Avatron software produced the most appealing software for iPad users named Air display and has been submitted to the App store on May 20, 2010.This is not only for the current iPad users but also for those who have been planning to buy an iPad, and would add a new reason for buying it. By installing this software in your iPad, you would be able to use it as a secondary display for a Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later version of Mac. This application transmits visual data between Mac and the iPad via Wi-Fi. It is very simple to deal with, but you have to install system preferences on your Mac.
The Process of installation
First, as mentioned earlier, you have to download the software and install it on your iPad. All the applications are available in Apple store and Air Display server is accessible from the company’s website. You will need both the software and server to activate Air Display. When you launch it for the first time, it will ask you to download some software onto your Mac from a certain website. You will have to restart your Mac afterwards. Once done, you will see an Air Display icon in your menu bar. Hereby, you have to confirm the same Wi-Fi network for your iPad and Mac as the application does not work when these two are on different network. Once these factors have been fixed, you can turn on Air Display from the menu bar and select your iPad. You can set your iPad on either left or the right side of the primary screen. You may also use the hallmark touch-screen functionality to control the features on the iPad screen. This means that your iPad can be used as a mouse.
iPad as the primary screen
After the detection of iPad, immediately it will be used as the second display, if not then go to the preferences and change the arrangement of the display manually. So this application allows you to use the iPad as the primary screen if you prefer so. This application will use only 23% of a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. So, there is a little or no chance of sluggishness, but that depends on your processor.
The accelerometer of the iPad can still be used, if you want to use it as a display. A brief display refresh can be created by rotating it into portrait mode. It will make your content to appear in a new direction. The new and excellent color profile of Air Display will make the pictures look more appealing although the moving objects can show a little pixilated.
The cost of it all
Basically air display is turning your iPad to an extra monitor for your laptop, notebook or desktop. As it works via Wi-Fi, you do not need to stick it with your Mac’s USB port. You can even use it while carrying the iPad in your bag. This Air Display app is available on market for $9.99 which is far cheaper than a secondary display unit.