For years, I resisted switching to multiple monitors. I’ll just buy a larger monitor, I thought- surely one huge screen was better than having to give up precious desk space for all those extra machines?
Now, of course, I can’t imagine not working without my multiple monitor setup. Here’s why:
Different spaces for different things. Forget OS X’s spaces- having multiple monitors gives you the real thing, baby! Design apps over there, games over here, social networking apps there… particularly good if, like me, you’re a little bit OC.
Faster testing. Testing new websites and designs on various browsers has always been my least favorite part of my work process. Being able to have Safari open in one monitor, Firefox in another, Chrome in another, etc. really speeds things up.
Better overall productivity. Ultimately, if you’re a multi-tasker, you’ll adore the possibilities that a multiple monitor setup will give you. All that switching from window to window, and dragging from here to there, on a single monitor setup really does add up- and I’ve found that I get more work done in less time with a multiple monitor setup.
Do you use multiple monitors? Are you considering adding another monitor to your setup?