App to split one monitor into two - anyone know of any?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ajthomason, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. ajthomason macrumors 6502

    Hi there,

    I have just ordered a Matrox TripleHead2Go for my MacBook Pro and it sounds like it will be great, except for the fact that it acts as one big monitor instead of two.

    Does anyone know of any software that will enable me to create two monitors out of this one? or run two fullscreen apps side-by-side?

    I have been searching for ages and have come up with a couple of windows solutions that may do it, but nothing for mac.

    Windows ones: SplitView and GridMove

    Although they do not create two 'virtual monitors' they do snap windows to one - so if I were to open photoshop, it would open in one monitor instead of across both.

    I have not actually tried the TripleHead2Go yet as it has not arrived, I am just guessing that everything will open across both.

  2. Bajan macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2008
    The TripleHead2Go will let you do that - it comes with Matrox's PowerDesk software to let you manage your windows and pop-ups. You can view an application across multiple monitors, or you can run a completely different application on each monitor.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If the app that comes with that hardware doesn't work,
    with almost all full screen apps, you can run them in window mode.
  4. ajthomason thread starter macrumors 6502

    Unfortunately, the PowerDesk software only works with windows - it would be perfect for what I need though, if only it works with OS X!
  5. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    This is pretty cool. I'll love to get one of this. Could i ask how much did yours cost?
  6. ajthomason thread starter macrumors 6502

    Just under £200 from - the price will be the same on the regular (I'm in the UK).

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