1

is there an app to extend a MacBook Pro early 2016 display (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5) to a Windows 10 laptop? Preferably free, by the way, and also not counting Air Display since the newest version doesn't work on Windows.

The goal is this: just like you could extend the display of a Mac to a monitor using Thunderbolt, I would like to extend it to a Windows 10 screen using some software

So far, I have looked into multiple apps, such as AirDisplay, Splashtop, WIDisplay, Synergy, and ScreenRecycler as mentioned by bwall's answer.

  • I am not understanding what you want to do here. Can you clarify what you are looking to accomplish and what research you have done thus far? – Allan Aug 6 '16 at 18:27
  • So far I have looked into multiple apps, such as AirDisplay, Splashtop, WIDisplay, Synergy, and ScreenRecycler as mentioned by bwall's answer. The goal is this: just like you could extend the display of a Mac to a monitor using Thunderbolt, I would like to extend it to a Windows 10 screen using some software. – Suleiman Aug 6 '16 at 18:36
  • Ok, great. I added that info to the question so the question itself is much clearer. It's best to post this information upfront so the question isn't so open ended. The more info we have, the better. – Allan Aug 6 '16 at 18:43
  • I agree, the edit looks great. – Suleiman Aug 6 '16 at 18:44
0

This looks like it will work. It's not free, but I haven't seen anything else that works. It uses a VNC client for the "other" computer, but it says any VNC client should work so you don't have to buy theirs. You only have to buy the Mac program. There are plenty of free VNC clients for Windows. There's a free trial so you can download it and see if it works.

https://www.screenrecycler.com/ScreenRecycler.html

  • 1
    ScreenRecycler demo only appears to last for 20 minutes, but it looks good thank you! – Suleiman Aug 6 '16 at 18:20
0

I found Avatron Software that works on both Mac and PC hosts and will extend your display to iOS, Android, Windows and Mac devices.

The software isn't free ($20), but they have a free trial. I downloaded a copy this morning and I am currently testing it out. So far, it installed with no problem and I extended my iMac display to it quite easily.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .