Deskreen is fantastic open source software. It efficiently turns any device with a web browser into a secondary screen using your WiFi to share the screen. Any device that can run a web browser can be used as a second monitor which can breath new life into old technology.
What makes this tool standout is that it’s really easy to use. The project has prepared a great how-to guide, but you’ll be up and running without reading it! Always a sign of quality and well engineered software.
Performance is very good although you may experience occasional lag. But the implementation is definitely ready for day-to-day use even though there are some limitations. The software automatically adjusts video quality to improve performance, and you can also set the video quality.
Using a second display offers significant improvements to productivity in so many fields. And this solution means that you don’t need to install any software on the secondary device which offers real versatility.
The ability to share only a single application and to connect as many devices simultaneously are two of the software’s biggest virtues.
The software has fairly low system requirements. If you want to use the device as a second screen you can purchase a Virtual Display Adapter, a small plug that makes your computer think an external display is connected.
We’d like to see Deskreen code signed. Until this is implemented, you’ll need to treat Deskreen as an exception for malware protection software.
Complete list of articles in this series:
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|lnav||Advanced log file viewer for the small-scale; great for troubleshooting|
|Paperwork||Designed to simplify the management of your paperwork|
|Abricotine||Markdown editor with inline preview functionality|
|mdless||Formatted and highlighted view of Markdown files|
|fkill||Kill processes quick and easy|
|Tusk||An unofficial Evernote client with bags of potential|
|Ulauncher||Sublime application launcher|
|McFly||Navigate through your bash shell history|
|LanguageTool||Style and grammar checker for 30+ languages|
|peco||Simple interactive filtering tool that's remarkably useful|
|Liquid Prompt||Adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh|
|Ananicy||Shell daemon created to manage processes’ IO and CPU priorities|
|cheat.sh||Community driven unified cheat sheet|
|ripgrep||Recursively search directories for a regex pattern|
|exa||A turbo-charged alternative to the venerable ls command|
|OCRmyPDF||Add OCR text layer to scanned PDFs|
|Watson||Track the time spent on projects|
|fontpreview||Quickly search and preview fonts|
|fd||Wonderful alternative to the venerable find|
|scrcpy||Display and control Android devices|
|duf||Disk usage utility with more polished presentation than the classic df|
|tldr||Simplified and community-driven man pages|
|lsd||Like exa, lsd is a turbo-charged alternative to ls|
|broot||Next gen tree explorer and customizable launcher|
|Deskreen||Live streaming your desktop to a web browser|