iDisplay – Turn your iPhone and iPad into second monitor

SHAPE Services, makers of the popular messaging app IM+, have released iDisplay, an innovative app that’ll essentially turn your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a second display unit.

Turn your iPad / iPhone into a convenient side monitor for your Mac desktop. iDisplay is a universal app specially optimized for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch screens.

Increase productivity by maximizing the viewable area on your main monitor! Ideal for multi-tasking users, iDisplay lets you free the main monitor for work-related applications by moving some apps to the external display, shown on your iPad or iPhone.

Needless to say, the ability to make use of your iDevice as a second “monitor” could do wonders for those who like to multi-task and have loads of applications open at the same time. While the app sounds great in theory, the early feedback from iTunes users point to issues of crashing and resolution problems. Hopefully, a quick update will iron out all the initial kinks. And in terms of support, iDisplay currenly only works for the Mac, though support for Windows is said to be in the works.

iDisplay SHAPE Services, iDisplay – $4.99

App Description:

Introduction Price! Turn your iPad / iPhone into a convenient side monitor for your Mac desktop. iDisplay is a universal app specially optimized for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch screens.

Increase productivity by maximizing the viewable area on your main monitor! Ideal for multi-tasking users, iDisplay lets you free the main monitor for work-related applications by moving some apps to the external display, shown on your iPad or iPhone.

iDisplay can be used for instant messaging, Twitter, displaying weather and news gadgets or other tools.

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iDisplay Desktop should be installed on your Mac computer to which you want to add an external display
Download iDisplay Desktop for FREE at www.shapeservices.com/idisplay
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REQUIREMENTS
Wi-Fi connectivity
Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.5.4 and higher
Windows support is coming soon

IMPORTANT: Before installing iDisplay desktop on your Mac, REMOVE “Mirror Displays” mark from checkbox in System Preferences -> Displays -> Arrangement.

About SHAPE Services

SHAPE Services is probably the worlds’ most successful mobile app development company, maker of several bestsellers for iPhone, BlackBerry and other smartphones. SHAPE is the only company with apps reached the top rankings in four App Store categories: Social Networking, Business, Utilities and Productivity.

See also IM+, Business Card Reader, Barcode Reader, RDM+, GPSed, VR+, Mobiscope

  • http://comeswithawesome.com NineSwords

    Do not get this!!

    I bought it and it doesn’t work at the current moment on many machines. There no support or FAQ on the devs homepage and you won’t even get a email form when you select iDisplay as your product on the help page.

    What I’ve learned from searching the web is that when it works it’s extremely slow and has lag of up to 10 seconds.

    Better wait for a upgrade and a real support page before you shell out 5$.

  • http://ipodmarket.com.au Jess

    This is really interesting! I would definitely try this when I get a hold of the famous iPad. Sadly, it hasn’t arrived in our land yet.

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