Use your iOS device as a remote, trackpad and keyboard for your Mac. Beam your Mac's screen right onto your device with the integrated screen sharing module. Turn your Apple Watch into a remote control for your Mac with the included Watch App. Or manage apps and run actions.

Use Remote Buddy Mobile as a powerful remote for your Mac-based home theater (HTPC), to control your presentations, to keep an eye on or even access the screen from another room (via built-in screen sharing) and much, much more. One solution - tailor-made and seamlessly integrated.

Remote Buddy Mobile is the mobile companion app for Remote Buddy, the most powerful remote control solution for the Mac. It is built using the latest iOS technologies to support iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch.


• Remote Control
Control 100+ popular Mac apps through Remote Buddy's tailor-made plugins. In gesture mode, you can control the Mac without looking at your device. You can also use Remote Buddy's Virtual Remote - the ONLY full Apple Remote emulation.

• Screen Sharing (IAP)
Enjoy fast access to your Mac's screen content directly on your device. Supports multiple displays, zooming, trackpad and touchscreen modes. Seamlessly integrated, so you can access screen sharing any time with a single tap.

• Trackpad
The multitouch trackpad supports clicking, dragging and scrolling with the gestures known from Mac trackpads.

• Keyboard
Type text into browsers, search fields, editors and more. Comes with support for the iOS keyboard's dictation feature, modifier and cursor keys.

• Actions and App Control
Pick from Remote Buddy's huge library of app-specific actions, launch, switch and quit apps right from your device. Mark frequently used items as favorites for quick access.

• Numpad (IAP)
Use the numeric keypad to f.ex. enter channel numbers or assist you entering data into your favorite spreadsheet app.

• Watch App
The bundled Watch App turns your Apple Watch into a remote control with presenter mode and dictation keyboard. You can also execute actions, switch and even quit apps right from your wrist.

• Night Mode (IAP)
An eye-friendly, dark color scheme optimized for use in dark environments. Can be activated automatically between sunset and sunrise, calculated automatically based on location and time.

• Power Control
Sleep, Reboot or Shut down actions are easily accessible. Using Wake-On-LAN, Remote Buddy Mobile can also wake your Mac from sleep again.

• Modern
Remote Buddy Mobile is a new app that has been designed from the ground up using the latest iOS technologies.


• Remote Control
Control 100+ popular Mac apps through Remote Buddy's tailor-made plugins - including Virtual Remote - the only full Apple Remote emulation on the market.

• Actions and App Control
Pick from Remote Buddy's huge library of app-specific actions, launch, switch and quit apps right from your wrist.

• Presenter Mode
Basic previous slide/next slide remote - with a live picture of your screen for orientation.

• Dictation Keyboard
Dictate text to your Apple Watch and have Remote Buddy type it on your Mac.


Some of the Mac apps that Remote Buddy for Mac and – henceforth – Remote Buddy Mobile can control out of the box:

Acrobat Pro, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Reader, AirFoil, Aperture, Audio Hijack (Pro), ComicBookLover, Capture One (Pro) 5, DVD Player, EyeTV, FlexTime, Firefox, Front Row, GarageBand, Google Earth, Google Chrome, iPhoto, iTunes, Keynote, Lightroom 1/2/3/4/5, Mac Blu-Ray Player, Movist, MPlayer X, Impress, PhotoBooth, Plex, PowerPoint, Preview, QuickTime Player, Rdio, Roxio Video Player, Safari, Skim, Soundcloud, Spotify, Toast Video Player, VoodooPad, VLC, XBMC, Yojimbo

A complete list is available at the Remote Buddy website.


• Requires a Mac with macOS running Remote Buddy 1.27 or later. Licenses for Remote Buddy for the Mac are sold separately and not included with this app.

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- NEW: Smart Rotation Lock
Remote Buddy Mobile no longer changes from portrait to landscape orientation unless you're using Screen Sharing. You can control this behavior via a new option in Settings.

- Bugfixes

If you like Remote Buddy and feel generous, please leave a review. It makes a huge difference for us. Thanks in advance! :-)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Steve14699 ,

Awesome app, even better support from developer

Title says it all. This app is awesome, especially on your Apple TV. I was having an issue making an in-app purchase and the developer was very helpful to get the problem sorted out. I don't think I've ever received such good service from an app developer before. Kudos to you sir!! Job very well done!!!

unvieuxfan ,

Update blocks everything

without any indication how to get it on again

Developer Response ,

Hi, I'm sorry to read you've run into a problem. Unfortunately, your review doesn't give any hint at what the problem could be. Please contact support at for assistance to identify and solve that issue. Thanks!

K:ros ,

Native App missing features that were in Web App

I used to use Remote Buddy on my computer all the time in combination with a regular apple remote as well as their web app on my iPhones. I used it for many things, but my favourite was using it as a remote for iTunes. It was amazing and I could see all of my iTunes info directly on my phone, with the interface looking just like a music player. I would often listen to music in my home and rate each new song in iTunes as it came on. This was super easy as the web app gave me access to ratings and everything else I needed including album art.

A few years ago I stopped using Remote buddy completely as they didn’t update the web app and it eventually became glitchy and ceased to function.

Anyways, today I noticed that there was a Remote Buddy mobile app and I got all excited. I downloaded it expecting to have an even better user experience than the old web app I had been using years ago… But unfortunately that was not the case. This app is just a basic remote. No access to iTunes information, album art, playlists, ratings, etc.

I really hope that IOSPIRIT eventually does make a remote I can use on my phone… But until then, my Remote Buddy computer app that I paid for will continue to sit on my computer and do nothing.

**Edit: I have updated my review to 3/5 from 1/5. I did this as I found that Apple now has their own Remote app that has the functions that I want. Since this is now completed by another app, I can now give Remote Buddy an improved star rating as it does an ok job for the functions that it has.


14.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock All Features (Regular Price) $6.99
  2. Screen Sharing $3.99
  3. Unlock All Features (Indie Hero) $11.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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