspot
- via USB Tethering
Note: Does NOT need internet connection!
The Primary Machine (Windows network display server)...
...runs Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. Macs are not supported.
Dual monitor and multi monitor configurations are supported.
Needs spacedesk Windows drivers installed. Download: https://www.spacedesk.net
The Secondary Machine or Device (iOS network display client)...
...is an iPad, iPhone or device running the spacedesk iOS app.
iOS device used as an alternative to a Miracast display (Miracast sink), AirPlay and WiDi display monitor.
Video streaming performance is lower and network load is higher compared to Miracast and WiDi screen.
...connects the Windows Primary Machine to the Secondary Machine or Device.
Virtual display extension screen over LAN (Local Area Network) and/or WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network).
Network must support TCP/IP protocol.
Wireless displays (e.g. WiFi) and remote monitors for Windows PCs on wired networks (e.g. Ethernet).
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Similar wireless display technology alternatives:
— INCREDIBLY SIMPLE —
To get started, the iOS device will automatically detect the free Windows desktop app. Click to connect and transform the iOS device into a touchscreen display.
— LIGHTNING FAST —
To achieve unparalleled performance and display quality with zero lag, try to circumvent WiFi and network Routers. Use USB tethering, WiFi Direct or direct Network cable Connection.
— TOUCHSCREEN —
Touchpad (relative touch).
Touchscreen (absolute touch)
With mouse pointer control, touchscreen can be used to “click” on screen interfaces.
Gestures, two-finger scrolling, pan and zoom are not yet supported.
— DESKTOP POSITION / ROTATION —
Single display or multi monitor in a video wall
Ability to choose the position of the extended display relative to the computer
Auto rotation optional (can be turned off)
Auto orientation when iOS is turned (works in both landscape and portrait modes)
— HANDY USE CASES —
Use your iOS screen to show favorite gadgets, like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc.
Use your iOS screen as a rendering screen for Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc.
Use your iOS screen for side-by-side display of your Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Use your iOS screen to read documents in portrait mode
Use your iOS screen to read your favorite publications like TechCrunch, TIME, The
Guardian, Forbes, The Verge, Lifehacker, Business Insider or Wall Street Journal
...and many more fancy usage possibilities to explore...
— DO MORE —
Productivity in a portable way during travel. Multitasking with a duplication screen or multiple screens can make twice as productive.
— SYSTEM SUPPORT —
Supported are iOS versions 9.3+ and PCs with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Macs are not supported.
Ratings and Reviews
It does what it is supposed to. And it does it for free!!!! However i found it unintuitive that after initial connection, It makes the iPad screen as the primary screen. So I had to fool the computer to think that the slave screen is the primary screen which is my actual computer.
In essence all the icons went on the iPad originally. Also the screen shows up on the left of the original. Again unintuitive for everyone that has done the HDMI connection to actual monitors. I have a sneaky suspicion that this is why the ipad became primary. The 3 changes that would make this app perfect, are:
1. Fix the primary screen issue ( unless i am missing something)
2. Make the slave screen on the right, not left.
3. Make it possible for wired connection.
And the last one is my most important issue.
Developer Response ,
first of all - thank you very much for your feedback!
1. We are aware of this issue - could you download the newest spacdesk SERVER and CLIENT - it should be already fixed.
2. You have to change this once in the windows display settings, after that it will be saved.
3. For wired connection please check:
Try wifi direct/mobile hotspot connection or USB tethering if your iPad supports it.
Please refer to the this chapter in our user manual on how to setup.
I have a specific need that this meets.
That said, be advised that since your device is now functioning as a monitor, and even though you may have touch enabled, your device keyboard will not pop up to allow text input via the device.
For me this is a minor issue because I’m using the device as a monitor at the distance limits of a WiFi signal. IOW, I’m far away from the computer.
I’m using this in a manner not envisioned by the developers. I’m just letting others who may have a similar need know. It’s certainly not a deal breaker, especially since I’m pushing its limits.
So much better than Duet
I moved from Duet because their software broke my computer. I had to restore it because Duet disabled my dedicated GPU and it wouldn’t work even after the app was uninstalled.
SpaceDesk is less intrusive, free, doesn’t require an account, and works better than Duet. The only issue with this app is that you lose connectivity when you trigger the Notification Center or when you receive a call (if you have hand off enabled). Minor issues that can be fixed via a software update.
In the time being I highly recommend SpaceDesk.
Developer Response ,
first of all thank you for your positive feedback! Could you please describe us the problems further (Notification Center/Call). The best way to do this would be to fill out a form for our support on our website describing your problems. You'll help us a lot with that!
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- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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