No longer works for me. Worked great until last week. Don't know what changed but now it crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to connect to the PC. I've tried clearing the data and even reinstalling. Very disappointing, please provide a solution!
Great product! Hi, this is a great product, and is the only way I've got 'Synergy'-like functions on my phone (virtual KVM). Some suggestion to make it even better: 1. Use DNS name, not IP address to connect - my DHCP will change the IP address eventually! 2. Support for landscape - I plug in to HDMI, and phone goes landscape, and TakeControl get confused, thinks still in portrait 3. Auto-connect at phone boot - so ready to control phone (I 'dock' my phone at home/work, and it would act like another screen, ready to go as soon as in WiFi range - I use Tasker to detect SSID and launch TakeControl - like a proximity detector)
Sick app! I was not really expecting to find anything that did this when I started Googling for "Input Director for Android", and was VERY pleasantly surprised when I found this app, kinda made my day. I'm running a Lenovo X60 tablet with Android x86, and had this up and running in under 5 minutes. Only negative comment I have is that when trying to use a position other than "Bottom" it doesn't transition over. If I had to guess, I'd say it has to do with my desktop having two monitors, and/or the resolution of those monitors being fairly non-standard (I've got a 28" primary, with a 22" turned sideways on the right, and trying to run my Lenovo to the right of that. Would really like to see the position issue fixed, but thrilled this app even exists!
Exactly what I had been looking for! A simple app that would enable me to control my TF701 Tablet, while I'm on my Windows 7 PC. I can easily switch between the two devices at anytime... without any delay at all! And the best part... There's absolutely NO lag! Lastly, it runs perfectly smooth, so the tablet has 0 loss in performance. The mouse cursor basically acts as a finger on the tablet, allowing you to do anything you'd normally do, even play next gen games (casual games as well, of course).
(Was) Exactly What I Wanted --Update to Review-- Developer no longer responds to my e-mails about bugs or feature requests, or to support the app. I am still not able to access the notifications bar, the app drops connection regularly, and no longer seems to be in development. Uninstalling and unhappy due to lack of support. There are alternatives on the Store right now that work much better. --End Update-- This is a fantastic product that works very well for something so new. Tablet is docked next to my screen and the cursor flows over there without a problem. There's a couple of bugs (costing that fifth star). I've had issues where the tablet keeps reconnecting even though the connection hasn't actually dropped. It also doesn't allow me to access my notifications bar at the bottom of my tablet's screen (I'm limited to the actual desktop itself). I'm sure that these are bugs that will be worked out. The only technical downfall is that on my Tablet S, the cursor is not smooth, so I've had to increase the acceleration to make it seem smooth and usable. This is a great start, though. An excellent program that deserves two thumbs up.
1. Sadly abandoned by developer. Otherwise a highly promising "inbound PC kbd/mouse" connectivity pack for Android, although Not having a_*fully locked-in* mouse pointer }} feels kind of unstable at both the Android and Windows sides of their border. //----//_2._[[ X4701grey [Portrait], JB.4.1.1, ExternalKeyboardHelper }} KbdLayout Belgian (std !).]] }} Disappointing how TakeControl's Android Mouse ptr ~disappears~ at any Southward attempt for reaching into the Android *softkey area* at_bottom of scrn. //----// 3._Even worse, TakeControl's mouse is unable to *click* effectively/successfully in the lower 40% of Android's X4701grey screen, meaning that TakeControl cannot e.g. reposition by_mouseClick a_TextEditor's text cursor into the lower part of the device screen, nor can TakeControl's mouse activate e.g. a_button or_hyperlink from there. //----// 4. As a miraculous mouse replacement then, a_*BT* (or_USB.OTG) mouse can be connected concurrently to_Android, which spectacularly results in *two* independent, simultaneously active, and even differently shaped - thus easily recognizable - mouse pointers ! //----// 5._TN7 (K4.4.2) : TakeControl ~crashes on_Android at "Connect" time. Game Over. //
Version 1.3 released:
* Finally fixed "random crashing" bug - hurray!!!
* Implemented "Calibrate" button to fool all those (unofficial) ROMs that just won't click where you point
* I think that is it for now.