iOS and Android both include support for external keyboards. And it’s a pretty cool feature that you can dock your smartphone or tablet and use a wireless keyboard to type a message, compose an email or even write a whole journal on it. A pretty cool feature, but not everyone would be willing to buy an additional accessory just to try out this feature.
Fortunately, if you have a Mac, you can use its keyboard to type on your iPhone, iPad, or any other device that supports external keyboards connected via Bluetooth. Typeeto from Eltima is a small app that runs on your Mac and lets you type on other connected devices (with external keyboard support), using the Mac keyboard.
Setting up Typeeto is quite easy. Just follow the steps below to configure your Mac keyboard as an external keyboard for your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or any other supported devices.
- Download and install Typeeto on your Mac from the Mac App Store.
- Launch the app from the Applications folder or Launchpad screen. Its icon will appear on the Mac menu bar.
- Open Bluetooth preferences on Mac and pair up your iOS, Android or other Bluetooth supported device. Ensure that both the devices have Bluetooth turned on and are set to discoverable.
- Confirm the Bluetooth connection on your device, if required.
Once the devices are paired up and connected, Typeeto will notify you with a click sound to indicate that the pairing has been successful and you’re all set to type on your paired device using the Mac Keyboard. For more detailed instructions on how to pair your device with Mac, check here.
Typeeto has recently been made available as a free download on the Mac App Store. So, go download it right now, and convert your Mac’s keyboard into a wireless keyboard for your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or any other supported devices.