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  • Remote Conductor Turns iPad into Trackpad


    App developer m3me has just release Remote Conductor ($9.99) tor the iPad. This app turns an iPad into a full-featured trackpad for the Mac. Remote Conductor has three modes to choose from. The default setting is the trackpad mode, where the entire iPad screen becomes one giant trackpad. Multi-Touch gestures are supported as well. Three finger gestures are not the standard Apple ones, however, instead the app uses three finger gestures to drag windows or select blocks of text.

    At the top right of the screen are icons for Remote Conductor’s three modes. They represent Track, Launch and Switch. Track is the aforementioned trackpad mode. Launch mode allows you to see all of your Mac’s applications and launch them from the iPad. This screen looks very much like a regular iPad screen, but instead of iPad apps you are presented with Mac applications. The bottom of the screen gives you access to your Mac’s dock as well.



    Remote Conductor’s switch mode is probably this app’s most innovative feature. Switch lets you see all of your open applications and windows arranged as thumbnails. These thumbnails are arranged in a grid for easy navigation. Simply click on the application you want to use or click on any window and you will see it pop forward on your Mac’s screen.

    Like most iOS apps that communicate with your Mac, this app requires you to download a free server program call Conductor Server. Once installed on your Mac, an icon for the server program will appear in the menu bar. The first time you run the server app you will have to enter a randomly generated code that appears on the iPad’s screen. This code is used to create a secure connection from your iPad to your Mac. This setup is only necessary the first time you use Remote Conductor.

    Hopefully, m3me will bring Remote Conductor to the iPhone in the not too distant future.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdvumkJ1JzM&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Remote Conductor Demo[/ame]


    Update: m3meInc comments, “FYI, we will be adding a keyboard in the next version. We are working on Windows support and an iPhone version as well.” Sounds like a big update is on the way.

    Source: MacWorld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Remote Conductor Turns iPad into Trackpad started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      This is awesome!
      As I do a lot of audio/video/photo productions this will go great in my studio!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Would be useful for presentations
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      May have to check this out.
    1. playboii's Avatar
      playboii -
      windows support would be great
    1. krosis's Avatar
      krosis -
      For those that have tried this, how does it compare to Mobile Mouse? Does it even have a keyboard?
    1. thacarta1's Avatar
      thacarta1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by krosis View Post
      For those that have tried this, how does it compare to Mobile Mouse? Does it even have a keyboard?
      Mobile mouse is da shyt!!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It needs a keyboard
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Does anything have to be installed on the host computer?

      EDIT: Nevermind... I read the article again,
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      yes, conductor server
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Cool. It'd be awesome to have your comp connected to you TV, you could relax on the couch while you control it with your iPad. Great work!

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      It needs a keyboard
      A keyboard would make this even more amazing.
    1. StellarZ's Avatar
      StellarZ -
      Looks amazing... the scroll bar that appears when in the switching mode doesnt look too appealing
    1. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      Happy new years, first post in 2011!!!

      Woot!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by High_Voltage View Post
      Happy new years, first post in 2011!!!

      Woot!!
      Not really lol. Kinda the rolling through the last group of new year people now because the rest of the world has been in 2011.
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Not really lol. Kinda the rolling through the last group of new year people now because the rest of the world has been in 2011.
      i think he meant that it's his first post of 2011.

      and yes, I'd love this for iPhone!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      i think he meant that it's his first post of 2011.

      and yes, I'd love this for iPhone!
      Ahh, duh to me. lol
    1. m3meInc's Avatar
      m3meInc -
      FYI, we will be adding a keyboard in the next version.

      We are working on Windows support and an iPhone version as well.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by m3meInc View Post
      FYI, we will be adding a keyboard in the next version.

      We are working on Windows support and an iPhone version as well.
      Looking forward to that.
    1. Saved0ne's Avatar
      Saved0ne -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      i think he meant that it's his first post of 2011.

      and yes, I'd love this for iPhone!
      It would be nice for iPhone, but for MBP users, we can just use our built in trackpads.
      but does anyone have this yet? is it worth it?
    1. clegault's Avatar
      clegault -
      this one seems a bit over priced when rowmote does much the same things for $.99
    1. SirTimothy1's Avatar
      SirTimothy1 -
      This seems like the speculated MacBook trackpad with dock icons from a while ago, except a lot better.