Remote

It is an an app that allows you to control your OS X device from your iPhone or iPad. I can not be the only one who is too lazy when I watch a movie to get up and adjust the volume.

This app will only work if you are having an OS X device and an iPhone or iPad (iOS 7 or later) connected to the same WiFi network.

With this app you can:

  • Adjust the volume.
  • Mute/Unmute
  • Put your computer to sleep, or shutdown ( YOU WILL LOSE ANY UNSAVED PROGRESS ).
  • Play/Pause
  • Next/Forward
  • See all your opened apps
  • Bring an app to the front (in front of all your other apps)
  • Close any opened app
  • Enter in the full screen mode for any app
  • Open any installed app on your computer.

 

HOW TO USE


 

DESKTOP APPLICATION

This window will pop, this is useful in case you want to manually connect your iOS device with your computer (this should be the case when you are using a LAN connection as well as an WiFi one).

You can close the window (pressing the CLOSE button), this will not exit the application, the application is still running, you can see an icon in the top bar.

In case you closed accidentally the window and you forgot to enter the code, the code is still displayed here.

To exit the application just click on “Exit” from the menu. (You should not do that if you still want to remotely control your computer)

iOS CONNECTION OPTIONS


 

You can automatically connect, that should be the case when you are using a WiFi router and you have you computer connected at the same network as your iOS device  and your computer IS NOT USING A LAN CONNECTION (only the WiFi).

The name of your computer should automatically appear in the picker list.

You can use the refresh button (right upper corner) to reinitialise the search.

Otherwise you can click the “MANUAL” bottom bar.

Here you should enter the address provided by desktop application (the whole address exactly as displayed), in the example ca
se: 169.254.116.166:5001

 iOS APPLICATION CONTROLS 


 

From this view you can control the basic features as slew, shutdown, volume, play pause, next, previous. You can swipe on the screen to access the other features.

In this view you can see all you opened apps, and tap on them for actions. After you tap on an app name the fullscreen, close, and bring to front actions will be displayed and can be performed.

You can swipe left or right for the next or previous view.

You can pull the list for an updated list of applications, or you can press the refresh button, top right corner.

In this las view, you can enter the name of an application and press the Open button, which will open the app if this exists.

Swipe works here as well.

 

INSTALLATION


 

 

To make it work, you will have to follow the next steps:

  1. Download the app from App Store (iOS).
  2. Download the desktop application at the end of the page.
  3. Run the desktop app.
  4. Run the iOS app and connect.
  5. Control your computer.

 

MENTIONS (READ ME)


 

If you are using Wifi and LAN on your computer you will probably need to connect manually (the iOS app won’t be able to find your computer).

If the desktop app shows :

No IPV4 address!

in the address section (and in the top bar), then there is something wrong with your connection, you are connected to multiple networks.

This application will ONLY WORK IF THE COMPUTER AND iOS DEVICE ARE CONNECTED TO THE SAME WiFi NETWORK!!

The address is composed from you local IP address and a free port usually is the 5001.

DOWNLOAD


 

 

RemoteMac.app

 

iOS application download


 

iTunes

 

Demo