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Ever wished you possibly can use your iPhone’s display screen as a wi-fi mouse to your Mac? I hadn’t, till I got here throughout this app known as Remmo whereas searching Product Hunt the opposite day.


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It appears superior, and simple to arrange. Obtain the app in your iPhone, set up a program in your Mac, and hyperlink them collectively. That turns your iPhone right into a wi-fi mouse, so you’ll be able to management your Mac from throughout the room.

You additionally get helpful media controls and one other display screen for presenting with Keynote. Test it out within the video beneath.

Time for sticker shock

The factor is, whereas Remmo goes to be helpful, I’ve bought misgivings over its pricing construction. I imply, $9.99 per 30 days, or $39.99 per yr; with none choice to pay as soon as to by no means have a recurring subscription? That’s a no from me, dawg.

A fast search on the App Retailer brings up no finish of different apps which have the identical performance. Most have a free, ad-supported model, like Distant Mouse or Cell Mouse Distant. Some actually have a model of the app that runs in your Apple Watch, good for displays.

Even higher, these different apps have a one-time charge to unlock their full performance and take away adverts. Isn’t that higher than having a recurring, yearly invoice?

The opposite factor to contemplate is that each one these use-your-iPhone-as-wireless-mouse apps are utilizing the identical system to work. You put in a program in your Mac or Home windows pc, and an app in your iPhone or iPad.

The cellular app then connects to this system in your pc, which controls your system. It’s probably not any completely different to utilizing TeamViewer or some other RDP program.

That stated, I ought to thank the devs for Remmo, and the one who posted the app on Product Hunt. With out noticing that publish, I wouldn’t have gone down the rabbit-hole in search of different comparable apps. Now I’ve bought a technique to management my Mac and PC from my iPhone, and a method to make use of my iPad Professional as a drawing pill.