I’ve been having problems with a combination of carpel tunnel and now tennis elbow for awhile and I found a different way of dealing with the pain, by getting rid of the mouse, for most things. Now and then it’s easier to use the mouse but for the most part JumiMouse fills the space very well.
You’ve probably seen or even used other trackpad apps but of the ones I’ve tried this is by far the easiest to setup and use. (Did I mention it’s free?) Like the others you do need to install a server client on your PC, (Mac version coming someday) and you can password protect the access to keep out anyone else, or allow guests.
The trackpad is simple with 3 buttons, for left, right, and that little used third button. On the right is a strip for scrolling pages. Just tap the screen once to left click or twice and hold to drag objects.
The scroll speed and cursor speed are adjustable by tapping the small cursor icon at left.
But now we come to an added bonus that JumiMouse has over some other apps like this. Just tap the monitor icon at top left, and you can see the computer screen, including watching video. This takes no added setup and worked for me straight away.
Pros: Smooth operation and easy setup. Quick start up. Free
Cons: It may be my monitor settings but the right part of the screen is cut off in the app viewer. Works on local wi-fi only. Moving video had some lag.
Also: There is a paid version that sells for $1.99 that allows connection from anywhere even over 3g and edge. It even has a built in full keyboard and can use the Iphone/Touch keyboard. It has some shortcut keys that might come in handy.
Score this: 4 Ghost mice out of 5.
Jumitech has other apps along this line for web-cam viewing and game controlling as well as a Winamp controller.
Dedicated to our missing leader TRU