USB Remote app turns your iOS device into wireless USB keyboard and mouse: you can use it to remotely control and USB host (PC, etc.) by sending keyboard and mouse events.

*** InputStick USB receiver (Bluetooth 4.0) is required! App does NOT work over USB cable! ***
More info:

InputStick USB receiver works with all USB hosts that supports generic HID keyboard and mouse: PCs, consoles, embedded systems. You don’t need to install custom drivers, additional software nor do any network configuration. Just plug InputStick into USB port and after few seconds it is ready to go.

Main app features:
- send individual keys (using soft-keyboard),
- control mouse with mousepad area,
- type text from text area (allows word suggestions, autocorrection),
- use voice recognition for typing text in real-time directly to your PC,
- type text directly from system clipboard,
- scan and type QR/barcodes,
- control system volume and media playback,
- create and execute macros (pre-defined sequences of keyboard and mouse actions). For example: you can type long and complex command with just two clicks.

What's New

Version 1.30

-completely redesigned Remote tab
-added Fullscreen Remote mode
-removed Media tab, moved media buttons to Remote tab
-added Presentation tab (presentation remote, slide counter, timer)
-new macro actions: Pause, Play sound, Vibrate, Display message
-macro execution can now be manually paused and resumed
-added Quick Macros and InputStick connection bar buttons
-more detailed About & Help section
-renamed Czech keyboard layout to Czech Programmers, added Czech and Czech-Linux compatible keyboard layouts
-minor improvements & bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Meets the minimum need but doesn't live up to potential yet


Finally dropped money on an input stick to simplify the task of entering passwords from 1Password on devices I do not own. It's great to be able to copy and then type from keyboard but the whole experience is a bit awkward.

I'd love to see a streamlined interface that integrates with popular password managers, adds one click macros, and enables the macros to do more (like type ctrl-alt-del, fetch a specific account from 1password, send the key strokes, and hit enter to log in). I would also love to see a functional iOS API and/or a published protocol so I could do it myself. And I would be 5+++ stars all the way if I had a watch app that I could configure easily with a top 5-10 list of one touch macros and a Mac app.

At the moment, I'm torn. This is functional and saved my sanity on a project offsite today. But it wasn't without frustration either. Before discovering inputstick, I was tossing around a home brew solution using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a custom app. If the software was more polished, I'd probably buy a few more sticks to make sure I have them when I need them. Seriously debating whether I should brush up on my iOS skills to do this myself.


Jakub Zawadzki
7.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018, Jakub Zawadzki


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