updated 09:35 am EDT, Fri August 19, 2011
Controls Windows PCs, Macs
m3me's Remote Conductor app for iOS has been renamed and upgraded to RC Trackpad 2.0. The software mainly serves as its namesake, allowing a person to mouse through Mac OS or Windows using an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Multi-touch gestures are supported, including "most" of the special commands supported by Mac OS. Some additions in v2.0 include Lion-style gestures, and options like pinch-to-zoom, scroll inversion and momentum scrolling. "Mouse pads" have been brought back, allowing people to use custom or default images as wallpaper.
The app also operates as a keyboard, and users can now scroll between six sets of keys and shortcuts. iPads have access to 72 keys, while iPhones and iPods get 66. While the iPad can view an extended row in both portrait and landscape modes, the option is otherwise limited to landscape mode.
A new media remote mode is meant to simplify music playback. The mode should always be accessible through a single tap, and can control any desktop software which supports keyboard media keys.
RC Trackpad is available in separate iPad and iPhone/iPod versions. The latter is $3, while the former is $7. Users must install free server software on a computer before the app will work. Some other features include 256-bit AES encryption, a program switcher, and a program launcher which mimics the one in iOS but with dock or taskbar apps pinned to the bottom of the screen.