What are the best iDisplay alternatives in 2021?

    iDisplay is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to iDisplay for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Chrome Remote Desktop, which is free. Other great apps like iDisplay are spacedesk (Free), Duet Display (Paid), Deskreen (Free, Open Source) and Splashtop Wired XDisplay (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    1. Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
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      • 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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      spacedesk vs iDisplay opinions
      Most users think spacedesk is a great alternative to iDisplay.
      italodeandra Spacedesk works much better than iDisplay even though it's free. The only problem is that spacedesk is Windows ONLY.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
      Most users think Duet Display is a great alternative to iDisplay.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Deskreen turns any device with a web browser to a second screen for your computer
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      Deskreen vs iDisplay opinions
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      pavlobu I like Deskreen as an alternative to iDisplay because it is free, fast and open source! And it has support for wifi too!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    3. Turn your iPad, Android tablet, Kindle or smartphone into a high performance extra monitor for your computer
      Splashtop Wired XDisplay vs iDisplay opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's has nearly the same specifications but isn't that expensive.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    4. 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!
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    5. Smart devices become monitors by connecting them to a PC via USB! The Convenient Connect TwomonUSB
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    6. AirPlay mirror your Mac or PC's screen to your Apple TV, wirelessly. Features 1080p Mirroring. Watch videos, view images and mirror your desktop in full 1080p resolution with AppleTV 3! App Mirroring.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      Use your tablet as graphic tablet/touch screen on your computer.
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      • 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.

      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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