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Old 25-07-2014
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How to control your pc through Android Tablet or Smartphone
  

Remote Desktop is a smart and simple feature that can help you to control your pc screen through a tablet or a Smartphone. Few things you need for that is a Tablet with 7inch screen or higher. Good Wi-Fi connection and a pc. For remote desktop you can use Pocket Cloud Remote RDP / VNC app for that. This one is free. But this is a slow process. Because the app will give you a image of your desktop screen. And the mouse cursor that can be operated through touch. It is not as fast as expected. There is one more way through which you can control your pc using a android device. You can convert the device into a remote and control your pc. It allow you to restart, shutdown, or control the audio video players. It is good to have this kind of app on your device when you are watching movies. You can control volume through that and it is much faster compare to a Remote Desktop Control software. You can control your laptop or computer from distance depending on your wifi range. It is amazing. I had tested a few tools that I am going to mention here. There are different remote control apps. I had used the one which are the most easy to configure. It helps a lot when you are watching a movie. Most of the time people sit near to the pc screen and use the keyboard mouse to control. But if you have a android tablet then you can still control that sitting far away.

Most of the apps that I had found has its own interface. It has tile based UI and you get big buttons on the screen. You have to tap on the same to control. Different apps brings different way of controlling devices. Like Unified Remote. The first app that we will test. This one is free and has all features that are required for making a android device a pc remote. It works with Bluetooth also. You can directly connect your mobile phone with your laptop through Bluetooth and use it. The second one is a bit simple one. It is called as myControl pc. This one brings more enhancement and has a lot amount of application support. You can checkout more about the same below. And the last app is Remote Control Collection. This one is simple and good for those who only need control for media players. It is limited but very simple. A good choice for old phones who are having less hardware. Lets checkout the complete configuration for the same. We are going to see how unified remote works. Because this one is the best and most simplest one. It gives you a ready to use set of remotes to control various things on pc.

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No doubt Unified Remote App is the best app among all. It is ideal for tablet pc and has great features. This app provide you easy connectivity through wifi and Bluetooth. If you are having a laptop or Bluetooth device then you can still connect your tablet with the same. It allow you to control many program. The app has a simple setup. It has simple media control ui that does not require much brain to understand. It has a very simple input and output method to give you maximum control. It works through a server detection which must be first installed on your pc. You can download that from the official site. This app also has a security feature. You can lock the settings so that others cannot modify the same. It has a wake on lan feature. If you have windows lan network and yoru pc has wake on lan on then you can simply switch on your pc through this. There are different remote themes available in it. You can add your own widget and you can also control you pc through voice command if you want. You can also make your own custom remote on the same. There are two edition available. The free brings you a mouse keyboard control with file manager and media control.

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Re: How to control your pc through Android Tablet or Smartphone

Controlling your PC Through Unified Remote:-

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First go on the official site of unified remote and download a Unified Remote Server on your pc and add Unified Remote app from Google Play. The server application is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. It also comes in portable edition where you don't have to install it.

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Install the server applications. The setup might stop if dot net framework is not installed on your pc. Restart the system and the server will start.

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Now connect your tablet or mobile phone to your wifi network and then launch the unified remote app on your mobile phone. Tap on I have installed the server. It will start scanning for the server.

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One the server is added the app will give you a menu from where you can choose the remotes. If you tap on Basic input then it means you can control the mouse and keyboard. There is a file manager also available. You can use different keyboards also.
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At the bottom side you can find a media section. Through this you can control the media player that is active on your pc screen. You can change songs, you can play/pause, etc The app also brings simple voice control features. Under power you can find different options to turn off the pc. It provide you option like restart, shutdown, lock, etc. Unified Remote is the most simplest and easy to use remote app. I am quite sure you won't find anything better than this. Other than the above two apps you can also use Remote Control Collection. This one is a lightweight and ideal for old devices. Remote Control Collection is quiet similar to above apps and it offer you a full mouse and keyboard control. If you go for the pro edition you can also get the live screen on your tablet. It has option to configure speed commands. You can control media files through audio also.

A few other apps which works in the same manner are Remote Link, PC Remote Controller and VLC Remote. Remote Link has the most simplest interface. Compare to Remote Control Collection, this is one more light. It gives you a simple layout and icons on the phone screen to control your media player. It does not require much configuration. PC Remote Controller provide you option to turn off your pc on the basis of schedule. That means you can set a time to turn off your system. You can set that in form of 5 min, 10, min, 20, min, etc. It allow you a full fledge support control different type of media player that include Winamp, Gom, VLC, YouTube, Windows Media Player, etc. You can control PowerPoint slide show through that. And the last one VLC Remote is only designed to control vlc media players. It brings you limited help but good for one single media player usage.
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