Use Your Android As Mouse, Touchpad or Keyboard with Any Windows PC or MAC

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Smartphones nowadays are not only the perfect companion for us, but they can also turn out to be a good companion to our tablets or laptops. Would not it be nice if you could use your smartphone as a keyboard or a mouse for your laptop or computer? While they may not be a good alternative for day-to-day use, they can surely come in handy in those rare cases when your wireless mouse battery is dead right in the middle of a presentation.

How To Use Your Android Phone As A Wireless Mouse Or Keyboard

Step 1: Download WiFi Mouse from the Play Store on your Android device, and download and install its server side client on your Windows or Mac based PC/Laptop.

Step 2: Make sure that your Android device and the laptop are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, otherwise the app will not work. If for some reason, you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi network, you can Wi-Fi tether your phone to your laptop.

The Mac version of the server simply runs in the background, and does not offer any kind of settings or options at all. Make sure you have the server is running on your PC or Mac, and then start Wi-Fi Mouse on your Android device.

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Once the app starts, simply press the “Auto Connect” button. If everything has been setup properly, Wi-Fi Mouse will automatically detect your PC or Mac. Once connected, the app will show a screen similar to this.

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Now, you can use your Android device to control your PC or Mac. The app also supports mouse gestures including a two-finger tap for a right click, two finger scrolling, four finger swipe up or down on Macs and more. However, gestures only work in the paid version of the app.

If for some reason, Wi-Fi Mouse fails to auto connect to your laptop or Mac, you can manually enter the IP address of the server to initiate a connection.

Step 3: Even though its name suggests otherwise, Wi-Fi Mouse can be used as a wireless keyboard as well. Just press the keyboard icon, when you have connected Wi-Fi Mouse to your PC and type away.

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Conclusion

While the screen of your smartphone might just be too small for gestures, an Android tablet will be more than perfect for controlling your PC or laptop via Wi-Fi Mouse. The app can also come in useful if you have an HTPC or frequently connect your laptop to your TV for watching movies, as you can fast forward or make other adjustments right from the comfort of your couch.

About rajesh

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu

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