By Clean Cut Code
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DisplayPad is a cutting edge app that allows you to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac. You can extend your desktop with a wireless display that you can carry around with you!
DisplayPad uses carefully tuned technology that makes it the smoothest and most responsive app of its kind on the App Store. We have carefully crafted a dynamic and unique solution to make DisplayPad outperform its competitors.
DisplayPad requires a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later with Wi-fi. 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks are all supported. Users of MacBook Pros with dual graphics hardware will need to disable Automatic Graphics Switching.
• HiDPI support (on Mountain Lion and Mavericks) and scaled resolutions support.
• Tap your iPad to click.
• Two finger tap to right click.
• Two finger drag to scroll, just like on a laptop trackpad.
• Rotate the screen and DisplayPad automatically changes the mode of the display.
• Position the display anywhere relative to your desktop, just like an external display.
If you have any problems with DisplayPad, please contact us and we will be happy to help you out. We value customer feedback and we would appreciate any comments that you may have.
For support, please visit: http://displaypadapp.com/support
What's New in Version 1.0.2
- Mountain Lion Support
- Retina Support
- Support for other scaled resolutions
- Bug fixes
I've owned DisplayPad for about a year, it is the only display app I've tried or needed. The price is good and the app works as advertised.
This classification of software does not seem to be using hardware acceleration. In fact, graphics acceleration on the Mac takes a noticeable hit (GUI animations jerk). No 5-star reviews because all apps of this classification seem to have this issue (judging from write-ups).
I have had issues keeping the connection between iPad and Mac if the WiFi connection quality is not above average.
Generally, I recommend DisplayPad if you have a need for pallet to the side of your main screen and have a good WiFi network.
Like a Swiss watch @ 800kmh!
I purchased both their iPad & iPhone apps this morning over the Atlantic traveling at 500mph on an international heading to Cape Town, South Africa in MileHigh Club territory at a speed of 500/mph. Up there and terra-firma both work seamlessly and certainly in a league of their own, comparatively speaking. With that well-known Mac 3D Fish screensaver activated they reside in WOW Land! They certainly aren't Windows friendly for sure an avi or mkv file spluttered with a complete grey wash over each. Immediately after converting same to mp4 they performed like Swiss watches.
My MacBook monitor is dying, so I sought out an app like this to function not only as a secondary monitor, but as a primary monitor. On Snow Leopard, an average wifi connection, and an iPad 1, the app is wonderful. Simple to use and quick to implement in a few seconds. The refresh rate is a little low for watching videos and the touch-screen cursor is probably more trouble than it's worth, but those aren't problems unique to this app, so I didn't let them affect my grade. Overall: well worth the three bucks!