NumPad - Wireless Numeric Keypad
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A full sized keyboard is only a tap away. Enjoy the luxury of an extended number pad to power through your spreadsheets at the coffee shop. Or compose a ditty on the beach using Simple Entry for Finale and Sibelius (unlocked with in-app purchase). Leave bulky keyboards at home and use NumPad as a lightweight alternative for those moments when you need a few more keys.
NumPad easily connects your iPhone or iPod Touch to your Mac, Linux, or Windows computer.
Don't miss a beat using NumPad with Sibelius and Simple Entry for Finale.
Familiar numeric pad layout means using NumPad is already second nature.
NumPad is proudly made by MartianCraft.
- WiFi connection shared with your computer.
- Screen Sharing (Leopard, Snow Leopard) or Remote Access (Tiger) enabled or any VNC Server.
- For Windows and Linux, a VNC Server is required (RealVNC and TightVNC recommended).
- Server Setup Instructions are available within the app.
- Compatible with Sibelius 6 or up.
What's New in Version 5.0.3
- Fixes for common crashes
NumPad is all new from the ground up, is now a universal app and is free. Same great interface, now fully supported on iPhones and iPads.
- Full compatibility with Splitview
- Better multitasking handling
- New Themes
- We have also fixed a lot of bugs.
If you already own NumPad you will be presented with an option to purchase the new theme packs, but will not have to purchase any of the keyboards. All new users will get these themes as part of the app purchase, but will need to buy Finale and Sibelius support via an in app purchase.
Works exactly as promised
Once I figured out how to connect to my computer, the app has worked flawlessly and I will probably buy the Sibelius laout for my music notation program, despite the hefty $20 upgrade price tag (not all that much cheaper than a hardware USB keypad, albeit more portable). I do wish the app offered more proative guidance about connecting, especially in how to configure your computer. The help information about how to connect to your computer or laptop is quite buried, and the app doesn't offer it upfront during setup. That's unfortunate because the guidance is quite thorough and helpful. I fear this will cost the maker some negative reviews.
Worth it if you use Sibelius heavily
I thought $20 was too much too, but my computer keyboard doesn't have a numeric keypad and having this app is an awesome time saver. It works particularly nice when inputting notes with a midi keyboard. You can have the phone in one hand and the other hand on the keyboard: super fast note entry!
Doesn't Work w/RealVNC
The app description says it works with RealVNC (and that RealVNC is recommended) but it doesn't. It says, "The selected authentication type is not supported by the computer." (I could probably get it to work if I turned off authentication on VNC, but I have a port open to the Internet so there is no way I would want to run VNC without password and encryption.) Oh well, time to find another app.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 26, 2016
- Version: 5.0.3
- Size: 32.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: MartianCraft LLC
- © Copyright 2009-2016 MartianCraft, LLC.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Finale Keypad$9.99
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- Additional Themes$1.99