Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/161602/how-to-use-your-android-device-as-a-mouse-keyboard-joystick-and-more/
Using your Android to control your computer is a great way to interact with programs. Your phone can be used a trackpad, or could be used to use a media player using custom controls. Monect lets you take things further by turning your Android device into all manner of peripherals.
This seems a lot nicer than the previous app I used, DroidPad.
Just one problem. This one isn't compatible with my Nexus 7 for whatever reason. The app doesn't look like it uses the rear camera or any other peripheral the N7 is lacking, so I don't know why it isn't compatible with it.
Is anyone able to suggest a nice Linux alternative to this? This seems like an interesting way to play some of my favorite games like Minecraft or TF2. Not sure if it would make it easier or more difficult, but it would be cool to find out.
Wish I could set it up to use as my TV remote.
My be a bit un-related but just wondering if anyone have any sugestions on this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2
I am a bit troubled by the ~"This file appears malicious". This appears to be the neatest thing since sliced bread, but it could like be bending over and grabbing your ankles... after dropping the soap... in prison! LoL (As any remote access program might be.)
I was already thinking about buying a real trackpad for Windows 8, as touchscreens are pretty expensive.
As I don't have Windows 8 as yet, this isn't really needed.
I am a bit troubled by all the deep permissions you have to grant on the Android device. Does anyone know with a high sense of confidence that giving these permissions is safe and the company can be trusted? It said the app wants permission to record audio, take pics & videos; to have full internet access; to read browser history, bookmarks, sensitive log data; to make changes to configured wi-fi networks whenever it wants! HTG, what do you say?
The Linux version can be downloaded from Softpedia as a tar.gz , the program is called "LinuxBlueControls"and in the GooglePlay store for the Android side of things.
Linux version is "LinuxBlueControls" , get PC software from Softpedia and android from the Googleplay store
Interesting similar hardware-based approach presented with several additional use cases (next to "classic" mouse/touch pad/keyboard) also barcode scanner, for example, is presented in this video:
The good thing about this one is that for controlled Linux PC this approach does not require any software to be installed. Additionally, Android device doesn't have to be rooted.
i can't get these two to see each other let alone connect.
i have a toshiba satellite laptop and an alcatel one touch smartphone. i use the phones internet, i dont have a router. might this be the problem?
ive fiddled with the firewall to no avail.
any help, please and thankyou.
I saw this article and looked up the app. As of Dec 2014 the permissions state the following:
read calendar events plus confidential information
add or modify calendar events and send emails to guests without owners' knowledge.
Needless to say I will not be installing it.