Valence

Valence


Valence turns your Android phone or tablet into a remote keyboard and mouse for any computer running a VNC server.

Note: I rely on your feedback about bugs and issues you may encounter with Valence. Please drop me an email if you have any problems, and let me know which VNC server software you are using. Mentioning problems in reviews is not sufficient, since I can't respond or ask more questions about the problem.

The inspiration for Valence was a need to control a home theater PC from the couch, but it can be useful in any situation where a computer doesn't have a keyboard and mouse handy. Your computer must be reachable over the network from your Android device, and be running a VNC server.

Valence now supports right-clicking (by tapping with two fingers at the same time) and scrolling (by swiping two fingers up and down).

For more information about using Valence and configuring a VNC server on your computer, follow the website link below or view the online help (Menu->Help).

Recent changes:
v1.4 2012-07-12: Allow multiple VNC servers on the same host address (with different port numbers).
v1.3 2011-09-19: Adding support for "Mac authentication," which is required for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
v1.2 2011-09-06: Added a "use button-2 instead of button-3 for two-finger tap" option to work around Apple's ARD v3.5 update to Snow Leopard, which otherwise breaks right-clicking.
v1.1 2011-08-27 Fixed a critical bug that was preventing two-finger taps and swipes from working on certain devices.
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Free
90
4.5
User ratings
149
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
120 kb
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About Valence
Valence turns your Android phone or tablet into a remote keyboard and mouse for any computer running a VNC server.

Note: I rely on your feedback about bugs and issues you may encounter with Valence. Please drop me an email if you have any problems, and let me know which VNC server software you are using. Mentioning problems in reviews is not sufficient, since I can't respond or ask more questions about the problem.

The inspiration for Valence was a need to control a home theater PC from the couch, but it can be useful in any situation where a computer doesn't have a keyboard and mouse handy. Your computer must be reachable over the network from your Android device, and be running a VNC server.

Valence now supports right-clicking (by tapping with two fingers at the same time) and scrolling (by swiping two fingers up and down).

For more information about using Valence and configuring a VNC server on your computer, follow the website link below or view the online help (Menu->Help).

Recent changes:
v1.4 2012-07-12: Allow multiple VNC servers on the same host address (with different port numbers).
v1.3 2011-09-19: Adding support for "Mac authentication," which is required for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
v1.2 2011-09-06: Added a "use button-2 instead of button-3 for two-finger tap" option to work around Apple's ARD v3.5 update to Snow Leopard, which otherwise breaks right-clicking.
v1.1 2011-08-27 Fixed a critical bug that was preventing two-finger taps and swipes from working on certain devices.

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A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Perfect Simple, small and really fast. Works great with linux desktops
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Does just what it says Instant touchpad for your desktop. Tested with Linux.
A Google User
May 22, 2014
Disappointing Coming from HippoRemote on the iPhone, I was hoping for a lot more from this app. The interface is quite ugly and the whole app has very poor usability.
A Google User
Feb 28, 2014
Great for TV computer Works great for our TV pc, just wish it had cut and paste.
A Google User
Feb 11, 2014
Hard to find but worth it! It took me a while and a lot of false starts to find this app but it work perfectly on my Galaxy Nexus phone and tablet. NO SERVER SIDE software (Malware?) is required. Valence uses the VNC server that ships with Mac OS X 10.7.