In last our podcast we are talking about new version of GRemote Pro. Some of you know this program, but in short it is an application that lets you to remotely control popular applications on your PC using a Windows Mobile phone or PDA. To control your computer you need to install a server application on the PC and client app on your PDA. This is quite easy because both application are compiled in to one smart PC setup, so youÂ simply need to connect your device to PC using USB and follow the instructions. After installing you can go to your PDA, start the GRemote Pro client and create new profile. Connecting via bluetooth is simple, as can be seen in this video, but connection via WIFI and USB works just as well.
Now you can use your PDA as wireless keyboard, touchpad and mouse control using build in GSensor. This application can do much more however. If you want to relax you can control your favourite media player or use your PDA as virtual joystick and enjoy with it with games. This last feature uses GSensors in modern devices and works similar to Wii Remote. See here for an example.
If this not enough you can edit everything in this application. If the default skin has a missing button or you need more applets you can draw your own and add to existing skin. For example in last podcast we talked about number pad applet which would be useful for notebooks without this, but we did not know that there isÂ a tutorialÂ on the G-Remote website on how you can edit the default skin and add number pad yourself.
In latest update you the joystick feature has been improved and nowÂ works with 64 bit Vista. The touch pad control has also been improvedÂ and you cannow Â Drag&Drop without extra keys – helpful since modern devices do not have a lot of buttons to spare. To make this function work, you need to tap and hold longer than Drag&Drop delay (editable in Options) and then slide a finger to move elements. Full changelog can be found here.
For more information about GRemote Pro you can go to its hompage here.
G-Remote is available from the WMPoweruser.com software store for $14.99