Over the past 24 hours, several notable iPad apps were updated to include support for the new iPad’s retina display. PDF Expert, my favorite PDF reader/annotator on the iPad, also received a great new feature – Document Thumbnails. Now all files are shown as thumbnails and moving PDFs around (i.e into folders) can be done via simple drag ‘n drops. Another anticipated update came from Air Display, where turning on the “HiDPI mode” on your Mac OS Lion will essentially turn that new iPad into a gorgeous 2048 x 1536 secondary display for your iMac/Macbook. Check out the complete “what’s new” for these updated apps after the break.
TouchMyApps is giving away 2 copies of Avatron Software’s Air Display (developers behind the well known storage app Air Sharing), a great universal app that will turn your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into a second monitor for your Mac (support for Windows is on the horizon). If instantly creating an extra display is what you’re looking to do, especially on that gorgeous 10″ iPad screen, Air Display is arguably the best solution on the App Store. SteveNaka reviewed it several weeks ago and found it easy to use, being able to share his macbook screen and applications on his iPad in no time.
Want a crack at winning 1 of 2 Air Display promo codes? Full contest details after the break!
Note: Currently, the Mac OS X Air Display client requires 10.5.8 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, on an Intel CPU to run.
One of the pitfalls of any PC or Mac is usable screen space. It’s not always practical to add another monitor to your setup and in some cases, you just don’t have the room. Thankfully, with Avatron Software’s Air Display (developers of popular storage app Air Sharing) you can turn that pretty new iPad into an on-the-spot extension of any display within seconds.