Connector

 

Connector 2.2.3 

This is a Mac OS X required component. Compatible with NumPad Remote 2.0+, TouchPad Remote and Remote Control Pro. It will run on OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite. Previous versions including beta versions are here.

Connector is also available in the Mac AppStore. If you have an Apple ID and Mac AppStore available, you can use this version just for convenience. Both versions are free, have identical functionality and are updated in same versions.

Download 
AppStore

To connect to a Mac you need a free Connector app available for download at top of this page. Connector is a small application and a required component sitting distraction-free in your menubar. Connector 2 is available either as a Developer signed download here or in Mac AppStore. In case you are using Developer signed version and running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher you will need to allow applications from Identified Developers in System Preferences as you can see on this screenshot.
 
Firewall: In case you’re using Mac firewall, you should allow incoming connections for Connector in System Preferences / Security & Privacy. Also make sure firewall is not blocking Bonjour and other services.

All iOS clients connect to your Mac using your Wireless network, when both are connected to the very same network. iOS devices will automatically discover all Connector equipped Macs in your local network. After connecting you can use your iPhone, iPod or iPad as a remote wireless numeric pad, real full keyboard or trackpad.

 
Bluetooth and USB connections
 

In case you’re not on your own network and you’re using Internet Tethering through your iOS device, you will be able to connect using also Bluetooth, WiFi or USB cable. This works from Mac computer that connects to internet using your iOS device. Only this Mac will be able to see your iOS device through Bluetooth, WiFi or USB cable. It depends on how Internet Tethering is setup.

 
Connector explained
 

Connector is a media server running distraction-free in your OS X menubar most of the time doing nothing. However when one of the clients (see below) connects to this server, it will simulate either keyboard keys or mouse events based on touch gestures on your computer. You will be always asked to allow connection from such a client. All allowed clients are remembered for future use, so you don’t have to do this every time.

 
Connector currently supports these client apps
 

NumPad Remote transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless numeric pad for your Mac OS X computer. Very handy for laptops or those with bluetooth wireless keyboard. No need for USB cables on your desk, NumPad Remote connects using your local WiFi network without any configuring and discovers computers automatically (Zeroconf, Bonjour).

 

TouchPad Remote transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your Mac OS X computer. Very handy for laptops or those with Mac Mini or any other Mac connected to a TV. Are your mouse batteries out of power and recharging takes a while ? We’ve got you covered. TouchPad remote provides a wireless trackpad and hardware keyboard simulating all key modifiers and even key repeating as your normal keyboard would. No need for USB cables on your desk, TouchPad Remote connects using your local WiFi network without any configuring and discovers computers automatically.

 

Remote Control Pro combines all of the NumPad and Touchpad and transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless trackpad with real full keyboard and numeric keypad for your Mac OS X computer. Very handy for remote controlling your MacMini multimedia center or any other Mac. Or did your bluetooth mouse or keyboard run out of power and you can’t control your computer until the batteries are charged? You’re covered. No need for USB cables on your desk, Remote Control Pro connects using your local WiFi network without any configuring and discovers computers automatically (Zeroconf, Bonjour).