iPhone apps specifically for Macs

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MrMinor, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. MrMinor macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    I just bought my first Mac, switching over from a PC. I had seen a ton of apps that let you control your Mac or do things with iCal or other Mac specific things, but I never paid attention to them since I had a PC. Now that I have a Mac I would love to find some of the cool ones, so let me know what your favorites are.
  2. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    These do exist don't they? Or did I just think I saw stuff like this?
  3. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Diego
    I think what you have in mind is an app for your iPhone that needs a software program installed on the computer, and it only works for mac or pc.

    Other than that, no, not made only for a specific OS, even though OSX kicks so much... um.. congrats on the new mac!
  4. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    Aircam is a Mac only app. It uses the iSight camera and displays the video on your iphone. I haven't used it though.
  5. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Right, but it says in the description:

    That means that it's a program that has to be downloaded, only for Mac, not Windows. The app isn't specific though. The software is.

  6. Rojo macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2006
    Well there's MobileFiles, which isn't just Mac-specific, but also MobileMe-specific. If you have more than one Mac, or a Mac and and iPhone (and it looks like you do from your signature), then MobileMe is highly recommended! You can find out more about MobileMe here. MobileFiles is a free app that allows you to access your MobileMe iDisk from your phone.
  7. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    Thank you all for your responses!

    Keep em coming guys :)
  8. Kan-O-Z macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    There is Apple Remote free app from Apple.
    -It allows you to control your iTunes on your mac. If you have your mac hooked up to your entertainment system wirelessly (through airport) or connected with a cable, you can control your music from your iphone. I love this app. I can DJ my whole house from my phone, it's great when guests are over! Since it's a remote control of your mac, it doesn't waste battery(you can turn quit the app when you want and the music keeps going) and you get full access to your entire music library.
    -As a bonus, if you have Apple TV, this same app will allow you to control your Apple TV. You can actually use the iphone keyboard to enter text into your Apple TV!

    As far as wirelessly syncing contacts, calendar, bookmarks, etc between iPhone and Mac, you'll need a MobileMe account. It's pretty neat when you get it set up. I can edit a contact or calendar on my phone or mac and it'll update on the other automatically. This works from anywhere there is a 2G/3G signal on your phone. Pretty cool.

    Note that these aren't specific to Macs only though, I think they work with PCs as well. I'm sure they work better on macs though :)

  9. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    There's OmniFocus. You don't need the Mac software to use it, but there is a desktop version of it too (for Macs).

    There's also net4mac.
  10. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    theres also snatch test, or the paid version(snatch) you can use it as ur mouse

  11. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
  12. kyto macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2008

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