Apple has developed few devices as simple and elegant as the Apple Remote. Apple TV users love the simplicity and low learning curve of the few available controls. Compare Apple Remote with the remote control for your TV or cable box.
There was even a time when new Macs shipped with an Apple Remote. Wouldn’t it be great if Apple Remote could control your Mac instead of just a few of the built-in apps?
That’s what Remote Mouse does. Instead of using the trackpad or keyboard or mouse to control the screen, sit back and use your Apple Remote and Remote Mouse.
Considering the price, there’s not much to Remote Mouse. Click buttons on Apple Remote and it moves the mouse x-number of pixels left or right, up or down.
There’s really not much to the setup of Remote Mouse, either. Select the Step Size from the pull down menu (how many pixels the on screen pointer will travel when you click).
The controls couldn’t be much easier, either. Click the Previous button on Apple Remote to move the on screen pointer 5 pixels to the left (or, however many pixels you selected).
Click the Next button to move the on screen pointer to the right. Click the Volume Up button to move the on screen pointer up, and click the Volume Down button to move the on screen pointer down.
And, finally, click the Play/Pause button to actually click a button.
That’s it. If there’s another app that works like Remote Mouse I don’t know about it yet. Setup and installation is drop dead easy and you get to use Remote Mouse for 10 launches before you’re required to purchase.
The price seems a bit much considering how limited functionality really is, but, if you need it, you need it.