How to turn your smartphone into a remote mouse and keyboard

How to turn your smartphone into a remote mouse and keyboard
Picture: It's past midnight and your favorite TV show is running on your computer, doing its job of trying to tire you into sleep. But you had a double espresso shot just before your shift finished, and you're still wide-awake, ready for more. The episode ends, and now your video player is gloomily projecting its watermark and a black screen. You can't go to sleep, not just yet -- you need at least another episode or two for that. But you don't want to get up and go across the room to queue more episodes, either. What do you do? You grudgingly get up, put on your flippers that no outsider is supposed to see, and crawl towards the computer to do the job.

Of course, you don't really need to -- not as long as you have your smartphone handy and have setup a remote connection between it and your computer, allowing it to act as a remote mouse and keyboard. Doing so is plenty easy, and for some of us, a remote mouse/keyboard app is among the first things we download off the Play Store when we get a new device. Interested in learning how to force your smartphone into working in concert with your computer? Then take a look below.

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8 Comments

1. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Don't know how good this is but I use unified remote. Way more remotes for lots of tasks (even YouTube remote, yup YouTube) and its quite good

4. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I've always used unified remote too, the extra remotes are really useful, but i guess it's good to know there are other options out there.

6. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

this is really good...even supports two finger scrolling and if you like, you can use the phone like a wiimote to control the cursor.

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I normally just use my Remote Desktop by Goggle to change stuff. It's easy and pretty effective!

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I know, since I use both a Desktop remote and remote desktop. But I'll urge you to try out a desktop remote, it useful for times you don't wanna look at your phone to operate things (media controller, touchpad, and others)

7. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Really? I got to try it soon I guess!

5. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice app. Thanks but no thanks, I have mouse and keyboard for that which is very easy and fast to use.

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