Toets BETA - Use your tablet (or phone) as a keyboard and mouse to control your Linux, Raspberry Pi or OS X desktop

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Toets -- WiFi Keyboard and Mouse for Android

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Toets BETA



Toets BETA Last 10 Updates

    A new version (1.0-beta8) has been pushed to Google Play. It will be available shortly.

    This version requires a server update It cannot connect to servers running an older version, and you should receive an error if you try. (Likewise, an older version will not be able to connect to the newer server.)

    New features enabled in this build:

    Programmable keys
    Pre-record sequences of much used command (like "ls", "ps awux", et cetera)
    https://youtu.be/wIojJL9C1Ms

    Clipboard paste
    A key has been added to allow the local clipboard contents to get sent to the other device, where it will be entered as text.
    https://youtu.be/UbcmzQjyWG8

    Other fixes
    - Add warning when pasting more than 16 characters,
    - Fixed sync of shift/ctrl/alt modifiers of hardware keyboards,
    - Fixed broken META key (windows/linux/diamond button),
    - The key-press vibration was too short to be noticable,
    - Added "Large Touch Area" setting (only possible if keyboard stays disabled),
    - Tweaked Two-finger scrolling not to move so fast,
    - Introduction screen updates.
    - Preference texts updated.

    You can use this post for any feedback.

    Links:
    Server: https://hactotum.nl/android/toets/index.php?page=get-server
    Android Toets Server: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets.server

    Do you want to beta test this app? Check it here


    27 Apr 2018 Google+ Community Update 77 Community Members

    "Toets" BETA is now available on Google Play.

    "Toets" is a client/server solution to control your desktop with your Android tablet (or phone). Unlike others, this uses encryption (AES-256) to keep everything private.

    You can opt-in (or out) for testing via the following link:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets

    (Note that keyboard mappings are still in flux: some keys may not be available in some, and the app may render some keys incorrectly.)

    • You must set up Toets Server *
      You need to set up the Toets Server utility on the machine you want to control.

    Servers are available for Linux (Raspberry Pi too) and OS X. (A server is also available for Android 5.x, but root is required)

    To download a server for your platform, see the following link:
    https://hactotum.nl/android/toets/index.php?page=get-server

    To test the Android Toets Server from Google Play, you can opt-in here:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets.server


    10 Aug 2017 Google+ Community Update 75 Community Members

    A new version (1.0-beta8) has been pushed to Google Play. It will be available shortly.

    This version requires a server update It cannot connect to servers running an older version, and you should receive an error if you try. (Likewise, an older version will not be able to connect to the newer server.)

    New features enabled in this build:

    Programmable keys
    Pre-record sequences of much used command (like "ls", "ps awux", et cetera)
    https://youtu.be/wIojJL9C1Ms

    Clipboard paste
    A key has been added to allow the local clipboard contents to get sent to the other device, where it will be entered as text.
    https://youtu.be/UbcmzQjyWG8

    Other fixes
    - Add warning when pasting more than 16 characters,
    - Fixed sync of shift/ctrl/alt modifiers of hardware keyboards,
    - Fixed broken META key (windows/linux/diamond button),
    - The key-press vibration was too short to be noticable,
    - Added "Large Touch Area" setting (only possible if keyboard stays disabled),
    - Tweaked Two-finger scrolling not to move so fast,
    - Introduction screen updates.
    - Preference texts updated.

    You can use this post for any feedback.

    Links:
    Server: https://hactotum.nl/android/toets/index.php?page=get-server
    Android Toets Server: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets.server


    08 Aug 2017 Google+ Community Update 75 Community Members

    "Toets" BETA is now available on Google Play.

    "Toets" is a client/server solution to control your desktop with your Android tablet (or phone). Unlike others, this uses encryption (AES-256) to keep everything private.

    You can opt-in (or out) for testing via the following link:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets

    (Note that keyboard mappings are still in flux: some keys may not be available in some, and the app may render some keys incorrectly.)

    • You must set up Toets Server *
      You need to set up the Toets Server utility on the machine you want to control.

    Servers are available for Linux (Raspberry Pi too) and OS X. (A server is also available for Android 5.x, but root is required)

    To download a server for your platform, see the following link:
    https://hactotum.nl/android/toets/index.php?page=get-server

    To test the Android Toets Server from Google Play, you can opt-in here:
    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/nl.hactotum.android.toets.server


    13 Mar 2017 Google+ Community Update 74 Community Members