Avatron Software already has an iPad hit on their hands with AirSharing (US$2.99, $9.99 for Pro edition). Now they're on the verge of releasing a new and useful app that could change the way that you use your iPad and Mac together. We've got an exclusive pre-release look at this intriguing app, called Air Display.
The concept behind Air Display is cool -- use your iPad as a small extension to your Mac's display. For example, let's say that you're working on a project and you want to use your entire screen, but you'd also like to be able to check your email in Mail.app. You fire up Air Display on your iPad, move the Mail window to your iPad, and now you have a small portable workspace that's not interrupting what you're doing on your Mac.
Apps like this are nothing new; just before iPad launch day, Shape Services released iDisplay ($4.99) which does the same thing. However, reviews of that app have been poor and it's pricey for what it does. Our very own Erica Sadun noted another solution in a post about a week later. Her post mentioned ScreenRecycler ($29.90), which uses a second computer (Windows, Mac, etc...) as an additional monitor for your Mac.