Provides: Easy way of extending your Mac’s display onto another Mac
Developer: Avatron Software
Minimum System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.6 or later
Processor Compatibility: Universal
First released for iOS devices, Air Display has now made it to the Mac App Store. And if you’ve used the iOS version, you already have an idea what this app can do for your Mac. Air Display is a pretty simple Mac application that lets you do one thing: wirelessly use your spare Mac as an extended display for your primary Mac. You’ve probably seen several Mac geeks showing off their multi-screen work machines, but those are likely done using some extra connectors and by tweaking various settings on their machine. That’s what separates Air Display from other apps of its kind.
Air Display lets you extend your main Mac’s display onto a spare Mac easily. All you need to do is to install the app on the Mac that you want to use as an extended display. Run the app and you will be prompted to install the companion app on your Main Mac. Once this is setup, run the app and you’ll see the Air Display icon displayed on your main Mac’s taskbar. Click on the icon and you’ll see what you can do with this app. Take note that for this to work out fine, your two Macs must be connected on the same network. The whole process of setting up both of your Macs is just like the process of pairing a wireless keyboard, magic trackpad or magic mouse to your Mac via Bluetooth.
Air Display is available now from the Mac App Store for $19.99. You might say the price is pretty high considering that this Mac app performs just one function. But then, if you’ve been wanting to have a dual-screen workhorse but don’t have the patience to set that up, Air Display will let you do it easily. What you’ll appreciate about this app is how responsive it is. And right after you disconnect or reconnect your two Macs, you’ll notice that your windows automatically reposition themselves, eliminating the need for you to drag them back into the Air Display screen. The app also lets you select whether you want to automatically connect to Air Display every time you launch the app and whether you’ll run full-screen or in a window.
Air Display is a pretty useful Mac app despite the lack of other features; it does what it claims to do with flying colors. When it comes to running multiple display set-ups, I have yet to find something as easy-to-use as Air Display.
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