KeyPad - Bluetooth Keyboard 4+

Control your Phone, TV, tablet

Toolbunch LLC

    • 4.6 • 358 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Use your Mac as a bluetooth keyboard, mouse and media remote. Works on MacOS versions from Mojave, does not work on MacOS Ventura.

Use your Mac keyboard to control virtually all your devices. From smartphones and tablets to TVs and even the raspberry pi, KeyPad turns your Mac into a powerful universal Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, and media remote. A software KVM.

Feature Summary:

Universal Bluetooth Keyboard: Use your Mac's keyboard as a Bluetooth keyboard to control various devices including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Apple TVs, smart TVs (Samsung, Sony), Raspberry Pis, and more.
Multi-Device Support: KeyPad can be used for free with one device. Additional devices and the mouse feature can be unlocked with an in-app purchase.
Integrated Mouse and Keyboard Functionality: KeyPad emulates both a keyboard and a mouse, providing full cursor control for iPads and basic mouse functions for iPhones via Assistive Touch.
Ergonomic Benefits: Provides a comfortable typing alternative to small, cramped mobile keyboards or voice controls, ideal for users with physical limitations or those seeking to avoid "texting thumb".
Customizable Controls: Features like Control + Option for mouse control and reconfigurable hotkeys such as Command+Option+P for toggling the KeyPad interface, enhance user experience.
Language and Layout Support: Supports multiple keyboard layouts, ensuring correct character input regardless of user location or language preferences.
Seamless Setup: Easy setup process involves making KeyPad discoverable, pairing and connecting over Bluetooth, and starting immediate control.
Privacy and Discretion: Useful for maintaining privacy during presentations, as notifications can be confined to the phone rather than appearing on the Mac screen.
Developer Support: Use the Mac keyboard and mouse to test keyboard support for your iPhone, iPad, Android, and TV apps.

Ideal for:

Home Entertainment: Control your smart TV with the comfort of your Mac's keyboard. Navigate media interfaces faster than using a traditional TV remote.
Social media: Keep your social media notifications on your Phone or Tablet, and your work on your Mac. Control all of your social media from one keyboard.
Professional Workspaces: Manage presentations without needing to juggle multiple devices; Keep workspace clutter-free by eliminating the need for multiple keyboards or controls for different devices.
Accessibility Uses: Users with motor skill difficulties can benefit from using a full-size keyboard. The app’s mouse emulation helps those who cannot use a traditional mouse comfortably.
Tech Enthusiasts and Developers: Use your Mac keyboard to test keyboard support for your iPhone, iPad, Android or TV App. Use the Mac keyboard to control devices like Raspberry Pis or set-top boxes.
Multimedia Production: Control playback and editing software on tablets or other computers from your Mac during video or music production.
Gaming: Use the Mac’s keyboard to play games on tablets or mobile devices that may offer a better gaming experience with keyboard input.
Everyday Convenience: Send texts and emails from mobile devices using the Mac's keyboard for a quicker, more comfortable typing experience. Browse the internet on a tablet or mobile device using a real keyboard instead of touchscreens or small mobile keypads.
Remote Work: Switch seamlessly between personal and work devices connected to your Mac, enhancing productivity. Control other PC's and Macs directly from your Mac.

Simple Setup:

1. Pair devices via the in-app Bluetooth connection dialog.
2. Select the Bluetooth device and add it to the KeyPad device list
3. Launch Keypad and start typing or navigating right away!

Special Offers:
- Free for Single Device: No limitations when used with one device.
- In-App Purchases: Unlock multi-device and advanced mouse features. Try the mouse feature free for two days!

We’re committed to making KeyPad the best tool for your needs. If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, please contact us at our support page or email us at tools@toolbunch.com.

What’s New

Version 1.99.2

Major update to Mouse handling.
Improvements to first time bluetooth connection.
Minor UI Updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

SanJoseScott ,

Lifesaver

My corporate email account is provisioned on my company-provided Windows laptop and on my iPhone. Well, the laptop is currently borked and being serviced. That means I must use my iPhone for all corporate correspondence. Which is wonderful, but its tiny pop-up keyboard gets tiresome quickly.

And so I discovered KeyPad, and that solves my problem! I can create arbitrarily long emails on my iPhone using my personal Mac's fantastic keyboard.

There are other functionalities to this well-crafted little app as well, but this is what saved my sanity today. Works great on macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 and iOS 17.2.1, both of which are up-to-date at the time of this writing.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words! Happy that it worked for you. Please do tell your friends and colleagues about it.

Belzareth M ,

Works perfectly at a great price!

There are so many journaling apps on the iPhone, but typing on such a small keyboard for longer entries is excrutiating. This app allows me to use my ergonomic keyboard and makes longer-form writing a breeze!

I tried looking for apps to connect my phone online and the only apps that showed up looked terrible and were rather expensive, I'm so glad I did an additional search in the app store and found this! And with the paid version so cheap, you might as well just get it to support the dev.

Connecting to my phone was very easy, and it has no delay on typing input. Overall I definitely reccomend this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for trying out KeyPad! Happy that it is working well for you.

The support is much appreciated. Thank you!

flowcontrol ,

Nicely done

I frequently use my iPad next to my Mac. I've used another app of this type, but KeyPad is a better implementation. I paid for the Multi-Device upgrade so I can use my Mac keyboard to type on my iPad Pro or iPhone. The device-specific shortcuts and media keys are nice bonuses. And today I discovered KeyPad lets me use my Mac trackpad to control my iPad Pro via iOS 13 mouse support, not sure how I missed that before! I also appreciate that the developer expresses concerns about security and privacy; I stopped using the previous app because of a security concern I found. All in all, KeyPad is better than I expected and completely worth the In-App Purchase.

Developer Response ,

Glad you like it! Thank You!

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