The iOS devices make a great gadget to own with their features and functionalities. And, with the support of over millions of third party applications from iTunes, the iPhone (and other iOS devices) truly assist in making one’s life less complicated. One of the fascinating features of the iPhone is its display screen. With its dimensions and clear visuals, it perfectly makes a great device for a remote controller for the computers. And it indeed can, with the help of several free apps prevalent in the Apple app store. So, here are a few that we found useful and interesting.
As we all know, VLC is one of the best video player software available till date. By supporting almost every possible video format, VLC indeed enhances the movie viewing experience. And, it can’t get better with the VLC Remote Fee App. Just download and setup the app on your phone and the helper file on your computer and open both. The phone gets automatically detected on your computer (via network)and you can seamlessly use the phone to control the basic video options such as play/pause, rewind, forward and enable full screen.
The HippoRemote Lite application allows you to use your iPhone as a remote track pad and as a keyboard. This app can function in three ways, which are
- Only Keyboard
- Only Track pad
- As both with a split screen
The app is super responsive with good scrolling and customizable options. Also, this app will allow you to use the keyboard on a landscape mode, which is very convenient. The software for Mac and Windows offers good security features as well, with security passwords.
From the developers of VLC Remote free, comes yet another useful app that allows you to take control over the shutdown features of the system. All you need to do is download and set up the helper file on your system and integrate them with your iPhone. You can now turn off, reboot and standby your system from distance. Also, this application allows password encryption to avoid abuse.
This is perhaps one of the all-rounder remote apps of all. With this app, you can control the volume, the booting options, manage and use for presentations, start a video playback and much more. The app requires a Wi-Fi connection and eliminates the usage of protocol addresses and passwords. Users can also download the full version to enjoy added features such as starting software and applications, control media players and other notable software.
For those of you who want to give presentations and seminars with style, this is the right app. You can use this app to control the PowerPoint presentations and navigate between slides. To use this, just download the helper or the server file on your system and run the application. The device will get automatically detected and you can seamlessly give your presentation. If you want much enhanced experience, open the presentation slideshow from your computer and then connect the device.
So, these were some of the best applications that you can use to remotely take control of your system. Though there are several other applications prevalent around the app store, these were some of the apps that offer comprehensive features even in free versions. And, if you have any other notable apps that you want to share, post them from the comments below.