Your iDevice as a PowerPC Mac trackpad

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, May 4, 2017.

  1. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Decided I'd play around with something today that I haven't used in quite some time.

    I found this way back in 2012. And the company has not changed how the functionality works for PowerPC Macs.

    The app is called Hippo Remote LITE and it works for iOS 4.3 and up.

    You can find it here:

    And the setup instructions for it on PowerPC are here:

    The app leverages screensharing under PowerPC.

    You'll also need to be on the same network as the Mac you're trying to control..

    My iPad…

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    Just thought I'd share this. New uses for old iDevices. ;)
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Might need to give this one a try. Been using Logitech TouchMouse for a long time, but its not great and hasn't been updated for newer iOS.
  3. Slix, May 4, 2017
    Last edited: May 4, 2017

    Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
    I'll have to try this out when I get home next week from school! I have a 4th gen iPod touch I could use this with, so it'd be cool to have at least to try it out!

    Just tried it with my current 6th gen iPod touch and my MacBook Air, works like a charm! A little laggy, but it's so cool to be able to use this, and the setup is so simple.
  4. QSDP-User, May 4, 2017
    Last edited: May 4, 2017

    QSDP-User macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2015
    California, USA
    Damn Man!
    You always come up with some of the greatest tips regarding PPC software.
    I'll see if I can make some LAN mischief with this ;)
  5. G4fanboy macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2013
    Andalucia Spain
    I feel ashamed of spreading **** info.
    No one of the apps I mentioned worked for me.

    Did install but it refused to show.

    Anyway, Android users still have VNC protocol to trust and to use as "mouse" and even "screen"

    For sure VNC demands more power and more bandwidth, but at least Android devices can go to your PowerPC-iDevice Party!

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