iPhone to control mac?
July 25, 2008 10:39AM
edited January 2014
I was wondering if it would be possible for the iPhone to operate as a wireless keyboard and trackpad for a mac.
They keyboard would be in it's current position, with the screen area above for trackpad and mouse buttons.
Reply 1 of 6
July 25, 2008 5:21PM
You could try
Reply 2 of 6
July 25, 2008 5:42PM
giving it a go now...
I'm planning to get a Mac Mini to sit under my tv as a media server, thus use my iPhone as the remote track pad and keyboard.
Reply 3 of 6
July 26, 2008 2:51AM
I installed the app but can't get it to work. I enabled port 5900 on my wireless router (Belkin) and set up VNC in system prefs but cannot connect.
Reply 4 of 6
July 26, 2008 9:56AM
The best would be a paid app called
, but google's telekinesis is free and would work too.
Still, I don't think you're going to be satisfied with it. Better would just be AppleTV. Or even a bluetooth keyboard if you must go with the mini.
Reply 5 of 6
July 26, 2008 12:33PM
Thanks - Remote Buddy looks cool.
I want a mini for various reasons - one being a backup mac if my laptop ever goes down since I work from home.
And I wanted to avoid the bluetooth keyboard/mouse for expense and cluttering up my living room with peripherals I may only need from time to time.
Still would like to get that VNC working though...
Reply 6 of 6
July 26, 2008 2:47PM
Does anyone know if using the VNC Lite is a secure thing to do? It seems like a really cool idea, but I would hate to compromise my Mac's security for the feature.