Mobile remote for Mac/Windows computers: control media playback, volume, launch apps, and put your computer to sleep from the couch.
1.5M downloads & 20K 5-star ratings.
Control your computer, from the couch or the bed, using a mobile device that you already own. Save money on the dedicated remote control that costs more but offers less.
Turn your iPhone/iPad into a full-featured remote control, with keyboard and mouse, that works from anywhere at your home or office, even without a direct line of sight.
It doesn't matter if your desktop or laptop computer is hooked to a big-screen TV or projector, or even if it's in another room - you can have full control of it, after super easy setup, using a friendly interface, in seconds.
The widget offers quick access to media controls for popular apps and websites. And the watch app enables you to control your Mac from your wrist, so you don't even have to reach for your phone. But that's not all - you can integrate your computer into your smart home using Siri Shortcuts, and control your Mac using your voice.
- Volume & media playback control keypads
- Keyboard & mouse
- System actions [PREMIUM]
- Launch & quit apps [PREMIUM]
- Live view of your computer display [PREMIUM]
- Open websites in your default/specific browser [PREMIUM]
- Control AirPlay (Mac only) [PREMIUM]
- Control microphone volume (Mac only) [PREMIUM]
- Schedule system, custom and app actions [PREMIUM]
- Siri shortcuts for system, custom, and app actions [PREMIUM]
- Store with control keypads for popular media player apps and streaming websites [PREMIUM]
- Create custom control keypads for apps & websites [PREMIUM]
- Add custom actions using the system scripting language (AppleScript/PowerShell) [PREMIUM]
- History of connected devices
- Wake On LAN
- Mac with macOS 10.10 or newer
- PC with Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- Free helper app, available at https://cherpake.com/get
- Shared network connection, WiFi or Personal Hotspot, see https://cherpake.com/connect
- Over 1,300,000 downloads
- More than 20,000 positive ratings
- Around 7,000 support tickets
- LIFEHACKER: "This iOS app lets me control nearly every aspect of my Mac from my iPhone or iPad"
- MACSTORIES: "Remote for Mac is perfect for controlling a Mac that serves as a media center"
- MACOBSERVER: "This setup gives me full control of my Mac in the palm of my hand from anywhere in my house"
- CULT OF MAC: "Remote for Mac adds the convenience that we expect from our devices in the 21st century."
- TECHRADAR: "If you’ve a headless Mac you need to command – or just one elsewhere in your home you can’t be bothered actually walking over to – this app is first-rate stuff"
- IMORE: "Remote Control for Mac covers a lot of bases. If you've got a Mac somewhere in your house that you use for media management, Remote Control for Mac is a must-have"
- IGEEKSBLOG: "Wow!! the app does indeed think about user’s every need."
PREMIUM FEATURES SUBSCRIPTION
• Subscription is for 1 year, with 7 days of free trial
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
• Terms and Conditions can be found at https://www.cherpake.com/terms
* [NEW] Send username/password to computer using keyboard enter text button
* [NEW] Create Siri Shortcut with keyboard shortcuts from app Settings -> Siri
* [FIX] Choose between template and original for icons loaded from iCloud for keys in keypads
* [FIX] Update time left for pending actions
* [FIX] More minor UI fixes and improvements
* [FIX] Crash when choosing button color in the keypad editor
* [FIX] Restore favorites for system actions
* [FIX] Other minor UI issues
Ratings and Reviews
So far so good - quick response
I have to admit, I’m on a tight budget having to cut costs so I really can’t fork out the $10 right now, but I gotta say, even the free version is very useful. My son is learning how to stream and our computers are next to each other. Sometimes, I’m in another part of the house and he texts me that I left the volume on my Mac turned on which chimes when I get notifications which bother him on his streaming. Now, I don’t have to walk all the way over there and I can simply launch the app and hit mute. Works well and does have some other cool features in the free version. When I’m off of financial lockdown, I’ll get the full app. The developer is very quick to respond which is always important. I was using Remote Pac - another fantastic app - and asked about the mute capability and he quickly responded with this app. I really do like the ability of the other app. I just wish it could mute the sound from that app, but all is good. This works great and I’m happy. Thank you!!!
By the way, it’s always good to read everything when getting an app. Some devs are upfront about extra costs and some try to get sneaky about it. When they put it all in the descriptions, there’s no arguing with it. Hope all goes well, Thank you and Take Care.
Great app. Stream deck alternative. Good dev
The full version of this app is amazing. The trial version, as others have said, has an ad wall (which is very fair for a free app with this much functionality).
Switched to this app from the premium version of Yao’s remote mouse app, and the customization options this app gives you alone are worth the $. The UI isn’t as clean, but that’s a common cost for high customization and additional functionality. I’m very happy with it. There’s nothing this app won’t do for me, even replacing my Stream Deck & with a faster response too. This app gives Siri shortcut support as well, giving it a huge edge for those of us with applications of voice command.
I really appreciate the dev for his constant work and updates. I had an issue, one patch, with my Siri Shortcuts. The dev responded the next day, and I didn’t hear back after sending him the app log, but the very next day it was patched. Every time I think of something that this app could be doing better, it gets patched. I couldn’t ask for more if I wrote this app myself. Thanks dev <3
For the full version
After some checking out the folder structure I found a file called ‘Bouncy House Crypto’ seems liike something crept into the PC software. Please ignore my review, until I type otherwise.
It’s AWESOME, and will save me some time. It’s a little fiddly to set up though: If your computer says it’s a trojan or something like that, here’s how I solved that: I downloaded the helper program using an app called Documents (By Readdle; free on the App Store), and then uploaded it to my Dropbox account; I downloaded the installer on my PC, restarted the PC, and ran the program; my anti malware program said that the website was iffy, but I put an exclusion for that site on my anti malware program (you’ll have to find out how to do it yourself), and then everything worked fine. I usually only give a four star review tops, because every app/program could be improved (there’s no such thing as perfection), but I gave this app an extra star due to the excellent customer support; I sent a support message, and within half an hour got a response. Now, about the app... There are a ton of presets for different programs that you can control, and you can create your own if you need to. I’d give this a hearty thumbs up, if my thumbs weren’t busy right now typing this review. Thank you Dev, for creating this helpful app, and I wish you luck in your ongoing pursuits.
Developer Response ,
Nothing crept into software - what you found is a library that allows to create SSL certificates on the local machine, to protect and encrypt connection between your phone and your Windows computer. Nothing more.
Data Used to Track You
The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:
- Usage Data
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Usage Data
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Evgeny Cherpak
- 46.5 MB
- Requires iOS 14.2 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.2 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.2 or later.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- © 2013-2021 Evgeny Cherpak
- In-App Purchases
- Get Premium Features - 1Y $4.99
- Get Premium Features $7.99
- Get Premium Features - 1M $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.