If you want to control your keyboard and mouse, then there’s Remote Mouse is the best solution I’ve found. Simply install the desktop software on to your computer and it’ll sit in your taskbar, then download the app to your iPad. Launch the app, and hit start. That’s it! There’s no configuration required! Your iPad will then become like a giant laptop touchpad for controlling the mouse. There’s also a keyboard underneath - with buttons to select different configurations (for example, you can have the keyboard become a number pad, for if you’re doing something financial). There’s also Air Keyboard for iPad/iPhone which can do something similar - though in the most recent update it seems to have broken something - it rarely connects and the mouse behaves strangely when it does. This is why I recommend Remote Mouse over it.
Desktop computers have massive screens – so why stay hunched over them at a desk, when you can point your monitor at the couch and and sit back and watch some videos with a loved one? Don’t worry if the keyboard and mouse won’t stretch – this is what an iPad or iPhone are for! Here’s our pick of the best apps to control your PC with your iOS device.