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One of my favorite iPad apps is Air Display, which turns my iPad into a wireless monitor for my MacBook. Windows users ask me frequently when it will be released for that platform. MaxiVista is out to do just that.

MaxiVista iPad

One of my favorite apps on the iPad is Air Display, which turns my iPad into a wireless additional monitor for my MacBook. Windows users ask me frequently when it will be released for that platform. The answer is “not yet,” but a similar app is now available that can do the same thing. MaxiVista is now released for the iPad bringing the same useful functionality to Windows-using iPad owners.

I showed on video why Air Display is so useful to me. The video below showing MaxiVista looks very similar. You can use it as an external monitor for your Windows PC, and it behaves just like any other monitor. The advantage is that it’s wireless and portable, enabling a two-monitor setup on trips. MaxiVista is $9.99 at the App Store.

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  1. nice! i’ve been waiting for a windows version since my main desktop runs win7. def gonna be getting this for my ipad. :)

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  2. When I saw James’ tweet about this earlier today I got really excited. At noon when I went to lunch I headed to Panera with my personal laptop to download the Windows client and purchase the iPad application. Back in the office I synced the iPad and fired up the application on both devices. Unfortunately, for security reasons, I can’t connect these devices to the corporate network so unless I am willing to use my laptop to act as a wi-fi hotspot for the iPad to connect to I can’t use the application. Looks like I’ll be putting connectify on my laptop tonight so I can use the iPad as a second monitor even when I don’t have access to a network.

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  3. I hope the air display version is updated soon to include this. It work great on my Mac but I still need something for windows, I was hoping to have it under 1 program but I may drop the $10 to get win7 support too

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  4. obligatory

    MaxiVista + iPad = MaxiPad

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