PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avatron® Software today announced the availability of its popular Air Display app for Android tablets. The newest addition to the company's family of Air Display products transforms an Android tablet into a wireless computer monitor for Mac or Windows notebook, laptop or desktop computers.
Avatron's lightweight app for Android tablets effectively increases usable screen space by as much as 70 percent while freeing up user workspaces by enabling the repositioning of windows and workflow elements onto a separate computer screen. In addition to the iPad product and the new app for Android tablets, Air Display is also available on Mac OS X, Samsung's Bada and Intel's AppUp platforms.
"Air Display extends the desktop computer onto the Android screen and can also mirror the main monitor," said Dave Howell, Avatron's CEO. "Users can use the app with either the touch screen or a mouse; the touch screen is particularly useful for such functions as the calculator, painting, games and demos.
"Android tablets provide strong flexibility and portability for a large variety of functions. However, the effective use of some software applications requires more screen space or a larger workspace to accomplish tasks that require users to spread out with various source materials, even in a coffee shop or hotel room," Howell explained. "Because Air Display for Android connects the tablet with the notebook, laptop or desktop computer over a local wireless network, users can position the tablet anywhere around the workspace to maximize productivity."
Air Display for Android tablets, like Avatron's Air Display apps for other platforms, delivers high-performance mouse capabilities with continually balanced image quality and refresh speed for optimal viewing quality. Once users load the app directly onto the Android, the "main" computer with each use automatically recognizes the tablet as a secondary monitor and returns to single-screen mode when the app is closed.
The new app is exclusively available in the U.S. in Amazon's Appstore for Android for $9.99.
Avatron separately today released a retail edition of Air Display for the Mac, which, unlike the one available in the Mac App Store, comes with a free trial period. It is usable on older Macs from the PowerMac onward, as well as older Mac OS X versions 10.5.8 and up, which cannot access the Mac App Store.
Single copies of the Mac retail edition are available for $19.99; buyers may purchase two or more copies for $14.99 for each.
For more information, visit www.avatron.com.
About Avatron Software
Avatron® Software is a leading developer of productivity-enhancing applications across all genres for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac, including Air Sharing, Print Sharing, and Air Display. Avatron's Air Sharing file-sharing app was downloaded by more than 1 million users in its first two weeks and has raised the bar for iPhone application design and quality. The company's Air Display for iOS app turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen. Avatron was founded in April 2008 by Dave Howell, a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. The company is based in Portland, Oregon.
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