AndroMouse 6.0



Welcome!!

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Thank you for downloading AndroMouse 6.0. This is the place where you learn how to setup AndroMouse, download AndroMouse Server, ask questions and help others.

AndroMouse lets you convert your Android smartphone into a wireless mouse, keyboard, media remote, file browser and much more. Communication with your computer can be made using your WiFi network or using Bluetooth. AndroMouse features most mouse functionalities including click, double-click, drag and drop, scroll and right-click. You can use your phone’s on-screen keyboard as the wireless keyboard. In addition to wireless mouse and keyboard, AndroMouse also provides tons of extra features. Most popular features include speak-to-type and file-browser. Relax on your couch and search Google or Youtube with your voice. Compose an email with your voice instead of using your physical keyboard!! Browse your computer files on your phone.

Here is a sneak peek of what’s new in all new AndroMouse 6.0.

What has changed since earlier versions?
Basically everything! I published the first version of AndroMouse in 2011 – since then I had been updating/fixing few thing here and there without changing much of the core functionalities. To make the application and the server much more robust and to boost performance, I rewrote them again from scratch. Although everything underneath the application is brand new, the basic motivation of my hard work remains unchanged – to make the best performing wireless mouse and keyboard app. If you are familiar with earlier versions of AndroMouse, it should be fairly simple to get started.

Getting Started

Connecting to the AndroMouse Server

If you have not downloaded AndroMouse in your phone yet, download it from the Play Store  – AndroMouse Free     AndroMouse – No Ads

To use AndroMouse, you will need to download the AndroMouse Server and run it on the computer that you want to wirelessly control. AndroMouse server runs on Windows, Mac or Linux and requires no further installation. Please download AndroMouse Server from the link below:




Download AndroMouse Server: http://andromouse.com/AndroMouseServer.zip

Please make sure that your app version and server version matches – current version is AndroMouse 6.0 (both app and the server).

The downloaded zip file contains a readme text file and AndroMouse Server.jar file. The AndroMouse Server.jar file is a light-weight java executable file, to run it please make sure that you have Java runtime installed on your computer. Most computers already come with Java runtime but if yours didn’t – just download it from the java website and install it. Link to instructions on how to check if you have java installed on your computer is provided below:
How to check if you have Java installed

When you have made sure that Java runtime is installed, double click on the AndroMouse Server.jar file that you have just extracted and just like that the AndroMouse Server is running. Now we can use AndroMouse app on your phone to make a connection.

Linux users – When trying to run the server you might get an error message with something like ‘.. the file is not marked as executable’. To fix this, right-click on the file and click on properties and on Permissions tab – make sure to check box ‘Allow executing file as program’ is selected.
Mac Users – When trying to run the server for the first time you might get a message saying ‘the file cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer’. In that case, right-click on the server file and click on open.
Windows Users – You might get a Windows security alert saying something like ‘Windows Firewall has blocked some features..’. You must select ‘Allow Access’ to use AndroMouse. If you are still having issues connecting to the server, your AntiVirus software might be blocking connections – please open Java SE binary for incoming and outgoing connections on your Firewall settings.

You will see the following screen when you successfully start the AndroMouse server. Now all you have to do is let it run and use your AndroMouse app in your phone to setup the connection.
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Connecting Using WiFi

Note – Screenshots provided below are from the ad-free version.

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AndroMouse home – To start a connection click on the new icon

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AndroMouse – new connection screen

Click on the ‘new’ icon located on the title bar of the application. You will see the following screen that will let you choose either WiFi or Bluetooth (Bluetooth is only available on Windows for the time being). Select Wifi.

Note – Please make sure that the computer and the Android device are connected to same the wifi network or hotspot.

AndroMouse will automatically start detecting AndroMouse Server that is running on your computer connected to your wifi network, once found it will provide the server details and give you the option to start the connection. However, for some reason, if the app didn’t detect the server – you also have the option to enter the Server’s IP address manually to make the connection.

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AndroMouse automatically detects the Server

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When server is found, select Connect to begin

Connecting Using Bluetooth

Note – Please make sure that your phone is paired with the computer and Bluetooth is turned on.

From the ‘New Connection’ screen – select Bluetooth. You will see a list of Bluetooth devices paired with your phone under ‘Paired Devices’. Select your computer to make the connection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecting with Bluetooth

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Green line under title indicates connected state

After successful connection – you will notice that the thin horizontal bar below title bar turns green.

Note – the color of the thin horizontal bar beneath the title bar indicates connection status – red for disconnected and green for connected. You will also feel a short vibration when your active connection gets disconnected.

Using Wireless Mouse

Move your single finger around the touchpad area as you would move a physical mouse over a mousepad. You can tap on the touchpad to send a click signal or use the mouse buttons below the touchpad to send respective click signals to your computer. Here is the list of various ways you can send signals using the touchpad, scroll bar and the mouse buttons.

Click Tap on touchpad with single finger or left click button
Double click Double tap on touchpad
Right click Tap on touchpad with two fingers or right click button
Drag and drop Tap and hold on touchpad for two seconds-move finger to drag-tap to release
Scroll Swipe up or down on the scrollbar

 

Using Wireless Keyboard

Tap on the ‘keyboard icon’ to bring up keyboard. Press on back soft-button to hide the keyboard.

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AndroMouse uses your phone’s standard keyboard

 

AndroMouse Extras

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AndroMouse Extras

I have provided screenshot of each of the AndroMouse Extras and a short description underneath.

Speak-to-type

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If you feel like speaking instead of typing – use this feature.

Function keys

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All your function keys and additional keyboard keys are provided here.

Numpad

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Numpad

Game Pad

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Use game pad to use your phone as a wireless joystick. You can customize each button so that you can select what key you want to send when you click on that button.

Shortcuts

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Use pre-existing shortcuts like copy, paste, print or create your own.

Media Remote

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Remote to control the media player running on your computer. It also comes with mini file browser so you can browse your computer’s media files and select which ones to play.

File Browser

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Browse your computer’s files from your phone, you can also send the signal to open the file in your computer from your phone.

Presentation

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Control your Powerpoint presentation from your phone. You will also see your computer’s screen to make sure that you are on right slide (this function is currently in beta).

Power Keys

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Restart, shutdown, lock and put your computer to sleep from this remote.

Settings
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Many of the AndroMouse features are customizable via the settings screen.

If you have a specific question on any of the setting item, please let me know in the comments below.

Thank You!!

I know there are a lot of things that I have not covered on this page, but should you have any question, comment or any suggestion for the future release, please let me know in the comments section. Thank you once again for downloading AndroMouse. I hope you will enjoy the app and give me positive review in the app store.

Link to the app store.

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4 thoughts on “AndroMouse 6.0

  1. Hi, I cannot use this app, the screen of my LG is too small. So the accept button to connect with wlan is “out of reach”. A scrollbox would be nice here or is there any other solution? Thanks a lot

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