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Best iPad App for Dual Monitor Setup: Using Air Display App on the iPad

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Best iPad App for Dual Monitor Setup: Using Air Display App on the iPad

For sometime now, I have been in search of a way to have multiple monitors to display all the documents I need to run on my computer screen. Working in an efficient workspace means having a way to view multiple windows, browsers, files, without over stacking on the screen. Being always on the go, I need a dual monitor setup for a laptop, but how?

Air Display

With the Air Display app by Avatron software, I am finally able to create a workspace for efficient working. The Dual Monitor setup utilizes your computer and the iPad to work together. The iPad acts as a second screen. This extra display works for both Mac OS and Windows OS on any computer and you can use either on the iPad, for optimal usage, or even iPod touch and iPhone.

The setup is easy and you do not need any wires connecting the iPad to the computer. Air Display connects this extra monitor setup using a wireless connection. If there is no WIFI connection around, you can create a direct “ad-hoc” wireless connection from your computer to your iPad with no extra equipment to purchase.

The Air Display app can be used for almost anything. You can use device type applications or software on the iPad screen like Email, Instant Messengers, Calculators, and Ebooks. You are able to play flash on the iPad through Air Display because it is running through your operation system that should be running Flash Player.

It is an excellent display for programming usage; this extra display is a miracle for using development tools like debuggers, analytics, and checking results.

One cannot forget how useful this app is for Business. The Air display app can be used for Office tools or Presentations to give clients that keen professional impression and appearance. The uses for Air Display is many and definitely my favorite iPad app.


  • An extra display for your computer
  • Auto rotation for the iPad (Works in Landscape and Portrait)
  • Touch sensors work for air display on iPad
  • Compatible with Windows or Mac
  • Easy to setup and easy to use
  • The Air Display App is available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

How is it connected?

The Air Display connects your iPad or iPhone through a wireless connection. The connection must be connected using the same network in order to sync your iPad and computer together. For windows, you can see the Air Display icon on the bottom right corner of your computer. For Mac, you can view the Air Display icon near the top right on the Mac menu bar.

How do install and setup Air Display?

First you need to install the Air Display app on your iPad device. Once finished, it will provide you with directions, but here some extra directions if needed.

Installation requires you to download the software for your computer. For Mac and Windows, open a browser and enter the following url ( This will ask you to download and install the software needed to run with the iPad app. For the window users, if you may get messages during install. Follow the instructions and you should always click Always trust software, and Continue Anyway.

Restarting your computer is the last step before launching the Air Display app. Once finished, launch your app and connect your iPad device with your computer using the Air Display icon in your Windows system tray or in your Mac Menu bar.

How do I adjust Air Display settings?

You can adjust the settings through the System Preferences -> Air Display. It allows you to disable or enable touch input and you can adjust the display arrangement (Placing the iPad screen to the right or left).

To arrange Displays on a Mac, go to System Preferences -> Displays -> Arrangement. For Windows, all of the settings are accessed through your Air Display icon located in your Windows system tray on the bottom right of your screen.

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