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Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac

Rowmote Pro is the ultimate wireless remote, trackpad, and keyboard for Mac

This is a very cool app

Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac

by Evan Schoenberg
Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac
Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac
Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac
$4.99 in the App Store

This is a very cool app. It mimics the functionality of the Apple remote that used to come with Macs. The app is universal, so it works on your iPhone, iPod and iPad with just one purchase. It allows you to control many applications with tailored on-screen remotes, and is a must have for someone who uses their Mac as their media hub. It also works with Apple TVs, which is helpful if you lose the tiny remote it comes with. Unfortunately this app is Mac only, and works on Mac OS versions 10.4 and up.

What is it about?

Rowmote Pro is the ultimate wireless remote, trackpad, and keyboard for Mac. A gorgeous universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, with everything from a multitouch trackpad to full extended keyboard support, and with no-configuration control of dozens of the best Mac applications, it is a must-have for any home media center or presentation!

Rowmote Pro: Remote Control for Mac

App Details

Version
4.4
Rating
(4634)
Size
51Mb
Genre
Utilities Productivity
Last updated
March 1, 2017
Release date
May 19, 2009
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App Store Description

Rowmote Pro is the ultimate wireless remote, trackpad, and keyboard for Mac. A gorgeous universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, with everything from a multitouch trackpad to full extended keyboard support, and with no-configuration control of dozens of the best Mac applications, it is a must-have for any home media center or presentation!

* Rated "Excellent" and one of just 400 apps featured in the WIRED App Guide 2011 *

You love the remote control which came with your Mac - so simple yet elegant, with easy control of Front Row, iTunes, Quicktime, DVD Player, Keynote, and more.

Or, your Mac didn’t come with a remote control or doesn’t even have an infrared port. The Apple Remote would cost a significant amount. Add ANOTHER hit to your wallet for a wireless control like a keyboard, mouse, or the Apple Magic Trackpad!

You carry your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad wherever you go… so why should you carry a second device just to control your computer? Furthermore, why should you need line-of-sight to do so?

Enter Rowmote Pro! Rowmote Pro is like your Mac’s remote control, but over the wireless network and even better! Trackpad and keyboard give you complete control over your computer, and you can control, launch, and quit apps, toggle the iTunes Visualizer, and more without ever having to squint at your screen. Rowmote is Mac-like from the ground up.

FEATURES

- Control your Mac completely over a wireless network. No line of sight necessary.

- Works like the hardware Apple Remote Control in:
• Adobe Lightroom
• Airfoil Video
• Amarra
• Aperture
• BBC iPlayer
• Beamer
• Boxee
• Decibel
• DVD Player
• Ecoute
• eyeTV 3.x
• Firefox
• Front Row
• Hulu Desktop
• iPhoto
• iTunes
• Keynote ‘08 & later
• kJams Pro
• Kodi
• Last.fm
• Logic
• Microsoft Powerpoint ‘04 & later
• mPlayer
• Movist
• OpenOffice Impress
• Preview
• PandoraBoy
• PandoraJam
• PandoraOne Desktop
• Photos
• Plex, Plex Home Theater, & Plex Media Player
• Quicktime
• Rdio
• Safari
• Skim
• Songbird
• Spotify
• Squire
• The Tube
• VLC
• xbmc (Xbox Media Center)

PRO CONTROL: A single tap switches to the keyboard & trackpad mode.
- Portrait & landscape
- True multitouch: Scroll with two fingers, right click, drag, pinch to zoom, and swipe with 3 or 4 fingers.
- Tap anywhere or use the virtual button
- Keyboard includes extended characters, modifier keys, function keys, numeric pad, brightness control, and more
- Multiple monitor support

- SWITCH: Access your Mac’s Dock; launch & switch between all controllable applications on the Mac; toggle the iTunes visualizer; and more.

- Sleep & wake as needed (wireless waking requires Mac OS X 10.6+).
- Innovative Gesture Pad for no-look control over menu-driven applications like Plex and Hulu Desktop
- Pause the music or video automatically when you answer a call on your iPhone
- Proximity sensor support to automatically turn the screen off if the device is face-down
- Secure authentication
- Connect via WiFi or Bluetooth (Bluetooth requires Personal Hotspot Bluetooth tethering)

REQUIREMENTS

• Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later: The free Rowmote Helper program must be running on the Mac. Download at www.rowmote.com. Some features require Leopard (10.5) or later; some gestures require Lion (10.7) or later.
• Apple TV: 1st gen/2nd gen only may see www.rowmote.com/atv for potential compatibility.

Rowmote Pro is the only app you need to control your computer. Couple it with Apple’s free Remote app to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into the ultimate controller for home stereo, mobile presentation, or casual video viewing.

Artwork of Rowmote Pro is by Rik Schennink.