How to control my macbook pro with ipod touch 4g

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by AlexQQQ, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. AlexQQQ macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    I would like to use my ipod touch 4g as a remote for my macbook pro. (for playing games, changing volume, etc....).

    Not sure how to do this.

    Tried the bluetooth approach and both recognize each other but won't pair.

    Not sure how to do it over wifi (prefer over bluetooth though).

    Anyways, thanks in advance.

  2. ESPN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    You may need to buy an app from the app store with the controlling ability you are looking for.
  3. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    There are many app store apps to achieve this, a cheap one is splash top, I use log me in ignition (splash top wasn't out yet). They probably both do the job both as well.
  4. NeoExosteel macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2011
    WOW! i had the same thought!

    Dude, just like you i thought it would be cool to use your ipod to control your computer! The free app Mobile Mouse works great, and all you have to do is download a program from the link in the app description and then you sync them, there you go! I hope this helped!
  5. potpotsie macrumors newbie


    Jul 2, 2011
    Remote Desktop Applications

    I have some Remote Desktop Apps that were Free from the app store. i recommend them seeing they are free and extremely useful. So go to the Appstore and search for these apps: RDP, VNC, RDesktop, My Mac, Touch mouse, iRdesktop. Hope these are what you're looking for!
  6. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Touchpad is the best one I've used on my iPod. It uses the screen sharing feature built into the mac to connect. No software is needed on the mac. It can do multitouch gestures, keyboard and media remote control.
    The only drawback is it's not free.
  7. Netjoe macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Calif.
    One I have tried that seems pretty good is called Teamviewer.

    It is a server side service, that is free for personal use,
    and is available for iOS and Mac. In addition you can install
    the software on Windows and Linux, and on the mobile side
    I'll say the dirty word Android :)

    You can sign up for a free account with them, which lets you
    bookmark different computers, or you can use it without signing up.

    Also, if you install the software on your computer, you can remote
    login to a friends computer, without them having to install the software,
    they just have to run a stand alone executable program of Teamviewer,
    if they don't want to install the software, but I didn't try the stand alone
    on the Mac, so that may only be an option on Windows. Also, you can give
    them access to login to your computer, if you need to show them something
    on your screen.

    You can learn more about the service at:

    The website has links for downloading the software for: Mac OS X, iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, Windows, Linux and Android. The iPhone / iPad links take you to the iTunes store.

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