If your PC’s mouse suddenly stopped working and you can’t find an emergency replacement, not all hope is lost. If you have a smartphone with you, it can be used as a working mouse for your computer. All you need to do is install an app that simulates a mouse or trackpad and you’re good to go. In this article, we bring you the top 4 apps to use your smartphone as a remote mouse for your PC.
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Looking for an app with no frills that has all the essential features to get the job done? Remote Mouse fits the bill perfectly. This app can simulate a mouse or a touchpad on your smartphone and even offers an integrated keyboard in multiple languages. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, the Remote Mouse app can simulate trackpads for both platforms. The keyboard function allows you to type in multiple languages and even use speech-to-text if you don’t feel like typing. On top of that, you also get dedicated controls for media players, web browsing, and app switching. In order to use this app you need to download the Remote Mouse computer server from the app’s official website and connect your smartphone and PC to the same WiFi network.
KiwiMote turns your Android smartphone into a wireless remote and keyboard for Windows, Mac, and even Linux devices. All you need to do is install the app on your Android smartphone and establish a connection with your PC simply by scanning a QR Code. You don’t need to download a separate server on your PC to use this app. Once your PC and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network, you can use KiwiMote to simulate a mouse, trackpad, keyboard, or even a joystick if you want to play basic games. Using KiwiMote you can also control PowerPoint presentations from your smartphone and get access to dedicated media controls for several media players.
Monect PC Remote
The PC Remote app by Monect is specially designed for gamers who want to turn their smartphone into a remote controller for their PC. Apart from offering mouse and keyboard controls for your PC, this app also lets you use your smartphone as a gaming controller with customisable buttons. On top of that, you can even use your device as a Graphics Drawing Tablet on PC. To use Monect PC Remote, you will need to install its PC receiver on your computer by visiting its official website. Next, connect your PC to your smartphone using a shared WiFi connection, USB tethering, Bluetooth, or mobile hotspot, and you’re good to go.
Infinimote: Remote and Mouse
Infinimote brings a lot of customisation options to the user compared to an average remote mouse or keyboard app. Once you install Infinimote on your smartphone, you will need to download its PC server program for the official website. After your PC and smartphone are connected through WiFi or Bluetooth, you can use Infinimote to create and customise multiple remotes for your PC. The app offers 6 preinstalled remotes for quick use. You can customise the buttons, touch gestures, and other buttons to your liking. One of the best aspects of using this app is that there’s virtually no lag in its performance.
These are the top 4 apps to use your smartphone as a remote mouse for your PC. Before using any of these apps, make sure that your PC and smartphone are connected via WiFi or Bluetooth. Some of these apps may also ask for network and data permissions to scan and communicate with your computer.
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