KeyPad - Keyboard and Mouse

KeyPad - Keyboard and Mouse

Use your Mac as a keyboard for your phone, tablet, TV, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and more...

Install Keypad

Keypad is available from the Apple Mac App Store. Search for KeyPad – Bluetooth Keyboard, or click this link to install the app. The application stays in your Mac menubar. Just click on the menubar...
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Connect your Phone

Click Launch Bluetooth Preferences from settings. This will announce to any device nearby that your computer is a bluetooth keyboard. Now go to the bluetooth settings screen on your phone. And select the Mac Computer...
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Start Typing

Anything you type on your mac keyboard when this dialog is on the screen will go to the connected phone/device over bluetooth. Use the shortcut key Command-option-p which is the hotkey to launch the application....
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KeyPad

Keyboard and Mouse for iPad

KeyPad, is a virtual Bluetooth keyboard, mouse and media remote. Anything you type in KeyPad (on the Mac) goes directly to your connected device. Why use your thumbs when you can type.

Don’t buy bluetooth keyboards when you can just use your Mac keyboard (and mouse) with all your devices.

Keypad is free for one phone/tv/tablet. To use it with more than one device, or to use the Mouse feature requires In-App Purchase (for Multi-device).

Main Features of KeyPad:

  • Use the Mac Keyboard and Mouse to type on your phone, TV, iPad, Tablet.
  • Paste text and more from the Mac to the connected phone.
  • Control volume, media playback on your connected phone, tablet.

A Better keyboard:

  • Connect to as many devices as you like (Phones, Tablets, TVs)
  • Not just a keyboard, a combination mouse, keyboard and media remote
  • Function-Tab works like Command-Tab on iPad
  • Control-Option toggles Mouse support.
  • The app automatically disconnects from your device when you switch away from the app.

See our video on how to set up and use KeyPad. https://bluetooth-keyboard.com/setup/

Device support

I have tested this with a few phones, iPads, TVs, development tools; customers have used it with many more. See more details about the verified devices. I have not run into devices that it has not worked first time, yet. You may find that it does not work for some devices. I would like to debug them (and make it work) but I will need your help. If you find a device that does not work, let me know.

I’m committed to making sure it works for most MacOS devices from 2015. If this does not work for you, please let me know, I will figure it out. The more devices that I can support, the more people will use this app.

Language Support

I believe that the current implementation will work for most languages, U.K English, French, German, Please let me know if you think differently.

I’m looking for feedback on this application, and new feature requests.

Additionally…

The app connects to your phone/tablet only when the keyboard screen is launched (by pressing command-option-p). If you switch to another app on your laptop/desktop the window will disconnect and close. This may seem weird at first, but there are going to be so many times that you take your phone and walk away. If the app did not automatically disconnect (when your laptop screen saver came on) you would be very frustrated, because you need to disable Bluetooth on your phone to start typing on your phone.

Send me email at tools@toolbunch.com if you face any issues or have any suggestions. You can also send me feedback anonymously on my support page.

If you like KeyPad please tell your friends.

KeyPad on the WEB

KeyPad reviewed on Softpedia

Thank you for this awesome review SOFTPEDIA!

See the full review at: https://mac.softpedia.com/get/Word-Processing/KeyPad.shtml

“Over the years, I’ve encountered people who are so proficient with touchscreen keyboards that typing on their phones barely slows them down. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. I dread having to use a touchscreen for typing, and I always wish I could just plug in a keyboard and get it done the old-fashioned way.

Of course, you can just get a Bluetooth keyboard, but what if you want to use a wired device, or one that is currently paired with your Mac? Well, it’s a good thing you asked, because KeyPad lets you do just that.”

Catalin Chelariu

Honourable mentions

macupdater.net has listed KeyPad on their site, and are directing people to download our app. https://www.macupdater.net/app_updates/appinfo/com.toolbunch.KeyPad/index.html

AppAgg.com an Application Aggregator has listed KeyPad on their site. https://appagg.com/macos/utilities/keypad-bluetooth-keyboard-34098762.html?hl=en

Updates

Update Jul 20: Added one day free trial for mouse feature.

Update Jun 15: Added support for Mouse. This is a paid feature and requires In-App purchase for Multi-device.

Update May 28: Apple has released Security updates for 10.14.6 (Mojave) which has this bug fixed! App is now working on Mojave also…but High Sierra (10.13.6) still has the bug.

Update March 25: Apple has released MacOS 10.15.4 which has a fix for the MacOS bug. YAY!!! Unfortunately the related security updates for Mojave and High Sierra do not include this fix.

Update Mar 14: Along with 10.15.3 Apple released security updates for Mojave (10.14.6) and High Sierra(10.13.6) which introduced the bug there. Stopped all development on KeyPad.

Update Feb 7: Reported detailed feedback to Apple, Holding my breath; turning deep shade of purple.

Update Jan 25: Apple released MacOS 10.15.3 which had a bug in Bluetooth Implementation. KeyPad has stopped working.

What Works: If you have already connected to an iPhone or iPad before your os upgraded to 10.15.3 (or Security Update 2020-001) app will continue to work. If you are using a NON iOS device (example android phone, another MAC) all features work.

Use your mac as a keyboard for your phone