How using my iPad as a second screen for my MacBook Pro saved my work habits.

I work in a Social Media Agency: On prend un café(could be translated “Let’s take a coffee”), and sometimes I don’t have my very own desk at work.

The facts.

Co-workers are using laptops and second screens. I used to do this too for the past years. But now, I feel like being free of working anywhere, just by bringing my computer.

Sometimes, I’m frustrated being forced to use a single screen. Even if my iPad is always standing on my left. Ready for notifications & applications.

“Two monitor setups are generally more productive than those with only one screen.”

I was looking for a way to keep my habits of working with 2 screens without any lag or delay. Some iOS apps allows to do it but only via WiFi or Bluetooth: it sucks.

The solution.

This (paid) app needs a wire to display the content, which lead to a friction-less daily usage.

Macbook & iPad working together

Imagine a world where you can use Adobe Photoshop or can drag and drop files with your fingers. There you are: using Duet Display.

Even while you’re traveling, you have a full desk configuration to work efficiently. All you need is a functional desktop running OSX 10.9 or at least Windows 7.

I’m not here to tell you how to check if you can use it, just to prove that Duet Display is a real solution for nomad workers like I can be sometimes.

Friends, travelers, entrepreneurs … Get out of your comfort zone and try something new.