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Air Display Alternatives

Air Display is described as 'Use your iPad as a wireless display, to extend your Mac desktop. Ever wish you had an extra display for your computer? There’s an app for that! With Air Display, you can use your iPad as an additional monitor for your Mac (Windows no longer supported)' and is a screen mirroring app in the remote work & education category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Air Display for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is spacedesk, which is free. Other great apps like Air Display are Deskreen, Duet Display, Weylus and VirtScreen.

Air Display alternatives are mainly Screen Mirroring Apps but may also be Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Air Display.
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  • Mac
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Windows

Use your iPad as a wireless display, to extend your Mac desktop. Ever wish you had an extra display for your computer?...

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    spacedesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    The multi-monitor display extension app, spacedesk lets you use other devices and computers on your LAN (Local Area Network) as monitors for your Windows desktop. At least 2 machines are needed to operate spacedesk.

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    Most users think spacedesk is a great alternative to Air Display.
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    Deskreen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Deskreen turns any device with a web browser to a second screen for your computer

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    I like Deskreen as an alternative to Air Display because it is fast, free and open source. And has wifi support too!

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    Duet Display

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Duet makes your iPad and your Mac more powerful together. Slide Mac apps to your iPad as a second display. No lag, Duet helps you multi-task and work faster with more screen space.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityDuet Display can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
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    Almost everyone thinks Duet Display is a great alternative to Air Display.

    i bought it and then i found out that it does not work with the cdu of flightsimulator, the touchscreen function does not work then. I asked the developer and they admit that and told me that they are still working on a solution but that coult take a long time. The problem seems to be Nvidia.

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  4. Weylus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Use your tablet as graphic tablet/touch screen on your computer.

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    VirtScreen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Make your iPad/tablet/computer into a secondary monitor on Linux. - GitHub - kbumsik/VirtScreen: Make your iPad/tablet/computer into a secondary monitor on Linux.

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  6. Turn your iPad, Android tablet, Kindle or smartphone into a high performance extra monitor for your computer

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    TwomonUSB

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Smart devices become monitors by connecting them to a PC via USB! The Convenient Connect TwomonUSB

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    iDisplay

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Turn your iPad/iPhone or Android tablet or smartphone into a convenient side monitor for your Windows or Mac desktop. iDisplay is a universal app specially optimized for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices screens.

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    Discontinued

    The Android app is not available anymore, and it seems the desktop app hasn't worked well for years. The iOS app was last updated in 2017, so you might want to avoid it.

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    ZoneScreen

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    ZoneScreen is able to mirror local desktop to another computer in the network. The main difference is that it also allows extend desktop, not only mirror it. Also, you could use ZoneScreen for Windows Mobile to extend/mirror your desktop to screen of your handheld.

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    Discontinued

    Main web reads "[...] new feature to be implemented, it is very unlikely for new versions to appear in the nearest future[...] I haven't done any changes to ZoneScreen in years."See https://www.zoneos.com/zonescreen.htm

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    AirParrot

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Screen and file sharing app to share content wirelessly to media servers.

    ⚫︎ AirPlay SupportAirParrot can stream or share content to your Mac, Apple TV, or compatible smart TV.
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    Air Display = use another screen; AirParrot = screen to Apple TV

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