Ever wished you possibly can use your iPhone’s display as a wi-fi mouse to your Mac? I hadn’t, till I got here throughout this app referred to as Remmo whereas shopping Product Hunt the opposite day.
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It appears superior, and simple to arrange. Obtain the app in your iPhone, set up a program in your Mac, and hyperlink them collectively. That turns your iPhone right into a wi-fi mouse, so you may management your Mac from throughout the room.
You additionally get helpful media controls and one other display for presenting with Keynote. Test it out within the video beneath.
Time for sticker shock
The factor is, whereas Remmo goes to be helpful, I’ve obtained misgivings over its pricing construction. I imply, $9.99 monthly, or $39.99 per 12 months; with none choice to pay as soon as to by no means have a recurring subscription? That’s a no from me, dawg.
A fast search on the App Retailer brings up no finish of different apps which have the identical performance. Most have a free, ad-supported model, like Distant Mouse or Cell Mouse Distant. Some actually have a model of the app that runs in your Apple Watch, good for displays.
Even higher, these different apps have a one-time payment to unlock their full performance and take away adverts. Isn’t that higher than having a recurring, yearly invoice?
The opposite factor to think about is that each one these use-your-iPhone-as-wireless-mouse apps are utilizing the identical system to work. You put in a program in your Mac or Home windows laptop, and an app in your iPhone or iPad.
The cellular app then connects to this system in your laptop, which controls your machine. It’s probably not any totally different to utilizing TeamViewer or some other RDP program.
That mentioned, I ought to thank the devs for Remmo, and the one who posted the app on Product Hunt. With out noticing that submit, I wouldn’t have gone down the rabbit-hole on the lookout for different comparable apps. Now I’ve obtained a method to management my Mac and PC from my iPhone, and a means to make use of my iPad Professional as a drawing pill.