What are the best mobile apps to use my phone or tablet as a second monitor?

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    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.

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Larry Walker
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "Splashtop is a must have for those that want to access stuff from their computer using a phone. Just wish I could use this as a second monitor but I can't"
  2. 9

    #2Duet 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.



    $14.99- with in-app purchases

    Austin Davidson
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "After my second monitor broke, I needed something to take its place. After discovering the Duet Display app, I found out I could use it to turn my phone or tablet into a second monitor. I highly recommend it."
  3. 6



    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.


    Android, iOS


    Patrick Hamilton
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "This app was the solution to a huge problem that I have had, which is screen real estate. Using it allowed me to have an extra screen for my pc using my phone which was perfect for putting windows that I need to quickly glance at on. While the price is a bit steep, it was worth every penny of it."
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    #4Twomon USB

    Twomon USB

    Twomon USB is a paid Android and iOS app that works for turning your handheld device into a second monitor (or even the first one). It works with 60 frames per second.


    Android, iOS


    Harold Nguyen
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "Tried it, and it worked. However, its not useful as having one huge monitor and one phone sized monitor is not helpful"
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    #5Air 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.




    Marilyn Hayes
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "Sometimes I like to use two screens when I'm working, but I don't want to invest in another monitor. So I thought, could I use my phone as a monitor? I searched and found the Air Display 3 app, which makes it work easily. Now I can monitor what I need to on my phone while using the full screen of my computer to do the work. It was easy to implement and it works!"
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    #6Air Display 2

    Air Display 2

    Air Display 2 is a paid Android app that lets you turn your Android device into a second monitor for your Mac. It establishes a wireless connection between them to show a high quality of image.


    Joshua Rios
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Cool! Cross platform imaging at last! Downloaded this app to my Android phone, downloaded the driver to my iMac, connected, and poof...my phone is now an extra display! My only complaint is that it isn't free, but then I would have ads probably. So it goes. Handy!"


Best What are the best mobile apps to use my phone or tablet as a second monitor
1SplashtopApps 13 Free
2Duet DisplayApps 9 Paid
3iDisplayApps 6 Paid
4Twomon USBApps 5 Paid
5Air Display 3Apps 2 Paid
6Air Display 2Apps 1 Paid

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