*Note: Thank you for your thousands of comments you posted in my website and the app store for my application – AndroMouse!! The app has been downloaded over a million devices around the world. I would like to let you know that I am working on a new version with features that you have requested in those comments.
AndroMouse 3.0 lets you to convert your Android phone into wireless mouse, keyboard, media remote, file browser and much more. Communication with your computer is made either using your wireless network or using Bluetooth. AndroMouse features most mouse functionalities including click, doubleclick, drag, scroll and rightclick. You can use your standard Android touch keypad as a wireless keyboard. In addition, AndroMouse also provides extra features.
Another most popular feature is ‘speak-to-type’. Relax in your couch and search Google or Youtube with your voice. Compose an email with your voice instead of using your keyboard!!
Here is a quick tutorial to get you started.
Download AndroMouse directly into your phone from here. Or Scan following using any QR barcode reader:
You need AndroMouse Server running in your computer in order for this application to work. AndroMouse Server is companion program that comes with AndroMouse application. The latest release is AndroMouse Desktop 2.5.jar Please download it here.
Note: If you want to automatically load AndroMouse server everytime your computer loads. Do one of the following:
Windows: Copy the server file into startup folder. You can do this by right clicking on startup folder(Start>All Programs>startup) and select open.
Mac: Go to system preferences>login items>add.
Note: You need to have Java installed in your system to run AndroMouse Desktop Server. If you have not installed java, please download and install it from here.
Note: To connect using wifi, please connect your phone and your computer to a same wifi hotspot.
Note to Linux users: When you double click on the AndroMouse Desktio 2.5.jar, you might see a message saying the file is not marked as executable. To fix this follow these steps. Right click on the file and select properties. Click on ‘Permissions’ tab on top and check on ‘Allow executing file as program’ under Execute. Select close and you are done. If you want to use command line then chmod 777 to the desktop file.
To establish connection using wireless network
1. Open AndroMouse desktop server and select WiFi
Note: When you launch AndroMouse Server for the first time in Windows, you will get Windows Security Alert saying that Windows Firewall has blocked some features. You must select Allow Access to use AndroMouse. If you selected Cancel by chance then go to Windows Firewall in control panel and select Restore Defaults. Launch the server program again and this time select Allow Access.
And that’s it for the server part.
2. Launch AndroMouse from your phone
3. Tap on ‘WiFi’
4. Enter the ip adress as shown by the desktop server or hit ‘detect automatically’
5. Tap on ‘Connect’. If the connection is successful, the globe icon on the title bar will change. This is all you have to do.
Once connection is established, the server will change server status to ‘connected’
To establish connection using Bluetooth (Windows/Mac)
1. Open AndroMouse server program.
2. Launch AndroMouse application and tap on ‘bluetooth’. When touch pad is displayed, tap on ‘connect’ from options menu. You will see a list of all bluetooth device that your phone is paired with.
If your device is not listed then tap on ‘Scan for devices’.
Here is a quick tutorial video.
4. Select the bluetooth device that AndroMouse Server displays.
Note: You need to pair your phone with your computer before using bluetooth option. This is one time process only. If you are using mac, make sure you are sharing internet connection with bluetooth devices. If you dont know how to enable internet sharing follow these steps. Click on little bluetooth icon on top of the screen. Select ‘Bluetooth Preferences’ the click on ‘Advanced.’ Then check on ‘Share my internet connection with other bluetooth devices’. Click ok.
Here is the list of Mouse functions
|Click||Tap on screen or left button|
|Double click||Double tap on screen|
|Right click||Tap on right button or press on screen for 2 seconds|
|Drag||As you would do with your laptop|
|Scroll||Use two fingers to scroll up and down|
To view available AndroMouse Extra features, click on white square icon on the title bar next to the globe icon.
List of AndroMouse Extras. Some features are not available in the free version.
Touch Pad. Click on this to display AndroMouse default touchpad.
Special Keys. Use this to get extra keyboard features like function keys.
Numpad. Numpad with tuggle button for extra functionality.
Speak to type. Use this to type things using your voice.
Media Remote. Use this to control WMP/iTunes.
File Browser. Use this feature to browse your computer’s file in your phone. Tap on a file to open it on your computer.
Presentation remote. Use it during your powerpoint presentation or use it in photo viewer.
Power remote. Shutdown, hibernate, log off, restart your computer while lying on your bed.
If you want to change the port number, don’t forget to use the same port number on both the server and the app.
Screenshots of some features.
Speak to text
Download AndroMouse directly into your phone from here
Thank you. Please leave your comments below or goto discussion page if you have any issues with the application. Once again thank you for considering AndroMouse.
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