How to Turn you Mobile into mouse joystick or Remote

We are getting lazy day by day with technology, here is a solution you find today that will add to your laziness.

Well using the  word “Lazy” is some kind of disrespect to technology,  So today I ll providing some solutions that will make life easy with little effort and price.

Lets talk about some problems we are going to solve:

  1. I am presenting a ppt to board member, every time I need to turn to next slide  I have to move all the way from board to my PC to change the slides
  2. Sudhesna connected her laptop to TV to watch movie from the sofa, Bell rank somebody on the door. She need to pause the movie she has to reach her laptop to do that.
  3.  I need a Joystick to play NFS on my laptop, bloody hell I need to buy one
  4.  My laptop trackpad sucks, wish I had a mouse now , mouse comes with long wire , I could get a wireless mouse but still I need to carry it all the time..

Solution :

We carry our mobile all the time lets make it more useful. There are plethora of apps available for IOS and Android in Apps and play store respectively which could do our job, some of the popular ones are

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As per user feedback & experiences some of them might work or some of them might not.

I recommend Monect which could used to connect your mobile to PC , but it also boasts a number of other options that cater to a variety of scenarios.

This free app can transform your phone into not only a mouse or keyboard, but also a joystick, gamepad, media controller and much more. It’s great for gamers, but options such as text transfer and presentation mode open up additional opportunities.

We ll follow fews steps to get the app started, the app has two component one for your PC and other off course for your app. Use the following step

Computer Component Installation

Remote Receiver on your PC act as a desktop server, Use the below link to download the Program- Link 1



you may see a warning from your browser or AV tool that the file is potentially harmful, but this is simply a case of overzealousness in detecting a tool that is used for remote access.


You’ll need to extract the contents of the zip file and then launch the file named PCRemoteReceiverSetup_5_2_3. You’ll probably find that your firewall kicks in and you’ll need to allow the program to make use of your network in order to continue.


Installing on Mobile

Search in appstore or playstore by “ monect “ or use the barcode below


Getting Connected

Assuming your phone and computer are connected to the same wireless network, it will take a matter of seconds to establish a connection.

On your phone or tablet, install a copy of Monect from Google Play, launch the app and then either type in the IP address of your computer and tap Connect, or tap ‘Search host’ to scan for and connect to your machine.  If you find that you are unable to connect, trying restarting Windows to ensure that the installation is complete.


Once connected, you’ll see that are no less than 12 different modes to choose from; in most cases it is fairly obvious what each one does, and each can be used in different ways.


Controller Modes

Touchpad mode turns your phone into a laptop-style trackpad complete with a scroll bar to the right. In this mode you can also access 3D Mouse mode which enables you to move the cursor around by using your phone as a laser pointer.


Typewriter keys, Function keys and Numeric keypad are all modes in which you can use your phone as a keyboard. This can be handy if your keyboard is broken and you need a temporary replacement, or you are using a laptop or keyboard without a number pad.


In Text Transfer mode it is possible to type and prepare text on your phone and then send it to whatever application currently has focus on your computer.

Switch to My Computer mode and you can browse the contents of your hard drive from your Android device. Folders can be easily navigated, and files can be opened remotely, or downloaded to your phone – just tap and hold to bring up the option menu.

Things start to get particularly interesting for gamers in Race, Joystick and Shooter modes. The app takes advantage of your device’s built in gyroscope so that it can be used as a steering wheel, a more traditional joystick/gamepad or as a crosshair control for FPS games.

The remaining three modes, PowerPoint, Browser and Media mode are ideal for when your computer is connected to a larger screen, projector, or a TV. Each mode features the touchpad area and mouse buttons.

In each case there are task specific buttons at the top of the screen. So whether you are looking to control video playback from the comfort of your sofa, or you want to be able to browse the web on your TV without having to battle with a regular keyboard and mouse, Monect makes it easy.

Saugata is Senior Product Manager at a leading retail eccomerce  player and consultant with Zombie Software. You can connect on LinkedIn.
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