Use Your iPad As A Second Screen With Duet Display App
You bought that $700 iPad but while you are on your Mac, that $700-device is just laying around and is of no use to you. Duet Display app lets you make more out of your iPad by letting you use it as a second screen for your Mac.
The app works by creating a connection between iPad and Mac through the charging cord. Just connect the iPad to your computer using the charging cord and the app will set up the iPad as a second screen.
The creator of app Rahul Dewan has worked as an engineer at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.
Moreover, iPad doesn’t just serve as a second display. You can use its touch capabilities to tap and scroll through content and drag whatever you want to the other display.
A second screen is very useful for designers, architects, musicians, and photos and video editors. It takes multitasking to a whole new level and saves a lot of time that is otherwise wasted switching through windows or tabs.
“A second display can increase productivity up to 48%,” Dewan told Business Insider. “If you have an iPad, you already have that second screen. With Duet, you can finally use it. Otherwise, your $700 device is just sitting there.”
Air Display — a similar app to Duet Display — also lets you use your iPad as a second screen. However, it uses WiFi to create the connection between the two devices which causes a lot of delay resulting in poor user experience.
Using charger cord to connect iPad with Mac solves this issue encountered in Air Display. It doesn’t have any lag and it also offers true Retina resolution taking full advantage of iPad’s HD display. Although Retina resolution makes the display crisper, it puts extra work on the computer. So if you have an older Mac which is not as powerful for recent ones, you might want to stick with the regular resolution.
Duet Display offers power saving options for people using older Macs. It also provides option between Retina and regular resolution, and you can switch between a 30 Hz and 60 Hz refresh rate.
You can use your display in either portrait or landscape mode. Using another feature, you can also make your iPad a primary display. You will have to disable your Mac login to use this feature.
All in all, it is a great app that enhances productivity and doesn’t have any performance issues like similar apps. You can download Duet Display by clicking here.
All you have got to do is download the app, restart your computer and use your iPad as a second screen.