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Touchpad.app

hiddencatch

macrumors newbie
Feb 5, 2008
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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.
 
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domness

macrumors 6502a
Jan 14, 2008
650
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Sheffield, UK
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. ;)
 
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SpookTheHamster

macrumors 65816
Nov 7, 2004
1,495
8
London
How does it work? I'm looking to try this myself. Looks really interested.

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.
 
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christall109

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2007
351
5
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.
 
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macduke

macrumors G4
Jun 27, 2007
11,306
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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.
 
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ntrigue

macrumors 68040
Jul 30, 2007
3,805
2
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.
 
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kevd00d

macrumors member
Jan 2, 2008
62
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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
 
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kevd00d

macrumors member
Jan 2, 2008
62
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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
 
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ajl917

macrumors 6502
Oct 8, 2007
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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
 
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appleguru1

macrumors 6502
Mar 13, 2003
307
4
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...
 
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pake

macrumors regular
Sep 19, 2006
111
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Delft
however it sure does use a lot of the CPU...it could also use scroll...so it's not perfect yet

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

macrumors 6502
Feb 13, 2008
336
13
inside my skull
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
 
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Jeremy1026

macrumors 68020
Nov 3, 2007
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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

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

macrumors member
Jan 21, 2008
45
0
I'm a noob, but I assume your touch/phone has to be jailbroken to get this app?
 
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