Product Announcement – Independent developer of Netanya, Israel, Evgeny Cherpak released Remote Control for Mac 8.6.1, an important update to his remote control app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch devices. Users can easily control their Mac from anywhere in their home, directly from their iOS device. Using Remote Control for Mac, iOS users can use their device as a trackpad or keyboard for their Mac, launch any app, control their Mac’s volume, media playback, and much more.
By installing the Remote Control helper app on their Mac and pairing their iOS device with the Mac, users can begin remotely controlling their Mac from their mobile device in less than a minute. Apple Watch owners can control playback of iTunes media directly from their wrist. All devices just need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to enable remote control.
“Until Remote Control for Mac, there were few Mac remote control options for users. Plus, the options that were available were severely limited by distance and performance,” says Remote Control for Mac developer Evgeny Cherpak. “But now, iOS users can control their Mac, using their mobile device as a trackpad and keyboard. Plus, they can conveniently launch any app, control their Mac’s volume and display brightness, and much more from any room in their house!”
- Control any Mac’s volume and media playback
- Control AirPlay mirroring of the Mac
- Use an iOS device as a remote Mac trackpad and keyboard
- Remotely launch and quit any app on your Mac
- Control any app on the Mac using its menu
- Restart or shut down the Mac
- Change the Mac’s display brightness and much more
- Enjoy an easy-to-use interface
- No Wi-Fi network available? Use the iOS Personal Hotspot feature to control the Mac
- Easy setup: Just 3 steps, takes less than 30 seconds to begin
- Use the Apple Watch to control media playback on the Mac
Remote Control for Mac isn’t limited to controlling iTunes media playback, it can also remotely control playback from numerous other Mac media apps. This gives users full media playback control right in the palm of their hand.
Remote Control for Mac can control playback from:
- Amazon Prime Video
In addition to media playback, complete Mac app control is available from the user’s iOS device. Using their iPhone or iPad, anyone can launch or shutdown an app, bring the app to the front, set an app to quit after a specified length of time, and much more.
While remotely controlling their Mac, iOS users can also view their Mac’s screen on their mobile device, allowing them to work directly from the palm of their hand if needed. Remote Control for Mac can also remotely wake, put to sleep, or shutdown their connected Mac, lock it, restart it, start or stop the screen saver, and more.
Reviewers love Remote Control for Mac:
“This iOS app lets me control nearly every aspect of my Mac from my iPhone or iPad.” – Lifehacker
“Remote for Mac is perfect for controlling a Mac that serves as a media center.” – MacStories
“This setup gives me full control of my Mac in the palm of my hand from anywhere in my house.” – MacObserver
What’s New in Version 8.6.1:
- Refreshed watchOS app UI
- Optimized the app to launch faster, take less memory, and almost never crash
- Added missing translations
- Fixed “Open URL…” to automatically add “https” prefix
“I’ll admit that the idea for this app was planted when I didn’t want to get out of bed one cold morning just to play music on my Mac,” shares Evgeny. “But, the app has turned into so much more than even I expected. Remote for Mac has become a full remote control solution for the Mac, allowing anyone to make full use of their Mac from anywhere in their home or office.”
- iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later
- Universal Application
- 33.8 MB
Remote Control for Mac 8.6.1 is only $4.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request. A free, ad-supported “lite “version is also available through the App Store