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Remote Conductor Turns Your iPad into a much Better Magic Trackpad


If you own an iPad and want to get an Apple Magic Trackpad, I will tell you to save that US$69 as M3ME just released the awesome app, Remote Conductor (US$9.99), that turns your iPad into something more of a magical trackpad.

So how does it work? According to M3ME, your iPad communicates with your Mac over Wi-Fi with a free server program called Conductor Server and the program can be installed on as many Macs you like.  Once connected, you can use the Remote Conductor app as a trackpad in its track mode; an app switcher in its switcher mode; and an app launcher for all your apps on the Mac.

I tried this app out and found the following awesome features:

  • the track mode features more multi-touch gestures than the Apple Trackpad;
  • in the track mode, the app can even call up Expose, Spaces and the Dashboard;
  • in the switch mode, all open apps are displayed in a mini window views and you can switch between open apps easily and even in Spaces; and
  • my favourite lies with the launch mode where all apps installed (usually found in your Applications folder) are displayed in the native iPad pages view where you can flip through them the way you flip through iPad app pages andyour dock is pinned in the bottom part of the iPad screen.

These are all just some of the cool features of Remote Conductor, to have a taste of what’s it like, take a look at the following video.

Trust me, this is definitely the app for the year and it’s only first week of January.

Source – M3ME

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January 7, 2011 - Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPad, Mac | , , , , , ,

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