I’ve been shopping around for a remote control for my PC for the past 3 or 4 months. During this search, I’ve been fairly unhappy with my findings. Everything I’ve looked at seems to be windows specific or incredibly overpriced for the features. When I first came across “TouchMouse”, I have to admit I was incredibly skeptical about this app seeing as it is “free” and came from Logitech. But this app combined with my Boxee computer connected into my television blows me away. I now have the server portion of the setup installed on all of my machines. Basically this is a touch mouse pad on your iPhone which turns your iPhone or iPod into a remote mouse and keyboard. You can control any computer (Mac or PC) with this app. First, install the server on the target machine, then install the “touch mouse” app on your iPhone or iPod touch and you now have a wireless/remote control mouse — and keyboard for that matter. The App makes everything extremely configurable and works like a charm. The app uses Wi-Fi to control your computer and unlike the boxee remote control App (which only works for Boxee); I didn’t run into issues because my wireless network is on a different subnet than the rest of my wired network. Setup on 3 different machines took all of two minutes and I was good to go. There are a few alternatives such as “Air Mouse” which will cost you; this is the only free App of its kind. I highly recommend it. Certainly is a top pick for App of the week.
Here is the first demo I came across on Youtube, which seems to do a decent job of showing off the App.
Get it all here:
iPhone/iPod App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touch-mouse/id338237450?mt=8 [iTunes]
TouchMouse Server: http://www.logitech.com/touchmouse