How to use an Android smartphone as a PC wireless keyboard and mouse
That's just a single example of a situation, in which a very useful app called RemoteDroid could be extremely useful. Basically, it turns your Android smartphone into a wireless touchpad and keyboard that connects to a computer over Wi-Fi. In this step-by-step how-to guide, we'll show you how it works.
How to use an Android smartphone as a computer mouse
1. Download the Server App
2. Get Java, if needed
3. Start the RemoteDroid server
4. Install RemoteDroid on your device
5. Input your computer's IP address
6. Enjoy using RemoteDroid!
Buy the paid version of RemoteDroid if you would like to support its developer. RemoteDroid Pro costs $1.99 and will automatically connect to a running server, meaning you won't have to enter its IP address manually.
1. Ohrules (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
Once again, we see the true power of android in action :)
3. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Yes Android is the NXT Windows in the Mobile Platform ...and apple repeating the same mistakes lik in the MAC days ....
2. buccob (Posts: 1546; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Gmote Server has been out for years and I think its more flexible....
In addition to the features described in this article, Gmote allows you to:
Launch files on the PC
Open files that are stored on the PC, directly on the phone.
If you launch power point presentation, you can fully control it with the Remote Control on the android's screen.
If you launch music or videos, you can control it the same way.
Gmote is way better
4. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Or you can use Unified Remote.
Several times more features.
Easy to install.
Available for both Android and Windows Phone.
6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
A wireless touchpad is good, I've been sitting on my couch using my tv as a monitor to watch my downloaded videos. Using VLC remote has been good, but it'd be nice if there was a wireless touchpad. I'll save some money with this app.
7. Fallin (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
I had no issue installing and works pretty nicely.
8. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
There's a great YouTube video of someone using a Galaxy Note 2 as a computer. Watch this, it's pretty damn cool:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1152; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I like Advanced Touchpad by Arcoid, pinch to zoom, two finger strolling all the fun stuff