Third Monitor Courtesy Of DisplayPad ⇢
I have used — occasionally — an clever app called DisplayPad, a tool with components running on the iPad and my Mac. The reason I bought it was to be able to use the iPad as a monitor for my Macbook Air when away from the office.
In the office, I have a 30” Cinema display, which I have become habituated to, and I usually leave Twitter open on the Macbook Air screen, and do everything else on the 30”.
This morning I was thinking about my travel next week to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, and I thought I’d check on any updates to DisplayPad. I found that, yes, the version I had on my Mac wouldn’t work with the current Mac OS X version I have running, Lion. So I upgraded.
I decided to run it with the 30” monitor plugged in, although I thought wouldn’t work. But I was wrong. In preferences for displays, I now see three monitors:
I don’t think I will actually operate in that mode in the office, but it’s cool that it’s possible.