Looking for an app to control your Mac / PC right from the comfort of your iPhone? Remote Mouse is the perfect app to help you get started with that, and this normally-paid app – $1.99 – can be downloaded right now for absolutely no cost for a limited period. Head over the jump for download link and details on what the app has to offer.
The aim of the app is pretty simple, and that is to turn your iPhone into a remote control for your Mac or PC, complete with predefined control panels, and a simulated touchpad and keyboard to give you complete freedom when seated comfortably on a sofa afar from your computer.
Remote control apps for desktops can often offer a rather daunting user experience, and in my encounter, even the aesthetics of the remote app contribute greatly to the easiness of usage, but Remote Mouse is nothing like your average remote control app for iOS, with well laid out bold controls – and even intuitive ones for that matter. For example, users can not only control the volume of their computer via on-screen controls on the app, but by simply pressing the Volume Up and Down buttons, which can further be configured to serve as fast forward or rewind keys for media content.
The app comes bundled with a host of controls for various occasions, including launching and switching apps, remotely shutting down and restarting your computer, image transfers from your iOS device to your PC / Mac and much more.
The app offers dedicated remotes for general media playback control, with support for iTunes, Keynote, PowerPoint, Hulu and FrontRow on Mac, and for Windows users, you get support for Windows Media Player, Window Photo Viewer, PowerPoint and iTunes. The app can gain some traction with users looking for an effective presentation controller as well, as it offers slide controls via the volume buttons on your iPhone.
With Remote Mouse, you can pair up your computer with the app over the same Wi-Fi network, though that is not the only solution, with the app supporting 3G and 4G networks as well which could open up a plethora of possibilities really. For Mac users, the app is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and above, with PC users being supported from Windows XP up till Windows 8.
(Download: Remote Mouse for iPhone on the App Store)