Have two computers? Ever wish you had an extra computer display? There's an app for that! With Air Display, you can turn your PC into a wireless display, to extend the desktop of your other Windows or Mac computer.
Developed by Avatron Software, home of the popular Air Sharing and Print Sharing apps for iOS, Air Display lets you position your PC next to your other computer, drag windows onto it, and interact with those windows as you would on any other computer display.
- Air Display's performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor refreshes are indistinguishable from a wired mouse.
- When you disconnect and reconnect, your windows automatically reposition, so you don't have to drag them back onto the Air Display screen.
- You can choose to connect automatically to Air Display every time you launch the app (when connected to another Mac only, for now).
- Can connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
- Runs full-screen or in a window.
- Download the free trial version of Air Display for Windows and install on the PC that you wish to use as a second monitor.
- Purchase a license from this page.
- When you first launch Air Display, it will present easy instructions for installing the drivers on your other computer.
The Air Display app runs on Windows XP (32-bit only), Vista & 7 (32-bit or 64-bit).
The drivers for your other computer may run on Mac OS X or Windows:
MAC OS X
The Air Display drivers for Mac requires 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later on an Intel CPU. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operation are supported.
Note: The drivers work great on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) except for a few older Mac models. Please see avatron.com/lion for more information.
The Air Display drivers for Windows require XP (32-bit only) or Vista or 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported. Aero and DirectX will be disabled while connected to Air Display, and re-enabled upon disconnection.
Both computers must be connected to the same local network, either Wi-Fi or Ethernet.