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Best iPhone Apps for MacBook

written by: Jon Cevski•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 4/11/2011

Find out what the must have iPhone apps for MacBook users are. Discover how you can control your MacBook computer using your iPhone. Backup your iPhone on your MacBook and transfer files, all of this using the best iPhone app for your MacBook.

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    iPhone Apps for MacBook

    Some people don't realize the full potential of their smartphones. There are so many things that you can do with your iPhone and here are some of the greatest iPhone apps for MacBook users. These apps are all that you'll ever need. They offer file sharing, backup and remote control of your MacBook using your iPhone. Read on to find out what these apps are and where to get them.

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    Apple Remote App

    Apple Remote App The all-new Apple Remote 2.0 app lets you control your iTunes library on your MacBook the same way you play videos or music on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This app includes all of the basic remote control features like play, pause, fast-forward and rewind. You can shuffle an album, create playlists and there are other great options. It can even wake up your MacBook from sleep when you send out commands. Overall, this is a great app to use with your iPhone and MacBook. You can download this app for free.

    [Download Link]

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    Air Sharing

    Air Sharing The Air Sharing app enables you to use your iPhone as an external hard drive. View your files and documents on the go using this iPhone app for MacBook. You can transfer files from and to Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk, Box.net, FTP, Box.net, WebDAV, mail servers, SSH and others. You can do PDF search, view high definition images, view slideshows and save images to Photos. It supports document formats like: iWork, Microsoft Office, Web archives, HTML pages, RTF, Plain text, Source code (C/C++, Objective C/C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, XML, shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python, and more) with syntax color-coding and also standard iOS movies, audio and image formats. You can even print your files without the need for additional software. There are different versions of this app and they can be found via the link below.

    [Download Link]

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    Remote Tap 4

    Remote Tap 4 

    The Remote Tap 4 app is “Mac Style” remote desktop software with VNC-like functionality. It enables you to use custom keyboards, custom keys supporting whole sequences which can be edited both from your iPhone or your MacBook. View your MacBook desktop on your iPhone and control it like you’re sitting in front of it. You can even sync custom keyboards between MacBook and iPhone. The Remote Tap 4 goes one step further allowing you to use your own key images. You can do almost everything with this iPhone app for MacBook.

    [Download Link]

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    iPhone to PC Transfer

    iPhone to PC Transfer 

    This app will help you back up your iPhone music, videos, photos, songs and other files on your MacBook. You can choose to back up your files to your MacBook or to Apple iTunes. This is a must have app that will keep your files safe in case of disaster.

    [Download Link]

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    Mobile Mouse Pro

    Mobile Mouse Pro 

    This is a great app featuring a well designed interface for easy remote control of your MacBook. It features a track pad and air mouse to control your MacBook from across the room. It also has a simple universal remote control for your multimedia applications. The connection is established via Wi-Fi so there is no need for direct line of sight and the range is great. You can even customize this app with your own user defined remotes and custom scripting.

    [Download Link]

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    References

    Product images and information from manufacturers.