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The program can help you control your computer remotely. Thus, instead of using your computer's real mouse or keyboard, you can use a portable device, such as a mouse or a tablet to enter instructions. This is quite comfortable when you're, let's say, using your computer to stream a movie to your TV or you're making a presentation.
For the application to run, you need to install this software on both the computer and the portable device. Fortunately, many operating systems, including Android, Windows Phone and iOS, are supported. To establish the needed communication, you need to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. So, you'll probably need to set up a hotspot running from your computer.
Then, you can tell your portable device to start controlling your PC by selecting its name or providing its IP address. Luckily, you don't need to do much on your computer for the application to work, but you might certainly want to set a password to prevent intruders from messing with your mouse.
On the other hand, the application running from the portable device requires you to follow a series of steps, which are nicely explained. After this initial setup, which might be a little difficult for inexperienced users, everything else turns extremely easy.
To control the mouse, you just need to move your finger as you normally do on your laptop. Besides, certain operations, like clicking, right-clicking and scrolling, that need special finger movements, are explained when you start the application.
Of course, when you take the control over the mouse pointer, you have access to practically everything that can be done in Windows. However, you can control not only the mouse and the keyboard but also other functions, such as playing video and displaying presentations.
And not only that, just by tapping on the Applications icon, you can start any of the programs installed on your computer. In addition, the remote application also allows shutting down, restarting and logging off your computer.
In general, Remote Mouse is a nice free application that enables you to turn your portable device into a remote mouse and keyboard. Moreover, it is very easy to use and configure.
- It is very easy to use and configure
- It is free
- Remote control of mouse and keyboard
- Great instructions
- It may require a third-party application to start a hotspot