How many of you thinks that there should be an option in the Mac OS that allows users to respond to the emails and text messages of their iPhone’s right from the Mac OS X dashboard. This idea was seemed to be a dream until the launch of new handy Mac app “Type2Phone”, which actually provides the similar feature to Mac OS users. The app allow a user to type text on their device from the Mac OS, users can type text to their devices by attaching them to Mac OS via Bluetooth. The application fooling the device into thinking that Mac is a Bluetooth keyboard.
The application comes up with the very basic layout in Mac OS, and allows users to enter text into their device. The application also works with the Android devices. The basic requirements of the application are: You need to have Bluetooth enabled Mac machine running the Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, and an iOS device with Bluetooth enabled running iOS 3.2 or latest. Once you got both devices Bluetooth enabled, launched the application on the Mac, and heads to the setting app, on your iOS device to enable and pair the visible Mac with your device.
Type2Phone application for Mac OS also allows some clipboard features in entering text to your iPhone and iPad. You can use the copy text command on Mac OS and can direct paste the whole document in the app to enter it in connect iPhone or iPad. The app comes as the cheapest alternative Bluetooth keyboard for your iOS device. The application is available in the Mac App Store for $4.99.
Here is the basic troubleshoot guide for the application:
– If the Mac is listed with a blue arrow , tap it and select “Forget this device”.
– Disable Bluetooth on Mac
– Reenable Bluetooth on Mac
– Set Bluetooth to be discoverable on the Mac
– Start Type2Phone
– Restart your iPad/iPhone
– Go to settings then general then Bluetooth
– Enable Bluetooth
– Tap the Mac’s name to start the pairing procedure.