Remote Launcher Free

Remote Launcher Free


*** An excellent app - Editor's Choice from DroidAppOfTheDay.com ***

Remote Launcher is an easy to use tool that enables you to launch applications remotely on your PC via your Android device with a single click. It can also be used to start your PC up, even if it is turned off, with the built in support for Wake On Lan. It consists of an Android app and a small server program for your PC.

There is also support for Android shortcuts and widgets (size 1x1) available to start programs even quicker.

You can configure Remote Launcher to start any application on your PC, e.g. start your mediacenter (xbmc etc), shutdown/restart the computer or run a custom script.

It's also possible to automate Remote Launcher using Android intents or shortcuts. That makes it possible to use it together with tools such as Tasker or Llama to perform tasks at certain events, e.g. "shutdown computer when I leave home" or "send wake on lan packet to computer and start xbmc when I get back home". You can even do things like muting your computer when there's an incoming call and unmuting it when the call finishes. The imagination is the limit.

To use Remote Launcher you need to install the Remote Launcher Server on your PC. Downloads, installation instructions, user guides and examples are available on the project wiki:
http://remotelauncher.owtroid.com

The Remote Launcher server is written in Java so it should work on any pc with the Java Runtime Enviromnment installed (version 1.6 or later), be it Linux, Windows or Mac OS. It has been tested on Ubuntu and Windows 7.

Remote Launcher is a nice alternative to more complex remote control solutions such as vnc or ssh when you just need to start specific programs.

Remote Launcher works both with wifi and cellular connections. However, if you use cellular and the pc running Remote Launcher Server is behind a router, you will have to configure port forwarding on your router to forward the port 4444 to your pc. You will also need to configure the Remote Launcher app to use the IP address of the router instead of the pc in this case.

If you run into any issues, please contact the developer as it is not possible to answer to comments in the Market. You can also follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/owtroid

This is the free version. It is currently limited to having just one single server configured. A paid version without limitations is also available: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.owtroid.remotelauncher

Recent changes:
v0.3.9 (2014-09-30)
- Changed underlying build system and structure. No features added or bugs fixed but this transition will ease further development. Any shortcuts/intents created may have to be recreated. Weird bugs may have been introduced because of this...

v0.3.7 (2013-11-18)
- Create home screen shortcuts directly within the app
- New intent handling so intents are handled completely in the background
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About Remote Launcher Free
*** An excellent app - Editor's Choice from DroidAppOfTheDay.com ***

Remote Launcher is an easy to use tool that enables you to launch applications remotely on your PC via your Android device with a single click. It can also be used to start your PC up, even if it is turned off, with the built in support for Wake On Lan. It consists of an Android app and a small server program for your PC.

There is also support for Android shortcuts and widgets (size 1x1) available to start programs even quicker.

You can configure Remote Launcher to start any application on your PC, e.g. start your mediacenter (xbmc etc), shutdown/restart the computer or run a custom script.

It's also possible to automate Remote Launcher using Android intents or shortcuts. That makes it possible to use it together with tools such as Tasker or Llama to perform tasks at certain events, e.g. "shutdown computer when I leave home" or "send wake on lan packet to computer and start xbmc when I get back home". You can even do things like muting your computer when there's an incoming call and unmuting it when the call finishes. The imagination is the limit.

To use Remote Launcher you need to install the Remote Launcher Server on your PC. Downloads, installation instructions, user guides and examples are available on the project wiki:
http://remotelauncher.owtroid.com

The Remote Launcher server is written in Java so it should work on any pc with the Java Runtime Enviromnment installed (version 1.6 or later), be it Linux, Windows or Mac OS. It has been tested on Ubuntu and Windows 7.

Remote Launcher is a nice alternative to more complex remote control solutions such as vnc or ssh when you just need to start specific programs.

Remote Launcher works both with wifi and cellular connections. However, if you use cellular and the pc running Remote Launcher Server is behind a router, you will have to configure port forwarding on your router to forward the port 4444 to your pc. You will also need to configure the Remote Launcher app to use the IP address of the router instead of the pc in this case.

If you run into any issues, please contact the developer as it is not possible to answer to comments in the Market. You can also follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/owtroid

This is the free version. It is currently limited to having just one single server configured. A paid version without limitations is also available: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.owtroid.remotelauncher

Recent changes:
v0.3.9 (2014-09-30)
- Changed underlying build system and structure. No features added or bugs fixed but this transition will ease further development. Any shortcuts/intents created may have to be recreated. Weird bugs may have been introduced because of this...

v0.3.7 (2013-11-18)
- Create home screen shortcuts directly within the app
- New intent handling so intents are handled completely in the background

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 21, 2015
Not bad program, but need some changes... 60 magic pockets i'ts too much. I want to change the setting for the number of packets
A Google User
Feb 26, 2015
Simply great! Specially because of shortcuts launchers! So happy that developer though of everything! Now I can control my PC with Tasker like apps (Automagic) :) when stupid people integrate Tasker and that's it. Smart people give us ability to create shortcuts :) One only thing: does not work when I am on a different wifi. Idk maybe I am doing something wrong but it server and the app can't connect to each other. Otherwise GREAT! That sounds confusing.. maybe build that into the app?
A Google User
Oct 19, 2014
Will not alow me on pc It will not let me het on the web site so I cant use my pc
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Not working Says Connection failed. Tried all options. No firewall.
A Google User
Aug 17, 2014
Ravin kumar I like this it is a useful item