One More Thing about the iDisplay App

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Having spent stupid amounts of time, and gone through untold amounts of frustration, courtesy of the not-at-all-ready for primetime iDisplay app, and after around 36 hours of recovering from the mess made by the app, I have one further observation about it.  Or at least one more that is postable at a family friendly site.

I’ve heard many folks talk about forgiving some iPad apps’ 1.0 bugs because most developers did not yet have hardware prior to releasing their first versions – but worked just with a simulator.  The thing is, the immense damage that iDisplay inflicted on me was all to my MacBook Pro.  It was their desktop app that caused stupid amounts of hassle and unwanted system changes.  

So yeah, they had the hardware – no simulator needed, just a Mac. For me, this makes their app’s appalling ‘performance’ even more unforgivable.  Read through the App Store reviews on this app – you’ll see there are tons of users shouting about it wrecking their systems.  And they DID have the hardware prior to releasing this.

Patrick Jordan

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4 thoughts on “One More Thing about the iDisplay App”

  1. That was me who said about the performance thing… only I meant performance on the actual iPad – not anything about the garbage you've dealt with – that's inexcusable.

    1. I've seen quite a few people comment on 1.0 versions and lack of hardware being an issue. Totally agree this one is inexcusable.

  2. So I had no system changes that caused problem from this app. You may have had issues based on other software conflicts on your Mac. I know you should have followed the uninstall directions. The app is certainly not usable but it is trying to do something pretty much pushing-the-envelope. Sorry it was trouble for you. By the way, I am NOT associated with the software, just tried it and didn't have issues like you.

    1. Sorry but I'll have to beg to disagree on the part about how I should have followed the uninstall directions. This app's setup instructions were inaccurate in what they stated (the checkbox to deselect prior to a restart which does not exist until after the restart) and failed to mention system changes the app was going to make (that turned out to be very damaging). Why on earth, given that track record, and the jacked up state of my system, would I want to rely on their uninstall advice? Especially when their uninstall routine wants to force me to first install another app provided by them. Seriously, that's just comical. I wouldn't install a rubberband to wrap around my monitor provided by Shape Services at this point.

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