The magic Remote Control, Keyboard & Trackpad for Mac app allows you to take the portable functionality of your iPhone and iPad and use them to control your Mac computers and TVs when connected to the app. This app works so seamlessly and has become so useful for me that it’s managed to migrate into a prized position on my home screen.
As your Mac gets a little older, there’s nothing worse than waiting that inevitable five minutes for it to power up from sleep mode. This app is the saving grace to that problem and allows you to take your iPhone or iPad and turn it on from across the room or even while you’re mid commute. Your Mac will be ready and waiting for you when you’re ready for it.
When it comes to setting the app up, it’s as easy as it gets – you’ll need to install the Mac Helper software onto your Mac and ensure that you iPhone and Mac are connected to the same wifi network. Once you’ve downloaded the software you’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes by following the straightforward directions.
One of my favorite functions with this app is you can use it as a media control center for adjusting the volume or changing songs across your favorite streaming services including Apple music, Spotify & Pandora just to name the most popular. You can also use it to control your Apple TV or to transfer your Mac Screen to your Apple TV screen at the push of a button, which is awesome for all your streaming needs. It’s also pretty useful if you need to control the volume on the kids’ computers, or turn them off for bedtime!
If you don’t need it for music you’ll love how it syncs up and acts as a keyboard for any kind of Mac, whether it’s a pro of a Mac Mini hooked up to your TV. It also works as a trackpad so you can be across the room browsing away on your laptop or to a TV synced to your Apple computer.
Last but not least – and this is one of my favorite features – you can control which apps open and close on your Mac right from your phone! If you’ve downloaded it onto your Mac, you’ll be able to have remote access to it on your iPad and iPhone.
At the end of the day the Remote Control, Keyboard & Trackpad for Mac makes your life easier and helps you get things done faster. For that alone it’s well worth the download!
Try it for free before you buy on iTunes.