Duet Display ($14.99) is an interesting concept. It is an app that allows you to use your iPad, or iPhone if you so desire to be that crazy, as an additional display for your Mac.
I have another app that does much the same sort of thing but that other app uses wi-fi so there is a lag. With Duet Display you hook your iPad up to you computer with its charging cable and there is no lag at all! What I see on the screen of my iPad can be controlled by the trackpad/mouse and it is even touch enabled! So now I have a touch enabled interface to my Mac!
This could prove useful with some of our music apps we use – I know I have always detested having those stupid toolbars, information panels or whatever your app calls them. They cover up what I REALLY want to see – the music score I am currently working on or the Logic tracks I would like to record on or edit.
Now of course, I’ve never used more than a 15″ MacBacPro screen size and have never spent the extra money for an external monitor either. BUT with this app I could use my iPad to display the mixer for Logic while my main MBP screen is showing the tracks that are running. In Notion or Sibelius I could put the toolbars over there on the iPad and leave the MBP screen to display the music. What about in Pages…. again, I could use the iPad to display the information panel/tools and the main document would then be unobstructed.
Just curious as to whether or not anyone else is using this setup and what uses you have found for it.