Now there’s another reason to buy Apple’s Smart Cover or any other case that doubles as a stand. You can use the iPad as a secondary display. That’s right, with Air Display ($9.99; itunes.apple.com (opens in new tab)) you can put your tablet next to your notebook toget some extra real estate. Granted, 1024 x 768 is not a ton of pixels, but you’ll be able to easily view one program on your iPad’s screen (such as e-mail or TweetDeck) while surfing the web, watching video, or doing other stuff on your notebook’s LCD.
- Download Air Display from the iTunes App Store.
- Open Internet Explorer or your favorite browser on your PC and enter avatron.com/d in the address field.
- Download and run the Windows installer program.
- Restart your PC.
- Launch the Air Display app (Make sure your PC and iPad are on the same Wi-Fi network) .
- In the Windows system tray, select your iPad in the device list. You’ll now be able to use your iPad as a secondary monitor, complete with touch support. (You can use two fingers to scroll.)