The 6 Best iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your MacBook or iMac

MakeUseOf | 2/15/2019 | Brent Dirks
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One of the best accessories for your Mac is something you’ve probably never thought of: an iPhone or iPad. iOS offers tons of apps that can enhance your macOS experience.

Here are six great apps that combine the power of your iPhone (or iPad) and Mac for a better experience during work and play.

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Using a dual-screen monitor setup can help you be more productive while working. But there’s no need to go out and make an expensive monitor purchase. With Duet Display, you can quickly and easily turn any iPhone or iPad into a second touchscreen display for a Mac.

After downloading the companion app on your Mac, start the iOS app on your device and you’ll be ready to go. Unlike similar apps, you’ll need to connect your iPhone or iPad to the Mac with a Lightning cable. That will help provide the fastest and most stable connection possible.

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You can interact with your Mac using gestures familiar to any iPhone user, including two-finger scrolling and pan/zoom. For even more control, you can add a Touch Bar-like interface to any iPad.

Duet offers two optional subscriptions to take advantage of. Artists should take a look at Duet Pro. Using an Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, the app offers pressure and tilt sensitivity, hover, and palm rejection for a true drawing tablet experience.

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The other option, Duet Air, allows the use of the app without being attached to a Mac or even when you’re on a different wireless network.

If you’re looking for a full-featured way to control and interact with your Mac from an iPhone or iPad, Screens should be on the top of your list.

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The app allows you to securely to connect to a Mac anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Just download the free Mac app from the Screens site. Once...
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