Absolutely top notch OS-independent? Check. No proprietary server install like other KB/Mouse apps? Check. Native keyboard support? Check! Honestly the use of VNC protocol makes this king. Now its just little things that will make this program top of the heap.
Useful and effective If you have VNC set up on your computer, or it comes with it, this is a fantastically useful app if you don't intend to be sitting next to the computer, yet using its media. Particularly useful when using streamed services and if the laptop is plugged into a projector / TV with a short lead that means its not easily to hand. Easy to figure out, easy to set up. Some more customisable options would be nice to make it more rounded, but its brilliant for what it is (which is free!). The iOS equivalent is superb (Hipporemote), but since you're not paying, why expect all the bells and whistles?
So close to perfect I've been looking for something to replace Hipporemote for ages. This is the best option - all it needs is a couple of bugs fixed (anyone else notice it uses 100% cpu?) and a pop-up touch screen with arrow keys, enter and backspace. Build that in and I'll happily even pay for it!
Perfect if you do right, read below This is perfect but the fist time I tried this PC would not connect even though a vnc server installed so uninstalled and then followed developers web help and installed vnclight and it connected immediately. Using on HTC One that never fails to work with anything and Samsung tablet that now rooted also rarely faulters through W7 PC. Brilliant if you have setup similar to mine where PC has HDMI connected to TV. Sony Bravia looses ability to get YouTube, Demand 5 (don't buy Sony) this helps solve issue!
Amazing I tried so many keyboard / trackpad remotes that were all awful. This one is simply amazing. Volume buttons on my gs2 control the volume of my linux pc! Wahoo!
The best Its really cool.. the benifit comes out when you are relaxing on the bed in your room and your friend out there on your desktop or laptop is searching for a file on it and you are too lazy to get up and show him. You start valence and bingo.... Awesome app keep up the good work.
v1.4 2012-07-12: Allow multiple VNC servers on the same host address (with different port numbers).
v1.3 2011-09-19: Adding support for "Mac authentication," which is required for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
v1.2 2011-09-06: Added a "use button-2 instead of button-3 for two-finger tap" option to work around Apple's ARD v3.5 update to Snow Leopard, which otherwise breaks right-clicking.
v1.1 2011-08-27 Fixed a critical bug that was preventing two-finger taps and swipes from working on certain devices.
Secure, fast, free, multi-touch VNC Client for Windows, Linux, Mac with SSH.