Touchpad.app

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by LoneWolf121188, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    It does indeed, using it right now. could be a new must have app
     
  2. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    How does it work? I'm looking to try this myself. Looks really interested.
     
  3. hiddencatch macrumors newbie

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    perfect app!

    hopefully new versions will allow for some pre-configured keyboard shortcuts, and it's a full-fledge PC / Media remote control!
    smooth action, very solid.
     
  4. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this looks pretty cool and interesting!

    I'm just adding it onto my iPhone now to see how well it works with my PC. ;)
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what the battery life is like with this thing running 24/7...
     
  6. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    It's probably the easiest app ever to set up. Start Apple Remote Desktop on your computer, setting a password and allowing screen control, then connect to your computer from the app.
     
  7. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    This would be really nice for viewing media on an HDTV with a mac connected to it. I know a lot of poeple out there have connected there Mac minis to their TVs. The iPhone would be the ultimate remote for web browsing or w/e you want to do sitting on your couch.

    Does this have a keyboard that pops up when you hit a text field? That would be awsome.
     
  8. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    The only real problem with the fact that it spikes the cpu when using the touchpad.
     
  9. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Wow, very ingenious. Multitouch would be fantastic. Yet another reason to buy an iPhone.
     
  10. macduke macrumors 603

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    I had an idea that an iPhone could be used as a multitouch input device for iMacs, etc. Wonder if this could be used for that purpose, just like the touchpad on the MacBook air? That would be amazing.
     
  11. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Well...I'm thoroughly impressed. Much more intuitive than I imagined. Ultimately I have a Logi MX Air that will suffice. But for dropping jaws affect this will do nicely.
     
  12. kevd00d macrumors member

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    definitely one of the best apps to come out for the iphone...it's simple yet it accomplishes quite a lot
     
  13. kevd00d macrumors member

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    however it sure does use a lot of the CPU...it could also use scroll...so it's not perfect yet
     
  14. ajl917 macrumors 6502

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    Tutorial for Windows-http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=705
    Tutorial for Mac-http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=704
     
  15. appleguru1 macrumors 6502

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    This thing is badass! Works surprisingly well, even on my dual screen setup! I'm using OS X's built in VNC server (In sharing prefs, enable Screen Sharing, click the options button, and check the box to allow VNC users to connect.)

    Only real feature request is the ability to use the iPod sensors (or even just give the user an option) so you could use it sideways...
     
  16. akhentek macrumors member

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  17. thaevster macrumors newbie

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    dannnng

    Wow....i must say i'm impressed....very cool app
     
  18. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    this is the first app that has tempted me to jailbreak my phone
     
  20. pake macrumors regular

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    You can scroll, just move your finger on the right side of the screen.
    This is one of the apps, I was waiting for!
     
  21. chickenninja macrumors 6502

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    reminds me of the good ol days of using "salling clicker" on my treo. i have to say im not impressed at all. since i have been controlling my mac from my phone for years now. what i dont understand is why apple does not bunddle its own :apple:version of this with the iphone/iPtouch. and whats this buisness with the URL, if this is a web based app then your pretty much giving controll of your computer to the writter of this app, and/or limiting it use to whether you have internet access thus heavilly limiting its use with the iPtouch. keep in mind the author of such a web app probably cant see your mac desktop but it still has lots of malicious potentail we all need to keep an eye on. hopefully apple will become more friendly towards the idea of 3rd party software and unlocking of iphones/iPtouches so we dont have web app paranoia with apps like this
     
  22. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to see an official version once the SDK is out.
     
  23. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Its not a webapp, the link is just to the developers site, with a video of him using it to control his PC.
     
  24. Mr. Eko macrumors member

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    I'm a noob, but I assume your touch/phone has to be jailbroken to get this app?
     

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