Update: What? Oh there are already 10 applications that do this?  Well we like this one better, so nya!

We don’t report every product news announcement that crosses our desk, but sometimes what we see catches our imagination, and today it’s Edovia who scoops the prize, with TouchPad 1.0 ($3.99) – and we’re interested because the app is a remote trackpad and keyboard package that lets you control any Mac remotely.

That’s right, you can use your iPhone or your iPod touch to remotely control you computer across a WiFi network. And because the software’s designed to emulate what you do with a normal touchpad, it’s going to be familiar to use, the developers promise.

We can imagine this will be an elegant solution for anyone using a Mac as a media centre, for schools, teachers and in other situations we can’t imagine…but what we like is the idea itself.

To the feature highlights:

* Super-easy setup
* Modifier keys (Ctrl, Option/Alt, Cmd, Shift)
* Tab, Esc keys included
* 1 finger, 2 finger and 3 finger gestures
* Vertical, horizontal scrolling
* Swipe left or right with 3 fingers (Back and Forward)
* Horizontal and vertical orientation supported
* Pad still works while keyboard is visible
* Easy to use Connection Manager

* Supports OS X 10.5 (Leopard), OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
* Windows and Linux NOT supported
* Connects through a WiFi connection and Bonjour
* Screen Sharing or VNC server required
* English keyboards supported
* iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod touch (1st & 2nd gen)
Buy it!

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