What are the best mobile apps to use my iPad as a second monitor?

asked by Anonymous
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  1. 13

    #1Duet Display

    Duet Display

    Duet Display is a paid app for iOS that turns an iPad or iPhone into a temporal accessory for your PC or Mac. Whether you need a second monitor or a tablet where to draw. It works with Apple Pencil.

    Apps

    iOS

    $14.99- with in-app purchases

    Ann Dixon
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "The price is a bit steep for occasional use, but it's cheaper than a second monitor! And the app does work to make my iPad a second display. Sometimes I just want to be able refer to an image or doc while working on something full screen, and this is a great way to do that. It's like a temporary, easily position-able extension of your screen! "
  2. 6

    #2iDisplay

    iDisplay

    iDisplay is a paid app for Android and iOS that turns your handheld device into an additional screen for your PC o Mac. It has some features for adding usability when used to have a second monitor.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $17.99

    Sue Yu
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "If you need an extra screen to view this app will turn your iPhone into a second monitor for you to use. This will come in handy in a number of circumstances. This is def the app to use."
  3. 3

    #3Splashtop

    Splashtop
    Splashtop is a desktop app that gives you access to your computer from your Android and iOS devices. You can browse the internet, play games and manage all the programs and files you have on your computer with total compatibility.
    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Juan Tucker
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "This turned out to be a complete waste of money. I can get the same results using the free duet desktop app. All I had to do was plug my iPad's charging cable into my desktop and use duet. Splashtop has to ability to do the same thing but its a more convoluted process and it costs about $10 on top of all that. If all you want or need is a second monitor for you iPad, there are much easier/cheaper ways to do it that Splashtop."
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    #4Air Display 3

    Air Display 3

    Air Display 3 is a paid app for iOS that turn your iOS device into a second monitor for your Mac. You can either connect both devices via wireless or USB. It's able to connect up to four iPads simultaneously.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Terry Brewer
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This is a good solution because it allows users to make their iPad a monitor. The ratings are average across the board and has some pros and cons."

Summary

Best What are the best mobile apps to use my iPad as a second monitor
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Duet DisplayApps 13 Paid
2iDisplayApps 6 Paid
3SplashtopApps 3 Free
4Air Display 3Apps 0 Paid
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