** Paid version supports: Drag & Drop, Teleprompter Mode (In-App for free) **
** Download app for Mac from: yamdisplay.com (free) **
# iPad/iPhone as a dual monitor for Mac via USB! #
# Free version of Yam Display (7 minutes/session limit) #
Yam Display turns your iPad/iPhone into a second display for your Mac.
Wired by USB, browse documents or watch videos without delay.
Touch your Mac and pinch to zoom with beautiful retina display.
For multitasking enabled devices, you can utilize every single pixel of your screen in Split View.
Yam Display is fast, secure, simple and will help you improve your productivity.
- Minimal lag for browsing or video playback
- Energy efficient for static screens
- Retina display (optional)
- iOS9 Split View
- 60 Frames per second
- Touch screen / Pinch to zoom / Scroll / Drag
- Touch Bar simulation (for any Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later)
- Secure connection via USB
- iOS devices with iOS 7.1 or later
- Macs with OS X 10.9 or later (with USB port)
Download app for Mac from: yamdisplay.com (free)
For any questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Support iOS 11 and iPhone X
- Support external (smart) keyboard for iPad/iPhone
Please update Yam Display for macOS to the latest version
Ratings and Reviews
Works Well But Has Obnoxious Time-out
Used this to teach a class using screen sharing on Zoom. It worked well, but when it times out every 7 minutes, it actually disconnects you from the session, so I had to re share my screen every 7 minutes, which was very obnoxious. It was good enough that I would have considered buying the full version if I planned on using it more. Don’t mind the timeout, but I don’t know why it’s necessary to disconnect the screen when that happens. Free version is not a viable solution in my opinion
Better than duet
I am using this in two ways: as a mirrored touchscreen display, and a second (and third) display. First off, this app works perfectly. The only problem I was running into was that the virtual Touch Bar was a little finicky, but I realized that “Automatically hide and show the dock” has to be on. Once I figured that out, everything else came together and now I am very impressed with this app. It’s responsive, and there are so many options for resolution. It even gives my standalone MacBook Air (no iPads connected) an on-screen Touch Bar, but that wasn’t using the mobile app. Definitely 5 stars, even the free version with interruptions. Not super annoying, and they don’t undo any display settings or delete unsaved work. Anyway definitely still buying the paid versions. Very pleased.
Did not work properly for me.
I was able to mirror my older MacBook to my new iPad, but I was not able to control my MacBook with my IPad. My MacBook has a broken screen and I have to connect it to an external monitor. I was hoping I could just keep it closed and plug it into my iPad to see and control it. Unfortunately it didn’t work, maybe if I connected it a different way? I connected from my MacBooks USB-A to my IPads USB-C. Maybe if I went from MacBooks Thunderbolt(mini display port) to IPads USB-C (if that’s possible) would I get better results? I don’t have chords/adaptors for that, don’t want to spend money unless I know it will work. I tried tweaking what is mirrored on my computer, that was a mistake, fixing things afterwards is too complicated to explain, but I’m not pleased. I just keep thinking, if I had bought that computer a few months later, I would be able to use side car and I wouldn’t have to deal with the useless third party apps.
Developer Response ,
Hi JiimyLMiller77, Thank you for your review and sorry for the inconvenience. You can control your MacBook using Yam Display with touch gestures. Please contact us at email@example.com so we can help you out. Thank you!
The developer, Yamstu Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Yamstu Inc.
- 3.8 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
English, French, Japanese, Korean
- Age Rating
- © Yamstu Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.