Using iphone as extra close

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by atad6, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. atad6 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2006
    I don't know if this has been brought up before, but I would like to be able to use my iphone as an extra monitor for my computer. It would be useful for things such as aim, growl or any other notification based apps that don't require much space.

    I've found that the program screen recycler works ( all it requires is a vnc app on the iphone to work.

    Because it works cross network the refresh rate is a bit slow but usable for notifications that don't require speed.

    The problem now is finding a vnc app for the iphone that has no overlays on the screen as well as figuring out how to set the 320x480 resolution for the extra display. I tried using SwitchResX but couldn't get it to work correctly.

    Has anyone attempted anything similar?
  2. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
    sounds like such a silly request. if you need something like aim on your iphone why dont you just use one of many apps that allows you to use aim?
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    how about having the phone display a keypad that you can set it next to your keyboard and use to input the computer

    or let you add touch functionality on the computer

    or have it be a physical clippad, you hit Crtl+C or the mac equivalent, and it physically shows the link or image for you until you need it.
  4. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2007

    And no, I'm not the developer ;)
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Unfortunately this App only works with WiFi. Would be great if you could do this without WiFi by connecting the iPhone to a computer via the charging cord.
  6. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    yea but as long as you have an airport card it will work you just have your computer broadcast wifi and hookup to that.

    Thanks for posting that program by the way. I'm an accounting major in college and using my the top line number keys on my pro doesn't work very well. I'm going to give this a shot.

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