iPad iPad as 2nd screen - app or Mavericks?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MrMister111, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I have a 2012 21.5" iMac and an iPad 2.

    I'm going to try and learn Xcode and thought it might be handy to have my ipad as a 2nd monitor.

    Can someone recommend me an app, or will the next version of Mac OS, Mavericks, do this natively? Or even better will Mountain Lion do this now?

    What can be done with it? I'll not use it that much, but might be handy. Any tips?

  2. Zyriab macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    There's this great web-site at www.google.com that helps you answer questions like this by, for example, searching for 'ipad as second monitor'. Here's the first hit:

  3. L T macrumors 6502

    L T

    Feb 24, 2013
    Theres also this great Apple forum for the original poster to make use of, which they have in a correct manner.

    I haven't tried using my iPad as a second monitor but I understand there is one. Someone will be able to give you the definitive answer
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604


    Jul 18, 2011
    I use air-display, and frankly, I find my ipad is very slow to refresh. I think if you really want a second display, spend a little extra on a cheap monitor.

    I don't think Mavericks allows the functionality you have in mind either.
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    iPad as 2nd screen - app or Mavericks?

    Woah if we're going that route every question you've asked you should have Googled to. This forum is for specifics recommendations from real users etc.

    Ah ok that's Abazigal, I was hoping might be native save me getting an app. Don't want a 2nd permanent monitor it was just an idea
  6. Zyriab macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Apologies if I came across as a bit blunt, and perhaps a bit sarcastic - ok, a lot sarcastic! :) But yes, I always google first - extensively - and only ask in a forum if I really, really draw a blank on google.

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