Air Display

Air Display


Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There's an app for that. With Air Display, you can use your Android screen as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop. In order for Air Display to work, your computer and Android device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Like a wired monitor, Air Display works in two ways:
(1) Extend your computer screen onto a second screen, or
(2) Mirror the contents of your computer screen onto your Android screen.

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. Air Display works in both landscape and portrait configurations. Just rotate your screen, and it automatically reconfigures. Air Display makes a laptop much more useful by increasing its usable screen size.

Air Display not only gives you a wireless computer screen extender or mirror, but also works as a tablet input device. You can use your finger to draw directly on the screen's surface. Try it with a calculator, painting tool, or music control surface. Simple gestures allow you to operate the right mouse button and scroll wheel. When you rotate the screen, or disconnect and reconnect, your windows are automatically repositioned appropriately, so you don't have to drag them back to the Android screen.

Some great uses for Air Display include:

- Fill your Air Display screen with your utility apps such as iChat, Mail, iCal, and Calculator.
- Graphic design: Make Photoshop and Illustrator usable on your laptop by putting your tool palettes on the Android screen.
- Music: Use your Android screen as a wireless control surface for Logic or Pro Tools.
- Programming: Use the extra display area for such auxiliary development tools as Console, Terminal, and the Debugger.
- Business: Move all of your iWork and Office palettes and inspector windows onto Air Display, and let your document fill the screen.

On first launch, Air Display presents easy instructions for downloading and installing the free companion support software for your desktop computer.

Mac OS X compatibility: Air Display Host requires Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 or later.
Windows compatibility: Air Display Host requires Windows 7 or 8. (Windows 7 Starter Edition is not supported.)
Both devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

Recent changes:
- Support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x).
- Fixes black screen on connection.
- Stability improvements, fixed several crashes.
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$9.99
59
3.0
User ratings
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Installs
10,000+
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File size
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About Air Display
Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There's an app for that. With Air Display, you can use your Android screen as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop. In order for Air Display to work, your computer and Android device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Like a wired monitor, Air Display works in two ways:
(1) Extend your computer screen onto a second screen, or
(2) Mirror the contents of your computer screen onto your Android screen.

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. Air Display works in both landscape and portrait configurations. Just rotate your screen, and it automatically reconfigures. Air Display makes a laptop much more useful by increasing its usable screen size.

Air Display not only gives you a wireless computer screen extender or mirror, but also works as a tablet input device. You can use your finger to draw directly on the screen's surface. Try it with a calculator, painting tool, or music control surface. Simple gestures allow you to operate the right mouse button and scroll wheel. When you rotate the screen, or disconnect and reconnect, your windows are automatically repositioned appropriately, so you don't have to drag them back to the Android screen.

Some great uses for Air Display include:

- Fill your Air Display screen with your utility apps such as iChat, Mail, iCal, and Calculator.
- Graphic design: Make Photoshop and Illustrator usable on your laptop by putting your tool palettes on the Android screen.
- Music: Use your Android screen as a wireless control surface for Logic or Pro Tools.
- Programming: Use the extra display area for such auxiliary development tools as Console, Terminal, and the Debugger.
- Business: Move all of your iWork and Office palettes and inspector windows onto Air Display, and let your document fill the screen.

On first launch, Air Display presents easy instructions for downloading and installing the free companion support software for your desktop computer.

Mac OS X compatibility: Air Display Host requires Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 or later.
Windows compatibility: Air Display Host requires Windows 7 or 8. (Windows 7 Starter Edition is not supported.)
Both devices must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

Recent changes:
- Support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x).
- Fixes black screen on connection.
- Stability improvements, fixed several crashes.

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A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Samsung Galaxy 10.1 (2014) Mirror Mode Only I really wanted to use the extended monitor stuff for this. Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews before I paid my $9.99 for it. Seems like extended display doesn't function in any way whatsoever. On my desktop it shows I have another display there, but when I drag stuff over all I get is a black screen. Screen Mirroring works just fine, but I can't think of any practical application for that unless I'm just browsing files on my desktop because I'm too lazy to walk the 10 feet to my computer. Hopefully they'll update this and it won't be such a problem anymore, and Air Stylus won't be plagued with similar problems, as my Wacom pen is already in the mail.
A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Works very well, one main issue I'm using this with my MacBook Pro and my HTC One (haven't yet tried it with my Nexus 7). It works very nicely, my only current complaint is that the text on my HTC One is *tiny* - I can read it but only by squinting. I've sent them a support request to see if there is a fix, but despite this issue this app is definitely worth the money.
A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
Doesnt wok Terrible aplication I wasted my money
A Google User
Jul 1, 2014
functional, though limited Unlike other apps, this one actually manages to connect and present a working display on a second screen. Unfortunately, the app doesn't deal well with high resolution tablets like the Galaxy Pro: text is tiny and the display flickers. An option to make the external display half resolution would be really important.
A Google User
Jul 1, 2014
Working, But screen refresh is Slow!! It has some issue with the aero theme and therefore did not work initially, but tech support was pretty quick to response and resolved the issue to my satisfaction. App does the job I intended it to do, only shortcoming at this time is the screen refresh rate. I noticed lag, not a deal breaker, but would be a delight if that can be improved.