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[Android] Remote Control Collection lets you control your Windows PC using your smartphone
Posted By Kent On August 8, 2013 @ 7:01 AM In Android | No Comments
Ever wondered if it is possible to control your PC or laptop using your Android tablet or smartphone? Well, it is very possible. You just need to find a reliable remote control application and of course – a stable internet connection. In this case, you might want to check out this app called Remote Control Collection.
Remote Control Collection is a collection of remote controls that you can use to wirelessly control your Windows computer. This app is created and developed by Stephan Schultz and it features a total of eight useful remote controls – mouse, keyboard, voice input or speech recognition, media remote, slideshow remote, scroll remote, shortcuts and live screen remote. It is also important to note that this app won’t work unless you have its remote control server installed on your computer. You should also keep in mind that your PC as well as your Android device must be connected on the same Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G network.
The initial set-up for the Remote Control Collection app isn’t that tricky for as long as you know how to follow instructions. As a matter of fact, it has a step-by-step guide that will teach you how to properly establish a connection. Just don’t forget that in order for this app to work, you need to download and install its server first on your computer. You should also remember that both of your devices must be connected on the same network. Otherwise, your devices won’t be able to communicate with each other. I strongly suggest that you read the app’s set-up guide  first before you start using it on your smartphone or tablet.
Functionality wise, this app works really well and it is very responsive. It is also very easy to use. When you open the app, you’ll see its neat user interface and all you need to do is to select the appropriate command thru its main menu. You can also set your preferred settings and once you’re all set, just select the “Connect” button. This will allow you to access the app’s list of available remote controls. You can only use one remote control at a time but you can easily switch from one remote to another. Anyways, here’s an overview of the functions of each remote:
Apparently, the Remote Control Collection app allows its users to conveniently control their computers within a certain range or distance. It is a very efficient tool that you can use to remotely control whatever you want to control on your PC. Plus, it also supports a wide range of simple voice commands so if you’re too lazy to type, you can always make use of its speech recognition remote.
The only downside to this app is that you’re not allowed to use its media, slideshow and live screen remotes unless you upgrade to its Pro version. So if you want to get free access to these features, you have to like the app’s Facebook page to get your 14-day free trial code. While there’s no big issue regarding this app’s usability, it does have those occasional lags and forced closed errors. These issues usually happen when you’re playing a high-quality video on full screen mode.
The Remote Control Collection app may have some limitations but all-in-all, it’s a pretty reliable app that comes in handy especially in instances wherein you need to control your PC from afar. What I like most about this app is that it is very responsive and very convenient to use. So if you are currently searching for a good remote control tool, better download and install this app on your Android smartphone.
Price: Free – upgradeable to Pro ($2.99)
Version reviewed: 188.8.131.52
Requires: Varies per device
Download size: Varies per device
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 set-up guide: http://android-remote.com/setup/
 Remote Control Collection on Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.steppschuh.remotecontrolcollection
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