Technology

Here is how you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a trackpad for Mac! Check this out.

There are a plethora of apps on the apple play store that can easily turn your iPhone/iPad into your wireless remote control for Mac. Turn your iPhone or iPad into a full Mac trackpad with gesture support. The screen of these devices can be used to move the mouse cursor with the swipe of a finger. Plus, you can smoothly move through its content with inertial scrolling.

In addition to these simple features, with this app, you can tap to zoom, rotate with your fingers, and much more. We’re pleasantly aware that we can control functions on the Mac without dragging or lagging behind.

 

The ability to control a Mac using an iPhone is not an alternative to the trackpad, but it’s a side benefit, which can certainly come in quite handy at times. For instance, while giving a presentation or streaming a movie online, it’d be great if you have the option to control your Mac remotely and these apps do just that.

The El Trackpad app is extremely easy to use, as it does not require any advanced setup process to work. All you need to do is download the iOS version on your iPhone or iPad and the macOS version on your Mac computer, which works as a client app. Then, on your Mac, go to the System Preferences app and allow the El Trackpad app to use the Accessibility features.

The only downside is that it requires the iPhone or iPad to be connected to the Mac via USB, so you cannot use it wirelessly. Despite that, it’s a great app, and it can really help in some situations where you don’t have a mouse or trackpad around.