Advanced Windows Remote is a tool that converts your android mobile device to a powerful remote control for your windows desktop or laptop.
Advanced Windows Remote can be used to control the mouse pointer, to type characters either using the android keyboard or the built-in keyboard, to power-on (via wake-on-lan - WOL) or to power-off your computer and to launch arbitrary applications right from your android smartphone or tablet.
If your device has rotation sensors, Advanced Windows Remote can also be used as a laser pointer, converting your device's motion to mouse cursor movement on the computer display. This works very much like the Wii remote and is very useful for presentations.
Advanced Windows Remote can be used in media center computers, car PCs, industrial computers or any other computer without keyboard or mouse. It is also a great tool to enhance your presentations.
Technically speaking, Advanced Windows Remote works by sending simple control messages to your windows computer (e.g., press key "X", change slide, move mouse upwards, etc). On the windows computer a separate server application must be downloaded and installed in order to receive the above message, translate them to keyboard and mouse events and "inject" them into the windows event handling mechanism.
The windows server application can be downloaded from http://www.100dof.com/products/advanced-remote-receiver.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that although Advanced Windows Remote (this App) is free to download, Advanced Remote Receiver (the application that runs on the Windows computer) is not free. It is shareware. You can download it evaluate it for as much time as you wish (There is only a popup message every 30 minutes) , but if you really like it and you would like to continue using it, you should buy a license for a small fee (10 EUR).