If you're one of the people that purchased an iPad this weekend, congratulations. Hopefully you weren't one of the foolish looking folks that we saw on our local news &mdash you weren't portrayed in the best of ways! However, we're sure there are a thousand and one things you're dying to do with your iPad &mdash have you considered using it as a second monitor yet?
Yes, we purchased an iPad for the sole purpose of using it as a second monitor for our home computer &mdash PSYCH! Seriously though, if you do have or intend to purchase an iPad, you can turn your home office set up into sweet dual monitors.
iDisplay is a downloadable app for the iPad that turns it into a second monitor. It works just as if you'd gone out and purchased a second monitor (most likely for a lot less than the price of an iPad, but oh well). Anyway, ShapeServices recommends using the iPad as a second screen for smaller applications such as your Twitter or iChat lists as well as your email. It kind of makes sense when they put it that way &mdash we do get frustrated now and then when we're trying to reference something in our internet browser while we're typing a
post for Unplggd email.
The iPad-turned-display will be connected and function as a second monitor via Wifi. The iDisplay app is available for download at their introductory price of $4.99, which we seems pretty fair. If we're willing to pay $4.99 to play Monopoly on our iPhone, what's the big deal in paying that for a second monitor?