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With Air Display, you can turn your Mac into a wireless display. Extend your desktop to another Mac or Windows computer!

Developed by Avatron Software, home of the popular Air Sharing and Print Sharing apps for iOS, Air Display lets you position your Mac next to your other computer, drag windows onto it, and interact with those windows as you would on any other computer display.

Features:
  • Air Display's performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Add up to 4 displays simultaneously (with the Mac host only for now; Windows support is coming soon. Must be running Air Display 2 host software and Air Display 2 on the extra screens)
  • Optimized performance and better energy usage
  • Additional display resolution support
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • Macs must be on the same network with main computer running Air Display Host (see Related Links)





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Air Display User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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RogerKatz commented on 22 Oct 2013
Dispite MacUpdates saying Air Display Host is OK for MacOS 10.6.6 or greater, it won't install on my Snow Leopard - it alerts me that requires MacOS 10.7.5 or greater.
[Version 1.8.11]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 22 Oct 2013
Thanks for letting us know that, RogerKatz! The developer's site (http://avatron.com/apps/air-display/download/mac) states that the minimum OS is OS X 10.6; the software has a string which specifies 10.7. Developers don't always keep their information in synch.

Moral of the story: don't believe everything you read. ;-)
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Aargl commented on 19 Mar 2013
I've found a funny way Air Display could be used!
Say you install the drivers and the app on the same mac, now you put Air Display window on the second space so you can have a laaaaarge window as if you'd have a double-width monitor! ;-)
This would be awesome for a mixer in a sound app such as ProTools, you could see the left part of the mixer in a space and the right part in the other one!
Well, on Air Display's side, it's working, you can drag-resize the current window of any app to occupy both displays, it's just that the way Spaces work makes the current window disappear just after you've switched space... :-(
Well, in the end it's just that Spaces is rather useless to me if it doesn't offer that behaviour.
Anyone knows about an app or extension or anything that could do that? :-)
[Version 1.6.2]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 22 Jun 2011
I'm not going to spend $20 on an app I cannot test drive. No try - no buy.
[Version 1.4]

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Cybercat-Hk replied on 23 Jan 2012
From the developer's site, re the "public beta of Air Display for Mac: Retail" : - "The beta will run for an hour of connection time before prompting for a license key, or purchase"
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 08 Mar 2011
Too bad this only works on Intel Macs with OS X 10.6.6. Many of us have older Macs where this would be a useful tool.
[Version 1.3]

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Cybercat-Hk replied on 23 Jan 2012
From the developer's site, re the "public beta of Air Display for Mac: Retail" : -
"Air Display for Mac: Retail is just like the app Air Display for Mac in the Mac App Store, but it runs on Macs that are not compatible with the Mac App Store, including PowerPC-based Macs and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8. Now you can dig that old PowerBook or PowerMac out of the attic and have a second monitor!"
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Aargl replied on 13 Mar 2013
It's quite amazing: the version you mentioned runs perfectly on PPC, so I contacted them to try and get a license (even free ;-), here's the answer:

"Unfortunately we're no longer able to offer support or licences for the PowerPC version of our Air Display Mac client. I even checked with our engineering team to see if we had any codes for the old version of the software but unfortunately we're not able to generate them anymore."

I can't believe it! They've thrown away the codes! ;-D
So ScreenRecycler is the only solution left to use a PPC Mac as a second screen. (a pity, as Air Display is cheaper... :-/)
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Dana Sutton rated on 22 Jun 2011

[Version 1.4]



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Mark_1971 rated on 22 Jun 2011

[Version 1.4]



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sjk rated on 13 Apr 2011

[Version 1.3.3]


Downloads:8,284
Version Downloads:744
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:10 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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With Air Display, you can turn your Mac into a wireless display. Extend your desktop to another Mac or Windows computer!

Developed by Avatron Software, home of the popular Air Sharing and Print Sharing apps for iOS, Air Display lets you position your Mac next to your other computer, drag windows onto it, and interact with those windows as you would on any other computer display.

Features:
  • Air Display's performance is extremely responsive, employing a unique dynamic compression algorithm. On a typical Wi-Fi network, mouse cursor refreshes are indistinguishable from a wired mouse.
  • When you disconnect and reconnect, your windows automatically reposition, so you don't have to drag them back onto the Air Display screen.
  • You can choose to connect automatically to Air Display every time you launch the app (when connected to another Mac only, for now).
  • Can connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  • Runs full-screen or in a window.
  • On first launch, Air Display presents easy instructions for installing the companion support software for your other computer.


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