USB Remote 4+

Jakub Zawadzki

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



USB Remote app turns your iOS device into wireless USB keyboard and mouse: you can use it to remotely control and USB host (PC, etc.) by sending keyboard and mouse events.

*** InputStick USB receiver (Bluetooth 4.0) is required! App does NOT work over USB cable! ***
More info:

InputStick USB receiver works with all USB hosts that supports generic HID keyboard and mouse: PCs, consoles, embedded systems. You don’t need to install custom drivers, additional software nor do any network configuration. Just plug InputStick into USB port and after few seconds it is ready to go.

Main app features:
- send individual keys (using soft-keyboard)
- control mouse with mousepad area
- type text from text area (allows word suggestions, autocorrection)
- use voice recognition for typing text in real-time directly to your PC
- type text directly from system clipboard
- scan and type QR/barcodes
- control system volume and media playback
- create and execute macros (pre-defined sequences of keyboard and mouse actions). For example: you can type long and complex command with just two clicks
- type: URLs, selected text and text from text files (via Share Extension)

Supported USB host keyboard layouts: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US, UK), Finnish, French (FR, BE, CA, CH), German (DE, CH), Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (PT, BR), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese

What’s New

Version 1.60

- supports the latest InputStick firmware

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

pauljisaacs ,

Lots of potential

Unique app. I’m using it to wirelessly control a hardware audio recorder which has a USB-A keyboard input which can be used for various control and navigation of the recorder by responding to USB keyboard commands. Macros work well for this. I just wish there were more macro slots and ability to save whole configurations of macros to iPhone memory for later recall. Also the Android version has Panel buttons. Wish that could be in the iPhone version too. If those things get implemented, this definitely gets 5 stars.

MisplacedOkie ,

Meets the minimum need but doesn't live up to potential yet

Finally dropped money on an input stick to simplify the task of entering passwords from 1Password on devices I do not own. It's great to be able to copy and then type from keyboard but the whole experience is a bit awkward.

I'd love to see a streamlined interface that integrates with popular password managers, adds one click macros, and enables the macros to do more (like type ctrl-alt-del, fetch a specific account from 1password, send the key strokes, and hit enter to log in). I would also love to see a functional iOS API and/or a published protocol so I could do it myself. And I would be 5+++ stars all the way if I had a watch app that I could configure easily with a top 5-10 list of one touch macros and a Mac app.

At the moment, I'm torn. This is functional and saved my sanity on a project offsite today. But it wasn't without frustration either. Before discovering inputstick, I was tossing around a home brew solution using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a custom app. If the software was more polished, I'd probably buy a few more sticks to make sure I have them when I need them. Seriously debating whether I should brush up on my iOS skills to do this myself.

B-again ,

I can’t believe this device/app hasn’t existed befor

Ok. So far all three apps for this device are solid right out of the box. I’m very impressed.

I would love to see a hardware/app collaboration between InputStick and either OnlyKey or Yubikey. Give me an IP68 rated keyring fob that works both as a 2FA device and iOS based remote for any device with a USB input and you can take my $$. There are so many applications for this.

App Privacy

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