If I asked you if you’ve ever heard of Logitech before then you’d probably look at me like I was crazy and then smack me in the face with your Bluetooth mouse! Well Logitech now has a wireless mouse app for iPhone called Touch Mouse. Touch Mouse is a handy free app that converts your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard that works over WiFi! If you’ve got your computer connected to your tv and are struggling to navigate with a remote, or are hauling around a clunky wireless keyboard then stop the madness! Just install Touch Mouse on your iPhone/iPod Touch and chillax. No need to worry if you’re a Windows user, Touch Mouse works on both Macs and PCs.
As you can see from the image, Touch Mouse isn’t really a looker. It’s a very plain Jane looking app, but functionality wise it works like a charm. Getting setup with Touch Mouse is really easy. All you have to do is download the app from the App Store and download the server app to your computer from the Logitech website. Once the server app is installed, just fire up the app and you’ll instantly see your computer(s) name show up on the main menu. Just touch it and you’re ready to rock.
Touch Mouse has all of the standard features of a mouse and functions exactly like a MacBook trackpad. As you can see there’s a right and left click button. The center button pulls up any widgets you’ve got on your computer. You can scroll up and down pages by holding one finger down on the screen and moving a second finger up and down the screen. To activate the keyboard, just touch the keyboard button in the bottom left of the screen (landscape mode supported).
Overall I was pretty impressed with Touch Mouse. If you’re like me you prefer to use a mouse over a laptop trackpad, but rarely do because it’s of a pain to break it out everytime you use your laptop. I found Touch Mouse to be a good alternative to my Bluetooth mouse, mainly because I have my iPhone on me at all times. Well that and my Bluetooth mouse doesn’t look as cool in my pocket.
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