Reflection for Mac Puts Your iOS Device on the Big Screen

Reflection app  AirPlay Mirroring to your Mac

It is rare for an application to make me go “Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!” but the Mac app Reflections just had me do exactly that. Seriously, this small utility is one of the best things to come along in quite some time. Be aware that it is only useful if you use a Mac and an iOS device but if that IS your current gear set-up… Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

You see, I’ve always wanted a way to have my iPhone or iPad running on my Mac AND still have the ability to use the Mac. Think about how useful that would be. Twitter on the iPad sitting on the left side of the screen of a 27″ iMac and the rest oft the computer running any assortment of programs I want.

THAT is what Reflection does. Yes, it simply and effectively puts your iPhone or iPad up on the Mac while still letting you use the Mac as you normally would.


The result is a big iPhone (or iPad) that leaves the rest of the screen clear. From there you can, for example, launch Safari.

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And bring up your favorite website. It is truly a magical merger of OS X and iOS that, someday, I expect Apple will build into their operating system. Until then there is Reflection. It is $14.95 and a free trial that gives you ten minutes of full usage at a time is also available. Grab it here. And did I mention WOW!!!!!

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.