Sep 2nd, 2012

Uniquely Android is a series we started last month to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In LauncherAirDroid, ShushLlamaSwiftkey 3SwipePad and Widgetsoid2.x.

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually used Unified Remote for a little over a year since I’ve been on a Mac since last April and the app is for PC users only. However, browsing through the previous posts in the series looking for suggestions, I found Siddharth Motwani’s tip for this little beauty of an app and I knew I just had to write about it.

So, what does Unified Remote do? Short version, it allows your phone or tablet to act as an input device for your PC, while also acting as a remote for various programs. But there’s a great deal of customizability possible especially with the pro version with which you also unlock additional features such as voice control and NFC.

I personally used the app a lot when I hooked up my laptop to the TV or while giving presentations at college. For those kind of use cases, this is certainly the app to get. I’ve embedded the developer’s video walkthrough below, and you can download the app via Google Play from here.