Stream iPad to iMac

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  1. profmatt macrumors 68000

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    What’s the best way to mirror my iPad’s screen on my iMac? This would be great for teaching and would make my iPad vastly more useful.
     
  2. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. Abazigal macrumors G4

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    I used airserver for a while. What’s your workflow again? Usually people just use an Apple TV for mirroring.
     
  4. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can Apple TV stream to an iMac? If it can, that's a compelling reason to buy one.

    I teach students at my desk. I have an iMac that serves as a screen for pdfs, and I write notes on paper. I could write notes on my iPad and have them streamed to the iMac's screen -- if such a thing were possible.
     
  5. rmm805 macrumors member

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    I believe you can do this via QuickTime over a lightning cable.
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68030

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    I have many tools but prefer to the use the best. I understand your question, and it is quite simple.

    Before I answer, may I ask the reason ( the use case, if you will ) to mirror to your Mac?
    What is your end goal, I feel your question may be missing the best answer.
     
  7. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I want to be able to write on my iPad and for my student to see what I’m writing on my iMac’s screen.
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Well, that is exactly what you asked for. Thank you for your patience.

    I normally share my content a couple of ways:
    1) I occasionally AirPlay my iPad to an AppleTV, connected to a projector for the entire audience
    2) Create a local network using my Mac, ask everyone to connect to 'mycomputername.local' with their device, then remotely control their view using Node.js
    3) When in small group ( 20 or less ) I share my training iPads and remotely control them using AppleClassroom app.

    In your case, you should look into purchasing AirServer ( there are other apps that cost more, but I've found AirServer to be the most reliable ) to wirelessly stream your iPad display to the iMac or you can connect a physical lightning cable and mirror via QuickTime.
     
  9. profmatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I’ve opted for Refelector, which is working well so far.
     
  10. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Reflector is a great app.
     

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