This page is about older version of AndroMouse which is no longer supported. Please goto AndroMouse 3.0 page.
AndroMouse lets you to convert your Android phone into wireless mouse and keyboard. 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 function and special keys.
The ability to type with your speech is another cool feature. 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 2.4.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 selecting open.
Mac: Go to system preferences>login items>add.
If you want the server to load and start WiFi or Bt connection by itself, select your connection method and enable ‘Auto Select’
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 2.3.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.
2. Click on connect
3. Launch AndroMouse from your phone (Newer version of AndroMouse has a different UI)
4. Tap on ‘Connect using WiFi’
5. Enter the ip adress as shown by the desktop server (192.168.1.8 in this example)
6. Tap on ‘Connect’ and you are all set.
AndroMouse touchpad with blue and pink color themes.
To establish connection using Bluetooth (Windows/Mac)
1. Open AndroMouse server program and select Bluetooth
2. Click on connect
3. Launch AndroMouse application and tap on ‘connect using bluetooth’. When touch pad is displayed, tap on ‘connect’ from options menu.
If your device is not listed then tap on ‘Scan for devices’.
Here is a quick tutorial video.
4. You are all set
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.
Using as a wireless mouse
|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|
Using as a wireless keyboard
Tap on text area on top of the screen to display keyboard.
Click on ‘Special keys’ from options menu for function and special keys.
Long click on Ctrl, Alt and Shift to hold
To use speech-to-type
Click on little microphone on top right corner. (Newer versions of AndroMouse have microphone icon between left and right click buttons)
Tap on ‘Control Panel’ to view and change settings (Settings icon on newer versions).
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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