I blogged about using Splashtop as a remote desktop client a while back. But this app is slightly different, it allows you use your tablet as a wireless keyboard and mouse for your PC.
You’d be forgiven for asking why you would want to do this but there are some good use cases. For example if you have a home entertainment PC in your living room, you can use your tablet to control it without ever leaving your sofa. Alternatively it could be useful whilst giving a presentation.
Setting Up Remote Droid Server
Unfortunately the server software doesn’t come in a nice bundled installer, but it’s not too tricky to get running:
Remote Droid on the Nexus 7
- Next step, download the free Remote Droid app from Google Play.
- You then have to enter the network location of the PC you want to remote control, copy the IP address displayed on the server app screen.
- Then write it into the app running on your tablet. The Pro version of RemoteDroid does this automatically.
- And then you will see the control area appear on your tablet. The large rectangle area is for controlling the mouse position, and the two smaller squares act as left and right mouse click. Tap the keyboard icon to get the normal Android keyboard up when you want to do some typing.