type2phone: turning your Mac in to a bluetooth keyboard for your iDevice

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IN this podcast, Musicruz demonstrates Type2Phone, an app which allows you to control your iOS device using your Mac.

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Submitted by blindgator on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just wanted to say thanks for the podcast. I have had Type 2 Phone for a long time but never used ti a lot, now that they have added the controls to it, I think I will use it a lot more. I used your method of copying and pasting and wanted to let you know I didn't have any trouble with the Home one. Now if we can just get all the rotor settings it would be fantastic

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The obnky thign I don't liek about the app is this. At least on my computer running ml, I cannot use option right to go forward by word when qn is off. Anyone else notice this? other wise it's a fast app. and it's wonderful.

Submitted by Musicruz on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hi Mary, I did not quite understand your question. I don't know if you were abbreviating some of the keys. If you may please rewrite your issue, I may be able to help you out. regards, Musicruz

Hi, I think marrie meant that the only thing she doesn't like about using the Type2Phone app is that on her Mac, running Mountain Lion, she can't use the Option+Right arrow shortcut to navigate forward by word when Quick Nav is turned off. Hope this helps, Esther

Yeah sorry about that. I did. My keyboard tends to have this nasty bug with mountain lion where it will drop letters and if I don't catch it in time it can b a mess. Yeah what I meant was I cannot use the option key unless voice over is turned off on my mac, then all works as expected Take Care..

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Hi all. Unfortunately something is going wrong while trying to input text on my iPhone using Type 2 Phone. Pressing any key brings up another character. Hitting the letter J says Tab. How to fix this?

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Welcome to the ios7 keyboard bug. a[Apparently this can exceed to type to phone as well. I'm guessing you are running ios7.1?

Yes. I'm running iOS 7.1. Is that a VoiceOver bug? I rarely use a bluetooth keyboard with my iOS device because I don't like carrying extra devices every where.