Mac owners will soon have a software-based option to increase their display’s real estate through secondary monitors or iPads.
According to a new report from 9to5Mac‘s Guilherme Rambo, macOS 10.15 will ship with a new feature allowing users to send any window of any app to an external display, whether it’s a monitor or even an iPad. The feature is reportedly codenamed “Sidecar,” and its function is the same as that currently available from Luna Display by developers Astro HQ.
Users will effectively be able to extend their Mac‘s desktop to additional screens, allowing one to essentially “drag” a window off one display and move it to another. Additionally, if one is using an iPad as their extra display, one will see the regular macOS interface but will also be able to use the touch screen and Apple Pencil.
The new feature will apparently be quite easy to use, being accessed by a simple menu containing options for making a given window fullscreen, tiling and moving to external displays, including iPads and any external displays that may be connected.
While Luna Display’s tech makes use of a hardware dongle that one must connect to their Mac, Apple’s version will feature the same functionality but entirely through software.
The report claims Apple is also working on options that will allow windows to be easily snapped to one side of the screen.
Apple is expected to unveil macOS 10.15 this June, during the opening keynote of its Worldwide Developers Conference.