Multiple monitors are GREAT! It can really help your productivity or allow you to keep up with social media posts on Twitter or Facebook. Regardless of how you use multiple monitors, when you travel or are away from the office, you really miss the additional monitor. I love being able to use my iPad as an additional monitor when I travel.
To use your iPad or Android tablet (like Samsung Galaxy or others) as an additional monitor, you can use an app like Air Display (there are other apps too but always read recent reviews when evaluating apps). Air Display for iPad costs $9.99 whereas the Android Air Display app is currently on sale for $4.99.
It is well worth the money if you are used to using multiple monitors. The iPad (or tablet) needs to be on the same network as the computer (Windows or Mac) for Air Display to work.
Note for Windows 8 users — the Air Display app for Windows 8 is currently in Beta testing. If you want to beta test it and complete the short survey, they will give you the app free when it is launched.
Here’s details with the link to beta test it:
Air Display with Windows 8 support is currently in beta. The beta Air Display drivers have caused conflicts with Microsoft Office 2013 for some of our users, and in some cases has been known to cause Office 2013 to quit unexpectedly.
To participate in the beta, you may download the beta drivers from avatron.com/d
Do you lose your cursor when working with multiple monitors? I do!