Remote Buddy


I just ran across something that some of you Front Row users might find pretty useful. Remote Buddy is utility that allows you to take your Front Row remote beyond the usual up,down,select type commands, giving you new functionality and ways to use the FR remote in ways you might not have considered before.

The software scales available commands based on what application is running, what the developer calls behaviors. The Remote Buddy software comes pre-loaded with behaviors for iTunes, Keynote 3, PowerPoint, Photo Booth, QuickTime Player, EyeTV 2, DVD Player, VLC Media Player and Real Player among others.

The latest Macs ship with a remote control that allows you to control Front Row and a couple of Apple’s applications. Beyond that, you can’t do much else with it, though.

Remote Buddy fundamentally changes this. It gives you control over the rest of your computer via the remote control and also improves the available functionality in those apps that already supported the remote control by themselves.

A 30 day trial of Remote Buddy is available from IOSPIRIT.


4 Responses to “Remote Buddy”

  1. rY. Says:

    I’m very impressed with this program. Until Front Row matures (or other applications seamlessly fill in the gaps), Remote Buddy will be an essential component of my Living Room mini!

  2. Goop Says:

    That looks pretty cool, but you have to pay? You would think that this is the sort of thing Apple should be providing for free.

  3. Says:

    I installed this program and it caused a lot of issues with Photobooth and the basic UI of the computer. I know it’s still beta, so I just wanted to warn people before they install it. It worked well when it worked. It was finally nice sitting back and controlling VLC and Photobooth with the remote though.

  4. Lueders Says:

    I tried this program for use with Power Point presentations. It installed quickly and just worked. I have had no issues with it. Highly recomended.
    It did bring up the question “just how do you change the battery in the apple remote ?”
    Still don’t have a good answer for the battery issue!

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