iDisplay for iPad/iPhone

iDisplay for iPad/iPhone

Kristen Lubbe
Apr 5, 2010

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?

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