The open source nature of Android allows an individual to use it for multiple purposes. We had seen before how a desktop browser can be used to control the Android device using Remote Web Desktop. Another fascinating app that is available on the Google Play Store is the WiFi Mouse.
As the name suggests, this app will transform your phone into a wireless mouse, keyboard and track-pad. This app uses the WiFi to connect with the desktop or laptop and then the user can seamlessly use the Android device as a Mouse. This app is especially useful for the people who use a battery powered Mouse. So an individual can have a handy little backup if the battery powered Mouse fails to work due to low battery.
The features of the WiFi Mouse are :
- Mouse curser movement
- Left and right click support
- Middle mouse button scroll
- Remote keyboard input
- PC/Mac hot keys and combination key
- Speech-to-text input for all languages
- Mouse & keyboard full screen
- Auto-connect on application startup
- Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and Mac OS.
WiFi Mouse works great on most of the devices. But there are some odd Android phones on which it is known to not function properly. This app is best compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Though WiFi Mouse if of great utility, there are some shortcomings in this app. It doesn’t support click and drag functionality on every device. So if an individual has to move a lot of stuff around on the computer, he/she may need an actual mouse.
WiFi Mouse app supports various gestures like tap-to-click, two finger tap for right click, two finger scroll, pinch to zoom, three finger drag & drop or highlight, four finger swipe down to show desktop, four finger swipe up to maximise current window, four finger swipe sideways to change current window focus, left handed mouse support (swap left and right mouse click).