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Controlling a Mac from an iPhone using Keyboard Maestro

Happy iPhone 2 Day to Apple and all our friends releasing iPhone apps.

Since it is iPhone day, it seemed appropriate to mention that you can control your Mac from an iPhone using Keyboard Maestro.

Keyboard Maestro‘s built in web server lets you make public macros that anyone can use to access your mac in a very controlled way, as well as letting you login and execute any macro using your username and password. And you can access all of this from your iPhone.

Since macros can execute AppleScripts and shell scripts, that means you can do pretty much anything. For example, you can make the Mac go to sleep if you forgot before you left the office, or enable or disable services for temporary (and hence more secure) access. You could restart misbehaving servers, or have your office Mac check your email or launch applications before you arrive.

As usual with Keyboard Maestro, your imagination is the limit to what you can have it do.

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2008. Permalink. 1 Comments.

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Trying to set up the iPhone app to trigger macros from elsewhere. Not sure what value to put in the Host field.

Help!

D

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2012 04:53 AM by Dave Livingston.

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