Hey everybody, a few days ago, I was looking for remote control mobile software for my newly bought Nokia C5-00 and while I was scouring the web, looking for stuff, I came across Vectir.
I always thought that remote control software fell under the domain of Symbain Series 60 phones but Vectir was impressive in that regard. It allows remote controlling your computer using *ANY* phone that has Bluetooth and support for Java. It also has a Wi-Fi client for those among us lucky enough to own a smartphone with Wi-Fi.
Vectir is extremely flexible and you can control almost any desktop application using it. It can execute macros assigned to keypress events on your phone and can even execute system commands like shutdown, restart, etc.
And if you have a touchscreen phone, the mobile client automatically switches to touch mode which has a very easy and intuitive control interface.
(I tried it on a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic)
The real power of Vectir comes from creating the so called 'custom remote profiles' which allows you to customize Vectir's behaviour to suit your specific needs.
Although Vectir is extremely powerful, it can be a little daunting at first, so
I've created a little tutorial that goes through the motions of creating a custom remote profile for controlling VLC Media Player (because I think the default profile for controlling VLC supplied with Vectir is a little inadequate)
Before you read the tutorial, you'll need to have Vectir installed on your system.
Get PC version of Vectir here:
Get the mobile version here:
I couldn't upload the PDF here (because of the 97K size restriction)
so I uploaded it to my Google site. I'm sorry about the inconvenience.
You can download my tutorial from here:
I can assure you that it's free of any viruses or anything:
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