Vectir

Vectir 4.1

Control a computer via smartphone using wireless and Bluetooth connections
4.3  (10 votes)
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Vectir is a software solution that allows you to control your computer via a smartphone or tablet. You need to know first that it is necessary to download and install not only the server application on your computer but also the client tool on your portable device. Various types of connections are allowed to link both pieces of software, which include P2P wireless, Bluetooth and infrared technologies. Unfortunately, though, the link cannot be made beyond the device’s range because Internet connections are not supported. It is good news that various types of devices can be used as remote control for your Windows operating system. These include Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia.

The software is a user-friendly one, so that most people with minimum experience of using a computer or a cell phone may feel comfortable. The greatest difficulty may be derived from pairing the two devices, but, fortunately, both the server and the client apps are rather easy to use and most of the configuration is done automatically. Yet, you may need to install additional plugins for specific Windows applications, such as PowerPoint, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

The most important advantage of this product is that it lets you view your computer desktop on your phone’s screen, move the mouse cursor and perform various operations just as if you were in front of the PC. For instance, you can browse through your folders, turn up the system volume and even shut down the machine. It permits to control various streaming and media playing applications. Moreover, it can let you type remotely through a virtual keyboard. And, as if the features just mentioned were not enough, it also allows you to create remotes for practically any application you can think of.

As the bottom line, Vectir surely deserves your attention so it is great that it is free to try for 14 days. If you finally decide to purchase it, you will be glad to hear that the product has a very reasonable price.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Various types of connection technologies supported
  • Remote viewing of the computer screen and control of the mouse
  • Customized controls

Cons

  • Internet connections not supported
  • Additional plugins needed for some applications
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